In 1999, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust honored me by naming me the Established Artist of the Year. I remember telling them that my career has been a work in progress since age three.
As a child performer, I performed on radio and appeared in theatrical and stage productions throughout the tri-state area. I was even chosen to become one of Pittsburgh's Stars of Tomorrow. A voice change shattered my confidence and I stopped performing. Shortly after, I began to seriously study the guitar.
By age sixteen, I was playing well enough to win a job with one of the country's top swing bands. I soon became a featured member of the band and traveled nationally with them for about two years. Though the army briefly sidetracked my career, it by no means stopped it. I was fortunate enough to meet up with several top-notch jazz musicians and together we continued to develop our musical skills....
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