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JEN-gigs-Aloha!

January 20, 2019

Had a fantastic time at the 10th annual JEN Conference in Reno (911). Saw some fantastic clinics, friends, food and laughter. Matt Falker and I presented our clinic Custom Fit Your Standards and it was well received. I am playing in LA for the next part of the month, then off to Hawaii for some B3 Jazz with the Jocelyn Michelle Group.

mahalo Jazz camps-Aloha Hawaii

July 4, 2018

June was a great month of Jazz camps and Disney Drumming! I also got some great coaster rides in, and enjoyed traveling. Now I am on to Hawaii with the Jocelyn Michelle Group! We currently have an album on the Jazz charts, and we are working on more new material to boot!

Jazz Camp Season again!

June 20, 2018

Well, here I am again-traveling around the country teaching Jazz to the next generation. I am also enjoying some roller coasters along the way, and some Disney gigs just to round it all out!

Jazz camp season has arrived

June 7, 2017

I am leaving LA after one last Happiest Gig On Earth for three wonderful Jazz camps. Miami Valley Jazz Camp is first, followed by Joe’s Jazz Camp https://joesjazzcamp.com/ in GA, and finishing up with Music For All Summer Symposium at Ball St Univ.

Jocelyn Michelle Group to record live in beautiful downtown Burbank!

May 6, 2017

Come down to Viva Cantina in Burbank on May 13th-at 8pm we will record live for her new album. Organ Jazz from the good old days featuring a modern twist.

NDSU Jazz Fest 2017

February 13, 2017

What a great time performing and doing a Master Class at this year’s North Dakota State University Jazz Fest! Dr Kyle Mack and Sigurd Johnson were amazing hosts….the music and the hang were strong!

Insane Coaster Wars: World Domination

July 5, 2014

I may be seen on the Travel Channel July 6th at 7 or 7:30pm on Insane Coaster Wars: World Domination. I was part of a group that rode Full Throttle at Magic Mountain for several hours…..they will probably show the pretty girls….but keep an eye peeled for lil ol me too.

Booty Shakers

January 31, 2014

I’m honored to be a part of the Booty Shakers family of Artists!  Such a great product….makes ya think “why didn’t someone think of this sooner!”  This is my video talking about alternative uses for the product….check it out if you have a few minutes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Am3Zyu9AWA&list=PL8ZhnbDgEats1pdpeH0avw68CzS5eKGpR&feature=c4-overview-vl

Remo Versa Drum

March 26, 2013

Just came across this new edit of the Remo Versa Drum AD I did-fun little find on a tuesday! Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_859xQqhwk

Drum! Clinics/Festival and performing

February 20, 2013

I am heading out to the wilds of MI to perform as a featured soloist with Mike Daniels LaBatterie concert this sunday Feb 24th.  From there I will be heading to Canada to the Optimist Jazz Festival in Winnipeg, Canada for three days of adjudication. I will then head to Regina Canada for clinics and teaching.

The March issue of Drum! has an ad for the Remo Versa Drum that features yours truly.  Issue 201 has the ad, and I am looking forward to getting a copy….or two.

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