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.
- Studio performances on many and various artist’s CDs as lead vocalist, background vocalist and percussionist
“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
- 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.).
- 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