This page is about my life as a career artist, musician and guitar player.
Areas of focus:
1) Guitar for performance, recording and education. 2) Music/sound, (focusing on recording, mixing music and sound for Records, Film and TV as well as Live sound mixing, technology education and mentoring, , 3) Cutting edge Audio and Music technologies and service, (Synclavier, DAW’s, Protools, Sound technologies for all forms of music production and creation.)
As a Guitarist and Producer/Mixer and teacher I have worked with Artists like Michael Jackson and Sting. I have worked as a session musician in LA and NYC. As a music educator I have taught at the Musicians Institute and for Jamplay.com and as an adjunct lecturer at Naropa University, University of Colorado Denver and University of Asheville.
I developed and Produced the Project “The Zen Blues Quartet” featuring: Mike Finnigan – Hammond B3 Organ, Piano, Vocals, (Jimi hendrix, Taj mahal, Joe Cocker, CSN, Bonnie Raitt, Etta James, etc…)
Tim Scott – Bass and Vocals, (Jack Mack, Eric Clapton, Robben Ford, Tower of Power) Steve Ferrone – Drums, (AWB, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Pat Metheny, Tom petty, etc…)
I have spent the last 40 years working in studios, touring and teaching, and learning the craft of music and sound.
I was recently awarded the BCAA 2017 Pathways to Jazz Foundation Grant to record a 2nd Ted Greene Tribute CD, tentatively titled “For Once In My Life”, and the potential Lineup includes: Local Colorado singers Robert Johnson, Denver Virtuoso Guitarist Mitch Chmara, Los Angeles Session singer Jeff Paris, Internationally renowned Jazz Violin Virtuoso Christian Howes, Internationally renowned Jazz Guitarist Andreas Oberg. “This project is funded in part by the Pathways To Jazz grant, a donor advised fund of the Boulder County Arts Alliance”.
This site Guitaroutsidethebox.com, which will focus on Music education and performance, is an educational platform I am developing to explore non-traditional approaches to music and education.
This is an article I wrote about how I see music and service and technology coming together:
I hope you enjoy exploring and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!
Recent projects and happenings:
2017 BCAA Pathways to Jazz Grant recipient
Touring Guitarist with International Artist Sari Schorr – Montreal Blues Festival, Mt. Tremblant Blues Festival, Rockport Blues Festival, Ft. Collins Bike and Blues
Boulder Blues Quartet Leader and arranger
Mixed CD and music for Video for Colorado Artist Purple Squirrel
Producer and consultant for Luke Comer, (Arise Music Festival owner), re-mixing the album The Portal
Producer, partner and music and media consultant with ALOC media, producing video and audio based media content for local business and artists/musicians in Boulder CO.
Links to recent projects in collaboration with ALOC here.
Adjunct Faculty at The Musicians institute in Los Angeles teaching Guitar and Recording techniques for Guitar, also developed the Meditation for Musicians Program
Guest Lecturer at Denver University – invited by the department of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies at University of Colorado Denver to teach MA Post production and Music Business related skills undergraduate and Graduate programs.