EDUCATION: BERKLEE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, BOSTON MA
PRIVATE STUDY: William Maloof, Professor of Music
Alan Dawson. Fred Buda (drums and vibes)
Hale Smith, Professor of Music, Harvard and Yale Universities
Walter Piston, Dean of Music, Harvard University
WORK EXPERIENCE: Musician, Drums and Keyboard:
New Orleans LA: Worked with Johnny Adams, Barbara Lynn, Ivory Joe Hunter, The Rhythm Aces.
Boston MA: Worked with Wes Montgomery, Keith Jarrett, John Lee Hooker, Joe Williams, Doug Kershaw, Lou Rawls, Stan Getz, John Abercrombie, Grover Washington, Jimmy Reed, Sammy Davis Jr., Steve Lawrence, Vic Damone, Peggy Lee, Lightning Hopkins, Weather Report (Sweetnighters album).
New York NY: Worked with Irene Reed, Stephanie Mills, Harry Chapin ("Cats In The Cradle"), Johnny Mathis, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Sister Sledge, Ben E. King, Jackie Wilson, The Manhattans, Blue Magic, Carol Douglas, Little Milton, Gloria Gaynor, Ben Vereen, Pat Lundy, David and Jimmy Ruffin. Worked with Phil Medley, and was an original member of the Stuff Rhythm Section, with Richard Tee, Gordon, Edwards, Cornell Dupree, Paul Griffin and Eric Gail.
Broadway Shows: The Wiz, The Lena Horne Show, Your Arms Too Short To Box With God, Don't Play Us Cheap, Raisin, A Little Night Music, Bubblin' Brown Sugar, Ain't Misbehavin'.
Musical Director: The Great Ladies of Blues and Jazz; The Sugar Shack, Boston MA, with self-named 13-piece orchestra.
Producer/Composer/Arranger: The Escorts, Sugar & Spice, Mongo Santeria, Timothy Wilson, Sandy Mercer, Mary Starr, Marlena, Melvin Van Peebles (Don't Play Us Cheap), Thad Jones & Mel Lewis, Frank Lynch.
Musical Scores: Little Bit, On Toby Time, Festival, The Makeover, and the theme song for the off-Broadway production of Chittlin' Circuit, plus other symphonic and chamber music compositions.
Film Scores: Circle of Power, produced by Anthony Quinn, PBS documentaries; Flying High and Facing Life at Fifty, Film Friends Productions; Beware, Children At Play; Smut, with Melvin Van Peebles; and A bellyful, directed by Melvin Van Peebles, which won awards at Cannes, Acapulco and San Francisco in 2001. 2002: Better Dayz, directed by Norman Linton, distributed by York Entertainment.
Affiliated Music Companies: Mood Setters Music (BMI) 612 Agryle Road Music (BMI), Music Magic Inc, Tik Records, Bogue/Magic CIty Records, Herschey's Place/Magic City Recording Studio.