B i o g r a p h y
Education; Degrees in both Performance (Jazz Studies) and Music Education from University of Massachusetts – Lowell
Massachusetts State Teacher Certification Grades Pre-K thru 12
U. Mass. Lowell, Professor of Saxophone, 1999 to present
Wellesley Public Schools, Instrumental Extension Program Staff, 1994 to present
Foxboro Public Schools, Adjunct Staff, 1995 to present
Foxboro Jazz Camp, Ensemble Coach/Woodwind Clinician, summers 1996 to present
South Shore Conservatory Summer Program, Ensemble Coach/Woodwind Clinician, 2006 to 2009
Abington Public Schools, Instrumental Music Teacher Grades 4-12, 1986-1988
Performance credits include:
Over 30 years of performing locally and touring with internationally touring bands such as the “Artie Shaw” and “Tommy Dorsey Orchestras.”
While with the “Artie Shaw Orchestra”:
PBS television special “Big Band Ballroom Bash” and two presidential inaugurations.
With the “Kenny Hadley Big Band”:
CDs “Beautiful Friendship” and “Common Thread”.
With the “Dick Johnson Swing Shift”: CD “Broadway Openings”.
Theater and show work include: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, North Shore Theater, Cohasset Music Circus, and Cape Cod Melody Tent. Performed with well-known artists:
The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Billy Eckstine, and Tony Bennett, and many more.
Performances with the “Boston Pops” at Symphony Hall, Tanglewood, and the Esplanade
Performances with internationally touring “Electric Youth,” a performing arts group from Franklin, MA.
Performances with Grammy award nominated “Roomful of Blues”
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