I grew up in Houston and began playing live music at age 14 with guitarist Gary Dorsey and the late tenor saxophonist Jerald Gray. I left H-town a dozen times, and studied and played music in various places; lived and worked in Boston, Las Vegas, Hollywood, Denton, and Austin. I hold degrees in music education, music performance, film scoring, and jazz studies, and currently teach electronic music, jazz improvisation, piano and trumpet at Lone Star College - Kingwood, Lone Star College - Montgomery, and Weatherford College outside Ft. Worth. I love jazz and blues, and I like to share and collaborate (interact) with others who dig the art.
I host a Jazz Jam at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar in the Heights (1031 East 24th Street) every Sunday night. House Band starts at 7 p.m. each week. Free admission
I am readily available for recording sessions, private and corporate parties, wedding gigs, receptions, and other events
Adjunct Professor, Lone Star College
Music That Inspires Me
Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Miles Davis, Michael Brecker, Lyle Mays
Films I'll Watch More Than Once
Godfather 1 & 2, Amadeus, Caddyshack, Chaplin, Goodfellas