Saxophonist who was a member of Les Brown's band from 1947 to 1955 and who was a sideman for artists like Benny Goodman.
He first played with the big bands of Tony Pastor, Bob Astor, and Bobby Sherwood as a teenager.
He worked as a producer in the 1950s and 1960s, producing tracks by Gary Lewis & the Playboys.
He had daughters named Sandra and Suzanne.
He formed the group Prez Conference, a tribute ensemble to Missouri saxophonist Lester Young.