Originally from upstate Rome NY, I now live in Westchester County, just north of NYC, where I play and record with many regional, national, and international artists and productions. I studied jazz at the Hoff-Barthelson music school, and have also studied privately with jazz masters Joe Morello, John Riley, Joe Cusatis, Peter Erskine, Bob Meyer, and Adam Nussbaum. I have performed on Broadway and toured extensively throughout the US, Canada and UK.
Drummer's World Custom Maple Nesting Kit (can be checked as 2 bags on an airplane)
Slingerland early 70's Maple Drum Kit
Gretch Broadcaster Drum Kit
Ludwig Fab Classic Maple Drum Kit
Avedis Zildjian, Istanbul Mehmet, Matt Bettis, Justin Ottaviano, Jesse Simpson Cymbals
Vic Firth Sticks, Mallets, Brushes
Latin Percussion Conga and Djembes
Various Percussion Instruments and Toys!
What I am looking for: I am available to work with a band, musician, and/or producer on recordings, showcases, tours, and other live performances. Also available for fill-in work on sessions and gigs.
What you get: I am very aware of the value of time (studio, rehearsals, gigs/touring), and pride myself on being always on time, being prepared ahead of time, having music charts prepared, listening, and being committed to getting it right. What you don't get with me is drama, practicing fills while you tune your instruments, or lack of passion or creativity.
Some of the artists I have performed with:
HavenStreetJazz, IdiomaticExpressionJazz, MalaWaldron, GandalfMurphyAndTheSlambovianCircusOfDreams, SloanWainwright, PatWictor, KJDenhert, JonSholle, JonBurr, JayAzzolina, TheLibrary, LaraHerscovitch, DavidMassengill, CatieCurtis, EllisPaul, PeterCalo, TheKennedys, RedMolly, AbbieGardner(solo), LaurieMacAllister(solo), CarolannSolebello(solo), Milton, PeterDonovan, JosephFireCrow, PeterFish, RolandMousaa, MarcBlack, MarkBarden, RobertHill, FredGillenJr., SteveKirkman, BrookeCampbell, MarkSpencer, HopeMachine, DuncanCleary, Elza, LisaGutkin, BillToms, MarciGeller, CraigAkin, AnthonydaCosta, BrianConigliaro, TwoGuitars, Lucky13, RebeccaLoebe, MattTurk, AlHemberger, KellyFlint, JuliaJoseph, JeffEyrich, TheBluesMothers, EricWarren, ChrisBarron, JohnHall, GeoffHartwell, TheVoyces, Kramer, JohnGuth, BenFreed, RobMorsberger, MarionLoGuidice, DavidGoldman, Riverrun, TimRobinson, KatiMac, TimOuimette, JonCobert, SethGlassman, MyDadsTruck, AndyCraig, KathleenPemble, EddieDenise, ScottUrgola, SpuytenDuyvil, JamesDurst, JoeIadanza, SusanKane, TheYaYas, GlenRoethel, StacyLabriola, DavidFagin(The Rosenbergs), MarcVonEm, SanderHicksandWhiteCollarCrime, NorthernWestchesterJazzCollaborative, SquirrelsFromHell, Stumbletop, Riser, BDF, MyBrothersBanned, as well as countless (wonderful and amazing) session and recording projects.