He is a jazz double bassist playing straight ahead jazz - in Boston area, 02062
Played with Ira Sullivan, James Drew, Marian McPartland. Main college was UNT. Worked 6
night/week in Dallas for 3 years learned many tunes with older musicians. Taught several jazz
workshops mainly with Rich Matteson. Moved to Orlando, FL after US Army bands. Worked all
kinds of gigs and shows. Many at Walt Disney World. PLayed jazz whenever I could.
Also was a classical trombonist playing for 17 years with the Florida Symphony Orchestra
(defunct in 1993). Married, 2 children.
My Jazz Story
I love jazz because I've played it and studied it for years and with some real greats: Ira, Marian
McP. James Drew, Rich Mattesson, Bill Prince, Gerry Tyree, others.
I was first exposed to jazz from musician friends of my mother
I first listened to Bill Evans in Europe during the Viet Nam era and have never stopped
listening and learning.
The best show I ever attended - Bill Evans performances
The first jazz record I bought was Henry Mancini, Peter Gunn.
My advice to new listeners - don't try to make a living doing it - you won't. Keep doing it - it
will reward you forever.