Self-directed, enthusiastic educator, with a passionate commitment to student development in learning and performance experience. Lead by example and motivate and encourage people to extend themselves to perform above of their expected skill level. Active team member who effectively collaborates with all levels of staff members and establishes quality relationships with students. Successfully implemented events, from major national and international tours for many artists and bands, through to promotional and performance opportunities for Victoria University groups at the New Zealand School of Music
Recorded 36 albums/CDs including two live recordings at the Montreux Jazz Festival, one at the Vanguard Studio’s in New York City which featured premier jazz artists Guitarist John Scofield, Bassist Ron McClure and Trumpeter Tom Harrell, one at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, Concerti featuring New Zealand international acclaimed classical pianist Michael Houstoun and King of the Blues featuring Chris Cain plus Other recordings have featured performances by Bobby Shew, Bill Reichenbach, Gary Grant, Bill Cunliffe, Jon Papenbrook,Tom Warrington and Steve Houghton, Randy Crawford, plus a host of New Zealand stars.
Six Tui awards for “New Zealand Jazz Recordings of the Year”.
1984, 2001, 2004,2006, 2009, 2011
Yamaha Z897, King 2Bplus and Bach 6
Senior Tutor at The New Zealand School of Music
Big Band Direction