Born in White Plains, N.Y. and growing up in New Jersey and Japan. He currently resides in Richmond, Va.. He began his musical endeavors with trumpet at age 9 and then on to drums at 12. He has been recorded on 40 or so LP's or CD's with bands he has either co- founded or been a sideman since 1979. Some of those bands include Idio- Savant, Curlew, Orthotonics, Nimal, Happy Lucky, Ululating Mummies, Tom Cora's Roof, Boom, Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra and No Safety.
He has been written about in many publications including Musician, Modern Drummer, Musiche Mag., Option, N.Y. Downtown Mag., Cadence, New York Times and Downbeat