Holiday House for Gary Latshaw Productions – Olde Fashion show for seniors that were traveling from Canada to Florida, because that’s the law. The show was a musical journey through the 1920’s Flapper years, ‘30’s explosion of Bebop and Blues, ‘40’s Swing, and the ‘50’s touch of Latin and Rock. With Fantastic performers on stage and the first call guys in the band, I learned all that I could through those years.
Steel City Ambassador
Shattered Glass – Rock & Roll band that played Pop hits of the day, Bon Jovi, Ratt, Nirvana, it was the ‘90s and there was grunge.
"Cabaret" McKeesport Theater and "Little Shop of Horrors"
I decided to go back to school and get an Electronics Degree.
Rick Maroni Band – I played swing and Latin dance music at the Westin, in Church Hill Valley Pa. The interesting part of this gig, besides playing with really good musicians,was that the audience were members of 2 dance schools. When the better dancers would get on the floor, we would get caught in the flow of the rhythm and the movement of the Dance. It felt like a trance. As the dancers would move around the dance floor, it seemed like swans twirling and fluttering in syncopated rhythms
I moved from Pittsburgh to Atlanta for better weather.
Pyrite" - a touring Rock and Roll band for which I played percussion.
While working at Turner Studios as a Senior Broadcast Engineer, I noticed that we had musicians that wanted to play but had no connections to players that sat 2 cubes from each other. So, I organized 2 bands that played for the company holiday parties.
"The Trio" The band from the show "Caberet" stayed
together and played gigs around Atlanta.
"101 We'll do anything for Lunch Jam"-This band was started to try the weirdest things we could think of like Samba under "Blue Skies", mixing Monk, Miles and Copeland, mixing time signatures, etc.
Peabody High School – Taught the basics of reading music, interpretation of groove, playing within a group and the dynamics that are involved in Symphonic and Marching Percussion.
"Fiddler on the Roof" NorthStar Community Theater and West
"Caberet" Decatur Community Theater
123Blues - I started another band at studios. The only reason was to play from the soul. A Blues band meant for solos and a free opportunity to try different soloing aspects.