Phone: (+1) 314 583 5378
Instruments: Alto/Tenor Sax, Clarinet.

Styles: Jazz, Blues, Rock, Classical.

Example movies:
Kansas City with The Joe Bozzi Band also featuring Larry Johnson at Evangeline's, March 2024.
Watermelon Man with Steve Taylor (piano) and friends at The Rex Bar in Obidos, Portugal, 2022
Blue Bossa with Joe DeMers (piano) and Jim Deshler (drums) in San Diego USA, 2018
What more can I do with Tom Vaughn and the Roadhouse 5 in Maryland USA, 2001.
There ain't nobody here but us chickens with That Swing Thang on Scottish TV, Edinburgh, 1988.

Example mp3s:
Black Coffee
Almost like being in love
The Boy from Ipanema (with Janice Battle, Larry Salkoff, Jessica Sacks and Marcus Jones).
Honk That Saxophone (with Tom Vaughn and the Roadhouse 5)
How High the Moon (with Jason Rebello)
Mozart Clarinet Concerto (3rd movement)


1976: Started playing clarinet

1978: Started playing saxophone

1978-1981: Clarinet with the Southfields School Concert Band (directed by Mike Cornick) and the South London Concert Band, including a tour of Belgium.

1979-1981: Second clarinet with the Wandsworth Youth Orchestra (which also featured Jason Rebello on bassoon).

1979-1981: Studied at London's Centre for Young Musicians on Saturdays and played with the associated London Schools Symphonic Band.

1981-1983: Principal Clarinet with the Richmond Upon Thames Tertiary College Orchestra (also featuring Oren Marshall on tuba and Ben Davis on cello). Performances including Beethoven's 5th Symphony and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.

1982: Grade 8 Clarinet exam, passed with Distinction.

1982-1983: Saxophone with The Rhythm Men, a London-based Rockabilly band. PICS. About 30 gigs at venues including The Fridge, The Rock Garden, The Wag Club, The Venue, The 101 Club, Shanghai Lil's. Opened for bands including Roman Holliday, The Chevalier Brothers.

1983-1984: First Clarinet with the Bristol University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Derek Bourgeois (also featuring Oliver Ledbury on clarinet). Performances including Holst's The Planets, Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, and Brahms' Symphony No. 2.

1983-1986: Clarinet and saxophone in various musical settings at Bristol University, including chamber music and a production of Chicago. Gigs with various bands, including The Uncertainty Principle (a duo with piano) PICS, Real Illusion (vocal jazz standards), The Yakometies (Rock), Jumbo Trendybag (Rock).

1984-1985: Saxophone with London-based The Adventures of Johnny Love Muscle (Rock). About 10 gigs at venues such as The Fridge.

1983-1987: Saxophone with The Bristol University Blues Brothers Band (also featuring Phil Ball on keyboards and Aidan Pickering on guitar). PICS. About 30 gigs at various venues in Bristol and Bath, including the Victoria Rooms, the , the Assembly Rooms, Ashton Court Mansion. I was also manager and musical director of this band for 2 years. Opened for bands including The Troggs, Bad Manners, Mud.

1984-1986: Treasurer, then President, of the Bristol University Jazz Club.

1986: Clarinet with the Harvard Summer Band and the MIT Summer Concert Band. Gigs at the Hatch Shell and the Kresge Auditorium in Boston.

1986-87: Clarinet with the Bristol University Jazz Band (founder member), a dixieland band (also featuring Arnie Somogyi on bass and Ned Bennett on trumpet)). About 10 gigs at various Halls of Residence etc. PICS.

1986-1987: About 6 months independent full-time study of jazz.

1987: Saxophone with the Harry Bovik band (Classic Rock) in Pittsburgh (1 memorable gig). PICS.

1987-1988: Clarinet with the Basement Jazz Band (dixieland), plus saxophone with The 251 Band (bebop). PICS. About 10 gigs around Edinburgh University.

1988: Saxophone with Craig McMurdo and That Swing Thang, an Edinburgh-based Jump-Jive band (also featuring J Simon van der Walt on trumpet and occasionally Brian Kellock on piano.) PICS. About 60 gigs around Scotland and London, including 30 in 3 weeks at the Edinburgh Festival. Venues including The 100 Club, The Queen's Hall, The Music Hall, The Balmoral Hotel, The Gilded Balloon. Recorded an album, also live appearances on BBC Radio 2's Brian Matthew's Round Midnight and Scottish Television's Hogmanay Show hosted by Nicky Campbell. Artists accompanied include The Jiving Lindy Hoppers and Will Gaines.

1990: Saxophone with the Craig McMurdo and That Swing Thang Big Band at the Royal Albert Hall: the after-dinner entertainment at a ball to benefit the English National Ballet, in the presence of Princess Diana.

1988-1991: Weekly informal chamber music sessions (Clarinet and Piano) with Christopher Longuet-Higgins.

1989-1991: Clarinet/Saxophone with Swedish Pastry, a duo with guitar. About 10 gigs in various venues around Brighton.

1989-1991: Assisted in various capacities at Brighton Jazz Club, including DJ-ing for bands such as the Tommy Chase Quartet and Distict Six.

1989-1991: Tenor saxophone with Rough Structure, a Brighton-based Afro-Rock band. PICS. About 20 gigs at venues in Brighton and London including The Rock Garden.

1989-1991: Founder President of the Sussex University Jazz Club.

1989-1991: Founder and Director of the Sussex University Big Band. About 10 gigs at Sussex University. PICS.

1990-1991: Jazz correspondent for the Sussex University student newspaper.

1990: Tenor saxophone with Blue'n'Boogie, a Brighton-based bebop band (also featuring Byron Wallen on trumpet).

1992-1994: More occasional gigs with Craig McMurdo and That Swing Thang.

1992-1994: Saxophone with Maurice Traveller and the Jump Starters (Blues / R'n'B). About 20 gigs around Edinburgh and Glasgow.

1994: First Clarinet with the Rice University Concert Band. 2 gigs in Houston.

1995: Audited Chamber Music Course (Clarinet) at UCSD, taught by Janos Negyesy.

1995: Played alto saxophone briefly with the UCSD Big Band, directed by Jimmy Cheatham.

1996-1997: First Clarinet with the Georgetown University Orchestra; performances including Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto and Dvorak's Symphony Number 9.

1997-1998: Tenor saxophone with Butch Grant's Crossfire Band. About 10 gigs in and around Washington DC.

1999-2004: Tenor saxophone with Tom Vaughn and the Roadhouse 5, a Washington DC-based Jump/Swing/Blues band. About 1 gig a month.

2005: Tenor saxophone with The New Groove Jazz Ensemble, a Brisbane Big Band. A few gigs, including Brisbane Jazz Club.

2007-2012: Alto/tenor saxophone with The University of Queensland Big Band.

2021-present: Occasional gigs with The Gateway City Big Band and the Janice Battle / Larry Salkoff band; sitting in with some of St Louis's finest musicians including The Joe Bozzi Band, Larry Johnson, The Gaslight Squares.

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