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I truly love the trumpet, in all its many forms.  From the very beginning, this instrument gave a small scared kid with a speech impediment, who was afraid to talk, a voice.  And it quickly grew to be one of the strongest voices in the band room.  I have been blessed that this voice has allowed me to travel all over the country and the world.  I have had the honor to share the stage and my voice with amazing artists such as Thomas Gansch and Hans Gansch, Jens Lindemann, and James Morrison.  I have been on stages in front of thousands of people all the way down to intimate settings of just a few close friends (I’ll let you figure out which was more terrifying).

The feeling of connectedness I get when playing my instruments is unique to anything else in my world.  It is the one place where I feel truly free to speak my mind through my music.  I love to talk in any musical language, from classical to jazz, baroque to modern, it’s all a conversation worth having.  And make no mistake, if you play with me or come to one of my performances, we are having a conversation and I hope you find as much magic in the dialogue as I do.

That conversation is one that I strive to engage my musicians in when I am blessed with the opportunity to conduct an ensemble. I believe that it is a conductor's job to tell a story to their audience through the ensemble and in order to do that successfully, they must be able to communicate their vision to the musicians under their baton.


I've always found website audio and video to be misleading if an artist is unwilling to post live, unedited performances.  Striving for perfection is both admirable and necessary as a performer but there is a beautiful realism in the errors that inevitably creep into live performance.  They show the humanity of an artist and, I believe, foster a greater connection with the audience.  Below you will find both live performances and audio/video recordings crafted specifically for professional content. 


I truly hope you enjoy both!

Live Performances:

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Volusia Community Symphony


Crafted Audio/Video:

O Shenandoah


Christmas Festival

Volusia Community Symphony


Somewhere In My Memory

Volusia Community Symphony


Trumpeter's Lullaby

Performing at Calvary Church of the Brethren 11/18/18

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