Long Time Coming
I studied classical flute at an early age, but soon realized there were more opportunities for work playing keyboard, which I started to explore around this time. I played in numerous groups, and now found myself singing in many of these bands as well. In the late 60's I was a member of the "Forum Quorum", while signed on the Decca Label, we released one album, did two movie soundtracks and several TV appearances. We also shared the stage with the legendary Jimi Hendrix and we were the 'warm up' band for Gladys Knight and The Pips at The Westbury Music Fair in Westbury, Long Island, NY. A few years later, I was also playing TV and radio jingles and started playing major venues in the club date field. Several bands later, I found myself a full time member of one of NY City's top lounge band 'Vertigo'. Some of the gigs that stand out are, The Kennedy Center, China Club, Le Bar Bat, and top hotels in the city. After the break up of the band, I decided to go solo. I am currently playing at upscale Long Island restaurants where I live. My premier CD is a collection of original material written in recent years. I describe my music as very pure in instrumentation utilizing strings and many keyboard textures. Many of the songs are classically oriented and contain different types of grooves, while some are simply soulful in nature.