Composition and Performance Services
Great musician I've had the pleasure to record with:
Armand Boatman - Piano
Armand began playing professional engagements at the age of 12 with one thought in mind, the extra money would give him the opportunity to buy every jazz album he could find. In turn, he taught himself to play jazz. | READ MORE.
Bryce Budge - Piano
Sadly, my good friend, Bryce is no longer with us, having passed away January 8th, 2010. Besides being a great friend, Bryce worked with me on two projects, "Secret Obsession" and "In Your Dreams" - besides playing many gigs together. Bryce's death was the end to a tragic story and I will always miss the big guy.
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Todd Chuba - Drums/Percussion
and These Few Moments.
Jerry Donato - Saxaphone
After more than 20 years as a pro, Jerry has recorded an awesome project. What makes this project so special is that Jerry enlisted "Mr. One-Take", Pete Jolly,the West Coast piano jazz giant to lend his talents. Recorded on May 17th & 18th of 2004, sadly these are the last tracks Pete recorded before his passing in November of 2004. | READ MORE. Jerry plays on my CDs,That Old Feeling, Now & Then, These Few Moments, and Songs for Low Light Conditions.
Joe Garcia - Percussion
What an incredible percussionist and all 'round nice guy. Joe knows how to play and where to play - never stepping on or over you - just putting in the right touch at the right time....always. | READ MORE. Joe plays on my CDs, Secret Obsession, In Your Dreams, and These Few Moments.
Dwight Kilian - Upright Bass
Mike King - Upright Bass
Mike plays on my CD, These Few Moments.
Beth Lederman - Piano
Beth Lederman is well-known for her sophisticated jazz and rhythmic Latin-jazz piano styles, not only in the Phoenix area, but throughout the Western U.S. from Canada to Mexico. | READ MORE. Beth plays on my CD, In Your Dreams.
Jodi Light - Vocals
Born in Lima, Ohio, Jodi has been performing since the age of two. Jodi's break came at the tender age of five, when she landed a guest spot on the Mike Douglas Show. Followed by an array of other national guest appearances, she next began a television career at WHIO-TV out of Dayton... | READ MORE.
Jodi sings on my CD, Now & Then (Song: Who Cares?)
Mario Mendivil - Bass
Mario Mendivil has had the opportunity and pleasure to perform with some of the world's most renown musicians such as.... | READ MORE.
Bill Moio - Guitar
Bill grew up in Maine and attended Berklee College of Music where he studied under the late William G. Leavitt. He served as house guitarist for both Harrah's Reno and Harrah's Lake Tahoe for seven years... | READ MORE. Bill plays on my CDs, That Old Feeling and Now & Then.
Dom Moio - Drums/Percussion
Dom started playing drums in the fifth grade. His first teacher Dick Demers started Dom on his way both as a player and teacher. In 1975 he went to New York to study with studio master Bernard Purdie. Then to Boston in 1976 to study with Jazz great Alan Dawson. READ MORE. | Dom plays on my CD,
Now & Then.
Paul Lucas - Guitar
I'm in the process of expanding the site, perhaps including some RECORDINGS as they come hot off the press, and developing the WORKSHOP section. So far, the consistent response to what I consider to be a courageous course of action, ...| READ MORE. Paul plays on my CDs, Now & Then (Song: Who Cares?) and These Few Moments.
Nicole Pesce - Piano
Nicole is recognized as one of the “top ten musicians to hear in Phoenix” by the Arizona Republic. Her musical repertoire consists of over 12,000 memorized songs ranging from Chopin to Lady Gaga. Stylistically including Classical, Jazz, Ragtime, Blues, Boogie Woogie, Broadway, Latin, Oldies, Pop, Opera, Spiritual, Country, Rock, Funk and Hip Hop. She is often seen “text messaging” while playing intricate piano pieces! | READ MORE. Nicole plays on my CD, These Few Moments.
Steven Von Wald - Saxaphone
Steven plays on my CD, Secret Obsession.
Greg Varlotta - Trumpet
I don't have any copy yet about Greg yet, but in the meantime, and having worked with Greg, I just want to say what a wonderful musician and person he is. Such a joy to work with; easy-going, talented, great reader, and not afraid to add in an idea or two: a quality I cherish in the musicians I work with. Here's a link to Gregs MySpace page: | READ MORE. Greg plays on my CDs, Now & Then and These Few Moments.
Matt Williams - Vibes
Matt plays on my CD, Now & Then
Tom Williams - Bass
Tom plays on my CD, That Old Feeling