While My Guitar Gently Weeps.mp3
Welcome to my site.
I started playing guitar at 15 after hearing the Beatles. I was very lucky to grow in the Ravenna, Kent Ohio area. I got to hear and watch some great guitarist. Joe Walsh, Phil Keaggy, Glenn Swartz and others, these fantastic musicians made a great impression on me and really pushed me forward to bust my but on the instrument. I fell in love with BB King,Albert King,Freddy King and other great blues guitarist but I also discovered Wes Montgomery & Kenny Burrell. Once hearing these great guitarist I knew if I wanted to be a professional I'd need to learn music so I went to the master -Phil Rizzo. This remarkable man taught me more then I could possible explain here. After studying with Phil I was excepted in the US Air Force Band and was once again exposed to some great musicians. 5 years later I left the Air Force Jazz Band a much better and wiser musician.
After returning to N.E. Ohio I hooked up with sax player Danny Mazzaco and again was able to learn from a great musician. After 3 years of watching this great musician I went on my own. Playing everything from country to classic rock to blues and jazz. I also began singing ,writing,recording and entertaining. I'm now playing in my own Rock/Blues Band, Jazz Trio and solo.
In 1998 I recorded my first CD (My Past Is Present) the recording received high reviews in Blues Revue Magazine. In 2000 I recorded (Me And My Guitar) and again with given stellar reviews in Blues Revue. ( Great Guitar work and vocals) ,in 2002 I recorded Blues With A Touch of Jazz.. I feel this is my best recording.
Over the years I've backed many artist mostly jazz. In 2011 I recorded with the great vocalist Marie Jacobs (The Art Of The Duo) this recording has been getting great reviews in jazz circles in NY City and other major cities from jazz critics.
I have a passion for singing. Ray Charles,Nat King Cole, Freddy King,John Pizzarella, JR. Parker,Lou Rawls are just a few of my favorites.
Over the years I've had the chance to share the stage with:
Roomful Of Blues
03 Come Rain Or Come Shine.mp3
06 What I'd Say.mp3
04 Stormy Monday.mp3
Singles,duo's,trio's quartets..something for all budgets..
Jazz,Blues & Swing.