Falls Church, Virginia, who started performing at nine
years of age.
In 1981, he graduated from the University
of Kansas in Lawrence with a degree in trumpet
performance. His teachers
included Bob Findley, Armando Ghitalla, Pat Mastroleo, Tony Plog, Jimmy
Stamp, Roger Stoner, and Bobby Shew.
graduation, he relocated to Los
and made a huge reputation for himself as an indispensable part of the
studio recording community.
whom he has worked include the Bruce Lofgren Big Band, the Chatsworth Brass
Quintet, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Long Beach Symphony, the Los
Angeles Chamber Brass Quintet, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Los
Angeles Opera, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New West Symphony, the
Nick Ross Orchestra, the Pasadena Pops Orchestra, the Pasadena Symphony, and
the Santa Barbara Symphony.
In May 2003,
he gave a master class and recital at the International Trumpet Guild
conference, hosted by Texas Christian University
in Fort Worth,
where he gave the world premiere of Curt Wilson’s “Concerto for
Trumpet and Wind Ensemble”.
He did same at
his alma mater in November 2006 as part of their “Band Spectacular!”
to raise funds for KU band student scholarships.
October 2008, he and pianist Junko Ueno Garrett and trombonist Andrew
Malloy gave a faculty artist recital at California State
Northridge. The evening
comprised world premieres of pieces composed by Adrienne Albert, Jason Barabba, and Steve Williams.
He was back at
CSU-Northridge for a trumpet recital on 9th November 2009.
January 2010, he and pianist Peter Collins premiered John Prescott’s “Sonata
No. 3 for Trumpet and Piano” at Missouri State
Then it was
back to the University
of Kansas, where he
gave a master class and recital in the Swarthout
Recital Hall on 27th January 2010.
In the spring
of 2010, he participated in KU’s Brass
& Percussion Master Series.
He was a
featured soloist with the Santa Barbara Symphony in February 2011 when they
performed Felix Mendelssohn’s “Symphony No. 5” (“Reformation”),
Nino Rota’s “Concerto for String Orchestra” and Dmitri
Shostakovich’s “Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings”.
which he appears include: Amy Beach: Sacred Music/Nick Strimple:
Anthems; Bat out of Hell
III: The Monster is Loose
by Meat Loaf; Christmas by Tommy
Morgan; In the Big City by Rob Frear; Invincible
Summer by k.d. lang;
Jeepers Creepers: The Big Band Sound of the Glenn
Miller Era by The Nick Ross Orchestra; Harps and Angels by Randy Newman; Michael Jackson’s This is It; Serenada Schizophrana by Danny Elfman; and, Stone
Rollin’ by Raphael Saadiq.
purported to have played on over 500 soundtracks and 1000 cartoons and TV
shows, so listing his filmography is out of the
question. Here, however, are
but a few highlights: Amistad, Bad Santa, Batman Forever,
Batman Returns, Bruce Almighty, Catch Me If You Can, Conspiracy
Theory, Courage Under Fire, Dreamcatcher,
Eight Legged Freaks, Enchanted, The Fugitive, Godzilla,
Hook, Ice Age, Independence Day,
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the
Crystal Skull, King Kong, Mars Attacks!, Men in Black, Men in
Black 2, Nacho Libre, The
Pink Panther, The Polar Express,
Scary Movie 3, Seabiscuit, Signs, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2,
Starship Troopers, Star Trek: Generations, Titanic, and War of the Worlds.
On the small
screen, he can be heard on Alias,
CBS Evening News, Human Target, JAG, Meet the Press, NBC Nightly News, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Star Trek: Voyager.
have heard him whilst fighting Watchers on Dark Void.
In the field
of music education, he has served on the faculties of Pepperdine University