player who acquired his Bachelor’s degree in music from Duquesne University
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1970. His teachers included Howard Hillyer, Verne Reynolds and Forest Stanley.
Groups with whom
he has performed include the California Brass Ensemble, the Civic Light
Opera, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Joffrey
Ballet, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Opera, the Santa
Monica Symphony, and the Westwood Wind Quintet.
In the fall of
2009, he was in the orchestra pit for a production of Parade by Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry
at the Mark Taper Forum in Los
participated in the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra’s celebration of
Ludwig van Beethoven’s 75th anniversary on 23rd
May 2010 when members of the LBSO performed the master’s “Septet”
at Madison Restaurant.
May 2010, he was in the brass section for opening night of South Pacific at the Ahmanson
Theatre in L.A.
Recordings on which
he appears include: Bat out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose by Meat
Loaf; The Best is Yet to Come by
Ella Fitzgerald; The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan by
Dianne Reeves; Classic Songs: My Way by Paul Anka; Cool Yule
by Bette Midler; De Mi Alma Latina by
Placido Domingo; Fascinatin’ Rampal
by Jean-Pierre Rampal; Genius Loves Company by Ray Charles; Home Before Dark by Neil Diamond; Lost in Space by Aimee Mann; Mothers & Daughters by Rosemary Clooney; My Kind of Christmas by Christina
Aguilera; Quiet Nights by Diana Krall; Savoir
Faire by Allen Savedoff; Second Chance by El DeBarge; Serenada Schizophrana
by Danny Elfman; Sound Loaded by Ricky Martin; Stronger with Each Tear by Mary J. Blige;
Taking the Long Way by the Dixie
Chicks; and, Timepiece by Kenny
He can also be
heard on the soundtracks of Antitrust,
Batman, Cats and Dogs: The
Revenge of Kitty Galore, The Day
After Tomorrow, Eight Legged
Freaks, Flags of our Fathers,
Grand Canyon, The Incredibles,
A Series of Unfortunate Events, Men
in Black 3, The Nativity Story,
Out of Africa, Pineapple Express, The Scorpion King, Wall-E, and X2: X-Men United.
On the small
screen, he has featured on the scores of Alias, Dr. Quinn,
Medicine Woman, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: The Next Generation.
have heard him whilst collecting plasmids on BioShock.
In the field
of music education, he has served on the faculties of California
in Long Beach, Pepperdine
University, and the University of California
in Santa Barbara.