A native of Buffalo, New York, my first experience with music was at the age of 5, when my father taught me how to read music and play a small accordion. I found a niche with the clarinet in the fourth grade and added the tenor sax in high school, participating in school ensembles and interscholastic competitions along the way.
Later, music went on hold as I earned degrees from Canisius College, McGeorge School of Law, and Notre Dame Law School, and also completed a career in law and 20 years of active duty in the US Air Force -- which took me to places around the country and throughout the world. After retiring from the Air Force (2008), I got back into music and performed regularly with a couple of big bands in the St Louis metropolitan area.
Since 2013, the alto, soprano, and sopranino saxes have been added to the mix, and in 2016 my wife (Debbie, a retired USAF nurse) and I relocated to Rockledge, Florida -- where I've been performing regularly as a soloist at public and private events/venues. I also play soprano sax and bass guitar in my church's weekly music liturgy, and learning the 5-string banjo is my latest musical endeavor.