ASCAP, clinical psychologist, educator, composer, arranger, lyricist, playwright, trombonist, clinician, veteran of the Count Basie Orchestra (1978-81); played with Kenny Clarke, Billy Eckstine and Earl "Fatha" Hines, Jay McShann, Slide Hampton; recorded with Walt Harper, Nathan Davis and Count Basie; co-leader of jazz groups featuring Joe Harris and Andy Bey. Composer credits consist of over 300 original compositions including movie scores and soundtracks. He has written original lyrics to 125 bebop and hard bop standards that form the basis of the librettos for a series of 5 plays he calls Boperettas. He gives lectures and clinics on whole-brain jazz and creative writing and has presented a symposium he calls “The Metaphysics of Music” at major universities from coast-to-coast. He is a founding partner in the development of the African American Innovators Conservatory (AAIC) and has invented a unique ten inch long, brass instrument he calls the "Trombetto" on which he can play 6 octaves chromatically.