Master of Music, Manhattan School Music, 1957.
Trombonist with, various orchestras including Red Norvo Orchestra, Woody Herman Orchestra, Stan Kenton Orchestra, Benny Goodman Orchestra, Thelonious Monk Orchestra, Charles Minqus Orchestra, others, Loren Schoenber Ordh., Walt Levinsky Orchestra, Gunther Schuller Orchestra, 1941-1991; trombonist, composer, since 1953; trombonist, American Jazz Orchestra, 1985-1990; trombonist, Philip Morris Superband, (5 continent tour), 1989.
Trombonist alumni orchestra Stan KEnton 50th Anniversary Celebration, Newport Beach, California, 1991. With United States Army, 1944-1946.
Married Mollie Petrillo, August 21, 1940. Children: Sharon, Jane, Laura.