Career Highlights

Professional Performing Highlights

  • Artist, Patsy Meyer – opening act for: Spyro Gyra, Rippingtons, Ambrosia, Ken Navarro, Lisa Loeb, Kenny Rankin, Chuck Mangione, Warren Hill, Marilyn Scott, George Benson, Cheap Trick, Dr. John, Kirk Whalum, & others.
  • National tours as percussionist and b.g. Vocalist featuring: Patti Austin, Norman Brown, Peabo Bryson. Alex Bugnon, Gail Johnson, Jeff Lorber, Marion Meadows, Chante Moore, Natali Rene, Roger Smith, Summer Storm, and Paul Taylor.
  • Appearances and recording with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  • Vocals/percussion at LA-area venues: Hollywood Bowl, House of Blues, Disneyland, Catalina Island Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, The Roxy, LaVaLee, Baked Potato, Café Cordial, Vitellos, Columbos, The Barkley, Harvelles
  • Vocalist & percussionist with mid-west bands including ‘Bout Time, Bill Cunliffe Trio, Jay Flippin Band, Carmen DeLeon Big Band, Randy Villars, and others.
  • Vocalist on many radio and television commercials, including McDonalds, Walmart, Tide, Pepsi, Kenner Toys, H&R Block, CBS Toys, Spic ‘N Span, Baldwin, Folgers, H & R Block, Pepto Bismol, AT&T, many others.

Discography Highlights

  • Studio performances on many and various artist’s CDs as lead vocalist, background vocalist and percussionist

CD Releases:

        “Retro Archives” (Blue Hour Records
        2018) collection of vintage pop &ballads
        recorded in the 90’s.

        “Don’t Get No Better” (Blue Hour
        Records 2007) duo album with 
Patrick
        Lamb, saxophonist, featuring guitarists Paul
        Jackson Jr., & 
Grant Geissman;keyboardists
        Greg Karukas, Herman Jackson, & Bill
        Cunliffe; bassists Nathan East, Dave
        Carpenter & Abe Laboriel, and 
drummers
        Curt Bisquera & Ricky Lawson.

        “Don’t Stop Now”  (Heart of Gold
        Records 1998) featuring Tom 
Scott, Russ
        Freeman, Bill Cunliffe

Songwriter Highlights

  •  Three EMMY-nominations in Original Song category
  •  Over 75 songs used in television shows and films
  •  Co-writer of the children’s musical “It’s a Boring, Snoring, Exploring Day” published by Hal Leonard.
  •  Writer/co-writer of numerous songs for children’s books & DVDs, and elementary school classroom music resources published by Hal Leonard.

Teaching Artist Highlights

  •  Teaching Artist (music): Pacific Arts Center PreK-12 arts education program
  •  Pre-K Music Specialist: Child Development Center, LA Valley College
  •  Music Together certified teacher
  •  Director, Artz Smartz after school music enrichment programs
  •  Music Education Consultant – Clear Choice Entertainment, LLC
  •  Founder: New Life Rhythms; drum circle facilitator
  •  Director/Co-director: Music Adventure Camp – FCCNH N. Hollywood, CA
  •  Volunteer drum circle facilitator for children’s, women’s, & community drum circles: Remo Percussion Recreational Music Center, N. Hollywood (*longest running women’s drum circle in U.S.).

Early Years:

  •  Soloist in church from age 13
  •  Percussionist in high school band (national championships)
  •  All State Choir, Ensembles, and lead vocalist for high school choir
  •  Lead vocalist in Morehead State University jazz ensemble (Jay Flippin director)
  •  Lead roles summer stock/community/regional musical theater productions