Born in a small town in VA in 1946. Studied piano from age 7. Played keyboards and bass in gospel, rock, soul, country, and folk groups beginning at age 10. Began playing jazz in college. BM and MM in piano performance. ABD in Theory. Taught applied piano, theory, jazz studies, composition, arranging, and music history at Morehead State University, Morehead, KY, for 33 years. Retired in 2000. Currently teaching piano and jazz studies part time at Marshall University, Huntington, WV. Keyboardist/arranger/pops conductor for Lexington (KY) Philharmonic since 1973. Accompanist/ arranger for Lexington Singers since 1976
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