Bachelor of Music, New College California, San Francisco, 1980.
Performer with Charlie Parker, Detroit. Accompanist with Dinah Washington, Johnny Hartman, others, 1954-1960. Performer Roland Kirk Band, 1954-1960.
Recording artist with Roland Kirk, 1960-1962. Recording artist Blue Note Records, 1961-1963, 63-70. Composer in residence Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1963-1970.
Heritage touring fellow Smithsonian Institution, 1970-1972. Museum director New College California, San Francisco, 1971-1976. Museum panelist California Arts Council, 1984-1989.
Married La Verne Bradford, January 8, 1963 (deceased January 1989).