I have been a professional entertainer since 1965. I have played with recording artists, appeared on TV and radio, and have had articles published in newspapers and magazines. I have taught guitar for the San Diego Community College District (since 1988) as well as several music studios, and I and have a music degree from Mount Aloysius College with concentration on Music Ed and guitar performance. I am available as a music producer. I have a good ear for what sounds good and what sounds bad, and I will work with you or your band to record a dynamic CD that captivates rather than falls short. I am available for session work and for last-minute sideman work (guitar) in the San Diego/Southern California area. My styles include smooth jazz, swing, blues, folk, country, bluegrass and classic rock (`65-`75). I can also perform cowboy/western music.
I joined the school band in 1961, playing baritone (euphonium) and then switched to tuba, which I played all through high school and also in college.
I began playing guitar in 1964. I formed my first combo and joined the Musician's Union in 1965, and played my first professional gig on September 25, 1965. I have, for the most part, been a Union musician and am currently a member of Local 325, San Diego. During this period, I studied with Johnny Adams, a popular USO guitarist, where I learned chord solo style playing, jazz improvisation and fills.