With MEINL since:
May 28, 1970
Place of birth:
New York, New York
Currently living in:
Los Angeles, CA
Favorite MEINL cymbal:
I was 12.
Car that you currently drive:
1990 Volvo 240 DL
Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:
Hiking, visiting art museums, seeing foreign films.
Too many to name but Mino Cinelu was my most inspirational teacher.
Highlight of your career so far:
I have been lucky enough to travel the world playing with many talented artists. The highlight is that it continues.
Playing both drums and percussion and being able to incorporate the two elements into a cohesive sound.
Drumming means to me:
Being able to express a deeper part of my personality that might otherwise remain hidden.
Advice for up and coming drummers:
Persistence. Persistence. Persistence. I think half the battle is staying in the game. And hitting the practice room.
How would you describe yourself:
Passionate and eternally curious.
When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:
I followed my heart in every aspect of my life regardless of the obstacles.