I've been making a living with music since the age of 14 and I still love it! Many of my performances are on guitar, but i played tenor sax on the road with Al Jarreau, Mellisa Manchester, Aretha Franklin and Victor Feldman. My tenor was featured weekly on ABC's "Fridays" and the X-Files TV shows. Featured soloist playing bari and clarinet in the award winning musical; "Louis & Keely, Live at the Sahara" (about Louis Prima). Member of the David Ricard Big Band.
reading, eating ice cream, gear.
TV & film composer, musician
Altos: B&S Medusa, King Super 20, Selmer Mark VI, Keilwerth sx90r-NS
Baritone; Yanagisawa B901 w Barone neck
Tenors: Selmer Mark VI w Oleg neck, B&S Medusa
Soprano; Yanagisawa S991
Doubles; Flute & Piccolo= Yamaha custom, Clarinet= Yamaha 250, Bass Clarinet= Yamaha 221 II, many guitars and stringed instruments.
alto= Aizen NY
tenor= Berg HR, Wagner, Gottsu
soprano= Selmer Super Session
baritone= Currently, I'm using three different pieces depending on the situation. An old Berg HR is my main piece for jazz solos because it's easy to play, projects well and has killer tone! For the larger band or rock situation there is an older Barone contemporary model which I'm loving. I also have a Drake Crossover II which is a very well crafted piece that works in many situations. I sold the RPC which was great for the loudest gigs.
Education was live gigs, recording, touring, and 5 years of private lessons with Lyle "Spud" Murphy in music composition.