Current composer, band leader and drummer of Ratatet, a neo-jazz sextet based in
the San Francisco Bay Area which features Bassoon, Trombone and Vibraphone.
Started drumming professionally with a San Jose, California based Mexican American
Party Band: "Los Unicos" at age of 13. Began working as jazz drummer in San
Francisco Bay Area until departure for Boston, MA.
Attended Berklee College of Music and in 1986 joined percussion faculty there for
7years. While in Boston, he worked/recorded with singer Rebecca Parris, Scott
Robinson, Stu Hamn, Larry Coryell, among others.
Moved to back to California where he played/recorded with Art Lande, Paul
McCandless, Kai Eckhardt, Ed Simon, Geoffrey Keezer, Kenny Washigton among
Currently teacher at California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley and Cal State East Bay