About Me

I'm a saxophonist, flutist, and clarinetist - I've played and taught in the San Francisco Bay Area for over three decades. I perform many styles of music, including Jazz (Big Band and Small Ensembles), World (Brazilian, Cuban, Puerto Rican, African, Tropical), Rock, Funk, Dance, Pop, and Classical. 

As a leader, I'll provide music that will fit the size and mood of your event, from solo sax to large ensemble - you can rest assured that the music will be just right!

As a recording artist, I will give your recording the  spark to make it work just right. I will take your direction, and when needed, I'll come up with horn parts that add energy to your project.

As a musician for hire, I've played many gigs of all types. Whether it's a wedding, musical theater, a Jazz gig (combo or Big Band - I play all the saxophones and double), a Rock club gig, a concert band, or a Bossa Nova group (I specialize in Brazilian music - Bossa, MPB, Choro, Pagode, Samba Jazz). I will come to your gig prepared, appropriately attired, and on time. I sightread, transpose, and play by ear. 

As your teacher, I'm committed to your success as an aspiring musician! Please see my Lessons page for details.

I'm fortunate to have worked with many talented musicians. I've also led my own groups, and I will have more of my own projects in near future.
Some of the musicians and bands I've played with include:
  • James Moseley
  • Jerry Lopez
  • Fil Lorenz Big Band
  • The Kelly Park Big Band
  • Antônio Guedes 
  • Tom Patitucci
  • Marcie Brown
  • Terrence Brewer
  • Afrofunk Experience
  • Anne Sajdera
  • Afrolicious
  • Laucia Paiva
  • Kiko Freitas
  • Masha Campagne
  • Sandor y Su Mechanica
  • Donna D'Acuti
  • Erik Hoffman
  • Pulse Brasil
  • Groove Doctors
  • René Escovedo
  • Mitch Woods
  • Steve Albini
  • Kaye Leedham Big Band
  • Dave LeFebvre Big Band
  • Tropicalismo
  • Bem Brasil
  • Yehudit Leiberman
  • Mondo Loko
  • Calle 49
  • Nick Phillips
  • Equilibria
  • Acrobatas
  • Monica Beccera
  • Stan Houston 
  • All-Star Jukebox
  • Lucky Devils Band
Some of the venues I've played at include:
  • Yoshi's Oakland
  • Yoshi's San Francisco
  • Fenix Supper Club, San Rafael
  • Sweetwater, Mill Valley
  • New George's, San Rafael
  • Cigar Bar, SF
  • Ashkenaz, Berkeley
  • Silo's, Napa
  • High Sierra Music Festival, Quincy
  • Summer Arts and Music Festival, Humboldt County
  • KPFA Radio, Berkeley
  • 57th St. Gallery, Oakland
  • Hopmunk, Novato
  • California Jazz Conservatory, Berkeley
  • Elbo Room, SF
  • La Pena, Berkeley
  • Cafe Du Nord, SF
  • 19 Broadway, Fairfax
  • Tahoe Biltmore
  • Casa Cultura, Berkeley
  • Empress Theatre, Vallejo
  • Birdland Jazzista Social Club, Berkeley
  • Dunsmuir-Hellman Estate, Oakland
  • St. Francis Winery, Santa Rosa
  • Forchini Winery, Healdsburg
  • Pedroncelli Winery, Healdsburg
  • Zodiac's, Petaluma
  • Sausalito Seahorse
  • Bask, SF
  • Revolution Cafe, SF
  • The Fort, South San Francisco
  • Tunnel Top, SF
  • Amelie, SF
  • Sausalito Cruising Club
  • Dragon Rouge, Alameda
  • Minas Brasilian Restaurante e Cachçaria
  • Great American Music Hall
  • The Chapel, SF
Albums I've appeared on include:

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