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I was born in the suburbs of Reading, Pennsylvania and started playing the drums at age 6. By the age of 9, I was playing in my first rock group, The TDC Trio. We even performed in public.

TDC Trio, circa 1980I attended Muhlenberg School District where I played in anything that involved music. Outside of school, I was in various rock bands that played the likes of Rush, The Who, and The Police . I first started to enjoy jazz drumming once I joined the high school jazz band.

I decided to pursue a life of music so I moved to Boston and attended Berklee College of Music, where I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in music. Berklee was very good to me. Not only did I have a chance to study with the top musicians (Ian Froman, Joe Hunt, Hal Crook, George Garzone, Livingston Taylor, etc.) I had a chance to play with those that were up and coming at the time. (i.e. Kurt Rosenwinkel, Roy Hargrove, Geoff Keezer, Antonio Hart, Dwayne Burno!)

In 1990, I moved to Philadelphia and became part of the local music scene. I have been fortunate to have played with the likes of Charles Fambrough, Jerry Nieman, Ralph Bowen, Al Grey, Tony Miceli, Matthew Parrish, Jim Ridl, and John Swana. Throughout the years, I have performed clinics, judged high school jazz festivals, and recorded jingles and soundtracks for NFL Films. Amongst others, I have participated in the Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival and Friends of Pennsylvania Jazz Festival.

Currently, I am performing regularly at various venues in Southeastern Pennsylvania with numerous musicians/groups, including The Dave Thomas Trio, The Dave Wilson Quartet, and The Tom Pontz Project.

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