Founding member and saxophonist for the rock-band Chicago who also performed flute and clarinet. He graduated from DePaul University or college having a B.A. in traditional clarinet. He was influenced from the Beatles to produce rock ‘n’ move horn music. He became a Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia member. He wedded his wife, JacLynn, plus they elevated two daughters collectively. He was influenced to include saxophone into rock and roll music after hearing “Surely got to Obtain You into MY ENTIRE LIFE” compiled by Paul McCartney.