(Director, Jazz Ensemble)
M.M., B.M., Howard University. Associate professor of music, director of jazz ensembles, and string/electric bass professor. Native of Washington, D.C. Citations in Who's Who in Music and Down Beat Magazine. Recognized for excellence in the music industry as a bassist, musical director, and also as a composer/arranger. Performances history include concerts with the Boston Pops, National Symphony, and the Washington Philharmonic Orchestras; performance dates with Dr. Billy Taylor, Ethel Ennis, and the Fifth Dimension; concert/show tours with Maurice Hines, Stephanie Mills, Maceo Parker, Ray Charles, Vanessa Rubin, and Jennifer Holiday. Appears on several CD/album recordings as bassist with Capitol (Blue Note) Records recording artist Bobby Watson and Horizon, Muse Records artist Roger "Buck" Hill. Appears as producer/performer on over thirty-five national and international recordings. 1994-95 recipient of the Robert and Lina Mays and Robert L. Jones Distinguished Alumni Teaching Excellence Award. A D'Addario Jazz Performing Artist. A SWR Sound Corporation Artist.