Jazz band drummer of the 1960s who also helped developing popular Broadway shows, including A Chorus Line.
He studied at Julliard, where he often played drums for dance classes. He met his future musical partner Michael Bennett there.
He worked with Junior Mance and The Montgomery Brothers in 1960.
He was born in Newark, New Jersey. He had two children with his wife Nicole.
Off the stage, he worked with drummer Max Roach on several jazz education initiatives.