Professional Overview

  • Guitarist, singer, songwriter, sideman, producer
  • Professional gigging, touring and recording session musician
  • Experienced in Blues, R&B, Funk, Soul, Gospel, HipHop, Pop, Rock
  • Advanced improvisation skills
  • Solid grasp of music theory and harmony
  • Studied at Berklee College of Music; private guitar study with Chris Forte, Jeff Lockhart, Mike Sassetti
  • Master class study with Ernie Eisley
  • Member, P-Funk and Funk & Soul Review Ensembles - Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
  • Private guitar instructor - Chicago and Mr. Music, Boston, MA
  • 2016 - Currently based in Berlin - working, gigging, touring, composing, producing 
  • 2015-16 - Guitarist, CJ Chenier - US tour
  • 2014 - Guitarist, Lilly of the Valley Baptist Church, Boston, MA
  • 2013 - Guitarist, God's House of Divine Revelation Worship Band - Chicago, IL
  • 2011 - Guitarist for George Clinton special performance - Berklee College of Music - Boston, MA
  • 2011 - Finalist - Adult Division - Chicago Blues Challenge (sponsored by The Windy City Blues Society)
  • 2010 - IBC Participant - Memphis, Tennessee
  • 2010 - Winner - Generation Blues Scholarship - The Blues Foundation (Memphis, TN)
  • 2009 - Winner - Youth Division - Chicago Blues Challenge (sponsored by The Windy City Blues Society)
  • 2008 - Youth Division Participant - River City Blues Competition (Marietta, Ohio)
  • 2008-2011 Guitarist, Grammy-winning New Trier High School Jazz Band - Winnetka, Illinois

Clubs

  • Alfred's on Beale Street - Memphis, TN
  • Artisphere - Arlington, VA
  • A-Trane - Berlin, Germany
  • Badenscher-Hof - Berlin, Germany
  • Bassy Club - Berlin, Germany
  • Bayou Restaurant - Mt. Vernon, NY
  • Bill's Blues - Evanston, IL
  • Blue Bayou - Chicago, IL
  • Blue Chicago - Chicago, IL
  • Blues Club - Gydnia, Poland
  • BLUES on Halsted - Chicago, IL
  • Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
  • Buddy Guys Legends - Chicago, IL
  • Camden Opera House - Camden, ME
  • Caruso Club - Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  • Catchers - Chicago, IL
  • Checkerboard Lounge - Chicago, IL
  • CJ Arthurs -Wilmette, IL
  • Clearwater Theatre - Dundee, IL
  • Cullen's Bar & Grill - Chicago, IL
  • Gabes Backstage Lounge - Highland Park, IL
  • German Club - Pawtuxet, RI
  • Ground Zero Blues Café - Clarksdale, MS
  • Hangar 49 - Berlin, Germany
  • Hansens Tavern - Northbrook, IL
  • Harlem Avenue Lounge - Chicago, IL
  • House of Blues - Chicago, IL 
  • House of Blues - Boston, MA
  • Iron Horse Music Hall - Northhampton, MA
  • Jazz Showcase - Chicago, IL
  • Joeys Brickhouse - Chicago, IL
  • Kingston Mines - Chicago, IL
  • LaRosa's - Hammond, IN
  • LeLabo - Berlin, Germany
  • LePoco Loco - Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • Lincolnshire Gourmet - Highland Park, IL
  • Lizzie Rose Music Room - Tuckerton, NY
  • Mark's House of Rock 'n Roll - Wheeling, IL
  • Mid-City Lanes Rock N Bow - New Orleans, LA
  • Midtown Crossing - Turner Park, Omaha, NB
  • Morseland - Chicago, IL
  • O’Brien’s Pub - Boston, MA
  • Peters Players - Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada
  • Player's Pub - Bloomington, IN
  • Port Clinton Square - Highland Park, IL
  • Qbaa - Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Ratskeller Köpenick - Berlin, Germany
  • Reggie's - Chicago, IL
  • Rosa's Lounge - Chicago, IL
  • San Francisco Jazz Center - San Francisco, CA
  • Schuba's - Chicago, IL
  • Sellersville Theatre, Sellersville, PA
  • Shepherdstown Opera House - Shepherdstown, WV
  • Smoken Joes BBQ & Blues - Chicago, IL
  • SPACE - Evanston, IL
  • Speiches Rock Und Blueskneipe - Berlin, Germany
  • The Alley - Highwood, IL
  • The Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
  • The Elbo Room - Chicago, IL
  • The Hall @MP - Brooklyn, NY
  • The Middle East Club - Boston, MA
  • This Must Be The Place - Lemont, IL
  • Tin Pan - Richmond, VA
  • Towne Crier Cafe - Beacon, NY
  • Trax Tavern - Deerfield, IL
  • 27Live Evanston - Evanston, IL
  • Underground Wonder Bar - Chicago, IL
  • Vibe - Highland Park, IL
  • Wally’s Jazz Club - Boston, MA
  • White Trash Fast Food - Berlin, Germany
  • Wild Hare - Chicago, IL
  • Yorckschlösschen - Berlin, Germany
  • Zoo Bar - Lincoln, NB

