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RESUME

EXPERIENCE:

U.S. Marine CorpsField Band Musician, 1976 to 1997

USA & Japan

Marine Corps Logistics Base Band, Drum Major 1995

3D Marine Aircraft Wing Band, Drum Major 1991

Percussion Section Leader, 1983 – 91

PERCUSSIONIST:

Under the directions of Cooleridge Taylor – Perkinson, Bill Russo, Carmen Dragon, Claude T. Smith and Dr. Larry Curtis

DRUMS:

Performances with Ramsey Lewis, Nancy Wilson, Smokey Robinson, Monty Alexander, Barry Harris, James Carter, Gary Bartz, Clark Terry, Billy Harper, Scott Hamilton, Conti Condoli, Percy Mayfield, Ellis Marsalis, Larry Coryell, Stanley Cowell, Barbara McNair, Von Freeman, Andy Goodrich, Teddy Riley, Pete Fountain, Ben Tucker, Luther Kent, Dee Dee McNeil, Don Bennett, Houston Jazz Ballet, LA Rams Band, Mary Wilson, Sherry Winston, Teena Marie, Howard Hewitt, Yve Evans, Linda Hopkins, Barbara Morrison & Patti LaBelle.

FESTIVALS:

Monterey Jazz and Blues Festivals, Monterey, CA

Playboy Jazz Festival, Los Angeles, CA

Montreaux Jazz Festival, Montreaux, Switzerland

JVC Jazz Festival, Winter Park, CO

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA

Villigen Swing / Jazz Festival, Villigen, Germany

Lugano Jazz Festival, Lugano, Switzerland

SHOWS:

Hair, South Pacific

Oklahoma, The Jazz Singer

Oo-Bla-Dee, Jesus Christ Superstar

5 Guys Named Moe, West Side Story

TV/MOVIE APPEARANCES:

Legends Of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis

Clear & Present Danger

Major Dad

WGN Morning Show

Fox Morning Show

CNN News

EDUCATION:

Armed Forces School of Music, Little Creek, Virginia

Intermediate Course, 1987.

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION:

John Oblon

Jimmy Ronzelle

Thomas Winters

Mark Adams

Ray Dunaway

AFFILIATIONS:

American Federation of Musicians (Chicago Local)

Humes & Berg - Sabian - Regal Tip - Boom Theory

Percussive Art Society

Premier Cruise Lines - Norwegian Cruise Lines

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

AWARDS / HONORS:

Navy Commendation Medal

Navy Achievement Medal

Naval Unit Commendation

Meritorious Unit Commendation, Second Award

Good Conduct Medal, Fifth Award - National Defense Medal

Marine Corps Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Second Award

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