I am a 33-year-old jazz musician, who enjoys composing
music of any and all kinds...but most particularly jazz music. It
really is my life source. I love to play jazz whenever I get the
chance, and everything that surrounds it.
I have a B.A in Music from the University of Alabama and an
M.M. in Jazz Arranging from the University of Alabama.
I currently have over 200 original compositions to my pen.
I have been a Jazz DJ with a specialty jazz show that lasted
for 8 months.
I am a columnist for:
ALL ABOUT JAZZ (Building a Jazz Library)
JAZZ REVIEW (CD Reviews and Jazz Quiz Editor)
THE CITY MAGAZINE OF TUSCALOOSA
THE PLANET WEEKLY
I am also the originator / director / conductor / transcriber /
arranger / public relations / webmaster / performer for the two
"ZORNOGRAPHY: The Music of John Zorn" projects that
were held in Tuscaloosa in November of 2003 and 2004.
*I am still grateful to the MANY outstanding musicians who
worked on those projects with me*
My current projects include:
a classic jazz fusion quartet named ELECTRIC MAYHEM
a traditional jazz quartet led by drummer TOM RISHER
a traditional jazz quartet specifically for restaurants called the
NEW AMBIENCE JAZZ QUARTET
the delectable, savory sounds of GNAWED-OFF SHOTGUN,
I am also part of the NATHAN HOLAWAY TRIO which
performs at many restaurants and features enjoyable
standards along with many original compositions of my own.
Hopefully, the immediate future will see me being part of a
HARD BOP SEXTET that will feature some original charts and
compositions from the members of the group.
I wish you ALL a very bright and prosperous future.
"If you don't live it --- it won't come out of your horn!" ---