My life as a creative artist began at the age of 9 when I first received a snare drum and a single cymbal and started singing with kids in the neighborhood. At 12 I began my journey as a composer, writing songs while still attempting to teach myself how to play the guitar. I took a similar path with the piano at 14, developing my own harmonic language by trial and error and using the instrument as a medium for further development as a writer.
My “formal” training was in the form of vocal work throughout high school: Chorus, Madrigal, Barber Shop Quartet & musical theater! As a college student I earned a few bucks by playing the “coffee house circuit” as a singer / songwriter opening for both local and national Artists including Vince Bell, Guy Clark, Lightning Hopkins and Willis Alan Ramsey!
I went on to play in various groups within both the jazz and rock genres throughout the 70’s & 80’s while also bringing my musical experiences to theater in the form of: sound design; performing as both an actor & musician; directing/producing and composing original music. I continue to write music both in song form (words & music) and instrumental works and am currently developing several recording projects as both a singer & songwriter.
My experience in recording production has included, the Modern Drama and Slalom albums by composer/saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom, the first Wolff/Clark Expedition album; and Co-Producing with pianist/composer Michael Wolff his first ever Solo Piano album, Zenith and 2 Trio albums: Swirl & Bounce. blic Radio, Inc. / WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM), first in marketing, then development, most recently as the Director of Individual Giving.
My experience in recording production has included, the Modern Drama and Slalom albums by composer/saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom, the first Wolff/Clark Expedition album; and Co-producing with pianist/composer Michael Wolff his first ever Solo Piano album, Zenithand 2 Trio albums: Swirl & Bounce.