Adventures in Sound
I come from a musical family background that dates back to the 1700's. My first paid performance, at four years of age (with Dad), was on WCTC radio at the State Theater, New Brunswick, NJ. I have since performed professionally with Luciano Pavarotti, Engelbert, Jimmy Durante, Broadway's Schubert Theatre, Michael Feinstein, Mickey Rooney, The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, The Coasters, Brooklyn Bridge, Tito Puente, Kathleen Battle, Marie Osmond, Kathie Lee & Regis, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, played movie scores, and so much more. Personal performances have included solo concerts, recordings, movie scores, jingles, live TV broadcasts, corporate and municipal functions, sales promotions, parades, private functions, night clubs, restaurants, hotels, worked as adjunct to Queens, Mannes, and Middlesex County College. The American Institute of Guitar, NYC; currently on staff at Elefante Music, New Providence, NJ. I have extensive repertoires in the following genres: Jazz, Classical, Flamenco, Latin, Dixieland, Cole Porter/Gershwin style standards, traditional and contemporary Country, assorted Holiday Music, Ragtime and International specialties. Apprenticeship on Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Balalaika Genre Studied with Jazz Jim Hall, Jimmy Giuffre, Joe Cinderella, Harry Leahey Flamenco Mario Escudero, Sabicas, Minolo Central and South American Alvaro Dalmar Classical Alvaro Dalmar, Leonid Bolotine Rock, Contemporary, Italian Carmine D'Amico, Vinnie Bell BMI Jazz Composers Workshop Manny Albam, Jim McNeely Dixieland PeeWee Irwin Ragtime Eric Schoenberg Eastern European Family at home.