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Discography

  • The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra, Along For The Ride, Summit Records DCD 747 (2019)
  • Rita Selby, Odyssey, Rita Selby Music LLC, RSM 3001 (2017)
  • Ed Joffe, Contrasts, Joffe Woodwinds LLC, (2016)
  • The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra, Strength in Numbers, Summit Records DCD 627 (2014)
  • ES2, Algorhythms, Twin Rivers Records TR227 (2013)
  • Pete McGuinness, Voice Like a Horn, Summit Records DCD 609 (2013)
  • Andrea Brachfeld, Lady of the Island, Zoho Music (2012)
  • Anthony Braxton, 19 Standards (Quartet) 2003, CD LR 572/575(2010)
  • Melanie Mitrano, All Things Gold, Big Round Records (2009)
  • Dennis Connors, Breaking Boundaries: The Art of Alex Masket, Ashcan Films Production (2009)
  • Greg Ribot, Lengua sin Palabras, GRCD52 (2009)
  • Andrea Brachfeld, Into the World: A Musical Offering, Shaneye Records (2008)
  • Gary Morgan & Panamericana!, Felicidade, Consolidated Artists Productions CAP1014 (2008)
  • Roswell Rudd/Yomo Toro, El Spirito Jibaro, Sunnyside SSC1174 (2007)
  • The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra, First Flight, Summit Records DCD 481 (2007)
  • Rita Selby, On Earth, Snee Music (2005)
  • Anthony Braxton, 20 Standards (Quartet) 2003, CD LR 431/434(2005)
  • NewYorkestra Big Band, Urban Soundscapes, SEAB 2134 (2005)
  • Cliff Korman, Migrations, Planet Arts #200321 (2004)
  • Anthony Braxton, 23 Standards (Quartet) 2003, CD LR 402/405(2004)
  • Greg Ribot, Cumbia Y Mas, (2003)
  • Forever Plaid, Holiday In Plaid (Plaid Tidings), Varese Sarabande(2003)
  • Fatima Santos, Nostalgia, LS 0011 (2003)
  • John DePalma, The Song Is Mine, LML Music (2002)
  • Diane Moser Quintet, Looking Forward Looking Back, Twin River(2002)
  • Anthony Braxton Quartet, 8 Standards (Wesleyan) 2001, BKH-004(2002)
  • K. Norton, B. Celusak, A. Eulau, Iron Monkey Trio, CIMP #238(2001)
  • Anthony Braxton, 9 Compositions (Hill) 2000, CIMP #236 (2001)
  • Anthony Braxton, 10 Compositions (Quartet) 2000, CIMP #225(2001)
  • Andy Biskin, Dogmental, GM 3044 (2000)
  • Tim Newman, Altered Ego, Amosaya Music AM-2542-CD (1999)
  • Joe Traina, Only In New York, Filigree Records (1998)
  • Bill Charlap, Along With Me, Chiaroscuro Records (1994)
  • Virginia Mayhew / Rebecca Franks Quintet, It’s Time for…, Philology Records (1988)
  • One O’clock Lab Band, Lab ’85, North Texas State University (1985)

