“ Dizzy was a mentor of mine, who took me under his wing and inspired me through his life stories and experiences. Being in the presence of such a legend affected me tremendously and influenced the way in which I approach music ”

Howie started his professional career at the age of 14 where he studied with the likes of Jim Blackley, John Wier, Gordon Delamont, Darwin Atkin & Frank Falco.

Touring with the legendary Dizzy Gillespie and collaborating with the following artists.

  • Peter Aplleyard
  • Moe Koffman
  • Hagood Hardy
  • Joe Williams
  • Art Farmer
  • Zoot Simms
  • Pepper Adams
  • Phil Woods
  • Sam Noto
  • Phil Nimmons
  • Ed Bickert
  • Doug Reilly
  • Rob McConnell
  • Lenny Breu
  • Moe Koffman