Associate Professor, part-time
Bassoon / Saxophone
BM in Bassoon Performance, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 1997. Assistant Professor, Bassoon and Jazz improvisation, Ithaca College School of Music, 2004. Recorded and performed with Billy Cobham’s Crosswinds Ensemble, Bela Fleck
and the Flecktones, Randy Brecker, Wayne Shorter, Peter Erskine, OoN, Billy Childs, Billy Higgins, David Binney, Gregorie Maret, Ray Charles, Charlie Hunter, Patrice Rushen, Alex Acuna, Dennis Chambers, Abraham Laboriel, Medeski Martin & Wood, Bob Weir’s RATDOG, T. Lavitz from Dixie Dregs, Jeff Coffin, Jeff Sipe, Jonas Hellborg, Omar Sosa, Bob Moses, Kai Eckhardt, Peter Apfelbaum and the Hieroglyphics Ensemble, Paul Dresher Ensemble, DAVKA, St. Joseph Ballet Company, The Klezmorim. Cirque Du Soleil’s ZED, Eddie Money (tenor sax soloist on “Take Me Home Tonight”), Boz Scaggs, The Temptations, Tower of Power, Steve Smith, Tom Coster, Randy Jackson, What It Is, Omar Sosa, Rob Ickes, sessions for Lucas Arts Electronic Games, Sony Music and others. Appears on Bela Fleck and the Flecktones Grammy Award-winning album OUTBOUND, released in 2000. Jazz soloist with Oakland Eastbay Symphony Orchestra; classical soloist with Napa Symphony Orchestra and other chamber symphonies. Festivals include North Sea Jazz Festival, Brno Jazz Festival in Czech Republic, Montreux Jazz Festival, Berlin Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Ravinia Festival, Leverkuzen Festival, INTERLINK Festival and California Edge Festival. Also performed and taught masterclasses at International Double Reed Society festivals from Rotterdam to Texas. Awards include: Robert Mondavi Woodwind concerto competition, 1984; NEA Jazz Fellowship, 1995; Grand Prize winner of JAZZIZ Magazine’s WOODWINDS ON FIRE award, 1996.