Hello friends. For those who don’t know me here are some key points in my musical journey.
I am from a very musical family including a long line of brass musicians and vocalists on my Fathers side, as well as several vocalists, keyboardists, and guitarists on Mother’s side. At the age of six I began study on the trombone, which I continue to this day playing with the Concord California Salvation Army brass band and other various local groups. At age fifteen, I decided to take up the bass. Self taught on bass through high school, I continued musical studies at Chabot College in Hayward, California under Bay Area jazz educators Frank Sumares, Cindy Browne-Rosefield and several others on staff there.
My discography includes three CD recordings with the Salvation Army brass band in Concord, California, a Christmas Jazz cd “Holiday Chops” with the Ohlone “Chops” Big Band, one with the rock trio Solcraft and three albums with LoNero “Relentless“,”JFL” and “The Defiant Machine”.
2019 was a year of big changes. LoNero parted ways which opened many doors for me to devote more time to playing the variety of styles that I enjoy. I had the pleasure of playing for a local production of “Mamma Mia!”, sat in on many gigs with my friends The Giant Garage Spiders , several impromptu gigs with Retro Notes, and R&B/Neo-Soul group The BNC (Big New Cents) / Blue Groove Productions.
2022-2023 brought more changes. I had stumbled on an ad posted in search of a bassist. Answered the ad and after meeting and jamming with Ryan Acosta was invited to join “Sons of Theo“. Also happy to announce my long time friend Mark Foglia has joined us on drums. This is a classic power trio and we have a lot of fun playing together.
- Vigier “Excess” 5 string
- Vigier “Arpege” 4 string fretless Imetal
- Musicvox MI-5 12 string bass MI-5 12 string bass
- Warmoth Gecko 6 fretless
- 4 string Jackson/Moses Graphite bass
- Conn 88H
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