Famous trumpet player that has collaborated numerous musicians, including George Harrison, Dionne Warwick, Elton John, The Rolling Rocks, and Carole Ruler. He went to Cleveland Institute of Music and performed using the Jimmy Dorsey Big Music group. He performed using the The Tonight Display Music group around the Tonight Display Starring Johnny Carson. He was raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and his family members relocated to Ohio. He used the band around the Tonight Display with Jay Leno from 1994 to 2001.