1960 – Born on the 26th of August in Breaux Bridge.
1980 – He began his professional career playing with Art Blakey’s big band, Clark Terry, and Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.
1982 – He played with his brother Wynton’s group, then left to play in Sting’s backup band.
1985 – He appeared at Live Aid as Sting’s only accompaniment and later joined by Phil Collins.
– He joined a backing band for rock star Sting on recording the album The Dream of the Blue Turtles
1986 – He set up his own group.
1992 – He signed on as bandleader for Jay Leno’s version of The Tonight Show.
1995 – He was musical director of the Tonight Show Band.
2005 – He announced on the 6th of December, plans for a Musicians’ Village in New Orleans.