I began teaching myself the piano when I was 5 years old, and learned to play the saxophone through the Berkeley Unified School district beginning in 4th grade when I was 9 years old. From that point through my late 20s I performed in jazz ensembles, wind symphonies, and musical theater groups. I later performed professionally in rock, pop, and rap bands playing keyboards, saxophone, and electric bass.
In college I purchased a fancy synthesizer (the Ensoniq VFXSD) with a built in audio sequencer and began to compose my own songs. I later bought a 1/2″ 8-track reel-to-reel multi-track recorder which formed the basis of my first home studio.
That studio expanded gradually and in 1992, after graduating from college, I co-founded an audio recording studio in Boulder, Colorado named Club Dog Studios. I engineered and produced hundreds of recordings over the next 5 years including several bands that I played with as well as my own material.
Some of those recordings are represented here with descriptions of my role in each recording as well as song notes where appropriate.