Just a guy who loves to play, and play right! I would love to meet other great musicians in Nashville!
I have studied with some of the best instructors and directors in the world, and it has given me the education to be the best musician I can be. For me, it's not enough to just play. I want to know what I am playing and how I can use that to further the moment of playing I am in. I also attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. Here are some instructors and educators I have studied with:
Jeff Kathan (Paul Rodgers Band)
Mike Crusoe (Pricipal Timpanist, Seattle Symphony)
Bill Martin (Founder of group that became The Blue Devils)
Ian Dobson (University of Washington)
Mark Ivestar (Cornish College of the Arts)
Jim Nevermann (Rainier Drum and Bugle Corps.)
Matt Jorgenson (National Jazz Artist)
Chuck Silverman (Afro-Caribbean Specialist),
Mel Brown (Diana Ross)
James Bradley Jr. (Chuck Mangione)
Alan White (YES)
Steve Smith (Journey)
Cindy Blackman (Lenny Kravitz)
Tony Coleman (B.B. King)
David Garibaldi (Tower of Power)
Michael Shrieve (Santana, Pete Townsend, Freddie Hubbard)
Marvin "Smitty" Smith (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno)
Matt Chamberlain (The Wallflowers, Peter Gabriel, Tori Amos, Pearl Jam) Jeff Hamilton (Diana Krall, Celine Dion, Ella Fitzgerald, John Pizzarelli, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown Trio, Natalie Cole)
Gerard Schwarz (Musical Director, Seattle Symphony)
Denney Goodhew (Seattle Youth Jazz Ensemble, Cornish College of the Arts, Sound Garden)
Chuck Deardorf (Cornsih College of the Arts, International Jazz Artist) Frederick Fennell (Legendary Composer/Educator, Eastman School of Music)
Fred Sturm (All North West Jazz Honor Band, Eastman School of Music, Lawrence Conservatory of Music).
Blaine Larsen, The Seattle Symphony, The Saratoga Chamber Orchestra, The Saratoga Chamber Choir, Richie Cole (Buddy Rich Band), Danny Ward (National Jazz Artist), Michael W. Smith (Christian Artist), The Boeing Orchestra, Chuck Mangione, University of Washington Jazz Band, Denney Goodhew (International Jazz Artist), Seattle Youth Jazz Ensemble, Michael Nutt (L.A. Philharmonic), The Everett Youth Symphony, Chuck Deardorf (Internaltional Jazz Artist), Julian Priester (Herbie Hancock, Duke Ellington), Babes in Arms (musical), Damn Yankees (musical) Little Shop of Horrors (musical). Musical director on 2 award winning educational videos, "Ruined Lives" and "Don't Suffer in Silence". TV Appearances include The Grand Ole Opry Live, MSNBC, GAC, and Good Morning America.
Talk to me
360-661-5998 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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