LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL: Bass Player
is a composer/actor/bassist who’s been active on the contemporary music scene for nearly forty years. During that time, his performances have taken him from the jazz club to the Broadway theater; from the classical stage to the sports arena; from the church sanctuary to the theme park. He has accompanied celebrities such as Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Rosemary Clooney, and Olivia Newton-John; shared the stage with Broadway legends Bernadette Peters, Mandy Patinkin, Patti LuPone, and Idina Menzel; worked with jazz luminaries Jackie McLean, Stanley Turrentine, Eric Darius, Doc Severinson, and Lionel Hampton; performed at Disney World, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, appeared in concert with more than a dozen professional symphony orchestras and shared his experiences as an educator at private and public schools, community colleges and state universities. His compositions and arrangements have been premiered and featured at numerous venues throughout the United States and he has recently been seen acting in several regional theater productions.