36 Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
I'm from nyc, i've moved around a lot but the road always leads back here. Been living in Brooklyn for the last 7 years. i'm a professional drummer and teacher.
What I’m doing with my life
writing songs, teaching, studying. Playing mostly in jazz clubs right now but i'm branching out. Recently went back to school after working for ten years- it's been great.
I’m really good at
living out of a suitcase. percussion. i used to be good at chess. I love being outdoors, and anytime i can get out of the city it's a blessing. ADK in particular. I make a great cup of coffee (is that a skill?). discussing in detail a book i've never read.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
sheakespeare, james joyce, Dostoyevsky, salinger, joseph campbell, Fante, Yeats, also biographies of people and artists i admire. recently read a great bio of charlie parker.

Js Bach, Nina Simone, Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Tom Waits, Lester Young, Wayne Shorter, Howlin Wolf, Bjork, Ray Charles, Percy Mayfield (if you love the blues, check him out), Marvin, Stevie, Sly, Bill Withers, Muddy, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Will Oldham, Blind Willie Mctell, Blind Willie johnson, Johnny Cash, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Randy Newman, Captain Beefheart, Miles, Monk, Zakir Hussian, Segovia, Casals, Tristano, Ornette, James Brown, Tom Jenkinson, Robert Diggs, wayne krantz, Tito Puente, George Harrison, John Lennon, and my friends, who are inspiring and badass. I love music so if anyone can turn me on to anything i'm always grateful.

movies- On the waterfront. miller's crossing, caddy shack
The six things I could never do without
family, music, friends, coffee, my guitar, improvisation.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The art of storytelling/songwriting
Rhythm and harmony.
motion and rest.


the overtone series
On a typical Friday night I am
i might be working, i might out with friends, or going to a show, although I've noticed that more and more i'm staying in on fridays.
You should message me if
if you're cool, kind, smart
if you know any great dive bars i might not be aware of