I Began My Career in California.
I began to play jazz live in downtown Pleasanton, California, in the Bay Area. I performed in nearly thirty concerts at Inklings Events Room, Pleasanton, California, with numerous jazz musicians including Matt Finders, Andrew Speight, Anton Schwartz, Michael Marcus, Roger Glenn, and Erik Jekabson.
During the Inklings concert series, I was able to perform to audiences that often exceeded a hundred people, building my ability to perform in front of an audience. I began on piano and switched the vibraphone after beginning to learn that instrument in mid-2018.
Upon moving to Florida in 2019, I have performed in various groups despite the challenges caused by the pandemic and the following two years. In Central Florida I have performed with a wide range of jazz musicians including Antonio Escapa, Jeff Rupert, Scott Dickinson, Jeremy Fratti, Richard Drexler, the Orlando Jazz Orchestra, Tom Dietz, and Bobby Koelble, just to name a few, in the straight-ahead jazz and Latin spheres.
I am also a composer, and many of my compositions can be found in my series of three recording sessions at Phat Planet Studios with Jeremy Fratti, Richard Drexler, Marco Bojorquez, and Greg Parnell.
I am based in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Information on upcoming concerts can be found on the concerts page.