New Orleans, Louisiana


Master of Music - William Paterson University
Northeastern Illinois University Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Music Education Chicago, IL

Bass Teachers

Walter Payton
Master Bass Teacher, New Orleans, La

Richard Davis
History and Improvisation, Bass InstructorJazz Program, Director at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Ray Brown
Master Bassist & Teacher

Rufus Reid
Master Bassist & Teacher Author of “The Evolving Bass” Vol. 1 & 2

Music Travels


The “Babe” Paramount Recordings (sound track), Marcus Roberts (Columbia Records) “Blues for the New Millennium”, Cole After Midnight and Jeremy Montero (Sangaji Music).

Motion Picture

The “Babe” (Paramount Pictures), “Hoodlum” (MGM Pictures)

Cable Television

Food Channel, Sex in the City (HBO)


First Merit Bank of Ohio, (principal role)

Theater Performances

ETA (The Song of Sad Young Men), Black Ensemble (Sweet Mamma String Bean), Jesus Christ Superstar & Dream Girls.

Orchestral Background

Northeaster Illinois Chamber Orchestra, Chicago Orchestra

Performances Experience

Billy Pierce, Barry Harris, Von Freeman, Donald Harrison,Nicholas Payton, Wynton, Bradford & Jason Marsalis, BettyCarter, Sonny Turrentine, & Marcus Roberts, to name a few.

Teaching Experiences

Private Bass Teacher
Chicago Public & Parochial SchoolsUrban Gateways (Artist in Residence) Chicago, IL, New York City Public Schools, New Jersey Public Schools, Conduct Bass Guitar workshop for Instrumental Band Teachers


Elmhurst Jazz fest (Best Group Perform), 1998 National Endowment for the Arts, 1995-96 Oppenhiemer Family Foundation, 1995-96 Chicago Foundation for Educatio, 1995-96 Expectation for Accomplished Teaching,  Enhanced Hot 97 Hip Hop Symphony Program 2000, Louis Armstrong Education Foundation Grant Recipient 2003


“The Bow Stopper for Stringed Instruments” patented 1996, Music Instructor for the release of Wynton Marsalis & Lincoln Center’s Jazz for Young People Curriculum (