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Fisherman's Village

I had a great opportunity to play at Fisherman’s Village in Punta Gorda with some outstanding musicians! Special thanks to George Mancini for including me in this gig!


The Oaks Country Club

Played a wonderful event for the members of The Oaks Country Club on Friday night. A very receptive and complimentary audience and staff. Thanks for having me!!


New Year's Eve Performance

I played at The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre last night with my friend, George Mancini. Special thanks to Will for having us! Great venue, appreciative crowd!


Jazz Club of Sarasota Event

I enjoyed playing for the Jazz at Two event sponsored by the Jazz Club of Sarasota. Special thanks to my quartet members, George Mancini – trombone, Bob Lunergan – drums, and Mark Neuenschwander – bass, who all did a great job. It was nice to play for such an appreciative audience!


Great Time at Selby Gardens!

I’m having a great time playing for Selby Garden’s Annual Lights in Bloom! I was there on Monday the 17th, and last night, and will be there again tonight, tomorrow night and then again on the 26th and 27th. Thankfully, since it was so cold last night, they were gracious enough to let me play ……


Friday at St. Armand's

I’ll be playing on St. Armand’s Circle in Sarasota this Friday night from 6:00 – 9:00 for the annual Christmas tree lighting. I’ll be located in front of the Irish Pub on the north side of the circle and hope to see you there!


SCF Jazz Concert

I had a great time conducting the State College of Florida jazz students tonight as they performed at Neel Auditorium. Special thanks to all of them, as well as our guests: Kendall Carrier and his jazz band students from Braden River High School. Great music and a receptive audience!


SCF Jazz Bands

I got a little away from posting because I get inundated with spam – but – thought you might like to know that I’ll be conducting the two State College of Florida jazz bands tomorrow night at Neel Auditorium, SCF Bradenton campus. Come out and listen to some fabulous student performers, including my two amazing ……


Beautiful Wedding Under the Banyan Trees

I played a wedding at one of the most beautiful venues I’ve played ~ under the banyan trees on Banyan Street in Boca Grande. Cocktail hour followed at the Boca Bay Pass Club that faces the Gulf of Mexico. Memorable event with an excellent wedding planner, Natalie.


University of South Florida Monday Night Jazz

I attended the USF Monday Night Jazz Series in Tampa last night with my friends Bob and Doc. The concert featured the USF Jazz Ensemble I as well as the USF Faculty Jazz Combo. Ralph Bowen from Rutgers University was the tenor sax jazz soloist and the program consisted of all original pieces by Bowen. ……


Beautiful Reception at the Bradenton Yacht Club

I played solo jazz guitar at a beautiful wedding reception Friday, at the Bradenton Yacht Club. The weather was perfect and the guests were complimentary and appreciative of my music. Special thanks to Jay Goodley Entertainment for the booking and Wendy at the Bradenton Yacht Club for providing me with everything I needed for my ……


Sarasota Opera Guild Luncheon at Michael's on East

A special Thank You to Betty York and the Sarasota Opera Guild for a wonderful time this past Wednesday. I thoroughly enjoyed playing and explaining my music to a very receptive and appreciative audience. The food at Michael’s on East was fabulous and the dessert fantastic! I look forward to the possibility of playing another ……


Beautiful Wedding at Lido

I had a great time playing jazz guitar for a beautiful wedding ceremony yesterday on Lido Beach. Wonderful family, lovely bride and groom, just an all around fun event.


Interesting Event

I played for a wedding ceremony last night at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. Very unique setting. While the event took place, the guests included family members and friends, as well as lions, tigers and bears – oh my!


Weather – No Problem!

Great weekend for weddings! Even though the weather didn’t hold out here in Florida, the events were still beautiful and a pleasure to play for.


The Last Couple of Months

I haven’t blogged recently because I’ve been very busy, thank you God! It’s a real blessing to be able to earn my living teaching and playing music that I love. I played a beautiful event for Mother’s Day at Selby Gardens last Sunday. A special Thank You to Dan Johnson for making sure that everything ……


Selby Gardens Event

Another great night at Selby Gardens last Wednesday night! Always a pleasure playing at such a beautiful venue for appreciative guests of the Gardens.


Bridal Show at Bentley's

I had the pleasure of performing at Bentley’s in Osprey today, for their Bridal Show. Lots of prospective brides and vendor contacts! If you haven’t been to the newly remodeled Bentley’s on S Tamiami Trail, it’s well worth your time!