Born: August 21, 1977 Primary Instrument: Bass, electric
My teachers/mentors include Luther Hughes, Charlie Haden, Dr. Greg Woll, Brent Pierce, and Dr. Lou Reich. I have performed with Maynard Ferguson, the California Avante-Garde Ensemble, the Johnny Blas Latin Jazz Band, Liparis Nervosa, Tainted Flan, the Cabana Boys, Running With Scissors, Ron Powell, Dr. Joe Jewell, Michael Grodsky, Wayne Peet, Wayne Bergeron, Tom Kubis Big Band, and many LA area jazz greats. I have played at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival, and the Reno Jazz Festival. My studio experience includes work with Tony Kaye (YES), Paul Freeman (Disney Productions), and Brian Yaskulka.
I have been a featured artist at the Fullerton College Jazz Festival, Western States Jazz Festival, and the Monterey Jazz Festival at Sea. I received 3 'downbeat' Student Music Awards for my work writing, producing, engineering, and playing with Fullerton College. And yes, for those of you who are curious...I am a founding member of the now infamous Cabana Boys - produced by industry veteran, Dr. Greg Woll. I performed hundreds of shows with the group from 1995-2000, and jumped off of scaffolding or amplifiers at just about every one of them.
Not your average concert, a vibe that apparently got an audience member excited enough to get up and dance, eventually taking his shirt off. - University of La Verne Campus Times.
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