Hi! I’m a New York City-based composer, producer and recording artist.
My approach to composing music is informed by my immersion in a century’s worth of music during my decades as a gigging musician. I developed a strong foundation in the Great American songbook, blues, soul, gypsy jazz, bossa nova, country and many eras of rock and pop. Today I combine elements of those genres with 21st century styles and electronica to create unique results.
I have written themes, cues, and underscore for short films, TV, podcasts, and for an original song for the Discovery Channel’s “Time Warp” series, I appeared on camera as bandleader and guitarist. I was also founding member of the long-running gypsy jazz band Hot Club of Los Angeles, and have performed with John King’s experimental ensemble Extreme Guitar Orchestra.
As a recording artist, I arranged American songbook standards with a minimalist Cool Jazz take on two critically-acclaimed (self-produced) albums, 2015’s “Whisper Not” and 2016’s “Look for the Silver Lining,” which earned a 4-star review from DownBeat Magazine.
I studied guitar at the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood with the legendary Joe Pass (Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson), and music theory and arranging with numerous other teachers.
Album Look for the Silver Lining reviewed in DownBeat Magazine.
Album Whisper Not reviewed in Jazziz Magazine.
“Poinciana” from Whisper Not included in the Jazziz Magazine summer CD sampler.
Appearance in Coast Magazine (Orange County, Calif.) about performance by John King’s Extreme Guitar Orchestra at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.