Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor/leader
PREMIERES OF ORIGINAL WORKS
• New work commissioned by the Academy of Creative Education, Oakwood School, May 2005. “Sleepy Island” premiered August 11, 2005 by the Oakwood School Large Ensemble.
• Chamber Orchestra work entitled “Peace in Blue” written for the Henry Mancini Institute Summer Concert Series 2004, premiered at Schoenberg Hall, UCLA, August 6, 2004.
• Four movement Chamber Jazz composition entitled “Why The Freak Went Suite” premiered by respected jazz ensemble click.BOOM., Los Angeles, October 15, 2003.
• Four movement work “Simple Satisfied” for Dakah Hip Hop Orchestra, premiered at House of Blues, Los Angeles, January 23, 2001.
Freelance writer and arranger for film and television:
Worked with John Avila (Oingo Boingo), Pasadena Jazz Orchestra, Louie Bellson Orchestra, click.BOOM. Chamber Jazz Ensemble, & Selah L.A.
Private studies with Vince Mendoza, Art Jarvinen, Marc Lowenstein, and Jack Smalley.
STUDIO & LIVE PERFORMANCE WORK
Arranger, Soloist, and Sideman for live, recording, and film projects:
Worked with Sting, Gladys Knight, Jill Scott, Burt Bacharach, Chris Botti, Louie Bellson, Ben Taylor, the Black Eyed Peas, Everlast, Fishbone, & Elgin Park (Mike Andrews).
Worked on and appeared in films “What’s the Worst that Could Happen” (2001, Danny DeVito/Martin Lawrence), “Two Weeks Notice” (2002, Hugh Grant/Sandra Bullock), “Bewitched” (2005, Nicole Kidman/Will Farrell) & “Devil’s Rejects” (2005, Rob Zombie).