Bio

 

  • Graduate of Bowling Green State University with a Bachelors in Music Education, 1974
  • While at BGSU, performed with a number of bands including Montage, Sunday Morning, and Steve Brown Trio; as well as numerous solo piano engagements
  • Arranged music for the BGSU marching band
  • 1974, formed the band Summer Breeze, which toured during the summers throughout Ohio and the southern states
  • Performed with Good Company for 15 years, playing hundreds of wedding receptions and other private functions around north central Ohio
  • Played clarinet with the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra and other chamber ensembles
  • Formerly the music director for the Mansfield Playhouse
  • Former member of the Miss Ohio Scholarship Pageant orchestra, and former musical arranger
  • Freelance musician on keyboard, clarinet, and saxophone; has performed with such artists as Sarah Vaughn, Cab Calloway, Rosemary Clooney, Helen O’Connell, Kaye Ballard, Bobby Vinton, Fifth Dimension, Ron Blake and Sonny Geraci
  • Played clarinet with the Ribticklers, a popular Dixieland band
  • Has played with several rock bands including The Islanders, Flashback, H.R. Garn Band
  • Has played in numerous other bands from jazz to country-western
  • Plays with the AFM 159 Big Jazz Band
  • Former public school music teacher and school administrator; formerly the Director of the Graduate Education Program and Teacher Licensure at Ashland University
  • Has recently been more and more in demand as a solo performer on piano and vocals