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Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: October 14, 1954    

Originally from Baltimore, MD. While in Baltimore I played in the Bing Miller Big Band which did a tour to Frankfurt, West Germany in 1985. I also played musical shows for local theaters and played in backup bands for Carmella Quinn and Al Martino. In addition I taught saxophone and clarinet privately.

In 1988 I rejoined the military band program. This time I joined the Navy Band Program. In 1978 - 1981 I was in the Army Band Program.The Navy's Atlantic Fleet Band brought me to this area. While in the Navy Band in Norfolk and Orlando I played in various ensembles which included Jazz Ensemble, US Navy Show Band, Concert Band/Wind Ensemble, TGIF and Full Speed Ahead Variety Bands, Four Star Edition Rock Band, Navy Band Orlando Show Band, Reception Combo. I was the leader of the Saxophone Quartet, Dixieland Band and the Fleet Jazz Combo at the Atlantic Fleet Band. In addition I wrote arrangements for TGIF/Full Speed Ahead, the Dixieland Band, Saxophone Quartet, Big Band and Jazz Combo....
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Primary InstrumentSax, tenor

LocationVirginia Beach, VA

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundMany of my students have received Superiors in Solo and Ensemble Festivals. Many of my students been selected for All-City, All County, All State and District Bands in both Maryland and Virginia. I had one student who won a $14K renewable music scholarship at his college of choice. Currently I am teaching Tuesday nights at Quality Music in Virginia Beach. Contact them at 757-416-1228 for rates.

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Selmer Mk VI tenor sax with a metal 60's vintage Otto Link 8* mpc. I couple that with a silver Selmer Ligature and Rico 2.5 or Rico Jazz Select Filed 2H reeds. For concert band I use a current model hard rubber Otto Link 8 mpc with the same reeds as above and a standard Selmer style brass ligature on my MK VI. The mpc was adjusted for me by John Reilly of Hollywood, CA. Clarinet- Leblanc L-7 with an old Selmer E mpc with a Vandoren V-12 3.5 reed and a Rovner/Eddie Daniels Ligature. For teaching I use an Selmer AS-300 alto sax with a Meyer 6M mpc and a LaVoz Hard reed with a standard Selmer Brass Ligature.
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