Trumpet player and the leader of Chase, a jazz-rock fusion band.
He settled on the trumpet when he was in high school and attended Berklee College of Music.
He lifted weights and also learned how to stretch with the dancers in New York's Latin Quarter.
He grew up in a musical family in Squantum; his parents encouraged his desire to make music.
In 1971, Chase's band was nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy, but Carly Simon won instead.