Resume/Bio

I’m a full time guitarist from the Washington, DC Metro area and now based in Myrtle Beach, SC. I play and perform all styles, electric and acoustic.

 

  • Performance Venues of Note: WHEELWRIGHt AUDITORIUM; COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY;The Kennedy Center; Strathmore Center for the Performing Arts; Wolf Trap center for the performing arts; Camden Yards; RFK Stadium; National Theater; Bethesda Theater; FORD’S THEATER; HIPPODROME THEATER BALTIMORE, MD. EASTERN U.S. AND CARIBBEAN, EUROPE
  • SHOWS: CHICAGO; RAGTIME; BULLETS OVER BROADWAY; 35MM; WEST SIDE STORY (BASS); XANADU; JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR;  THE ALTAR BOYS; GREASE; LEADER OF THE PACK;  MAGIC, MUSIC, MYTH; FOOTLOOSE; EVITA; GREASE; et al
  • INSTRUMENTS AND DOUBLES: Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, Mandolin, Bass, Vihuela.
  • selected Recordings: John Ware- A Fresh Start (2017); Rory’s Little Songs-Little Lullaby (2016); Katie Brady-Crazy Day (2013); Alchemy, Magic Music Myth Soundtrack CD; Live Concert DVD- NYC; John Ware & Dave Reynolds “It’s Christmas All Over” CD; Jason Downs “Jason Downs”. Kicksville (RopeaDope records); Tim Steele. Original recordings heard on NPR’s Morning Edition, cable TV shows, commercials,  and sound tracks in The U.S., Europe, and Asia.
  • Studied with: Jimmy Bruno (jazz guitar,); Fred Hughes (jazz improvisation); Gerry Kunkel (jazz and classical guitar); Walter Johns (jazz and classical guitar); Bruce Keen (classical guitar); Chuck Underwood (jazz guitar and improvisation); Ney Mello (Brazilian guitar styles);
  •  Teaching Experience: COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (CONWAy, SC) sPRING 2018; Music and Arts Center (Rockville, MD) 1985-2007. Private and group lessons. Holton-Arms Academy (Potomac, MD) 2000-2002. Faculty member, Applied Guitar Instructor. Victor Litz Music Center (Gaithersburg, MD) 1988-96. Private lessons.
  •  Education: MM in Jazz Guitar Performance, University of Maryland; BA Cum Laude in Jazz and Classical Guitar Performance, Shepherd University; AA in Classical Guitar Performance(jazz minor) Montgomery College.
  • Contemporary Music Director- Saint David’s Episcopal Church; Ashburn, VA. 02/2007-11/2017
  •  Member: ASCAP; International Association of Jazz Educators

 References and additional info available upon request.

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