Education: MM, BM, Rutgers University, Artist Diploma Program-Indiana University.
Studied with James S. Scott, Robert Dick, David Baker, Pat LaBarbera and Phil Nimmons.
Concert Credits: Out of the Blue, Michel Camilo Quintet, Tours with Horace Silver and Jim Beard. Performances with Freddie Hubbard, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Lou Rawls, Dennis Chambers, Shirley Scott, Renee Rosnes, Hank Jones, Orrin Evans, Benny Carter, Trudy Pitts, the Bob Mintzer Big Band, the Art Blakey Big Band, the Village Vanguard Jazz Band, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra and the Maria Schneider Big Band. Director of Jazz Ensembles and Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Theory at Rutgers University, New Brunswick campus since 1988. Recipient of the Outstanding Service to Jazz Education Award by the National Association of Jazz Educators.
Recordings: Blue Note Records, Criss Cross Jazz, Ratamacue, Sirocco, EMI, Music Masters, Emerald, Columbia, K-Jazz, CBC, BMG, Telarc, Island, Audio Quest Angel Tear, Pioneer Jazz, Duke Street, Ready Records and others.