Since 1971, I have been performing professionally as a free lance musician in the Connecticut / New York area, in ensembles ranging from duets to big bands and orchestras. These performances have been in different settings, from concert halls, theaters, private parties and weddings to restaurants and clubs.
I am a graduate of Western Connecticut State University with a masters in music education and have attended Berklee College of Music. I have studied privately with bassist Art Davis, bassist Lyn Christie and guitarist Linc Chamberland. For the last twenty six years I have taught music at Gainfield School in Southbury Connecticut. I have been fortunate to have worked and studied with fine musicians and educators in all styles of music.
Early Performance experiences include :
Electric bassist with the popular soul band The Aristocrats of Norwalk, CT. The Aristocrats opened for acts such as: Kool and the Gang, Junior Walker and the All-Stars and the Unifics. The band also won the famed Amateur Night at the Apollo Theatre. I have also performed with the Platters.
A few of the many fine musicians I have performed with:
Bob Leonard, Chris Casey, Maria Tiscia, David Oliver, Chris Morrison, David Childs, Joe McWillams, Glenda Davenport, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Atla DeChamplain, Matt DeChamplain
A few venues we have performed at:
Redding Country Club
Country Club of Darien
Rolling Hills Country Club
Ridgewood Country Club
Aria Banquet Hall
Bernard’s Inn at Ridgefield
The River House at Goodspeed