I am a drummer who has a background playing many styles of music from rhythm & blues, country, classical & pop/rock with artists including Freedy Johnston (Rolling Stone Songwriter of the Year), Brenda Lee (Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame), Carmen Bradford (Count Basie Orchestra) & Lorrie Morgan (Country Music Hall of Fame) on shows such as The Grand Ole Opry, David Letterman Show, and the BBC & have toured much of the USA, Ireland, Great Britain and Italy. I earned a degree in percussion from the University of North Texas which included a study in Ghana, West Africa and have taken one-off lessons with legends such as Joe Morello & Jim Chapin.

My jazz drumming influences and inspirations include Baby Dodds, Vernel Fournier, Specs Wright, Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes, & modern players including Jeff Hamilton, Bill Stewart & Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts. Today I split my time between Santa Fe, NM & Fort Worth, TX where I play in various local jazz groups.