I began working professionally during high school in the late 1970’s, performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1978 with my school ensemble, and have been active in the vibrant Austin, Texas music scene for almost 40 years years. Today, I’m a core member of the award-winning soul jazz group Church on Monday, led by saxophonist Elias Haslanger, and Freedonia, a new Austin-based original pop-jazz collective drawing inspiration from the great horn-bands of the 1970s. I also perform frequently with Christopher Cross, Alejandro Escovedo, organist/pianist Red Young, and trumpetist Ephraim Owens (of the Tedeschi/Trucks Band).
A partial list of my other performance or recording credits includes work with Andre Hayward, Dr. James Polk, Kat Edmonson, Mike Flanigan, Kevin Lovejoy, Eric Johnson, Van Wilks, Hailey Tuck, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Kirk Whalum, Bob Durough, Peggy Stern, Beto y los Fairlanes, Mose Allison, Tony Campise, Steve Allen, Rodney Dangerfield, Don Rickles, Bob Newhart, Mark Hallman, Suzi Stern, Carmen Bradford, Gabriel Santiago, Kellye Gray, Paul Glasse, Rich Harney, and the Nelson Riddle and Creative Opportunity Orchestras.
I’ve created a significant amount of music for advertisement, industrial video, and for a radio comedy network. My songs Moose in My House, Monkey Motel, and Planet Earth are still played on SiriusXM stations.
I’m an endorser of Bopworks Jazz Drumsticks, offering recreations of classic Jazz drumsticks from the 1950s & 60s. Check them out. They sound wonderful.