I have not played a instrument since I was 6 but I did a fairly decent job when I did. It was a piano. However I come from a very musical family of singers. Yes I can hold a note, but need some singing lessons . Ultimately music is in my blood and I have discovered a way to let it really fly through loops.
I have a guitar.
Donald Byrd and the Black Byrds
I have many however I will name a few Bob James, Joe Sample pianist. David Sanborn, Sax. Lowrell R&B singer. Paul Hard Castle Jazz Master. I like various other singers, and Genre's very much if it sounds good style doesn't matter.
A mix of my influences .