Friends and Musicians

Stockton Helbing
—one of the finest drummers of the young generation
Paul Tynan
—excellent trumpeter who teaches at St. Francis Xavier University
Wayne Wallace
—Bay Area/Indiana University trombonist extraordinaire
Tom Luer
—great friend and wonderful tenor saxophonist based in Los Angeles
Jamie Davis
—former vocalist with the Count Basie Band
Woody Witt
—one of my first saxophone instructors – a great player based in Houston, TX
The Premiere Saxophone Quartet
—saxophone quartet-in-residence at San Jose State University
John Worley
—one of the best trumpeters in the Bay Area
Pacific Mambo Orchestra
—a new and exciting 20-piece Latin Jazz big band based in San Francisco
The Bicoastal Collective
—current project I co-lead with trumpeter Paul Tynan
Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy
—wonderful Bay Area Big Band led by legendary drummer Tommy Igoe


University of Houston Moores School of Music
—my bachelor’s degree was earned here
University of North Texas
—my master’s and doctorate degrees were earned here
San Jose State University
—where I am currently teaching


San Jose Jazz
—online home of the San Jose Jazz Society
San Francisco Jazz
—great site for following the San Francisco jazz scene

Gear and Music

EJazz Lines
—the majority of my original compositions for jazz ensembles are published here
3-2 Music Publishing
—several of my Latin jazz charts are published here
Maxwell Tree Music
–some more published here
Pro Jazz Charts
–and some more published here
Rico Reeds
—I am a saxophone performing artist D’Addario and perform exclusively on Rico Reeds
Selmer Saxophones
—I am a saxophone performing artist for Selmer Saxophones
Origin Records
—online home of Origin Records, OA2 Records, and Origin Classical



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