Guitarist and Composer blending original modern jazz, free improvisation with new and unique spins on roots, blues, gospel, funk and jazz.
Credits include tours, concert performances, and recordings with: Jack McDuff, Eddie Harris, Charles McPherson, Arthur Blythe, Stan Getz, Chuck Israels, Barbara Dennerlein, Paul Hanson, Mark Levine, Claudia Gomez, Tony Manoco, Paul McCandless, Bonnie Raitt, The Coasters, The Shirelles, Coco Lee, and many others.
Commercial radio, television, and film scores for Paramount Pictures, PBS SOUNDSTAGE, PBS documentaries, Comedy Central, as well as, Apple Computers, Wells Fargo, The Ford Motor Company, Century 21, Levi's and The National Council On Drug Abuse,
Teaching: Currently on the faculty of The Jazz School in Berkeley, California; Mills College, Oakland, Ca; Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, Ca; Bentley School, Lafayette, CA Private guitar and music theory instruction since 1976.
Clinician for: Sibelius software, Yamaha Musical Instruments, UC Berkeley gifted students, SUNY at Stony Brook. Instruments.
Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Theory and Composition, Haverford College Master of Arts in Music Composition, Mills College Music Teaching credential, State University of New York at Stony Brook Studied guitar with Pat Martino, Allen Hanlon, Fred Frith, and Tuck Andress. Studied composition with Fred Frith, Harold Boatrite, Annie Gosfield, Alvin Curran, John Davison