Born: December 21, 1958 Primary Instrument: Drums
Drums and music have been my passion since the age of eleven. Growing up in Queens NY, I had many friends who shared the love of music and I worked in many different bands and associations. Initially, rock and progressive rock were catching my ear. It was only when my good friends father took us to see Buddy Rich at his then new NYC nightclub (Basie sat in) that I became a total jazzhead. In the years that followed I have been fortunate to have seen many of the jazz masters in person which has deeply enriched my life. I have had formal study with Henry Adler, Barry Altschul and Joe Morello. Since the 1980's I have alternated between Jazz and rock projects/bands. Some of the folks I have worked with: Afraid of the Dark, Michael Marcus, Frank Lowe, Steve Swell, Roy Campbell, Dennis Mitcheltree, Enis, The K's, Ian Lloyd (Stories). I am currently accepting a limited number of students for drum instruction in Staten Island NY.
Staten Island, NY
Willing to teach:
Former student of Joe Morello and Henry Adler. Available evenings and weekends. Rate of 20.00 per 1/2 hour.