Musician and Event Producer.
I have stage and television experience, from front of house to shop. Career emphasis has been as bass player for many local, regional, and international artists, mainly Blues and Jazz. Over the past 26 years,I have a consistent nominee for the prestigious Cascade Blues Association "Muddy" award, winning in several categories, including recording, performance, band, and instrument. My recording credentials date from 1967 to the present. For the past several years, I have organized several successful music-based events, mostly benefits for worthy causes, medical emergencies, and disaster relief, but my most visible reputation is as curator of Waterfront Blues Festival affiliated after hours series at the Marriott and Hotel Rose (including years when it was Hotel Fifty). Facilitating and mediating several artists, acts, venues, production crews, and publicity is the job; each event has met or exceeded expectations and the praise of all those involved.
My theater experience, in particular, has served me well in this capacity. Having taught theater and humanities, I am aware of how to bring function, order, and pride out of the least experienced student and, while I am proud of my work as set designer and builder, lighting designer, sound, actor, and director, it has been my role as stage manager that has best served me in a production capacity. I am particularly proud of my stage management for the Oregon Light Opera production of "The Merry Widow", which brought praise from preeminent artist, Mary Costa, and Irving Gutman, then director of the Canadian National Opera.
Realizing that my age implies some limitations, my capabilities and capacity are affected only by the nature of any acting roles that might be available, as well as distance to work. I am readily available for any Portland based work and, having been a lifelong resident, I am keenly aware of many unique places and would gladly welcome work scouting locations.