Began playing the drums when he was 8 years old. From 1977 to 1979, he studied marimba and xylophone at the Hartford Conservatory of Music. In 1980, private lessons with Bob Moses. From 1980 to 1982, he studied at the Cornish Institute of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. A largely self taught drummer influenced by many styles of music.
PERFORMANCES : U.S.A :Bill Barron, Anthony Braxton, Thomas Chapin, Cary Denigris, Rinde Eckert, Joe Fonda, Carter Jefferson, Art Lande, Andy Laster, Ben Monder, Gary Peacock, Julian Priester, Clark Suprynowicz, Jai Uttal, etc.
EUROPE : Chet Baker, Lou Bennet, Peter Bernstein, Kent Carter, Bob Degen, Bobby Few, David Friedman, Lee Konitz, Bob Mover, Albert Mangelsdorff, Sal Nistico, Michel Pilz, Heinz Sauer, Ed Schuller, Rasul Siddik, Tomasz Stanko, etc.
Willing to teach
Taught at the Ecole de Musique Epinal 2000-2004
Currently teaching at Musik Hochschule Kenzingen (Germany)