Trumpet, Piano, Jazz Improvisation
Performance in Jazz and Classical Studies
I played professionally in the United States Navy Band for fourteen years. As a trumpet instrumentalist I was required to play all genres and styles of music from small groups including, Jazz Combo’s and quintet to large groups such as Big Band and Concert Band. Our mission was to represent United States throughout the European Theater. In many cases, we were referred as Ambassadors. Stationed in Naples Italy, I traveled an average of six month per year playing in multiple venues and countries for foreign dignitaries, ambassadors, and foreign Presidents.
My performances have consisted of month long tours while playing up to three concerts a day and performing with some of the most exceptional musicians. My tours after Italy were; Navy Band Southwest in San Diego, Navy Band Northwest in Silverdale Washington and Fleet Forces Band in Norfolk Virginia. I later attained an MBA in Marketing where I am the CEO of my company. I continue to play with London Bridge Baptist Church orchestra and a rock band called Seventh Render. A musician in not a job, but a way of life that is full of discipline and rewards which continue to bless me today. I look forward to passing along what I have learned in my thirty nine years of playing to younger generations. Performing as a trumpet instrumentalist has always been my passion and having the opportunity to teach students is rewarding.