I began playing guitar at age 13 in Philadelphia. My first guitar came from Sears. I graduated from Temple U. with a degree in Jazz/Commercial Guitar Performance. I spent 16 months on a cruise ship in the house band right after I got out of school. At that point I moved to NY city and have spent the past years gigging and teaching all over the tri-state area and beyond.

I’m fluent in multiple styles: Rock, Jazz, Latin, Blues, Soul/Funk, Folk and related styles. A sampling of gigs I’ve played:

  • Society/Wedding – George Gee Orchestra, Hank Lane Music, Kevin Osborne, Wally Herman & Carnaval Orchestra
  • Rock bands – Shorts Barracuda, The Jambaritos, Angry Young Band, The Shoes, Rebel Rose Band
  • Jazz groups – Jazz Bandits, Colin Taber Trio, Colin Taber and Friends, The Hand in Hand Band
  • Broadway, Cabaret etc – Footloose, Look of Love, The Chalks
  • Children’s Theatre – Shadowbox Theatre (10 years) – Musician, actor, puppeteer

SAMPLING OF VENUES PLAYED:

  • Staten Island Ferry
  • World Trade Center Summer Series
  • Brooks Atkinson Theatre
  • Rainbow Room
  • Birdland
  • Naumberg Bandshell
  • West Bank CafĂ© / Laurie Beechman Theatre
  • Samuel Beckett Theatre
  • Don’t Tell Mama
  • Kennett Flash
  • Terrace On The Park
  • Bruno’s of Astoria
  • Tavern On The Green
  • Leonard’s of Great Neck
  • Cooper Bluff
  • Katie’s of Smithtown
  • Beau’s Bar
  • …. and many more….