My teachers/mentors include Luther Hughes, Charlie Haden, Dr. Greg Woll, Brent Pierce, and Dr. Lou Reich. I have performed with Maynard Ferguson, the California Avante-Garde Ensemble, the Johnny Blas Latin Jazz Band, Liparis Nervosa, Tainted Flan, the Cabana Boys, Running With Scissors, Ron Powell, Dr. Joe Jewell, Michael Grodsky, Wayne Peet, Wayne Bergeron, Tom Kubis Big Band, and many LA area jazz greats. I have played at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival, and the Reno Jazz Festival. My studio experience includes work with Tony Kaye (YES), Paul Freeman (Disney Productions), and Brian Yaskulka.
Mahavishnu meets Mehldau (OC Weekly) - referring to the 2001 live
performance of the Samadhi Project
at Steamer's Cafe in Fullerton, CA.
Not your average concert, a vibe that apparently got an audience member
excited enough to get up and
dance, eventually taking his shirt off. - University of La Verne Campus Times.