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Here is a partial list of the many wonderful musicians I have had the opportunity to perform and record with throughout the years.

Howard Alden

Sandy Allen

Mose Allison

Chris Anderson

Kenny Anderson

Joe Augustine

Erich Avenger

Martin Banks

Allan Baker

Chas Baker

Chris Baker

Zoot Baker

Greg Bandy

Shelly Berg

Wayne Bergeron

Gene Bertoncini

Seamus Blake

Bob Brookmeyer

Dan Bruce

Ron Busch

Ann Hampton Calloway

Tony Campise

Keith Carnekie

Carmen Castaldi

Dave Catney

The Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra

Bob Chadwick

Alex Coke

Larry Coryell

Creative Oportunity Orchestra

Harold Danko

Kenny Davis

Dennis Dotson

Nate Douds

Kent Engelhardt

Kurt Ellenberger

Shannon Eller

Lorraine Feather

Michael Feinstein

Bobby Ferrazza

Paul Ferguson

Mary Kay Ferguson

Clare Fischer

Bob Florence

Ricardo Flores

Bob Fraser

Hugh Fraser

Casey Genemans

Dizzy Gillespie

Ron Godale

Benny Golson

Mark Gonder

Benny Green

Mike Greensill

Marshall Griffith

Cliff Habian

Jamey Haddad

Doug Hall

Slide Hampton

Rich Harney

Steve Hawk

Jeff Hellmer

Bob Henshon

Peter Hess

John Hicks

Holly Hoffman

John Hollenbeck

Joe Howard

Joe Hunter

Jamad

Sean Jones

Clifford Jordon

David Kana

Chris Karlic

Val Kent

Mark Kimbrell

Roy King

Ernie Krivda

Patti LaPone

Rick Lawn

Mike Lee

Joe LoCasio

Mark Lopeman

Mundell Lowe

A.D. Mannion

Tina Marsh

Bob McKee

Paul McKee

Jim McNeely

Idina Menzel

Alton Merrell

Bob Meyer

Ed Michaels

James Moody

Dan Murphy

Mike Murray

New Images

Bebe Neuwirth

Adam Nussbaum

John Oddo

George Oldziey

Caroline Oltmanns

Mandy Patinkin

Matt Perko

John Perrine

Bernadette Peters

James Polk

Jim Powell

Bill Ransom

Tom Reed

Vernon Reid

David Renter

John Reese Project

Jason Rigby

Humberto Ramirez

Bobby Rodriguez

Jim Rupp

Ally Ryerson

Paul Samuels

Jack Schantz

Diane Schurr

Russell Schmidt

Maria Schneider

Bobby Selvagio

Glenn Schaft

Scott Sherwood

Matt Shulman

Judi Silvano

Howie Smith

Tony Spicer

Chip Stephens

Suzi Stern

Dave Sterner

Rick Stone

Helen Sung

Arthur Topilow

Carl Topilow

Beth Ullman

James Umble

Brad Wagner

Dan Wall

Cedar Walton

Jackie Warren

Mitch Watkins

Bobby Watson

Ernie Watts

Rock Wehrman

Helen Welsh

Paul Wertico

James Wideman

Mike Wolford

Kenny Wheeler

Jiggs Whigham

Wesla Whitfield

John Wojciechowski

Mark Wood

Randy Zimmerman

 

RECENT COMPOSITIONS

Stages of a Journey.  I'm delighted that the Vipisa Trio from Humboldt College in Arcada, CA is performing all five movements of this piece for saxophone, violin, and piano.

The Glory Days (for concert band).  Commissioned by the Packard Band.  (Premiere scheduled for October 2010).

Gratitude (for trumpet and piano) - 2010 - Commissioned by trumpeter David Gruver.

Stop (for Saxophone Quartet) - 2010.  (Also arranged for Brass Quintet at the request of Fredrick Moose).

Genius Grant (for tuba, clarinet, and piano) - Premiered at the 2010 International Tuba Convention in Arizona.

Impressioni il Faggotti. For solo bassoon. Premiered by Evan Hertrick. Being Time. For Alto saxophone, double bass, and drum set. Premiered by James Umble, David Morgan, and Glenn Schaft. Suite Sara. For Soprano saxophone and Marimba. I. Dirigible II. Lament III. Kind-Lee IV. Visible Light V. The Law of Seven Premiered by Sara Kind and Brian Sweigart. Thanks to Sarah Korb and Corey Doran for the great new version of "Emergence" for baritone saxophone and percussion!

