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Grew up in Annapolis, MD playing cornet, sousaphone and alto saxophone in the public school system concert bands.

While attending a Louis Armstrong concert at the U.S. Naval Academy Field House at age 12, I “made my way” to the locker room during intermission for a hand shake and an autograph from “Satchmo”while he relaxed in his boxer shorts!

Began playing alto saxophone professionally at age 15 with a soul band, Bobby and the Martels and recorded at Edgewood Studios, Washington, DC 1964. Listen

Attended the University of Maryland receiving a BA in Personnel Management, Labor and Public Relations 1971.

Performed as the warm-up act for Roberta Flack at the University of Maryland Ritchie Coliseum 1972.

Bobby and the Martels

Worked as a social worker for the U.S. Dept. Housing & Urban Development, Washington, D.C. 1972-1976.

Recorded with Lawrence Wheatley’s 9pc stage band Gathering live on WAMU radio at the American University Washington, D.C. 1973. Listen

Recorded with the Saints Jam Band at Track Studios Kensington, MD 1973.

Managed a storefront “jam center” called the Music Carry Out, 18th and Florida N.W. Washington, D.C. 1974-1975. Listen

Recorded with Joe Collins Band Washington, D.C. 1975.

Performed at the National Bicentennial Celebration with Luci & Vgo 1976.
Performed in the Washington, D.C. metro area with Con Amore and the Mystery Band including events at the Governor's Mansion in Annapolis, MD and at the home of Virginia State Senator John Warner 1976-1980
Performed at The One Step Down Lounge Sunday nights and recorded with that group, The John Guernsey Quartet, at Omega Studios
Washington, D.C. 1976-1977.

Performed in Key West , FL with Jellyroll, the Rich Brothers and Kopavi 1979-1984.

Toured Nags Head, N.C., Virginia Beach and D.C. with the Winged Heart Band 1980.

Performed with the Shirelles at the Purple Line
St John October 1984.

Performed with Little Anthony at the Purple Line St. John November 1984.

Performed as the warm-up act for Gary Burton at the Purple Line Dec 1984.

Performed with Commotion at the Purple Line St. John 1985. Listen 
Performed with Cab Calloway Reichhold Center for the Arts
St Thomas April 1985.
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Performed with Barefootin’ featuring Otis Elevator at World Headquarters St. John , Sapphire Beach St. Thomas, and
Stouffer’s St. Thomas 1986-1987.
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House bandleader at St. John Virgin Grand aka Hyatt aka Westin 1987-1990.

Performed with Mark Wallace Band at Caneel Bay and Hyatt
St. John 1987-1993.
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Performed with B#Sharp featuring dynamic vocalist Margo at Shipwreck Landing, Mongoose Restaurant, Caneel Bay, Hyatt and
Peaks Island, ME 1995-present.
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Performed with Sambacombo at Miss Lucy’s, Rumbalaya, Westin, Caneel Bay and La Tapa every Monday since 1997
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Performed with Slammin’ at Miss Lucy’s, Aqua Bistro,Island Blues
and Shipwreck Landing 2003-present.
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Performed with TNT at Frenchman’s Reef, Ritz Carlton,Westin and
Nevis Four Seasons 2003-present.

Sambacombo - St John Flutes - B#Sharp - Slammin' - Steppin' Out

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