Biography

Education:
University of the Pacific
Private Instruction: George Duke, Bill Bell
Orchestration Seminars from Bob Porter and Ron Jones
Gigs, Concerts and Performances:

 

Practical Experience, Internships:
Jam sessions at the “Both/And Club” in San Francisco with Billy Higgins, Bobby Hutcherson, Rafael Garrett, James Leary, Harold Land and others.
Concerts at Laney Jr. College w/Ray Brown, Herb Ellis & Frank Rosselino.
The Soul Train Gang Tours, exec. Producer Don Cornelius

 

Parties:
Private parties for Dick Lamm, Gov. of State of Colorado, Marvin Davis
Cast Party for “Friends,” (Warner’s TV)
The Money Tree, North Hollywood, “The PCH Band”

 

Musical Director
The Whispers (1972-76); included gigs with the Jackson 5 at The Forum, Los Angeles Solar Records
The Jackson Sisters
The Soul Train Dancers 1974-1976
Alvaro Torres, EMI/Latin  1990-93Concerts in the US, the Dominican Republic and Mexico
Barrio Boyzz, EMI/LatinRadio Musica
The Soul Train Gang, Cornelius-Griffey Productions

 

TV & Video:
Warner’s TV  “Friends” (appearance with his band live)
BET Gospel Awards
Selena (EMI/Latin) “Buenos Amigos” (video)
MTV “My Fabulous Wedding” (played for one of the weddings)
CBS TV “Soul Train” (co-composer, co-producer)
Jingles for advertising and public relations agencies: McDonalds, Yamaha

 

Equipment:
Synths: Yamaha MOX8, Korg 0-1 FD, Roland 880, Roland 990, Korg NS5R, Alesis QS8, Yamaha DJX
Speakers: (2) Roland KC-500 Keyboard Amp/Mixers
Recording Equip:  Logic X, Neumann microphones, audio interfaces, pre-amps, etc.

 

Plug-ins:
Spectrsonics:  Trillian, Omnisphere I and II, RMX, Keyscape
Native Instruments: Absynth 5, FM8, Guitar Rig, Reaktor, Battery III, Komplete Kontrol, Massive
Real Orchestral Sounds:  UVI Workstation, Albion,
MOTU Ethno
East West

 

Other:
Celtic Winds
Battery 3 Library
Chris Hein Horns Vol. 1, Vol. 2
Cinematic Strings
CineSamples Cine Brass
Cinesamples CineHarp
Garritan Personal Orchestra
Heavyocity
Komplete 8
Hollywoodwinds
LA Scoring Strings
NI George Duke Soul Treasures
Retro Flute
Scarbee Funk Guitarist Library
Scarbee Mark I Library
Session Strings Pro Library
West Africa Library
Vienna Concert Grand Library

        …. And many others.