Award-winning jazz artist who pioneered smooth jazz and was often sampled by other artists.
His first piano-playing job was for a tap-dancing class at age eight, where he was paid 25 cents an hour.
He won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance of 1981 for One on One with David Sanborn.
His father hired a music teacher for him when he was just four.
He was discovered by Quincy Jones at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival.