Raised in Rochester, New York. Started playing drums at 15 years old. Studied with Dave Cohen until moving to Los Angeles. Graduated with honors from Musicians Institute, Percussion Institute of Technology (PIT), in Los Angeles, California.

Studied with Steve Houghton (Woody Herman’s band, Paul Anka, Scott Henderson, Doc Severinson, Gary Burton, Joe Henderson), Ralph Humphry (Drummer for Dancing with the Stars, Don Ellis, Seals & Crofts, John Davidson, Abbey Lane, Paul Anka, Frank Zappa, Al Jarreau, Wayne Shorter, and Manhattan Transfer), Joe Porcaro (first call percussionist for film and TV, Father of Jeff Porcaro (Toto)), Dave Beyer (Melissa Etheridge), and Casey Scheuerell (Gino Vanelli, Jon-Luc Ponty). Relocated to New York and continued playing professionally in the Northeast. Gained experience playing different styles such as Jazz, Latin, Reggae, Funk, Fusion, Rock, Blues and R&B.  Played drums on 18 CD recordings from Rochester to Nashville…

Shared the stage with bands like: Molly Hatchet, Leslie West (of Mississippi Queen fame), Good Rats.

Played with:

  • Al Chez (trumpet player for the Paul Shaffer CBS Orchestra, David Letterman Show, TOP, Robert Cray)
  • Gene Cornish (The Rascals, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee)
  • Gary van Scyoc (Bass for John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder)
  • Denny Braun (Sax withTina Turner’s husband, Ike)
  • Tom Politzer and Adolfo Acosta (Tower of Power)
  • Phil Naro (Billy Sheehan, Kim Mitchell, Brian May, Julian Lennon)
  • Terrance Bruce (Sax with Cabio Frio)
  • George DeMott (Las Vegas entertainer)
  • Chet Catello (Guitarist for Spryo Grya)
  • Greg Walker & the Power Glide Blues Band (Duke Jupiter)
  • Don Mancuso (Guitarist for Black Sheep, The Lou Gramm Band (i.e., singer for Foreigner))
  • Me & the Boyz
  • Todd East
  • DDrive
  • Miche Fambro
  • Kire Najdovski
  • Junkyard Field Trip
  • Marvin Gaye tribute show
  • Uptown Groove
  • Top Secret
  • Cosco, Gladstone & Cosco
  • Heritage
  • Paradigm Shift
  • Dan Schmitt & the Shadows
  • East Coast Connection
  • Unlimited
  • Hard Logic
  • Shades of Gray
  • Mark Cassara Band
  • Straight Away
  • Crystal Palace
  • The Hogs
  • Cool Blue
  • Nate Rawls
  • Charley
  • William Gould Quartet
  • Special Blend
  • Jim Ferris Quartet
  • Person to Person
  • Oasis
  • Lisa George
  • Threshold
  • Abstract World Ensemble
  • Dave Meyer
  • John Vreeland Quartet
  • Melvin Rogers Big Band
  • R-Gang
  • Southern Tier All Star Big Band
  • Standard Jazz Quartet
  • Matt Valerio Band
  • Larry Garlington
  • True Colors
  • Finger Lakes Big Band
  • Hot Sweets
  • Lumiere
  • The Greece Big Band
  • The Skunk Punks
  • Optional Stop
  • Matrix
  • Crossroads
  • The Phat Kats
  • Fishbone Soup
  • Brian Coughlin
  • Sally Ramirez


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