A native of Los Angeles, his interest in a vast array of musical styles led to a level of versatility that has resulted in many opportunities to perform with a wide variety of artists such as Stevie Wonder, Henry Mancini, Herbie Hancock, Natalie Cole, Willie Nelson, Joe Williams, James Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Michelle Legrand, Dianne Schuur, Aaron Neville, Dizzie Gillespie and Alan and Marilyn Bergman.
He appears on more than 200 recordings with various artists including Ray Charles, Maynard Ferguson, Sammy Nestico, Linda Ronstadt, Gerald Wilson, Tom Scott, Steve Allen and Lalo Schifrin. His work with vocalist Tierney Sutton has resulted in five Grammy nominations.
He has worked on numerous T.V. productions ranging from “The Family Guy” “The Simpsons”, “King of the Hill” and “American Dad” to “American Idol” the Emmy Awards, the Academy Awards, “Americas Got Talent” and “Dancing With The Stars”.
His film and sound track credits include “Rush Hour”, “The Thomas Crown Affair”, “The Lion King”, “Far From Heaven”, “Brother Bear”, “The Haunted Mansion”, “Nacho Libre”, “Talladega Nights”, “Burlesque”, “Charlie St Cloud”, “Pursuit Of Happyness”, “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” and “J. Edgar”.