Skinny's piano influences include Bill Evans, Joe Sample, Oscar Peterson, Earl Hines, Bud Powell, Keith Jarrett, Michel Petrucciani, Art Tatum, Erroll Garner, Phineas Newborn Jr., and Thelonious Monk. After diving more into the instrument, Skinny claims that his favorite pianist is Bill Evans while Joe Sample has had the strongest influence on his playing since the release of Emotions.
"People didn't really get to hear my piano influences on 'Emotions' as I was just getting a feel for the instrument. But on 'Retrospect', people will definitely get to hear it."
Skinny now gears up to release "Retrospect", what he hopes will be a highlight in his music career as he navigates the trail of becoming a smooth jazz great.