Current - Instructor at Musician's Institute in Hollywood teaching Protools and studio skills for Guitar and Meditation for musicians. Also working with Dharma Punx and against the stream as well as teaching guitar for troubled teens. Guitarist and music director for the Amy Keys Project featuring vocalist Amy Keys - Phil Collins, Herbie Hancock, Johnny Halladay, Jimmy earl on Bass - Jimmy Kimmel show, Robben Ford, Chick Corea, Chris Bailey on Drums - Britney Spears, Kamil Rustam - LA session guitarist.
Zen Blues Quartet, featuring: Steve Ferrone, (Drummer with Tom petty, Eric Clapton, Average White band, etc...), Mike Finnigan, (B3 Organ with everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Taj Mahal to Joe Cocker, etc...), Tim Scott, ( Bass and Vocals, Tower of Power, Jack Mack, Stevie Wonder, Robben Ford, etc..), and myself on guitars and Producing and mixing. www.zenbluesmusic.com. Currently working in Los Angeles as a session musician and contractor/audio consultant and all around problem solver.
I have played and recorded in numerous Bands and recording projects in LA, Vegas, NY, Japan, and France with the top recording and touring musicians. I lived in Nice France playing with Jazz singer Marjorie. I was in a house band at The Orleans in Las Vegas with Blues singer Brad Cordle. This year I also had the great honor to play with one of the great Keyboard players on the planet, and all around excellent human being, Mitch Foreman. I also played in Steve Ferrone's Drumroll band, with some of the best musicians in Los Angeles. (Players include: Jeff Young, Alex Lighterwood, the aforementioned Mitch Forman, Bill Churchville, Jason Webber, Tom Saviano, Gia Ciambotti, and Miles Joseph.) I also toured in Japan with Valerie Carter and Mike Visceglia at the Blue Note in Tokyo and Osaka. I have also just begun playing in an amazing Duo with LA Vocal and Keyboards session wizard Jeff Paris, (Keb Mo, Ringo Starr, Dave Stewart). A really unique blend of Blues and jazz with a modern approach.
Music and Production companies: Sectionforhire.com™, in association with Westlake Audio. A web based resource for Singer/Songwriters needing good musicians to record and tour with, as well as a library of music being created by a dedicated community of top Los Angeles session musicians! I have also been asked to teach at The Musicians Institute, here in Los Angeles, in the capacity of student mentor. I consider this an honor and am looking forward to working with the students.
I have also been performing with The Circuitbreakers™, an LA based All Star Blues and R&B project, with some of the best musicians in the world. The band is: Steve Ferrone on Drums, Tim Scott on Bass and Vocals, Tom Saviano on Sax and Steve Madaio on Trumpet, Gia Ciambotti on Vocals, and myself on Guitar and a wonderful young Keyboard player Milen Kirov. The Circuitbreakers™ played at the Superbowl in San Diego, and Headlined twice at the Hard Rock Hotel In Bali.
Endorsements: Fuchs amps, Hero amps, Groove Tubes, Royer Mics, Berliner Mics, D'Addario strings, Planet Waves, Dimarzio Pickups, xotic pedals, Plush pedals, Ice-Pix, Picksandstones
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The musicians recording with Zen Blues Quartet, at various times, have toured/recorded and or performed with: B. B. King, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Tower of Power, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Stills and Nash, Etta James, Dave Mason,The Butterfield Blues Band, Janis Joplin, the Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, John Lennon,The Allman Brothers. Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Lionel Richie, Michael Bolton, Chaka Kahn, Cyndie Lauper, Average White Band, Sir Elton John, Chicago, Dave Mustane of Megadeath, Phil Collins, Kenny Loggins, Fleetwood Mac, Mr. Mister, Eddie Money, Amy Grant, Don Henley, Boz Scaggs,Prince, Earth, Wind and Fire,Madonna,Toto, Joe Cocker, Stevie Wonder, Greg Allman, Carly Simon, Sly, Chicago, Brenda Russell, David Foster, Sheila E. Rod Stewart, Natalie Cole, Juice Newton, Bill Champlin, Dolly Parton, Mary Clayton, Dusty Springfield, Mary Travers, Michael Nesmith, Jackie Wilson, Thomas Dolby, Anita Baker, The Joan Rivers Show, Kiss, The Sons Of Champlin, Elvin Bishop, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker, Narada Michael Walden, Lionel Richie, Ringo Starr, Harvey Mason, Rita Coolidge, Richard Page, Steve Gadd, Glen Campbell, The Four Tops, Sheena Easton, Melissa Manchester, Vinny Colaiuta, Thelma Houston, Valerie Carter, Steve Plunkett, Patti Austin,Taj Mahal, Barbara Streisand, Dan Ackroyd, Rosanne Arnold, Tom Arnold, Atlantic Starr, Azteca, Pete Barbutti, B.B.Chun King, Jim Belushi, George Benson, Crystal Bernard, Kurtis Blow, Sir Harry Bowens, Bekka Bramlett, Rick Braun, Julie Brown, Billy Burnette, Rocky Burnette, Gary Busey, Jonathan Butler, Cameo, Tia Carerra, Felix Cavalierre, George Clinton & P-Funk, Albert Collins, Rita Coolidge, Larry Coryell, Scott Cossu, Robert Cray, Gavin Christopher, Steve Cropper, Rich Dangel, Sarah Dash, Kal David, Taylor Dayne, Al Dimeola, The Drifters, El Chicano, Richard Elliot, Keith Emerson, Melissa Etheridge, Buzzy Feiten, Corey Feldman, Mick Fleetwood, Robben Ford, Ronnie Foster, John Goodman, Guitar Shorty, Ellis Hall, Herbie Hancock, Woody Harrelson, Ron Holden, Brenda Holloway, Mark Hudson, The Inkspots, Chris Isaak, Jack Mack & The Heart Attack, Millie Jackson, Etta James, Al Jarreau, Jay & the Techniques, Kid Frost, The Kingsmen, The Kingston Trio, Sam Kinison, Janie Lane, David Lanz, Neil Larsen, Eugene Levy, Mark Lindsay, Little Anthony, Cheech Marin, Roscoe Martinez, Michael McDonald, Mellow Man Ace, Lee Michaels, Buddy Miles, Sam Moore, Gary Morris, Maria Muldaur, Shaun Murphy, Bill Murray, Rick Neilson (Cheap Trick), Ivan Neville, Edward James Olmos, Lee Oskar, Freda Payne, Michael Penn, Billy Preston, Johnny Rivers, Howard Roberts, Merrilee Rush, Katy Sagal, Curtis Salgado, Timothy B. Schmit, Diane Schuur, Marilyn Scott, Steven Seagal, Brian Setzer, B.J. Sharp, Jeff Silbar, Jeff Simmons, Slash, J.D. Souther, Mavis Staples, Stephen Stills, Sharon Stone, Keith Sweat, Mick Taylor, Sam "The Man" Taylor, Tierra, Tony-Toni-Tone, Tower of Power, Ralph Towner, Kathy Troccolli, Tanya Tucker, Big Joe Turner, Phil Upchurch, Steve Vai, Tata Vega, The Ventures, Pat & Lolly Vegas (Redbone), John Waite, War, Wild Orchid, Lenny Williams, Bruce Willis & the Accelerators, Pauline Wilson, Edgar Winter, Peter Wolf, Wolfman Jack, Bobby Womack, Ali Woodson, Dwight Yoakum, as well as headlining many times at the Hard Rock Hotel in Bali and performing at the 2003 Superbowl in San Diego.