I earned a Masters of Jazz Studies at the University of New Orleans and a Bachelors of Music in Classical Performance at Michigan State University where I studied with Peter Dominguez and Rodney Whitaker. In graduate school, I was lucky to learn from jazz greats like Ellis Marsalis and Harold Batiste. Then, during the five years I spent in New Orleans as a full-time musician, I had some incredible experiences performing and recording with members of Soul Asylum, G Love and Special Sauce, Blind Melon, and Galactic. Since moving to the Puget Sound area I have worked with King of Hawaii, El Vez, Kim Field, Thione Diop, and many other artists.
Kim Field and the Mighty Titans of Tone at The HWY 99 Blues Club
Brian Lee and the Orbiters at Easy Monkey Tavern, Salmon Bay Eagles Club, and The Conway Muse
Joe Cook Blues Band at Salmon Bay Eagles Club
Trio Abaraka at 20×20 Artwalk hosted by the Burien Community Arts Center
Chicharra Tango Private fundraising event, SODO
Eric Wilson’s CompFit Factory Luxe, SODO