::ABOUT ME::

 

Education:

B.A. U.C. Riverside

Instruments:

EVI Wind Synthesizer, Trumpet Flugelhorn, 

Valve Trombone,Soprano Sax, 

Alto Sax, Flute, 

Latin Percussion and Vocals

Musical Background:


1972-1974: Under recording contract with Mark Gordon, Manager of The Fifth Dimension.

1974-1979: On tour through Canada, Hawaii and the West Coast as the leader of A Sure Thing, 

a top 40 dance band 

1979-1983:  Moved to Santa Barbara and began playing locally.

1983-1985: Concert Road and Sound Manager for Flora Purim & Airto
(Playing Trumpet and Valve Trombone)
Newport Jazz Festival with Flora Purim & Airto. On tour with (including San Francisco,
Santa Cruz & New York) with Flora And Airto Queen Mary Jazz Festival with Joe Farrell,
Dave Valintine, Poncho Sanchezt Flora and Airto

The last six years I've been performing with a sequencer as a solo act. I sound just like in the albums I've produced. I would like to make myself available
for travel to Europe and Asia as a solo artist. Of course I can always put together a group to travel. My second option would be to travel as a duo with Tony Selvage. 

If you're a wind synthesist and are recording music, please drop me a note. I'd love to hear other peoples recordings. I'm the only one in my area.

The EVI, over the last 17years, has become my main instrument. In January of 1996 on a vacation to Kona Hawaii, I met Tony Selvage. His sound drew me to ask him if I could join his performance. We played the next evening and a couple of days later we recorded Pele's Heartbeat.
It was completely improvised with the intention of creating healing music. I then overdubbed percussion and this is the copy you'll be hearing. Tony and I have a very unique situation. He plays a very old instrument and I play one from the future. The blending is exciting, special and unique. The respect we give each other can be felt as well the freedom to improvise and yet follow each other. We love to perform and are available for some travel and recordings.