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 responsibilities @ WBGO also include work as a Special Projects Producer. I have curated an ongoing Concert Series in partnership with Yamaha Artist Services in NYC, now in its 7th Season: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLi4wy3mrhf2xwpJrudBEx4sfE8mP1nmCn
Also Produced Virtual Fundraising events for Newark Public Radio Inc. in both
June 2021 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHHkG8ZldgE
June 2022 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7xsO0MinZw
During the last part of my career as Senior Director of Marketing for Verve Records, I was the in-house producer of various visual marketing tools including: Music Videos; EPK’s; Bonus content for CD releases; promotional videos and Television & Radio spots. Please click on this hyperlink to check out my Vimeo page.
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.