I am always working to further my musical knowledge and finding effective ways of sharing it with others, through my private teachings, and performances.
I have taught Music for 18 years. In that time, including countless private students, I taught for 2 years at the University of Toledo in Ohio while in Graduate School, and was a guest speaker at the 2018 East Coast Music Conference in Norfolk, VA, where the topic of my talk was "How to Get Gigs (and How to Keep Them)".
I am a writer for Jazz Guitar Today, an online music Magazine.
I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Studies from Columbia College Chicago in 2008, and a Master's Degree in Jazz Studies from University of Toledo in 2017.
I have been fortunate to play with many notable people over the years including Frank Dawson, Carl Coan, Lannie Turner (Albert King Band), Jazz great Billy Foster, and Grammy Award-winning keyboardist for the Buddy Guy band, Marty Sammon.
Chances are, you can find me performing somewhere on any given night.
I am available for booking in the Chicagoland area, and also for online lessons anywhere in the continental US and Canada.
I am currently recording guitars for my next album, OCTAVIA. To be released in early 2021.
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