Associate Arts Degree: Olympic College
Bremerton, Washington
Bachelor of Music Degree: Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
Studied Privately with: James Harnett of the Seattle Symphony 1966-69
  Warren Benfield of the Chicago Symphony 1969-71
  Joe Guastafeste of the Chicago Symphony 1971-75

Professional Activities/Education

Member, Board of Directors, Chamber Music America 2007-
Consultant, Jazz Band Classic
The NY Youth Jazz Orchestra
2002 –
Panelist, ASCAP Foundation Young Composer Awards 2005-
Director, Jazz Studies & Performance Degree Program
William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey
Director, New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Jazz For Teens Program
Director, Rufus Reid Residency Project
Rosa Parks Fine Arts High School, Paterson, NJ
Director, Rufus Reid Residency Project
Eastside High School, Paterson, NJ
Essentially Ellington, Jazz At Lincoln Center 2003
The Carnegie Hall Workshop for Jazz Ensembles 2003-4
Richard Davis Foundation for Young Bassists, Madison, WI 1998-01,03,04
The Lake Placid Seminars 1998-02
Educator, Ravinia’s Stean’s Institute for Young Artists 2000-2011
Educator, Stanford Jazz Workshop 2002
Boston Bass Bash 2003,04,05
Brubeck Institute 2004
Bass Encounters – Vienna 2005
Rufus Reid Residency, Golden Gate Bass Camp, San Francisco 1999, 01
Educator, Summer Bass Workshop/George Vance in cooperation
with Institut International François Rabbath & U. of Maryland
Member, Board of Trustees
International Foundation for Jazz
Director, Young Talent Award, International Association of Jazz 1988-94
Panelist, National Foundation for the Arts
Teacher, Artist Teacher’s Institute
Jazz Theory and Improvisation Workshops
New Jersey Council On The Arts
Guest Clinician/Performer
International Society of Bassists Convention
Organized Jazz Talent for NYC Convention
1981– (continuing)
Board of Directors, International Society of Bassists 1989-93
Artist-In-Residence, Banff Center for the Performing Arts 1990
Director, Estoril Jazz School, Portugal 1990,2002
Bass Workshops & Clinics, Tubingen, Germany 1985-6
Bass Workshops & Clinics, London, England 1985,1990, 96-7
Interlaken Jazz Workshop, Interlaken, Switzerland 1994,96,99,03
Faculty, Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Clinics 1972-91,
Jamey Aebersold Clinic in Australia 1981