BANDS

I've been called a "triple threat", meaning I play saxophone, flute and clarinet very well (in that order!). Here in Central New York, diversity is key -- being able to play more than one instrument well, and being comfortable performing many styles of music is important. I have been hired to play all sorts of music, from religious ceremonies to rock bands. If you are in the market to hire a group for your event, chances are I can put together a group that fits your situation. And if I can't, I probably can (and will) tell you who to call to get the group that you want.

Here are some combinations of music groups that I have been hired to play in:
Flute Duet (Flute with piano or guitar)
Classical Trio (Flute or clarinet with violin and cello or piano)
Classical Quartet (click the link for Triple Threat Quartet)
Jazz Duo (Sax with piano or guitar)
Jazz Trio (Sax with piano or guitar and drums; or sax with piano and bass)
Jazz Quartet (Sax with piano, bass and drums; or sax with guitar, bass and drums - click the link for The Old Masters)
Jazz Quintet (Sax with trumpet, piano, bass and drums; or sax with trombone, vibes, bass and drums - click the link for Kevin Dorsey Collective)
Dixieland Band (Sax, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, piano, tuba, drums)
Small Jazz Band (Trumpet, alto & tenor sax, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, drums and vocalist - click the link for Catskill Stompers)
Big Band (6 brass, 5 saxes, piano, bass, drums and vocalist - click the link for Red Raville's Big Band)

There are four main groups that I regularly perform with in Central New York but I am often hired to sub in other groups (the Central New York Jazz Orchestra, for instance). Additionally, I tend to play a lot of musicals both for high school, community, and professional productions (Merry-Go-Round Theatre in Auburn, NY and Orpheus Theatre in Oneonta, NY) as musical pit orchestras almost always require woodwind players who play multiple instruments. Click on the four links to the left to check out the main groups that I play with.


Jazz Trio with Rob Hunt (piano) and John Davey (bass)

** CREDENTIALS **
I hold a Master of Music in Saxophone Performance at the University of Northern Colorado and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. You can hear me as a featured soloist on 3 recent CDs with the Kevin Dorsey Collective (2006 & 2007 SAMMY Award Winners for Best Jazz Recording) and I have appeared with jazz artists such as Frank Sinatra Jr., Benny Golson, Clark Terry, Maureen McGovern, Robin Eubanks, and the Manhattan Transfer.