I received my first drum set at age five. My dad would bring me to his restaurant and I would sit in with my cousins band and I knew then what I was going to do for life & for my living, play music & drums.
At age ten I started played parties with an accordion player and then at age thirteen I had my own band and continued to play school events and local events. At age eighteen, my cousin took me in his show band and I started traveling around the country playing five to seven nights each week and have never looked back.
Now at age sixty I've been a full time musician for forty two years and have never had another job. I've been blessed to be included on 'Drummerworld' and listed as one of the top drummers in the country. I have letters of recommendation from; Vinnie Colaiuta, Jim Chapin, Steve Smith to name a few. Have performed in clinic with ; Virgil Donati, Marco Minnemann, JoJo Mayer , Terry Bozzio, Anton Fig, John Blackwell, Van Romaine, Steve Smith, Rod Morgenstein, Joe Franco and have played The Montreal Drum Festival twice. I have performed live with; Bucky Pizzarelli, Oz Noy, Dean Brown Band, Jeff Berlin, Rachel Z, The Spinners, The Monkees, and Mino Cinelu , to name a few. Played in the house band for 'The Long Island Music Hall Of Fame' the last couple of years. I continue to play three hundred gigs a year, everything from jazz to tribute bands.