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Performance Experience

  • Ray Vega Quartet, Quintet and Sextet (2006–2018)
    Jazz and Latin Jazz concerts, clubs, festivals and clinics in the U.S.A. and Europe.
  • Junior Mack Band (2003-2019)
    Blues and R&B concerts, clubs, festival performances in the U.S.A.
  • Anthony Braxton Quartet (2001–2003)
    Jazz recordings, concerts, clubs and festivals in the U.S.A. and Europe.
    Documented on three CDs and three four-CD box sets.
  • Bobby Sanabria ¡Quarteto Aché!, Ascensión, and Big Band (2001–2018)
    Jazz, Latin Jazz and traditional Afro-Carribean concerts, clubs, festivals and college clinics in North America.
  • Andrea Brachfeld and Phoenix Rising (2001–2014)
    Jazz and Latin Jazz recordings, concerts, clubs, and festivals in North America.
  • Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band (2000–2018)
    Jazz recordings, concerts, clubs, festivals and clinics in the U.S.A.
  • Ray Barretto and The New World Spirit (1999–2000)
    Jazz concerts and clubs in the U.S.A. and Europe.
  • Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra and Combo (1995–2019)
    Jazz recordings, concerts, clubs, festivals and clinics in the U.S.A.
  • Freddie Bryant and Kaleidoscope: The String Project “Jazz Ambassadors” (2003)
    A cooperative program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the United States Department of State, performing Concerts and Clinics in Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Oman, U.A.E., India, and Turkey.
  • Cliff Korman and the Brazilian Tinge (2002–2006)
    Brazilian and Jazz recording, club and concert performances in the U.S.A.
  • Barbara Klap Quintet (1997–2001)
    Jazz concerts and clubs in Europe.
  • Ralph Williams Duo (1996)
    Jazz concert performances in South Korea.
  • Carola Grey Quartet (1994)
    Jazz concert and club performances in U.S.A. and Europe.
  • John Nugent Quartet (1994)
    Jazz concerts clubs and clinics in Canada.
  • Rebecca Coupe Franks Quartet (1994)
    Jazz concert and club performances in U.S.A.
  • Bill Charlap Piano Trio (1990–1995)
    NYC Jazz club performances and recording.
  • Glenn Miller Orchestra (1983)
    Jazz concert performances in North America and Europe.
  • Broadway Musical Theater in NYC (1989-2001)
    Our Sinatra; Forever Plaid; Grease; Damn Yankees; Crazy for You; Beauty and the Beast; Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Teaching Experience

New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ (1997–2019)
Adjunct Professor
Classical and Jazz Double Bass, Jazz Combo, Jazz Improvisation and Graduate Performance Seminar.
Private applied and classroom course development and instruction.
Lab Band Director. Interim Coordinator of Jazz Studies, 2001.
Drew University, Madison, NJ (2008–2018)
Instructor of Double Bass and Bass Guitar applied lessons.
Kean University, Union, NJ (2015-2018)
Adjunct Professor
Jazz Ensemble Director: Concert preparation, programing and production.
Classroom Instructor: Develop and teach a course in jazz history, styles and improvisational concepts presented to Music Education Students.
Rutgers University, Newark, NJ (1997–2008)
Instructor of Double bass and Bass Guitar applied lessons.
New York University, New York, NY (1997–2010)
Resident Jazz Artist for Jazz Appreciation Classes taught by Nina d’Allessandro.
Demonstration lectures on the history and development of the Double Bass in Jazz.
Double Bass accompanist for Jazz Appreciation Class guest artists.
Elizabeth Morrow School Summer String Festival – Amelia Gold, Music Director, Englewood, NJ (2007-2008)
Applied music instruction, ensemble coaching and general supervision of young musicians ages 4-13.
JCC Thurnauer School of Music, Tenafly, NJ (2004–2008)
Private Double Bass instruction to young musicians.
The Rudolf Steiner School, New York, NY (1997–2003)
Double Bass Instructor: Grade 4-8 applied lessons.
Assistant Orchestral Conductor: Organization, Supervision, and Instruction of Grade 4-8.
North Texas State University, Denton Texas (1984–1985)
Teaching Fellowship
Provided classical Double Bass instruction to undergraduate students.
Private Studio
Classical and Jazz Double Bass, Bass Guitar and Jazz Improvisation private and group instruction. (1982–current)

Education

Master of Music
North Texas University College of Music, Denton, TX (1985)
Bachelor of Science, cum laude
Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY (1981)
Professional Artist Diploma
Westchester Conservatory of Music, White Plains, NY (1981)

Honors and Awards

International Jazz Day (2012)
Representative of Latin Jazz at the United Nations in New York City with Bobby Sanabria’s Quarteto Aché, featuring NEA Jazz Master Candido Camero and Shiela E.
Jazz Ambassador (2003)
Represented the United States in North Africa, the Middle East and India by performing with Freddie Bryant and Kaleidoscope: The String Project. Sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the United States Department of State.
North Texas State University Awards (1984–1985)
One O’ Clock Lab Band, Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Orchestral Scholarship, Orchestra Assistant Principal Bass, Chamber Orchestra Assistant Principal Bass.

Private Study

  • James Carnevale, White Plains, NY
  • Lyndon Christie, Yonkers, NY
  • Eleanor Hancock, New York, NY
  • Jack Messing, Yonkers, NY
  • Kalman Opperman, West Hartford, CT
  • Ed Rainbow, Denton, TX
  • Arnold Schnitzer, Rye, NY
  • Irwin Stahl, Riverdale, NY