Jazz artist who gained recognition as a member of Cosmology, a jazz fusion group.
He attended the Westchester Conservatory for 12 years, training to be a concert pianist under the tutelage of Michael Pollon.
He also became known as a teacher at such conservatories as Yerevan, Copenhagen, and Paris.
He grew up with three siblings: John, Gary, and Margaret.
He was inspired by such jazz artists as Duke Ellington.