Here is a more complete vita

EDUCATION The University of Texas, Austin, Texas B.M., Music Composition, awarded 1990. Studies in composition with Professor Dan Welcher. The University of Texas, Austin, Texas M.M., Music Theory, awarded 1993. Counterpoint with Douglass Green, Schenkerian analysis with Roger Graybill, contemporary music theory with Stefan Kostka. thesis: "Harmony and Tonality in the Recent Compositions of Kenny Wheeler" supervised by Professor Patrick McCreless. The University of Texas, Austin, Texas D.M.A., Music Composition (Jazz Emphasis), awarded 1996. treatise: "Two Compositions for Jazz Orchestra" supervised by Professor Richard Lawn. TEACHING POSITIONS Associate Professor of Jazz Studies, Youngstown State University, Fall 2001-present. Aural Skills Specialist, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, 1996-98, Spring 2001. Instructor, Cuyahoga Community College, 1995-96. Bass, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Theory, Jazz Ensembles Assistant Instructor, The University of Texas at Austin, 1993-94. Music theory: lecture sections Director, Jazz Lab Band Teaching Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin, 1991-93. Music theory: ear training labs Coach, Jazz Combos PUBLICATION (REFEREED JOURNAL) "Superimposition in the Improvisations of Herbie Hancock." Annual Review of Jazz Studies 11: 69-90. Lanham, Maryland, and Oxford: Scarecrow Press, 2002. RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS (REFEREED) "Superimposition in the Improvisations of Herbie Hancock." National Meeting for the Society for Music Theory, College Park, North Carolina, December 1998. "Mechanical Process in the Jazz Compositions of Kenny Wheeler." National Meeting of the Society for Music Theory, Tallahassee, Florida, November 1994. "Mechanical Process in the Recent Jazz Compositions of Kenny Wheeler." Meeting of the Texas Society for Music Theory, Beaumont, Texas, March 1994. CONFERENCE PRESENTATION February 3, 2005. "Become an Instant Expert in Jazz Arranging." OMEA Conference, Cincinnati, OH. RECORDED COMPOSITIONS WITH INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION “Three Vignettes for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra.” Beethoven Academy Orchestra; Piotr Borkowski, conductor; Greg Banaszak, saxophone. Romances for Saxophone and Orchestra, Centaur, 2008. "Romance for Flute and Strings." Polish National Chamber Symphony; Bohdan Jarmolowicz, conductor; Katherine DeJongh, flute. Twentieth-Century Music for Flute and Orchestra, Centaur, 2002. "Secret of the Golden Flower" for Alto Flute and String Quintet. On the compact disk panoramicos by flautist Mary Kay Ferguson and The Cleveland Orchestra members Molly Fung-Dumm and Takako Masame, violins; Lynne Ramsey, viola; Bryan Dumm, cello; Tom Sperl, double bass. The project was funded by a grant from the Bascolm Little Fund. JAZZ RECORDINGS AS DOUBLE BASSIST (2004-2008) Jazz Vespers (2008). The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. Season of Change (2007). Russell Schmidt Trio. One Dream (2007). Helen Welsh and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. Dance of the Papanzi (2007). John Perrine Quartet. The Surprise of Being-Live at Birdland (2006). The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra featuring Joe Lovano. Live at the Bop Stop (2005). Paul Ferguson Jazz Orchestra. I Love to Tell the Story (2004). Jack Schantz Quartet. AWARDS/GRANTS Chamber Music America (2008). New Works: Creation and Presentation is part of the Doris Duke Jazz Ensembles Project. This grant will be used to create and present "The Way of the Sly Man" a large-scale work based on the esoteric ideas of G.I. Gurdjieff. Bascon-Little Foundation Grant (2008). This grant will help finance a recording of "The Way of the Sly Man." Award of Achievement from Northern Ohio Live (2003). This award was the result of a performance of my transcriptions and arrangements of the music of Frank Zappa by the 13-piece Jazz Unit with guest artists Ernie Watts and Mark Wood, commissioned by the Tri-C JazzFest, Cleveland, OH. Program included "Big Swifty," "Waka/Jawaka," "Peaches en Regalia," "Sofa," "The Black Page," "Stevie's Spanking," "The Grand Wazoo," "Blessed Relief," "Eat That Question," and "Echidna's Arf." SELECTED COMPOSITIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS (2002-2009) Arrangements of the music of New York City guitarist Adam Rogers, commissioned by the University of Akron. Performed by the University of Akron Jazz Ensemble with guest artist Adam Rogers on March 12, 2009. “The Art of Seven” (Summer 2008). Commissioned by the American Wind Symphony Orchestra; Robert Boudreau, Musical Director. Published