Saxophones (Tenor, Alto, Soprano), Double Sax, Flute, Songwriter/Composer
Born: March 25, 1946 in Ottumwa, Iowa (USA)
Schooling: Music scholarship to Memphis State University
Began playing professionally in Memphis, Tennessee
Hung out with some of the Memphis Horns during the 60's Memphis "Scene"
Made first recording for HI Records, Memphis, Tennessee(Al Greene's label).
U.S. Army Band, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
1969 - 1974:
St. Louis, Dallas, Los Angeles, Nashville, etc. - playing soul, rock, country and jazz with various artists.
1975 - 1995:
Los Angeles, California - working as a sideman for many artists and band leader of a popular jazz band, "The Steve Hooks Band". Recorded for many TV and film projects and was a staff songwiter for Warner Brothers Music & Hitzgalore in the early 80's.
1995 - now:
Munich, Germany - working with many artists and studio work for records and film. Toured with the Weather Girls for over 3 years & Charly Antolini for 4 years... Released a maxi-single CD on Club U-Nite Records, formed a new jazz band "Too Cold", CD released on KDC Records in Munich. Currently touring throughout Europe with "Too Cold", Max Greger Jr., and many all-star bands while working on new CD to come out sometime in Spring of 2007. Released 3 CDs for download on many internet portals with Ability Records in 2007.
1973 - Staff Writer for Broadway Music in Muscle Shoals, Alabama
1980 - Staff Writer for Warner Brothers Music in Hollywood, California
1981 - Staff Writer for Hitzgalore Music in Van Nuys, California
Santa Barbara (NBC)
Day By Day
HBO On Location (HBO)
Life Styles Of The Rich And Famous (IND)
Runaway With The Rich And
Family Ties (NBC)
The Seinfield Show (NBC)
Hosanna USA (IND)
Rehmsen die Kontakt Show (ARD)
Ja Oder Nein (ARD)
Rita's Wunder Bar (TV München)
The Ali Khan Show
Johnny Hammond Smith
The Weather Girls
Jimmy Caravan and the
The Ink Spots
Raoul De Souza
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Albert C. Humphrey
Ron Evans Group
Max Greger, Jr.
(and many others...)