WHO I AM

Who

The JSJW community is about sharing knowledge and experiences from teacher and students. Great music performed at its highest artistic levels can only happen in a positive, and accepting learning environment. The JSJW has built an open-minded forum for creative self-expression and purposeful learning.

Who am I?

I was born and raised in New York City, I have been playing bass, composing and arranging music for 40 years.

My professional career has included performing and touring that has taken me around the globe, including a 20 year-tenure as a bass player of the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors, as well as toured in 35 countries and all of 50 states in the USA. Some performance highlights were my two appearances at New York City’s legendary Carnegie Hall.

Toots Thielemans, Kenny Werner, Joe Lovano, Jon Hendricks, Phil Woods are some of the jazz luminaries I performed along side.

I also recorded with John Scofield, and Joe Lovano.

My debut solo recording, The Sun and the Rain, featured Joel Frahm, Craig Handy, Tom Guarna, Rodney Holmes and Uri Caine. Jeff Lopez-Jazz Composer is comprised of musicians from the Jazz Ambassadors.

Who are you and what your goals?

If you are looking to make significant improvements to your playing, this is the place for you. At JSJW, I match you with like-minded band members. You'll have me, a professional musician with extensive experiential knowledge , as your mentor. I will help guide you beyond your current abilities and direct you toward your future goals.