New Orleans, Louisiana
Master of Music - William Paterson University
Northeastern Illinois University Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Music Education Chicago, IL
Master Bass Teacher, New Orleans, La
History and Improvisation, Bass InstructorJazz Program, Director at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Master Bassist & Teacher
Master Bassist & Teacher Author of “The Evolving Bass” Vol. 1 & 2
The “Babe” Paramount Recordings (sound track), Marcus Roberts (Columbia Records) “Blues for the New Millennium”,Cole After Midnight, and Jeremy Montero (Sangaji Music).
The “Babe” Paramount Pictures), “Hoodlum” (MGM Pictures)
Food Channel, Sex in the City (HBO)
First Merit Bank of Ohio, (principal role)
ETA (The Song of Sad Young Men), Black Ensemble (Sweet Mamma String Bean), Jesus Christ Superstar & Dream Girls.
Northeaster Illinois Chamber Orchestra, Chicago Orchestra
Billy Pierce, Barry Harris, Von Freeman, Donald Harrison,Nicholas Payton, Wynton, Bradford & Jason Marsalis, BettyCarter, Sonny Turrentine, & Marcus Roberts, to name a few.
Private Bass Teacher
Chicago Public & Parochial SchoolsUrban Gateways (Artist in Residence) Chicago, ILNew 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 Education 1995-96 Expectation for Accomplished Teaching and Enhanced Hot 97 Hip Hop Symphony Program 2000 Louis Armstrong Education Foundation Grant Recipient 2003
“The Bow Stopper for Stringed Instruments” patented 1996Music Instructor for the release of Wynton Marsalis & Lincoln Center’sJazz for Young People Curriculum (www.jazzatlincolncenter.org)