As a freelance musician , I have performed on stages in clubs, casinos and cruise ships all over the world for over 35 years. I also have spent countless hours in the studio as a musician, arranger, mixer, consultant and producer.
My degree is in Studio Music and Jazz from the University of Tennessee (1985) . I studied under Jerry Coker, Bill Scarlett and Don Hough.
I am available as a sax player on tenor, alto, bari or soprano. I can also double on flute, clarinet, keyboards, electric bass. and vocals. I currently work with a dozen bands in the Austin area , playing all styles of music. I am available for live or studio work. I am also setup for remote (long distance) recording. I would just need a 2 channel mixed MP3 or Wav emailed or 'drop boxed' to me.
My music production chops come from working for the Roland Corporation for 13 years. My rates for setting up MIDI and Audio home studios is $40 per hour.
I offer private lessons to anyone that desires to learn the language of jazz improvisation on all instruments (not just saxophone) in the Austin area. I also teach jazz keyboards to non-pianists. My rates are $20 per half hour.
In addition to teaching privately, I work with an organization called Phase 2 Music Works that offers free jazz improvisation clinics to local Middle and High School jazz bands. We have most recently worked with students at Round Rock and Stony Point high schools as well as Chislohm Trail and Walsh Middle schools in the RRISD. Keeling Middle school in the Austin ISD and Kennedy High School in San Antonio have also taken advantage of our workshops. You can find more info at -www.phase2musicworks.com.
Jazz Apps Mobile is a small company that I formed with two programmer friends of mine. Our goal is to bring jazz education into the mobile age. We currently have seven apps in the Apple and Android app stores. Five core apps cover the entire language of jazz improvisation and theory. Each of these apps contain detailed explanation of the theory behind all of the concepts involved as well as audio examples, exercises and play-a-longs in all keys. Play alongs loop endlessly and tempos are adjustable. The apps are also customizable to set to any instrument transposition, treble or bass clef. Here are the links to the apps in the Apple App Store-
You can also find a review of the apps at this website-