Executive Profile

I am a successful musician, music producer and entrepreneur who has been working in the entertainment and academic world for over sixty years. My income is earned from performances, recording, producing and teaching. Also, I am a jazz educator who teaches jazz improvisation, composition, and conducts big bands and ensembles. I am considered to be one of the most skilled and accomplished jazz musicians living in America, playing the clarinet and the saxophone.
Skill Highlights
• Project Management
I produce music for Tribe, WenHa and Rebirth record labels, and license the entire catalog including albums and compact discs to outlets in Japan and . Europe. This proactive licensing venture increased Rebirth's revenue over 60 percent.
• Small Business Development
Tribe Records and Tribe Magazine were entities I co-founded in 1970 to promote jazz music to
the world, demonstrating my passion for outstanding talent
Tribe Magazine was a publication that illuminated the social-economica and political events and
condition of Detroit. Tribe Records showcased the talent of accomplished jazz artists residing in
Detroit in the 1970's and projected their creative works to the world in the form of albums, CD's
and videos
• Product Development
I have produced over twenty albums and CD's and as a publisher released several books, magazines
and other educational material for public consumption

Core Accomplishments
Project Management
• In 2018 I co-authored a book with Robert McTyre PHD a book titled “The Fundamental of Marketing and Promotion for the 21st Century Musician” to . help musician marketed themselves. Also I authored the Be Boppers Method Books volumes 1and 2 in 1985 that was published by Rebirth Inc., and - distributed by Jamey Aebersold Publishing, which helps jazz students worldwide to attain the language of jazz.
Human Resources
• I have maintained the position of artistic director for thirty-five years. My duties and responsibilities include hiring musicians, educators, graphic . designers and many other personnel as needed.
Operations Management
• I also contract school and workshops engagements in the USA and in other countries such as Austria,
Germany, France and Spain
• I assist in correspondences and promotion

Professional Experience
I developed my skills as a jazz musician while working for several legendary artists over many years such as guitarist Grant Green, saxophonist
Hank Crawford and Eddie Harris, pianist Sun Ra, vocalists Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Esther Phillips, Leon Thomas and rapper
Proof. As a record producer, I have produced and marketed more than twenty recordings world wide.

Honors and Awards
The National Endowment Composer Award
Art Serve of Michigan Commission Award
Chamber Music of America Commission Award
Chamber Music of America Residency Award
Detroit City Council Publishing Award
Wendell Harrison Rebirth -Lathrup High School Achievement
Arts Midwest Jazz Masters Award
Detroit City Council Jazz Master Award
African American Music Festival Award
Metro-Times- Best Clarinetist
Wayne County Distinguished Service Award
Legends of Jazz International Hall of Fame
International Jazz Educators
City of Dteroit Award- Mayor Dugan 2016
Detroit City Council Award 2016


Masters of Arts In Communication 2017
Spring Arbor University

Bachelors Degree of Science, in Organizational Management major 2014
Spring Arbor University - Spring Arbor, Michigan

Associates of Arts Degree 2012
Wayne County Community College, Detroit

Music Theory and Composition 1959-60
Detroit Conservatory of Music (now known as Center for the Creative Studies)

Highland Park Community College 1960
Highland Park, Michigan

High School Diploma 1959
Northwestern High School-Detroit

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