I first played drums for money at age 14 for a local dinner theater pit orchestra. I've since performed thousands of gigs of all types including: pit orchestras, big band/swing, modern jazz, rock, blues, Klezmer, and my favorite - Traditional two-beat and four-beat Dixieland jazz. I have led my own dixieland bands since 1982 (my Party Gras Dixieland Band has been performing more than 100 times a year since 1998) and I also lead The Downtowners, a nine-piece swing band.
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