by C.F. Peters Corp. Arrangement of Vincent Persichetti’s “The Hollow Men.” Commissioned by the American Wind Symphony Orchestra; Robert Boudreau, Musical Director. Arrangement of Tchaikovski’s “Pas de Deux.” Commissioned by the Burning River Brass and recorded on the CD ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. “Suite Sara” for soprano saxophone and marimba. Five-movement suite commissioned by saxophonist Sara Kind and premiered May 8, 2008. “Impressioni” for solo bassoon. Commissioned by Evan Hertrick and premiered April 12, 2008. “Reflections and Meditations.” Premiere at 2007 Yale International Festival of Arts & Ideas; Hartford, CT. American Wind Symphony Orchestra; Robert Boudreau, Musical Director. Recording on their CD Reflections. Subsequent performances and recording by YSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Published by C.F. Peters Corp. "The Surprise of Being" for Tenor Saxophone and Jazz Orchestra. World Premiere by Joe Lovano and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra on November 11-12, 2005. I also arranged several of Mr. Lovano’s compositions for this project. This music was performed by Mr. Lovano and the WDR Orchestra in Cologne, Germany in Winter 2006, and by Mr. Lovano and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra at Birdland in New York City, July12-15, 2006. Performance with University of Akron Jazz Ensembles on March 9, 2007. "Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra." Commissioned by saxophonist Greg Banascak (faculty member at Cleveland Institute of Music and Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music). Performances of individual movements in South Korea and Berlin, Germany. U.S. premiere of 2nd movement by Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory Orchestra conducted by Dwight Oltman, September 24, 2004. "Invisible Cities" for Wind Ensemble. Premiere by Dr. Stephen F. Gage and the YSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble at the 2005 New York Wind Band Festival at Carnegie Hall, New York City on March 29, 2005. "Concerto for Flute and Winds." This piece was performed and recorded in 2006 by Katherine Thomas-Umble and the YSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble. “Emergence” for Baritone Saxophone. Commissioned and premiered by Brandon Masterman, Spring 2005. "Reactions" for Drum Set and Wind Ensemble. Premiered February 23, 2004 by the YSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble featuring Dr. Glenn Schaft, drum set. "Shapes of the Morning" for Euphonium and Piano. Commissioned by Yamaha clinician/artist Adam Frey. The piece was premiered in Fall 2004 by Mr. Frey and is published by euphonium.com. This piece is recording on the CD Beyond the Horizon-New Music for Euphonium and Piano. "Valleys of Endless Seas" for Studio Orchestra. Commissioned by The University of Akron. World premiere by the University of Akron Orchestra, October 28, 2004. "Three Dances" premiered March 4, 2003 by Dr. James Umble, alto saxophone, and the Cleveland Duo, which comprises two outstanding musicians from the Cleveland Orchestra, Stephen Warner, violin, and Carolyn Gadiel Warner, piano. Ford Theater, Youngstown State University. The trio continues to perform the piece in concerts throughout North America. "Romance for Flute and Strings." Polish National Chamber Symphony; Bohdan Jarmolowicz, conductor; Katherine DeJongh, flute. Twentieth-Century Music for Flute and Orchestra, Centaur, 2002. Numerous jazz compositions and arrangements for the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Jack Schantz Jazz Unit, YSU ensembles, and others. SELECTED PERFORMANCES (2002-2009) March 1, 2009. Performed on recital by YSU faculty clarinetist Dr. Alice Wong. March 1, 2009. Performance with George Shernit Nonet featuring Helen Welsh. Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. February 20, 2009. Concert with Paul Ferguson Jazz Orchestra at St. Paul’s Church, Cleveland Heights, OH. February 14, 2009. Concert with jazz saxophonist Greg Abate at Hudson Jazz Festival, Hudson, OH February 11, 2009. Performance with YSU Faculty Jazz Trio at Butler Museum of Art. January 30, 2009. Performance with Los Angeles-based trumpet virtuoso Wayne Bergeron. Solon Jazz Festival, Solon, OH. November 17, 2008. Concert with faculty and students from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory. The program included a performance of my “Three Vignettes for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra.” Rocky River Chamber Music Society, Rocky River, OH. November 13-15, 2008. Concerts with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. Cleveland Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH. November 