What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
New Jazz / Modern Classical
Is music your main income source?
Where do you live?
Baltimore, MD / USA
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
Since 1973 music has been my life.
It has been my savior, my confidant -
my refuge, my palate.
Some artists paint or use other visual means to express their angst,
their dreams and their souls.
For 45 years that means for me has mainly involved the audio, the sense of hearing.
Much like Romantic Era tone poems,
my compositions are meant to convey a sense of emotion,
of hope, and an attempt to evoke thought and questions.
I've composed over 650 diverse works ranging from jazz, to electro-acoustic, to new music piano and chamber works, and music for worship and educational purposes.
A member of the Baltimore Composers Forum since 1992, I have debuted and performed over thirty new works. I've served as board member, secretary, vice president, and president.
I was showcased twice in New York under the sponsorship of American Music Center's NewMusicBox editor, Frank Oteri.
My work has been performed by Gary Thomas (Miles Davis), Edna Huang (Sonora Ensemble), Jacqueline Poulauf and Noah Getz (Pictures on Silence) Barry Dove (Global Percussion Ensemble), concert pianist Ruth Rose, the Atlantic Reed Consort, Blues In The Night Orchestra, and the Powerhouse Big Band / Essex Community College, amongst others.
My new music jazz ensemble, Baltimore Jazz Works, performed at Light City, Artscape's Main Stage, and Free Fall Baltimore. In addition, I performed a new music solo concert for Artscape at Favely Hall in MICA's Brown Center.
2015 - 2017
I performed for 3 consecutive years at Baltimore's Free Fall Arts Festival with my ensemble, Baltimore Jazz Works. On these concerts I feature compositions by other Baltimore jazz composers as well.
2015 - 2018
I was Composer/Performer/Speaker for the “New Day Campaign”, a Baltimore arts initiative designed to help people cope with the stigma surrounding mental health and addiction issues.
Maryland Life Magazine's August 2011 online issue featured a piece about my video work, "The Maryland Suite," a work-in-progress encompassing new music and photography.
I performed two concerts at Baltimore's "An die Musik" venue, the feature the work of all 18 composers represented in the Baltimore Jazz Real Book.