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  • Rock / R & B keyboard player
  • National tours of JCS
  • The Wiz (music director)


  • Met Ken Burns, produced first soundtrack (to "Brooklyn Bridge") & was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary
  • "The Garden of Eden" soundtrack (scored) nominated for Academy Award
  • Wrote iconic "Sportscenter" theme music for ESPN
  • Wrote, produced, and played on virtually every major piece of theme music for ESPN
  • Won an Emmy (1991)
  • Won an ACE (1989)


  • Soundtrack for Ken Burns' "Civil War" won a Grammy in Traditional Folk category


  • Assembled all-star band and produced music for Hank Williams Jr's "Are You Ready For Some Football?" for ESPN Monday Night Football

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