Famous for his membership in The David Letterman Show's band The CBS Orchestra, this accomplished flugelhorn and trumpet player is also notable for his work with Texas' Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps.
He started performing in a drum corps when he was just nine years old and later became a member of the Pennsylvania-based Garfield Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps.
He joined The CBS Orchestra after touring with the group's music director, Paul Shaffer.
A native of Jersey City, New Jersey, he married Cat Cheznovitz and raised six children.
In the late 1970s, he and rock singer Jon Bon Jovi co-founded a New Jersey-based club band called Atlantic City Expressway.