I've been playing bass trombone for more than 10 years now. I grew up in Pearland, Texas, where football is huge and so are the marching bands. I started playing bass trombone at Pearland High School under the tutoring of Brian Logan.
I eventually moved to Denton, Texas, to get my Bachelor's degree in Bass Trombone Performance. There, I played an immense variety of music, from the swinging Lab Bands that UNT is famous for, to wind bands, orchestras, and trombone quartets. It was there that I learned about the instrument below, the sackbut. I studied with Jan Kagarice, and her pedagogy of simplicity and focus on the music has stuck with me ever since.
I flew overseas to get my Master's at the Royal Academy of Music, in London. There I had the opportunity to play across Europe, in musicals, competitions, and international gigs. I studied with Bob Hughes, who is one of the most well-respected bass trombonists in the world. He played in the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Scottish National Orchestra under Neemi Jarvi, the Philharmonia Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra.
to hear some of the recordings I've made over my career.