Full Professor, part-time
MM and BM in Jazz Composition and Performance, Eastman School of Music; winner of two Downbeat awards for composition and arranging. Director of Jazz Studies at Laney College. Has performed and/or recorded as a trombonist with Terence Blanchard, the Mingus Dynasty, Maria Schneider, Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Dr. John, Peter Gabriel, Huey Lewis, Smashmouth. His arrangements have been commissioned and performed by such artists as Ledisi with the Count Basie Orchestra and the SF Jazz All Stars.