Born: November 8, 1968 Primary Instrument: Bass
Tours/Artists worked with: Dolly Parton, Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Bennett, Dr. John, Pete Neighbor, Liz Cass, Esther Flatters, Amy Grant, Aron Ottigon, Alexander Zonjic, Slash, Taj Mahal, Gregg Bissonette, Bernard Purdie, Michael W. Smith, Steve Bailey, Anton Fig, Vernon Reid, Doug Wimbish, Dave Samuels, Julio Fernandez, Leroy Parnell, Johnnie Rivers, The Rembrants, The Letterman, The Buckinghams, Earl Van Dyke, Earl Klugh, Michael Sprigg, Hiram Bullock, Phil Woods, Wil Calhoun, Clark Terry, Wynton Marsalis and London based Duke Ellington Orchestra (more if needed)
Musicals and Orchestras: Avenue Q, Chicago, Fosse, Oklahoma, The King and I, Wonderful Town, Rent, Sweet Charity, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Gypsy, Godspell, Joseph and The Amazing TechniColored Coat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sophisticated Ladies, Cabaret, Tapestry, Annie, Les Miserables, Peter Pan, GI Juke Box, Music Man, Rochester Symphony, Troy, Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Wayne Symphony, Grand Rapids Wind Symphony, Bass Player Magazine Bass Orchestra, Several Pit and Recording Orchestras
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
I have taught from lower levels to University settings. Popular music to Big Band jazz are the genres I teach in group sessions and private bass (electric/upright) jazz, orchestral and pop styles.
My clinics combine group sessions with private lessons. Big Band to Pop and Jazz to Country exploring the use of the bass in each. I do a full band clinic with a Trio to Big Band, showing the importance of reading, improvising and depping. I do clinics for Spear Electric Basses, Stagg Electric Upright Basses, Stentor Acoustic Basses, Genz-Benz Amplifiers, Rotosound Electric Bass Strings, Fusion Gig Cases, Thomastik Acoustic Bass Strings, and K & K Sound Pick-ups.