from Southern California who started playing at eleven years of age and
studied with Donald Kimble, Roy Main, Jeff Reynolds and Robert Simmergren.
years of age, he became a member of the Disneyland Band. Other groups with whom he has worked
include Bill Watrous’s Refuge West, the
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Hollywood Trombones, the Jack Sheldon
Orchestra, the Jimmy Cleveland Orchestra, the L.A. Terrible Tempered
Trombones, Opera Pacific, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, and the Pandemonia Orchestra.
In the field
of music education, he has taught at Bones West in Santa
Ana, California State
University in Fullerton,
and the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival. He has also given private lessons in
his home studio. His students
have included Bill Haugeberg, George Johnston,
and Christian Allan Ramirez.
which he appears comprise All My
Concertos by Tommy Pederson & the L.A. Terrible Tempered Trombones,
Blue Voices: The Finest in Swingin’
Jazz Ballads, Vol. 3, Christmas
Songs & Carols by the Hollywood Trombones, The City the Wind Swept Away by Jim Fox, Farkle and Friends by John Lithgow, Foolin’ by the Pandemonia Orchestra, Genius Loves Company by Ray Charles,
Jazz Ladies, Vol. 2, A Merry Little Christmas by Linda
Ronstadt, Raisin’ the Roof
by Les Hooper, and Rules of the Road
by Anita O’Day.
He can also be
heard on the soundtracks of Avatar,
Clear and Present Danger, Dances with Wolves, Enough, Glory, The Hunted, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Independence Day, The Jackal, Lethal Weapon IV, The
Mask of Zorro, The Negotiator,
Patriot Games, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Relic, The Rocketeer, Soldier, Titanic, Wild, Wild West, and X-Men 2.
On the small
screen, he has performed on the scores of The Adventures of Brisco County Jr., China Beach, Diagnosis Murder, Histeria, Pinky
and the Brain, The Scarecrow and
Mrs. King, Sledge Hammer!, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Tiny Toons.
He has served
as president of the Theater Musicians Association’s Southern
California Chapter and sat on the boards of the TMA and American Federation
of Musicians’ Local 7.