I graduated Berklee College of Music in 1977, with a degree in
saxophone performance, and had an active career playing sax and
flute from then until 2002. Highlights include years of playing
lead alto with the Full Faith and Credit big band, culminating
in the recording of the FF&C III album. With my wife,
pianist Laura Klein and
my ace buddy, saxophonist Dave Tidball, I was part of the jazz sextet
Triceratops. I was the evil kingpin behind Three Tenors No Opera, too.
I'd probably still be playing horn today, but in 2002 I developed
a movement disorder called focal dystonia, which affected my jaw
and compelled me to stop playing winds. At that point I switched
to guitar, studying jazz with Duncan James and Steve Erquiaga, and
classical with Ron Galen and Pat O'Brien. Since then, I've been
fortunate enough to arrange, play on, and coproduce Jenny
Ferris' Johnny Mercer CD, play whatever gigs come my way, and
compose and arrange as the muse dictates. If you want more detail,
listen to the Desert Island Discs interview
I did on KCSM-FM.
I'm always interested in new projects and in hearing from old friends
and anyone interested in hiring a jazz guitar player or composer/arranger.
I'm especially interested in producing jazz recording projects.
Contact me at 510 845-6619 or email: