My Years

19 years old in Berlin

“The only place that success comes before sweat is in the dictionary.”

May, 1979 to present


2017

Larry Carlton, John Pizzarelli

2016

International Drum Clinician “How To Get and Keep a Gig...The 5 P’s”

Motivational Speaking Sessions at Trinity University Dublin, Red Bull Music Academy Dublin, 

Ballyfermot College of Further Education Dublin, Wildflower Music Academy Tokyo.


Board member of The National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence.

http://solveviolence.com/


JINGLE PERFORMANCE/ARRANGE*/VOICE OVERS**: Nick at Nite, 20th anniversary (V.O. as Kurtis Blow), Nike, "Smart Guy Theme" (W.B), Gatorade, Zima/Gold, Miller Genuine Draft*, Lean Cuisine, Coca Cola, Dark And Lovely*, NBA Hoops Player Cards**, Coors Lite, Domino's Pizza and Lucky Strike Cigarettes Motor Cycle Racing (Europe), Naya Water**, CBS This Morning, Honda, Burger King, Comedy voice overs for nationally syndicated Unites Stations Inc and IHeart Radio.

April 1990 to June 1991 A&R MANAGER OF R&B MUSIC, JIVE RECORDS. Responsible for scouting new talent: soliciting and selecting music for artist: developing artist musical direction, theme and distinct sound: recording budgets: liaison for relationship between artist and record label. Oversaw entire recording project from conception to production to mix and re-mixes. Coordinating band and music repertoire for artists live performances. Also, traveled with artists on tour serving as technical consultant and adviser. *SPECIAL PROJECTS INCLUDED: Musical Coordinator for Hi-Five live performance on the "Arsenio Hall Show"

DRUMMER/VOCALIST:

Touring, Performance and Recording Credits:

Touring:

Toshi Kubota (Musical Director), Nile Rodgers and Chic, D'Angelo, Groove Theory, Little Steven Van Zandt, Chic, Freddie Jackson, Stephanie Mills, Ashford and Simpson, Roberta Flack, Najee, Groove Theory, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Alex Bugnon, Peabo Bryson, Percy Sledge, Eddie Holman, Candi Staton, Mary Wells, Kim Weston, G.C. Cameron, Billy Paul, Martha Wash, Shiela Ferguson, Deniece Williams, Brenda Halloway, Glenn Jones, Ray Chew and The Crew (Apollo Amateur Night on the road), Alyson Williams, The Cover Girls, Tashan, Oran"Juice"Jones, Chuck Stanley, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, James Chance

Recording:
Aretha Franklin, Toshi Kubota, Sakura, India Irie, Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, Notorious BIG, Nas, The Singing Bee (N.B.C.), Natalie Merchant, Queen Latifah(The Dana Owens Album), Frankie Knuckles, Najee, Brand Nubian, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Glenn Jones, Doug E. Fresh, Waymon Tisdale, Mike Phillips, Robin S, Groove Theory, Vertical Hold, Vincent Henry, Musique, Syleena Johnson, Christopher Williams, Kenny Latimore, Steve Cole, Nelson Rangell, Rhian Benson, Ray Chew, Lisette Wilson, Ruby Turner, Miss Jones, Kobi, James Chance and The Contortions, Ray Chew and The Crew, Profyle, Bruce Saunders, Lynden David Hall, 310

Live and TV performances:
Live:
Toshi Kubota, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Bette Midler, Bono, Luther Vandross, Sting, Pharrell, Vanessa Williams, Adam Lambert, BeBe Winans, Gerald LaVert, Boyz II Men, Lauryn Hill, Brian McKnight, Kurt Waylom, Yolanda Adams, Chaka Khan, Patti Labelle, Slash, Mickey Dolanze, LaBelle, Joss Stone, Lillias White, Gerald Albright, Janelle Monae, Jennifer Holliday, Glenn Jones, Miss Jones, Johnny Kemp, Tri-ni-ty 5-7, Vesta, Jerry Butler, Cheryl Lynn, Nancy Wilson, Regina Belle, Russel Thompkims Jr., Usher, Kenny Latimore, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Melba Moore, Eddie Holman, Martha Wash, Gloria Lynne, Ray Chew, Barry Eastmond, Sherry Winston, Doug E. Fresh, The Floaters, The Intruders, The Bluenotes, The Persuaders, Jean Carne, Nikki Richards, Kindred, Darlene Love

TV:
Stevie Wonder, Kirk Franklin, Pheobe Snow, Al Green, Eddie LeVert, LeToya, Jennifer Holiday, Jennifer Hudson, Ruben Studdard, Neyo, Ciara, Gladys Knight, Jill Scott, Maxwell, Marvin Sapp, Omarion, John Legend, Donnie McClurkin, Lyfe Jennings, Tyreese, Shirley Ceaser, Anthony Hamilton, Gerald LeVert, Israel and The New Breed, Juanita Bynum, CeCe Winans, Fred Hammond, Lil Flip, BeBe Winans, Vicki Yohee, Loretta Devine, Rashan Patterson, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Martha Munizzi, Bishop Paul Morton, Kelly Price, Freddie Jackson, Ty Tribett, KoKo, Yolanda Adams, Smokie Norful, Crystal Waters, Aaliyah, Micah Stampley, Billy Paul, Rakim, Darlene Love, Billy Paul, Eddie Holman, Toshi Kubota(M.D.), Musique Soulchild, Malira (M.D.), Christion (M.D.), Anika Noni Rose, Queen Latifah, Monica

Television and Movie performance Credits:
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards 2016..David Bowie Tribute with Lady Gaga, Nile Rodgers and Rafael Saadiq, The Caroline Rhea Show (Musical Director), It's Showtime at The Apollo (15 seasons), The David Letterman Show (Subbed for Anton Figg with Paul Shaffer CBS Orchestra), B.E.T. Awards 2007, 2008, The Chris Rock Show, Last Call With Carson Daly, B.E.T. Celebration of Gospel 2006, 2007, C.B.S. Early Show, Sinbad in Aruba (HBO), Vibe, Planet Groove, The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show, The Cosby Show, A Different World, New York Under Cover, One Life To Live, Good Day New York, Maury, Good Morning America, Fox After Breakfast, NBC Today Show, Bamboozled, Top Of The Pops (London), Siempre En Domingo(Mexico), Jon Stewert, Pat Sajack, Regis and Kathie Lee, New Yorkers (NHK,Japan), Music Fair(Japan), Beat Street Sound Track, High School High Sound Track, On the Ropes Soundtrack(Academy Award Nomination), On screen performance (“Easy Street”) in the 2014 movie remake of Annie, Going in Style (movie).

Education:
1973-1976 Adlai E. Stevenson H.S. Bronx, New York: Music and Mechanical Drafting.
1977-1978 Bronx Community College Bronx New York: Child Care


1975 New York Knickerbockers Drum and Bugle Corp.

2001 Cadets of New York Drum and Bugle Corps. Fundraiser.
2007 New York Lancers Drum and Bugle Corp Alumni committee member.  
www.newyorklancersalumni.com
2007 The Rolle Resource Group/The Universal Percussion Ensemble. 
WWW.UPERCUSSION.ORG