composer | saxophone, clarinet, flute | music producer | professor of music
My Jazz Story
I love jazz because I love beautiful music of all kinds.
I was first exposed to jazz when I was young.
I met and / or played with Steve Lacy, Dexter Gordon, Eddie Daniels, Bill Green, Ernie Watts, Marshall Royal, Milcho Leviev,
Joe Farrell, Phil Collins, Hal Galper, Howard Rumsey, Rudy Onderweiser, John Nau, Chris Colangelo, Phil Woods, Dave Stone,
Benny Golson, Roy McCurdy, Nels Cline, Frank Strazzeri, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Jim Seely, Bobby Shew, Fritz Wise, Christof Luty,
Ralph Alessi, Herb Pomeroy, Max Bennett, California Outside Music Association, Scott Colley, Dave Karasony, Eric Von Essen,
Andy Milne, Bob
Dominic Genova, Larry Gales, Dick Hafer, LA Jazz Workshop, Ken Filiano, Kendall Kay, Trey Henry, Tom McMorran, Dan Lutz,
Larry Koonse, and
My advice to new listeners is have a sense of discovery, open up, broaden your world, and keep listening.