After starting piano at 8, guitar at 10, & double bass at 11, it was at HSPVA that I studied double bass, electric bass, classical & jazz guitar, recorder, crumhorn, early music, jazz keyboards, theory, ear training, composition, orchestration, & conducting. My first professional bass gigs began in 1984.
At Indiana University I focused on music history & theory. I studied composition with John Eaton and performed early music on recorder under the direction of Wendy Gillespie.
While simultaneously playing funk, jazz, & rock gigs, I studied musicology, presenting theses on a broad range of topics, from Handel to Miles Davis.
For the last 23 years I have played bass as a freelance player and have been a member of Bearfootin' (blues), Kim Reese & Whitebred Funk (funk/soul), The Joshua 3 Quartet (rock), The Motet (funk/world beat), The United Dope Front (urban funk/electronic), & Soul Wave (soul/funk). As a drummer I have also done much freelance & session playing as well as subbing. I have also drummed as a member of Heavy G & The Boogaloo Communicators (soul jazz), Martian Acres (eclectic rock/pop), and The Beloved Invaders (surf). Since 1992 I've had private students on guitar & bass. I was director of the jazz/funk ensembles at Naropa University in 1999. The diversity of my musical background lends itself well to teaching. Having recently moved to Austin, TX, I am currently offering my services to a new musical community.