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Hailing from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, I've been involved in music almost all my life. I started piano lessons at age 4 and added saxophone at age 11 (after torturing my parents for a year with violin... ha ha). While being involved in concert, symphonic, marching and jazz bands throughout high school and college, I found my true musical passion as a bass player while on tour with Up With People.

I'm comfortable playing in a variety of genres, and if you take a spin through my music player and you’ll find a wide list of musical influences: From Marcus Miller, Tower of Power, Earth Wind & Fire, James Brown, The Motet, Mingo Fishtrap, Papa Grows Funk and Lettuce/Soulive to Dream Theater, Karnivool, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Steve Vai, Primus, Tool, Liquid Tension Experiment… and everything in between.

I currently play with Groove 'N Motion (14-piece funk/rock covers) as my main band, and I also make appearances with 6 Million Dollar Band (80's pop),  Gumbo Le Funque (New Orleans funk and Second Line), and Citizen Dan (Steely Dan Tribute). I also enjoy studio work and playing for local musical productions like Annie, Hairspray and Hair, and I've worked with local singer/songwriters and youth choirs.

Some of my favorite past venues include House of Blues Las Vegas, Austin City Limits Festival, Stubb’s BBQ, a trip to Nashville to film with Bobby Jones Gospel Presents, and the Pope’s weekly address on the steps of the Vatican.

Portrait of yours truly by Brittany Ouzts

Portrait of yours truly
by Brittany Ouzts

 
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