Professional Overview

CURRENT

  • Professional, full-time gigging, touring and recording session musician
  • Guitarist, singer, songwriter, sideman, producer (also play bass & drums)
  • Experienced in Blues, R&B, Funk, Soul, Gospel, HipHop, Pop, Rock
  • Advanced improvisation skills
  • Solid grasp of music theory and harmony

 PREVIOUS

  • 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
  • Previous - pivate guitar instructor - Chicago & Boston, MA 
  • 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
  • Arlington Ale House - Arlington Hts, IL
  • Artisphere - Arlington, VA
  • A-Trane Jazz & Blues Club - 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
  • Bochka Club - Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
  • Buddy Guys Legends - Chicago, IL
  • Callahans Music Hall - Auburn Hills, MI
  • Camden Opera House - Camden, ME
  • Caribbean Club - Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 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
  • Dzyga Art Center - Lviv, Ukraine
  • 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
  • Haus 13 Pfefferberg - Berlin, Germany
  • Hotel Panorama - Kherson, Ukraine
  • House of Blues - Chicago, IL 
  • House of Blues - Boston, MA
  • ILKO Gallery - Uzhhorod, Ukraine
  • Iron Horse Music Hall - Northhampton, MA
  • Jazz Showcase - Chicago, IL
  • Joeys Brickhouse - Chicago, IL
  • Kingston Mines - Chicago, IL
  • LaRosa's - Hammond, IN
  • Le Grand Concert Hall - Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, UKRAI, UA
  • LeLabo - Berlin, Germany
  • LePoco Loco - Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • Lincolnshire Gourmet - Highland Park, IL
  • Lizzie Rose Music Room - Tuckerton, NY
  • Loci Loft - Berlin, Germany
  • Marco Concert - Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Mark's House of Rock 'n Roll - Wheeling, IL
  • Mezzo Classic Club - Yerevan, Armenia
  • Mid-City Lanes Rock N Bow - New Orleans, LA
  • Midtown Crossing - Turner Park, Omaha, NB
  • Morseland - Chicago, IL
  • O’Brien’s Pub - Boston, MA
  • Perron No7 - Odessa, Ukraine
  • Peters Players - Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada
  • Piano-Buhne Kleinhenz - Oberthulba, Germany
  • Player's Pub - Bloomington, IN
  • Pomba Gira Juke Joint - Szczecin, Poland
  • Port Clinton Square - Highland Park, IL
  • Qbaa - Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Ratskeller Köpenick - Berlin, Germany
  • Reggie's - Chicago, IL
  • Rosa's Lounge - Chicago, IL
  • Sairme Resort - Georgia EU
  • San Francisco Jazz Center - San Francisco, CA
  • Schuba's - Chicago, IL
  • Sellersville Theatre, Sellersville, PA
  • Shaw's Crab House - Chicago
  • Shepherdstown Opera House - Shepherdstown, WV
  • Smoken Joes BBQ & Blues - Chicago, IL
  • Smokehouse Live - Leesburg, VA
  • SPACE - Evanston, IL
  • Speiches Rock Und Blueskneipe - Berlin, Germany
  • Teehaus Im Englischer Garden - 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
  • Toast Hawaii - Berlin, Germany
  • Tonic Room - Chicago, IL
  • 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
  • ZeRooms - Dnipropetrovs'k, Oblast Ukraine
  • Zoo Bar - Lincoln, NE

Session Musician

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