American multi-genre drummer and percussionist who played with bands including The Jazz Connection and the New Klezmer Quintet.
He was awarded first prize for classical timpani at the 1983 International Music Festival in Vienna, Austria.
In 2002 he wrote the Entertainment Connection Career Guidebook, a business manual for professional musicians.
His family lived in Greenbelt, Maryland at the time of his birth.
Renowned drummer Buddy Rich was one of his early teachers.