Big Band musician and multireedist who played alto saxophone on the
He played in Auburn University's Orchestra before serving in the U.S. Army as a musician with the North American Air Defense Commanders' Jazz Band.
He died of a heart attack at the age of fifty-nine.
He settled in Florida during the 1990s with his wife Phyllis and his two sons.
He played the saxophone-heavy theme song for Moonlighting, a 1980s television series starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd.