Born Jan 11,1945 Brooklyn NYC, graduated Malverne Senior High School/Malverne (Long Island) New York 1963. Private studies with John Mehegan (jazz theory), John LaPorta (sax), Stan Kenton Band camps 1961(Ralph Mutchler), 1963 (Neal Hefti). BSc Arch.U.of Cincinnati 1970. Residence in Finland since 1970. Correspondence study with Berklee College of Music (big band/Dean Earl) and Dick Grove School of Music (songwriting/Robbie Gillman). Jazz composer and arranger. Main instruments: t/sax, b/sax, tpt, flghn, now learning trb - love to experience the instruments' different sounds and personalities. Current band affiliations: Tapiola Viihdeorkesteri (t/sax, b/clar), PPO Windband (tpt, flghn), Mill Hill Big Band (b/sax), Sven Nygård Big Band (tpt), Ogeli Big Band (trb). Jazz educator since 1989 (adult ed/jazz improv.) See my articles - "Psyching Out Improv Demons" published in the June 1998 Down Beat and "Dealing With Improv Demons" published in the Spring 2002 EMEA Journal, and "Giving The Listener A Break" published in the NovDec 2007 Saxophone Journal - by clicking on the links below. Main influences: Duke, Miles, Mulligan, Monk, Billy Strayhorn, Horace Silver, Bill Russo, Ben Webster. All time fave LP: Miles/Birth of the Cool. Inner musical pulse: Bebop. MDM/5 children/5 grandchildren. Enjoy!