Session Musician

  • Chicago Recording Company - Chicago, IL
  • Funkhaus - Berlin, DE
  • Joyride Studios - Chicago, IL
  • RaxTrax Studios - Chicago, IL
  • Paul Lincke Studio - Berlin
  • Studio 2424 - Chicago, IL
  • Funkhaus Nalepastraße - Berlin, Germany

Corporate Event Headliner

  • Crate & Barrel Corporation’s 50th Anniversary celebration - Chicago, IL
  • CUSP2012 Conference - Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Opening Act for International Performer

  • Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues
  • Linsey Alexander Blues Band
  • Carl Weathersby
  • Toronzo Cannon
  • Tommy Castro
  • Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater
  • Marcos Coll
  • Ronnie Hicks Band
  • JW Williams

Festivals & Special Events

  • Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Festival - Norfolk, VA
  • Blues am Rand - Niederlehme, Germany
  • Blues Station Concerts, Tournon D'Agenais, France
  • Chicago Blues Festival, Chicago, IL (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Chicago Skydive Summerfest, Ottawa, IL
  • CHIP Concerts - Ridgefield, CT
  • Corn Hill Arts Festival - Rochester, NY
  • Clearwater Festival - Croton-on-Hudson, NY
  • Dartmouth College - Hanover, NH
  • Fundraiser – Winnetka House Winnetka, IL
  • Fundraiser - American Cancer Society Relay4Life, Winnetka, IL
  • Fundraiser - Haven Youth & Family Services - Winnetka, IL
  • Fundraiser - Jamnesty - Winnetka, IL
  • Gator by the Bay Festival - San Diego, CA
  • Gdynia Blues Festival - Gydnia, Poland
  • International Blues Challenge, Memphis, TN
  • Kingsport Twilight Series - Kingsport, TN
  • Lake George Shepard Events - Lake George, NY
  • Le Festival de Bastille, Augusta, ME
  • La Fete de Marquette - Madison, WI
  • Levitt Amp Music Series - Frederick, MD
  • MardiGras Bash - Mt Vermon, NY
  • Maywood Fest - Chicago, IL
  • Michael Arnone's Crawfish Fest - Augusta, NJ
  • New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - New Orleans, LA
  • Paulie's New Orleans Jazz n Blues Festival - Worcester, MA
  • Payomet Performing Arts Center - Truro, MA
  • Prairie Dog Blues Festival, Prairie du Chien, WI
  • Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, Beacon, NY
  • River City Ohio Blues Challenge, Marietta, OH
  • Vila Blues Festival - Vilagarcia De Arousa, Spain
  • Windy City BBQ Classic, Chicago, IL
  • Windy City Blues Challenge Chicago, IL
  • Zydeco Festival - Omaha, NB

Sideman

  • Linsey Alexander Blues Band - Chicago
  • Ingrid Arthur - Berlin
  • Angela Brown Band - Berlin
  • Donna Brown Gospel - Berlin
  • Marcus Coll (Hohner endorsee) - Berlin 
  • George Clinton - Boston
  • Toronzo Cannon - Chicago
  • Chance the Rapper - Chicago
  • CJ Chenier - Houston
  • Ronnie Hicks Masheen Band - Chicago
  • Khalif "Wailin" Walter - Berlin & Chicago
  • Carl Weathersby - Chicago
  • Mike Wheeler Band - Chicago
  • JW Williams Band - Chicago
  • Gary "Detroit" Wiggins - Berlin
  • Mike Zabrin's Funktastic - Chicago
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