DBop started banging pots and pans before he could talk, and he hasn't stopped... that was in New York (the Bronx, thanks) — actual percussion studies began after the family moved to New Jersey several years later, and continued during college in Philadelphia, with Armand Santarelli. Most of his early professional work was underground rock, but from parade marches to orchestral tympani, with some latin, rock'n'roll, country western and a wee bit of tabla too, he has tried it all. And still he keeps coming back to jazz: swing, jive, and of course pre-bop, be-bop, and post-bop! DBop joined up with Andrea Carlson in early 2013, an opportunity to play swing-centric music with many influences, in many settings, including shows in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Indiana, and Illinois — and, recently, Scotland and France!
Oh yes, about the pots and pans... DBop loves to cook, too!