Professional Trombonist and Big Band Leader ( The Willie Woods Orchestra). Studied instrumental music and music composition at Roosevelt University and Sherwood School of Music. A featured soloist in the Down Beat Music Publication (Jazz Styles & Analysis) by Dave Baker 1973. Studied Trombone theory and application with Edward Kleinhammer and Frank Crisifulli of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Studied Jazz Styles and Improvisation with Charlie Allen of the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
Professional musical experiences over the years have been extensive including recording and - or performing with such notables as:
Ramsey Lewis, Nancy Wilson, Barry White & The Soul Unlimited Orchestra, Otis Rush, The Dells, Jerry Butler, Lloyd Price, Gene Chandler, Charles Earland, The O’ Jays, Joe Tex, Uvee Hayes, The Chi - Lites, The Emotions, South West Symphony Orchestra, Rita Marley, Lou Rawls, Cameo, Morris Ellis Orchestra, Artie( Blues Boy ) White, Tom Washington Orchestra, Otis Clay, Roy Hightower Blues Band, Christ Universal Temple Orchestra, Willie Henderson Orchestra, The Dancing Noodles, Mike Roman Orchestra, The Red Saunders Orchestra, Affro Arts Theater, Plush(Liam Hayes), Larry Howard, Glenn Kaiser, Pieces of Peace, Sammy Davis Jr., Diahann Carroll, Mississippi Heat Blues Band, The Impressions, Al Garner, The Temptations, Willie Wilson Gospel Orchestra, Al Fooks Big Band, Mary Wilson (The Supremes), Aretha Franklin, The Pharaohs, Snatch Inc. Band , Joe Williams, Phil Cohran Ensemble, Sky, Teri Cohn Orchestra, Phase Four Orchestra, George Hunter Orchestra, Norman Conners, Dury Lane Theater, The Black Ensemble Theater, Burgess Gardner Orchestra, Michael Ross & The Boss Eight Ensemble, Ben Wright Orchestra and Percy Sledge.