Bassist, composer, instructor, band leader



​I released my first CD ever as a leader, and am happy to offer it for sale here on my site. The CD is titled When Trees Speak. The recording features JC Kuhl: saxophones; Justin Kauflin: piano; Brian Jones: drums; very special guest

Mary Lou Osterhous singing and playing acoustic guitar; Trey Pollard: electric guitar; John Toomey: acoustic piano; Joe Locke: vibraphone; Eddie Williams: tenor saxophone; and Bill Gurley: mandocello.


Now available through the International Society of Bassists online store.

The Attucks Jazz Series is here for the winter. Some great artists are slated to appear. Check my "DATES" page or visit the VA Arts Festival website,, for info.

There are four songs from my CD loaded on

the player. You can advance any song by

clicking onthe wave graph above or click

at the end to get to the next tune.

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

These wonderful photographs were taken by the following photographers, who were all kind enough to permit

me to post them here: Eddie Williams, John Toomey, Drew Landman, Mark Robbins, Thomas Fusaro and David Beloff.



Timely was released on the legendary Cadence Jazz Records label in February, 2015.

3 1/2 Stars in Downbeat

Fluidity, released on the wonderful Summit Jazz label in early March, 2015. 4 stars in Downbeat!