12, 2008. Concert with Joe Augustine Trio. E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Center, Akron, OH. October 31, 2008. Concert with Kent State professor Chas Baker. Cleveland Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH. October 11, 2008. Performance with NYC guitarist Mike Baggetta. Cleveland Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH. October 5, 2008. Performance by Dave Morgan Trio. Sundance Jazz Series. Cleveland State University. August 3, 2008. Performance with NYC guitarist Rick Stone. Nightown, Cleveland Heights, OH. July 13, 2008. Performance with The Cleveland Orchestra and The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Franz Welser-Most, Musical Director; Robert Porco, conductor; Susan Egan, Capathia Jenkins, Rob Evan, Doug LaBrecque, soloists. Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH. June 29, 2008. Performance with vocalist Kevin Mahogany at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. June 29, 2008. Performance with saxophonists Bobby Watson and Greg Abate at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. May 4, 2008. Performed in Harold Arlen Tribute Concert. Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, OH. May 1-3, 2008. “The Grand Wazoo.” Performances by the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra of my transcriptions and arrangements of the music of Frank Zappa. Cleveland Bop Stop, Cleveland OH. April 19, 2008. Performance for Bowling Green Jazz Society, Bowling Green State University with Chicago saxohonist John Wojciechowski and Russell Schmidt. Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. March 29, 2008. Performance with Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Carl Topilow, musical director. Severance Hall, Cleveland , OH. March 28, 2008. Performance with Broadway vocalist Bernadette Peters. Allen Theatre, Playhouse Square Center, Cleveland, OH. March 2, 2008. Concert with jazz trumpeter Jack Schantz. Presented by the Kulas Foundation Recital Series. Guzzetta Recital Hall, The University of Akron, Akron, OH. February 29, 2008. Paul Ferguson. St. Paul’s Church. Cleveland, Heights, OH. February 10, 2008. Paul Ferguson. Sundown Jazz Series. Cleveland State University. February 1, 2008. Concert with Jiggs Whigham Nonet. Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH January 23-24, 2008. Performances with lengendary guitarist Mundell Lowe at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. December 19, 2007. Performance with Treble Chorus of New England. Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College, North Andover, MA. December 14-15, 2007. Performances with composer/arranger Wade Marcus and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. Cleveland Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH. November 10, 2007. Concert with Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Civic Theater, Akron, OH. October 27, 2007. Performance at New Music for Percussion and Saxophone concert. Premiere of my “Being Time” with James Umble and Glenn Schaft. Ford Family Recital Hall, Youngstown, OH. October 23. 2007. Performance with flautist Holly Hoffmann and pianist Mike Wofford at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. October 21, 2007. Performance with BGSU jazz piano professor Russell Schmidt at Cleveland Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH. October 5-6, 2007. Concerts with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra performing the music of Rich Shanklin and Chas Baker. Cleveland Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH. September 29, 2007. Performance of my original compositions with seven-piece ensemble including Jamey Haddad, Jack Schantz, and Bob Fraser. Cleveland Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH. September 23, 2007. Performance with San Diego flautist Holly Hoffman and pianist Mike Wofford. Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. September 8, 2007. Performance with pianist/vocalist Mose Allison. Black Swamp Music and Arts Festival. Bowling Green, OH September 6-7, 2007. Performance with pianist/vocalist Mose Allison. Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. July 8, 2007. Performance with UA jazz professor Jack Schantz. Wooster Arts Festival, Wooster, OH. June 30, 2007. Performance with YSU instructor Dan Murphy. Cleveland Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH. June 16, 2007. Performance with BGSU jazz piano professor Russell Schmidt. Columbus Music Hall, Columbus, OH. June 15, 2007. Performance with BGSU jazz piano professor Russell Schmidt. Cleveland Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH. June 13, 2007. Performance with violinist Reed Simon. Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH. May 12, 2007. Performance with NYC saxophonist Joe Lovano. Eastlake, OH. April 13, 2007. Concert with Cleveland Pops Orchestra and Cleveland Jazz Orhcestra. This concert included three of my compositions. Severance Hall, Cleveland OH. April 6-7, 2007. Performances and live recording of Paul Ferguson’s music with Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. Cleveland Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH. March 14, 2007. Concert with NYC vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. The Palace Theatre, Cleveland, OH. February 24, 2007. Concert with NYC pianist Jim McNeely at Lakeland Jazz Festival. Kirtland, OH. February 9, 2007. Performance with Cleveland Pop Orchestra, Carl Topilow, Musical Director. Severance Hall, Cleveland, OH. December 30, 2006. Performance at Cleveland Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH. December 23, 2006. Concert with NYC saxophonist Joe Lovano and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. I composed or arranged all of the music for this concert.. Cleveland Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH. December 1-2, 2006. Concerts of the Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn “The Nutcracker” with Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. Cleveland Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH. November 3-4, 2006. Concerts with trombonist Jiggs Whigham (artistic director of the Berlin Jazz Orchestra). Cleveland Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH. October 20, 2006. Performance with BGSU jazz piano professor Russell Schmidt at Cleveland Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH. October 13-15, 2006. Concerts with San Francisco vocalist Welsa Whitfield and pianist Mike Greensill. Allegheny Jazz Society, Gardner Theatre, Meadville, PA. September 30, 2006. Performance with Columbus drummer Jim Rupp. Gallion Jazz Festival, Gallion, OH. September 15, 2006. Concert with NYC vocalist/pianist Michael Feinstein. Playhouse Square, Cleveland, OH. August 6, 2006. Concert with Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. Cain Park Ampitheater. Cleveland Heights, OH. August 4-5, 2006. Performances with NYC pianist Mike Longo. Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. July 23, 2006. Performance with University of Akron professor Jack Schantz at Wooster Arts Festival. Wooster, OH. July 12-15, 2006. Performances with saxophonist Joe Lovano and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. Birdland, New York City. July 9, 2006. Performance with The Cleveland Orchestra and The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Franz Welser-Most, Musical Director; Robert Porco, conductor; Christiane Noll, Debbie Gravite, Doug LaBrecque, soloists. Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH. July 1, 2006. Performance with YSU instructor Dan Murphy. Cleveland Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH. May 20, 2006. Performance with James Naughton and John Oddo. Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, OH. April 9, 2006. Performance at the Midwest Double Bass Symposium. Bliss Hall, Youngstown State University. March 10-11, 2006. Performances with BGSU jazz professor Russell Schmidt. January 29, 2006. Concert with Cleveland Institute of Music professor Marshall Griffith. Severance Hall, Cleveland, OH. January 27, 2006. Performance with NYC vocalist Kevin Mahogany. Cleveland Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH. November 11-12, 2005. Performances with NYC saxophonist Joe Lovano and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. Cleveland Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH. October 30. 2005. Performance with guitarist Larry Coryell and drummer Paul Wertico (from Pat Metheny Group) at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. October 28, 2005. Performance with Cleveland Pops Orchestra conducted by Carl Topilow at Severance Hall, Cleveland OH. October 21, 2005. Performance with L.A. vocalist Lorraine Feather and pianist Shelly Berg at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. October 14-16, 2005. Concerts with San Francisco vocalist Welsa Whitfield and pianist Mike Greensill. Allegheny Jazz Society, Gardner Theatre, Meadville, PA. October 2, 2005. Concert with American Jazz Orchestra and vocalist Julius LaRosa, Warner Theater, Erie, PA. September 20, 2005. Performance with NYC guitarist Joshua Breakstone at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. September 17, 2005. Performance with NYC guitarist Joshua Breakstone at Legends St. James, Pittsburgh, PA. July 24, 2005. Concert with The Cleveland Orchestra. Jahja Ling, Festival Director; Robert Porco, conductor. Blossom Music Center. July 10, 2005. Concert with The Cleveland Orchestra, Jahja Ling, Festival Director; Rob Fisher, conductor. Blossom Music Center. June 21, 2005. Concert with Cleveland Institute of Music Professor Marshall Griffith. Summer Music Festival, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA. June 15, 2005. Performance with L.A. vocalist Debbie Boone and pianist John Oddo at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. May 14, 2005. Concert with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra playing the music of Pat Metheny arranged by Bob Curnow. May 12, 2005. Performance with L.A. flautist Alie Ryerson at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. April 23, 2005. Concert at TriC Jazz Fest with Jazz Unit, guitarist Vernon Reid, and tubist Howard March 26, 2005. Concert with Cleveland Jazz Orchestra performing the music of George Russell at Fairmont Temple, Cleveland, OH. February 26, 2005. Performance with clarinetist/saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera at the Lakeland Jazz Festival, Kirtland, OH. February 18, 2005. Concert with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra featuring vocalist Delores Parker Morgan, presented by Hugh A. Glauser School of Music and Kent Classic Arts. University Auditorium, Kent State University, Kent, OH. February 12-13, 2005. Concerts with vocalist Toni Tennielle in Tiffin, OH and Mentor, OH. January 30, 2005. Concert with Cleveland Jazz Orchestra performing the music of Kenny Wheeler and David Morgan at Akron Public Library, Akron, OH. January 29, 2005. Concert with Cleveland Jazz Orchestra performing the music of Kenny Wheeler and David Morgan at Fairmont Temple, Cleveland, OH. December 11, 2004. Performance of Billy Strayhorn arrangement of "The Nutcracker" with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and Cleveland Contemporary Dance Ensemble. Masonic Temple, Cleveland, OH. November 12-14 , 2004. Concert with pianist/vocalist Mose Alison. Columbus, OH and Jamestown, NY. November 10-11, 2004. Performances with pianist/vocalist Mose Alison at Nighttown, Cleveland Hts., OH. October 14, 2004. Performance with saxophonist James Moody at Nighttown, Cleveland Hts., OH. October 13, 2004. Performance with NYC pianist Mike Longo at Nighttown, Cleveland Hts., OH. October 8-10, 2004. Concerts with San Francisco vocalist Welsa Whitfield and pianist Mike Greensill. Allegheny Jazz Society, Gardner Theatre, Meadville, PA. September 18, 2004. Concert with German-based composer/arranger Ed Partyka and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra at Cuyahoga Community College, Eastern Campus, Cleveland, OH. August 27-28, 2004. Performance with multi-instrumentalist Ira Sullivan at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. August 17, 2004. Performance with Los Angeles pianist David Garfield and drummer Oscar Seaton from George Benson ensemble at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. July 14, 2004. Performance with Cleveland Contemporary Dance Theatre and Cleveland Jazz Orchestra at Cain Park Evans Amphitheatre, Cleveland Hts., OH. July 11, 2004. Performance with The Cleveland Orchestra, Jahja Ling, conductor, Sylvia McNair, soprano. Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH. June 26, 2004 . Concert with San Francisco vocalist Welsa Whitfield and pianist Mike Greensill. Kent, OH. July 22, 2003. Concert with Professor Marshall Griffith (Cleveland Institute of Music). Encore School for Strings, Hudson, OH. July 18-19, 2003. Performance with NYC drummer/composer Joe Chambers at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. July 13, 2003. Performance with The Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Most, Musical Director. Bill Conti, guest conductor. Blossom Music Center. July 12, 2003. Performance with The Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Most, Musical Director. Robert Porco, conductor. Blossom Music Center. May 30-31, 2003. Concerts with composer/arranger Sammy Nestico and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. April 9, 2003. Performance with L.A. saxophonist Ernie Watts and NYC violinist Mark Wood , Tri-C JazzFest, Cleveland, OH. March 19, 2003. Performance with NYC saxophonist Donald Harrison at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. February 23, 2003. Performance with guitarist Larry Coryell and drummer Paul Wertico (from Pat Metheny Group) at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. February 16, 2003. Faculty recital with saxophonist/composer Howie Smith. Drinko Hall, Cleveland State