Student, University Southern California. Student, Pepperdine University.
Jazz disk jockey Symphony Sid,, New York City, 1937. Violist Artie Shaw Band, 1941. With various radio stations, New York City, Ohio, Michigan, California.
Partner Greif-Garris Management, Palm Springs, California. Owner, manager New Christy Minstrels, since 1962. Guest conductor Los Angeles Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic London, Atlanta Pops, Tokyo Symphony, Seattle Symphony, numerous other major orchestras throughout world.
Co-founder Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra.
Former member board directors Young Musicians Foundation, Los Angeles. Participant New American Orchestra. Former member Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute.
Member Maxine Waters Committee for House of Representatives. Candidate for mayor City of Palm Springs, 1992. Vice-chairman PSTV Channel 17, Time Warner Cable, Palm Springs.
Wiht United States Navy, World World War World War II.
Children: Brian, Michael, Ellen, Robin Garris Kaplan.