Studied with Dennis Sandoles’ student; Gene Briscoe. Contemporary Stage & Jazz Big Band at the Clark County Community College at Las Vegas (CSN). Berklee Specialist Certificate in Music Theory. My Berklee studies were with Keith Hatschek, Dave Limina, Michael Rendish, and Paul Schmeling. I am a long time member of ASCAP.
Over the years I’ve played around Las Vegas & Southern California in places like the Tropicana Hotel, The Orleans, and the Starwood in Hollywood. I’ve had the pleasure of backing some great performers such as the Righteous Brothers and as well as the legendary 1960’s California surf band “The Lively Ones” who’s music appears in the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantinos movie “Pulp Fiction”.
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Experience & Education
Composer for Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA1978 to 1985 (over 7 years)
A large amount of the scores I composed are housed in the special collection originally at Cal State Dominguez Hills; they have been relocated to UCLA.Check my files for a complete list and a list of works.
Specialist Certificate in Music Theory at Berklee2008 to 2009 (1 years)
Letter of Completion in Promo Kit Creation at Berklee2005 to 2005 (Less than a year)
Studies in Contemporary Stage & Jazz Big Band at Clark County Community College at Las Vegas (CSN)1977 to 1977 (Less than a year)
Private instruction in Jazz Guitar - using Dennis Sandole method of teaching at Gene Briscoes' instruction1970 to 1975 (5 years)