I grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Raised on classic rock ‘n’ roll, I was exposed to symphonic music, opera, and show music at an early age. I learned about world music as a teenager while traveling and performing in Senegal.
I began composing while at the Berklee College of Music and quickly fell in love with Bossa Nova. After leaving Berklee, I studied jazz guitar with Jimmy Ponder and later took lessons with Jack Wilkins, Peter Leitch, and Joshua Breakstone.
For 6 years, I performed and recorded with Sonido, the 12-piece Latin jazz & salsa group I co-founded with conguero Jeff Albert. I also performed with Elizabeth Meeker’s 6-piece Latin combo, Dulcerito, and recorded the CD “Roots” with the Silas Meredith Band.
I’m now focused on composition, arranging, and songwriting, exploring many styles including jazz, classical, rock, pop, dance, and world music. I also compose different types of fractal music.
I would like to collaborate with exceptional Pop, Dance, or Brazilian artists or producers.