Gee whiz! Whoda thunk that the son of Iowans could have reached the heights of cosmopolitan prestige as host of a two-hour program on the nation's number-one jazz and blues station? It really does go to show that you really can be anyone you want to be in this land of ours...
Although I was born in LaGrange, IL (just like John A. Lewis of my favorite group, the Modern Jazz Quartet), I've been a Denverite since 1981. My father, a trumpeter, introduced me to the sound of jazz via his collection of Chet Baker, Dizzy Gillespie and Maynard Ferguson records and I took off from there. My association with KUVO began in the summer of 2002. I came in thinking I had something of a solid background in jazz but boy, was I humbled by the encyclopedic knowledge of Ed Danielson, Rodney Franks, Carlos Lando and others on the jazz89 staff. Filling in the gaps of my own musical education - an ongoing process, of course - has been a very enriching experience for me, and I truly enjoy getting to share my passion for music with you on the air.