Swng Time

Originally from Baltimore, MD. While in Baltimore I played in the Bing Miller Big Band which did a tour to Frankfurt, West Germany in 1985. I also played musical shows for local theaters and played in backup bands for Carmella Quinn and Al Martino. In addition I taught saxophone and clarinet privately.

In 1988 I rejoined the military band program. This time I joined the Navy Band Program. In 1978 - 1981 I was in the Army Band Program.The Navy's Atlantic Fleet Band brought me to this area. While in the Navy Band in Norfolk and Orlando I played in various ensembles which included Jazz Ensemble, US Navy Show Band, Concert Band/Wind Ensemble, TGIF and Full Speed Ahead Variety Bands, Four Star Edition Rock Band, Navy Band Orlando Show Band, Reception Combo. I was the leader of the Saxophone Quartet, Dixieland Band and the Fleet Jazz Combo at the Atlantic Fleet Band. In addition I wrote arrangements for TGIF/Full Speed Ahead, the Dixieland Band, Saxophone Quartet, Big Band and Jazz Combo.

While in the Navy Band I played in the backup bands for Lee Greenwood, Chuck Mangione, Roan Tinan (Irish Tenor), and Keeley Smith. In addition I also played in the Four Tops backup band when they came to Norfolk. I played shows for the Regent University Music Theater and the Yoder Barn Theater. Since retiring from the Navy Band I am the Saxophone Section Leader for the Tidewater Winds, a professional Sousa style concert band. I also teach saxophone and clarinet privately and book my band Swing Time locally.

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Primary Instrument

Saxophone, tenor

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Many of my students have received Superiors in Solo and Ensemble Festivals. Many of my students been selected for All-City, All County, All State and District Bands in both Maryland and Virginia. I had one student who won a $14K renewable music scholarship at his college of choice. Currently I am teaching Tuesday nights at Quality Music in Virginia Beach. Contact them at 757-416-1228 for rates.

Clinic/Workshop Information

Will do Jazz Improv Clinics, Jazz Ensemble, Band and Saxophone/Clarinet Clinics

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