I get to 1) “rub elbows” with authors such as Casey Cep, 2) take it easy on a swing bench, 3) have fans of all ages and heights, and 4) on occasion win an award for my film composing.
I have scored over 45 films (aka, movies) for directors within the US and UK, including "Mob on the Run," starring Joe D'Onofrio ("Good Fellas," "A Bronx Tale").
My music is varied. I can write most anything. Directors say that I am easy to work. Please see my recommendations and testimonials pages.
If you are uncertain as to whether or not I am the right composer for your film, then simply make contact with me, and together we can determine if I am the right fit for your film. I want your production to be a success for you and for me.
My music training was at Finger Lakes Community College, College of Charleston, Mansfield University, London School of Creative Sciences, and private instruction with CWO C. Fred Kepner and Hollywood's Jeff MacDonald, along with instruction at the Eastman School of Music's workshop for arrangers with Rayburn Wright and Manny Albam instructing.
I started my music career arranging music for bands such as the Bill Dayton Big Band and the 18-time Grammy Award winning Jimmy Sturr Orchestra.
My arrangements have been performed at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, as well as on radio, local TV, Japanese TV, cruise ships, night clubs in New York City, Hawaii, and myriad other venues.
One of my original compositions/recordings, "Killer Bee," was chosen as a cut on the WNBC Radio's (New York City USA) "Hometown" disk and was also played on over 60 radio stations throughout the United States (and I am happy to say that it still brings me a royalty check every three months).
Many of my original musical works have been performed live (and recorded) by international performer Andre Branche.
The following are just a few of the directors with whom I have had the pleasure to have worked:
Mikayla Myers - "Doctor, Doctor" ( “Award of Merit” - Los Angeles)
T.L. McKoy /Cliff Ackman - "Running Out of Time" (“Best Movie” - Baltimore)
Dawn Campbell - "Letters Unsent" and "Hello Neighbor"
Andrew Rodes - "The Bobby Miller Show"
Mike McKenna - "On The Run"
Kevin Davis - "Smoke Signal"
W. Jeff Crawford - "Mail Order Junkie" and "Mob On The Run" (10-episode series)
Sophie Boyce - "Mâché Man" and "Zippers and Glue" and "Boy In The Water"
Linette Lucas - "P.U.M.P.S."
George Anthony Fox - "The Shot" and "Don't Be Angry"
Sarah Pride - "Happy Home"
Paul Oakes - "Home Free"