University, Cleveland , OH. January 16, 2003. Performances with NYC saxophonist/composer Benny Golson at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. December 29-30, 2002. Performances with NYC saxophonist Joe Lovano, percussionist Jamie Haddad, and pianist Dan Wall at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. December 6-7, 2002. Concerts with Jamie Davis, vocalist for Count Basie Jazz Orchestra, and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra November 23, 2002. Performance with pianist/vocalist Mose Allison, Mentor, OH. November 20-21, 2002. Performances with pianist/vocalist Mose Allison at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. October 25, 2002. Concert with trumpeter Humberto Ramirez at Cleveland Museum of Art. October 17-19, 2002. Concerts with San Francisco vocalist Welsa Whitfield and pianist Mike Greensill. Allegheny Jazz Society, Gardner Theatre, Meadville, PA. September 29, 2002. Performance with jazz vocalist Mark Murphy at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. June 4, 2002. Performance with NYC jazz pianist Roy Merriwether at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. May 30, 2002. Performance with NYC jazz pianist John Hicks at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. May 3-5, 2002. Concerts with San Francisco vocalist Welsa Whitfield and pianist Mike Greensill. Allegheny Jazz Society, Gardner Theatre, Meadville, PA. April 26-27, 2002. Concerts with trombonist/arranger Slide Hampton and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. April 4, 2002. Performance with NYC jazz pianist Cedar Walton at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. March 21, 2002. Performance with saxophonist Gary Bartz, pianist Bobby Few, and drummer Greg Bandy at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH. March 15-16, 2002. Concerts with composer Maria Schneider and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. February 10, 2002. Concert with jazz violinist Johnny Frego at Nighttown, Cleveland Hts, OH. February 8, 2002. Concert with the Canton Symphony featuring trumpeter Byron Stripling. Palace Theatre, Canton, OH. SELECTED FESTIVALS, CLINICS, CAMPS, ADJUDICATION (2003-2009) February 27, 2009. Clinic with Lakota High School Jazz Ensemble. Bliss Hall, YSU. February 14, 2009. Adjudicator and clinician at Hudson High School Jazz Festival, Hudson, OH. January 30, 2009. Rhythm section clinic at Solon High School, Solon, OH. February 28, 2007. Concert and clinics with Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. Bay High School. Bay Village, OH. February 23-24, 2007. Adjudicator and clinician at Lakeland Jazz Festival, Kirtland OH. Worked with over twenty high school ensembles. February 24-25, 2006. Adjudicator and clinician at Lakeland Jazz Festival, Kirtland OH. Worked with over twenty high school ensembles. September 20, 2006. Adjudicator for Youngstown Symphony Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition. June 20-25, 2005. Instructor, clinician, and guest artist at Lakeland Jazz Camp. Lakeland Community College, Kirkland, OH. March 29, 2005. Adjudicator, clinician, and performer at the Maplerock Jazz Festival, Ashland University, Ashland, OH. The other clinician/performers were Tom Garling (trombone, Chicago IL), Mike Pagan (piano, UC Boulder), and Mike Lee (saxophone, NYC). February 24-26, 2005. Adjudicator and clinician at Lakeland Jazz Festival, Kirtland OH. Worked with 20 high school ensembles. February 19, 2005. Concert with Cleveland Jazz Orchestra featuring several of my compositions at Green High School Jazz Festival, Akron, OH. June 14-19, 2004. Artist-in-Residence at Lakeland Jazz Camp. Director of Festival Jazz Orchestra, bass master classes, combo coaching, and music business seminar. Lakeland Community College, Kirkland, OH. June 16-20, 2003. Instructor, clinician, and guest artist at Lakeland Jazz Camp. Lakeland Community College, Kirkland, OH. May 16, 2003. Clinician, adjudicator, and guest artist at Parma City Schools All- City Jazz Festival, Parma, OH. April 5, 2003. "Jazz Improvisation for Flutists." Clinics at Dana Flute Day. March 8, 2003. Clinician, adjudicator, and guest artist at Hudson High School Jazz Festival, Hudson, OH. February 21, 2003. Arranged for Y.S.U. Jazz Ensemble II to perform at the evening concert of the Lakeland Jazz Festival. Lakeland Community College, Kirkland, OH. February 20, 2003. Clinician at the Lakeland Jazz Festival. Lakeland Community College, Kirkland, OH. January 23, 2003. "Rhythm Section Concepts for High School Jazz Band." Clinic at the OMEA convention. Cleveland Convention Center, Cleveland, OH.

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