from Spokane, Washington,
who was raised in Australia,
Canada, and Hawaii. He started playing at eleven years
of age and studied at Boston University and Tangelwood Music Center. His teachers included Herman Jobelmann and Henry Portnoi.
October 1984, he gave the world premiere of Graham Gordon Ramsay’s “Prologue
and Two Scenes for Double Bass” at the French Library in Boston, Massachusetts.
whom he has worked include the Boston Pops, the Boston Pops Esplanade
Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic
Orchestra, the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra, and the Muir String
which he has appeared comprise Carol Wincenc, Douglas Webster, Luis Battle, Muir String
Quartet and Guests, and the Boston Pops albums, Chris Botti in Boston and Holiday Pops.
August 2010, the BSO and Tanglewood Festival
Chorus performed Gloria by
Francis Poulenc and The Planets
by Gustav Holst at the Tanglewood Music
Center in Lenox, Massachusetts.
He and James
Orleans, Donald Palma and Lawrence Wolfe interpreted Gunther
Schuller’s “Quartet for Double Basses”
in Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory on 1st November
In the field
of music education, he has taught the Boston University College of Fine
Arts, the NEC, the State University of New York in Buffalo, and Tanglewood. He has also given master classes at
the Hawaii Contrabass Festival and Trinity Episcopal Church in Lenox.