In A Nutshell

I enjoy doing freelance work in the San Diego County area, and have also performed many out-of-town gigs in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas.

Although I try to limit my out-of-town work, I have performed in many of the hotels & casinos in Las Vegas: The Mirage, Caesar’s Palace, The Hard Rock Hotel, MGM Grand, The Freemont Street Experience and The Desert Inn.

And I’ve performed many times in Disneyland and Disney World with Big Time Operator in the late 1990s.

Drumming Style

I have experience playing Traditional Jazz, Swing, Traditional Big Band, Bebop, Bossa Nova and Popular Music in General.

I also have experience playing Funk, R&B and Top40. But if at all possible, I prefer to play Jazz Standards, Real Book stuff, Bossa Nova, Swing and Songs from the Great American Songbook, which is what I excel in.

I have exceptional improvisational and musical skills, and usually can walk onto the gig and play.

Current and Recent Music Affiliations

Drum Set Configuration


14×4 DW Black Metal Piccolo Snare
8×8 Yamaha Maple Custom Mounted Tom
12×10 Yamaha Maple Custom Floor Tom
16×16 Sonor Bass Drum (custom wood hoops)

Optional: 14×12 Yamaha Maple Custom Floor Tom


14″ Zildjian K Custom Hi-Hats
16″ Zildjian Constantinople Crash
8″ Zildjian A Splash

Optional: 16″ Zildjian A Crash (very old but sounds excellent)


21″ Zildjian K Custom Special Dry Ride
20″ Zildjian Constantinople Ride
22″ Sabian David Garibaldi Signature Ride

Tama Double Bas Drum Pedals
DW Double Bass Drum Pedals


Pearl Drum-X Module
Allen & Heath 6 Channel Passive Mixer
Behringer Graphic EQ
QSC K12 Powered Speaker
D-Drum Triggers

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