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


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


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

Bass Teachers

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

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

Manilow Music Teacher award

Thaddeus Expose and East Side High School emerged triumphant in the Manilow Music Teacher award in Newark, NJ. This notable achievement was marked by a collaboration with Barry Manilow and @prucenter. The winning teacher, Thaddeus Expose, was not only bestowed with a $5,000 cash prize but also received $5,000 in Manilow bucks to facilitate the purchase of instruments for the classroom. Adding to this substantial recognition, @prucenter further contributed $10,000 to East Side High School. The combined efforts resulted in an impressive total award of $20,000, showcasing the impactful support for music education.

Theater Performances

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

Motion Picture

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


New Orleans, Louisiana

Music Travels


Cable Television

Food Channel, Sex in the City (HBO)

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