A personal goal of mine was to become a first call trombonist, capable of performing at the highest levels.  Over the years, I have had the pleasure of performing with a number of groups and musicians (see partial list below) and remain available for studio, small group jazz ensemble, big band, pit orchestra, and orchestral work.

 

Current

First Congregational Church Brass, Muskegon Michigan

Shoreline Symphony, Muskegon Michigan, Principal Trombonist

Starry Night Septet, Muskegon Michigan

West Michigan Concert Winds, Muskegon Michigan

West Michigan Worship Center Praise Team

 

Recording Artists/Professional

Chuck Mangione

Count Basie (Opening Act)

Gary Burton

George Benson

The Lennon Sisters

Nancy Wilson

Red Skelton

Royal Hannerford Circus

The Temptations

Vaclav Nelhybel

 

Community/Other Professional/College

Blue Lake Big Bamd

Bob Hull Big Band (Solo, Lead)

Michigan State University Concert Band (1973)

Michigan State University Jazz Ensemble I (1973-77, Lead '76 and '77))

Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band (Trombone Section Leader '75)

Michigan State University Wind Ensemble (1974-75, Principal '75)

Multiple "pit orchestra" gigs

Multiple studio recording gigs

Rich Astalos Big Band

TCA Big Band (Lead)

UltraMystic

 

Instructors

Ed Huttlin - Michigan State University

John Upchurch - State University of New York at Potsdam

Leonard Falcone - Michigan State University

Mike Lorenz, Muskegon Michigan

Phil Wilson - Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory