Work Westbrook Music Building (WMB) 328
Lincoln NE 68588-0100
Work 402-472-2503 On campus, dial 2-2503


  • BM, Berklee College of Music, 1977
  • MM, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1984

icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • History and Tradition of Jazz, 6th ed., The History and Tradition of Jazz
  • History of Rock and Roll, 6th ed., The History of Rock and Roll
  • Modern Sounds: The Artistry of Contemporary Jazz, 2nd ed.

icon-business-chartResearch & Grants

  • 2019 ISJAC International Jazz Composers Symposium, Internal, March 2019
  • Faculty Jazz Ensemble at UN Geneva, Dept of State, June 2014

icon-columnArtistic & Professional Performances & Exhibitions

  • Montreux International Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, July 2014


  • "The Prince", International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers, Greeley, CO
  • Jazz Improvisation and Composition, Tokai University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Jazz Improvisation and Voice Leading, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan

icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors

  • Junior Faculty Research and Creative Activity Award, Hixson-Lied College, 2020
  • 2014 Mayor's Arts Award - Artistic Achievement - Performing Arts, Lincoln (NE) Arts Council, 2014

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