Trumpet Lessons

  • All-Region & All-State Concert & Jazz Band Tryouts
  • Concert Band, Jazz Band & Solo Literature
  • College & University Auditions, Portfolio Building
  • Breathing & Timbre (Sound)
  • In-School Trumpet Sectionals
  • Improvisation Lessons

Career Highlights: Band & Classical

  • 41 years Music Professor, UA Little Rock, more than 25 courses taught
  • 1983 & 1984, 2nd Chair Trumpet, The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
  • 1979-80, Adjunct Professor of Trumpet, Faculty Brass Quintet, University of Tennessee
  • 1969-1982, 1st Chair Trumpet, University of Tennessee Wind Ensemble, Brass Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra
  • 1972, Principal Trumpet, The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
  • 1969 First High School Musician featured with the United States Air Force Band, Washington, D.C.
  • 1968 & 1969 First Chair Trumpet in The All-Virginia High School Band

Career Highlights: Jazz & Popular Music

  • 2014-present, International Cultural Exchange Tours, ICX Jazz Ensemble
  • 2014, Inducted into The Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame
  • 1985-87, President of Arkansas Chapter National Association of Jazz Educators
  • 1970-2022 Performances with Pharoah Sanders, Gregory Tardy, Jerry Coker, Alvin Batiste, Airto Moriera, Carl Fontana, Victor Wooten, Jack DeJohnette, Gary Foster, Maria Schneider, Don Menza, Frank Sinatra, Donald Brown, Art Porter Sr. & Jr., Charles Thomas, Ted Ludwig, Willie Humphrey, and many others
  • 1978-82, Mentored in Graduate School by Jazz saxophonist, teacher, author, and ¬†pedagogue Jerry Coker
  • 1970s Tours with Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, The Temptations, The O'Jays, Lou Rawls, The Spinners, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and others