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I have performed professionally for for more then 30 years, with extensive experience in upright and electric bass and guitar. I studied at DePaul University's School of Jazz Music and privately with Larry Gray, who plays bass with Ramsey Lewis.
As a jobbing musician, I have done radio and television jingles, studio session work, a great deal of pit work and many orchestral performances, including Chicago's Orchestra Hall, the Chicago Children's Choir and several seasons with The Paducah Symphony Orchestra.
My long-term band experience includes swing with The Riff Rockets, The Rhythm Rockets and The Rockafellers; blues with the Convulsions, Phil Baron, Piano Willy, Barrelhouse Chuck, Pinetop Perkins and The Willie Hayes Band; pop-rock with Burnt Toast, Selective Recall, JP and the Cats and The Jennifer Jennings Band; and jazz with countless groups including Bob Mintzer, The Tom Sorich Trio and The Tom Costanzo Trio. I have also played country, zydeco and rock-a-billy with bands such as The Big Guitars from Memphis, The Delta Rhythm Kings, Guy Lawerence and Chydeco Zydeco, Peaches and Will Crosby.
I was nominated for a WC Handy Award with Nick Moss and the Flip Tops, a touring blues band that plays regularly at Buddy Guy's Legends and The House of Blues. I currently have professional endorsement deals with Lakland, Gallien-Krueger, Bag End and Rotosound.