It has been 37 years since I became involved in jazz education while playing with the Stan Kenton Orchestra and within that period of time I have given hundreds of clinics and concerts in the US and many countrys over seas. I also have been involved in teaching and playing at numerous jazz camps acroos the country. In past summers I was out having a great time doing one week long jazz camps at:
*Shanghai Conservatory of Music Shanghai China
*Rangsit University Bangkok Thailand
*University of Missouri at St Louis
* Simpson University in Indianola, IO
* Drury University in Springfield, MO
* University of MO at Kansas City
* Cal State University at Sacramento
* Centrum at The Port Townsend Jazz Camp, Port Townsend, WA
* University Of Nebraska at Omaha
* Texas Christian University Ft Worth TX
* Collin County Community College Plano TX
These Camps are a wonderful place for students of all ages to come play and learn about jazz.
I have had the pleasure of working at these camps with such greats as Kim Richmond, Clay Jenkins, Bobby Watson, Tarrell Stafford, Rob Fleeman, Tom Kennedy, Rick Haydon, Chip Stevens, Paul McKee, Scott Winfield, Dave Pietro, Mike Vax, John Harner, Davey Scott, Bobby Shew, Tarrell Stafford, Maria Schnieder, Bill Holman, Bob Florence, Jerrold Wilson, Pete Christlieb, Jeff Hamilton, Kurt Elling, Carl Allen, John Clayton, Bill Mays, Jeff Clayton, Jiggs Whigham, Randy Halberstadt, Chuck Deardorf, Nancy King, Bill Ramsay, Ingred Jensen, Kristen Korb, Matt Wilson, joe Labarbara, Jeff Hamilton and many more great musicians.
This Fall Term marked my 15th year of teaching at the University Of Oregon. I teach drumset and work mainly with the Jazz Majors under the direction of Steve Owen who, in my opinion, is one of the finest University level jazz educators in the country. A truly great program.
I have been very lucky to be involved with Yamaha Drum Company since 1981 and I am very excited about recently becoming a Crescent Cymbal Artist. These two companies do an awsome job of helping artists share their knowledge and experience with the young and not so young students of music around the world. They also have allowed my voice to be heard through their wonderful instruments.
I do clinics and concerts all over the country with High School and University bands as well as some "in store" clinics at different music stores. Please feel free to contact me on my email list if you are interested in working together on any kind of educational projects.
Keep on learning.