I consider myself a musical linguist , as I love playing numerous styles on both drums and percussion . BFA - Classical Percussion from S.U.N.Y. at Purchase studying Timpani with the principal of the Metropolitan Opera .
I've performed with Aretha Franklin, Little Anthony and the Imperials , The Crystals, Shields and Yarnell , Jerry Vale , The Ocean City Pops , Garden State Philharmonic , Harrisburg Symphony , The Washington Ballet - Bodrahm Ballet Fest , Turkey , Mark Morris Dance company , The NY Tenors , Roy Orbison Buddy Holly Hologram Tour , Roy Merriwether Jazz Trio with Bassists Michale Wolf , Harvie S , Santi Dibriani , Greg Jones , Leon Dorsey , Jeff Carney . 2 records with Jazzers Jack Desalvo , Lee Marvin , Dan Willis , Bob Rodreguez , Arthur Lipner ,Todd Urban . Bluegrass Banjo Virtuoso Tony Trishka , The Mandala Jazz Octet with John Medeski , Folk Rock with Michelle Shocked ,The Washington Squares. World Music Fusion with The Peter Lewis Band featuring Hiram Bullock and Mathew Garrison . Brazilian Jazz with Cidiniho , and Ana Lu. Samba Batucada with The Sambanditos Featuring kenwood Dennard and Amir Ziv . Recorded Jingles with Mitch Stein , Josh Heinemann for Omni Music , Wits end productions - Circuit City , PBS , Fuse TV , CBS Sports , Outdoor Living channel ,They Might Be Gants On Broadway with with Addams Family Starring Nathan Lane and B.B. Neuworth , Next to Normal , In The Heights starring Lin Manuel , Jersey Boys , Tale of 2 cities , Les Mis , Pirate Queen, The Color Purple Featuring Chaka Khan , The Grinch , Fiddler on the Roof Starring Alfred Molina , Gypsy Starring Bernadette Peters , Imaginary friends , Chefs Theater , Flower Drum Song Starring Lea Salonga , Suessical Starring Rossie O'Donell, Cats , Saturday Night Fever , Hello Dolly Starring Bette Midler , My Fair Lady Starring Laura Benante , Summer
( The Donna Summer Musical ) Off Broadway - Jersey Boys , Zanna Don't , Feeling Electric Starring Anthony Rapp, Prominade Starring Andrea McArdle , Nunsense, Broadway Rox , Neil Berg's 100 years of Broadway , 50 Years of Rock Starring Janette Bayardelle
Teaching - Private instruction , Master classes Syracuse University , Angelo Peteri School day of Percussion , Centennial High school , The Angel Foundation , Austin Texas - The Modern Drummer Festival with Kenwood Denard's MRO Ensemble . Drum Clinic Sam Ash Day of Percussion / Buddy Rich Scholarship Concert , NYC . Kids Outreach Workshop artist for Urban stages - NYC Public Libraries . Adjunct Percussion staff at The New School Jazz studies Department , NYC Endorsing artist for Paiste Cymbals , Drum workshop , Vater Sticks, Drum Tacs, Etymotic Research In Ear Monitors
Member Musicians local 802 , AFM