While I have been playing a variety of instruments for over the last 20 years, percussion has always been my primary focus. I grew up studying classical percussion (Marimba, Vibraphone) as well as Jazz music and incorporated what I learned into several garage bands I worked with in my youth. On several occasions I have traveled to the island of Cuba and studied congas and bata drums, as well as timbales and bongo. I even participated with Don Skoog and Alejandro Carvajal as they worked on their book "Bata Drumming." (I even appeared in one of the pictures) In addition to Afro Cuban music, I played for several years with Al Amal, a middle eastern ensemble based out of Chicago and focused primarily on the Darabukah. I have used these instruments and genres in several groups groups that I have performed with over the years. In recent years I have been programming stand alone applications in Max/MSP and have incorporated electronics into some of my life performances.
I have performed in numerous ensembles ranging from Classical, Rock, Jazz, Latin, Bluegrass, Balkan, Klezmer, Electronic, Middle Eastern, African, Hip Hop, and Experimental throughout The United States. A number of groups that I have collaborated with include The Contemporary Music Project, Frank Catalano, The Dupage Symphony Orchestra, Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra, Alea Musica, Ken Ueno, World Champion, Mr. Blotto, The Chicago Afro Beat Project, The Super American Happy Fun Good-Time Jamband, A.M. Faces, Rotary Drowns Rhino, Leadfoot, Najib Bahri, Al Amal, Treologic, The Everyone Orhcestra, Striding Lion, Jack Straw, The Soup, Johnny V & The Killer Bzzz, Evil Papasov, Speargrass, Westbury, PB&J, Kaif, 19th & Morgan, and many more.