Born and raise in New York. Completed B.S. and M.S degrees from Hofstra University. Worked proffessionly since 1957. Studied with Metropolitan Opera Orchestra principal trombonist Roger Smith. Background includes playing with Bobby Hackett, Gene Krupa, Phil Napolean, Wild Bill Davison, Benny Goodman. Recorded with numerous artists including Gene Krupa and Bobby Hackett. Relocated in 1966 to the Detroit area and performed and recorded with the Austin-Moro Big Band and the New Mckinney's Cottonpickers as well as local artists like Tom Saunders. Led my own band since 1988 and have performed at numerous Jazz Festivals including Newport Jazz Festival, Montreaux Jazz Festival and the sacramento Jazz Jubilee.