For the past twenty-three years I have been the house music contractor at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. My duties include hiring, managing, and payroll for musicians in conjunction with celebrity accompaniment, musical theater, and concerts. In addition I have contracted for such eminent names as the Westwood Theater, Bellagio Productions, The Ovation Awards, Children's Miracle Telethon, Avalon Attractions, The Jack Morton Company, PGI International, and the motion picture Apartment Zero.
I also contracted the 80 piece orchestra for Ray Charles' Grammy Award-Winning, Platinum CD entitled "Genius Loves Company".


Several years ago I contracted and performed the Stravinsky Octet on composer John Scott's CD. It was a companion piece to his brilliant composition, The Wind in the Willows. Since then, I have done several projects with John, both for film and concert music. This composition, Concerto for Two Trumpets, Harp, and Strings, is another example of John's excellent writing, this time for chamber orchestra. I trust you will enjoy these samples of each of the four movements of the piece that I contracted.

 

Movement 1
Movement 2
Movement 3
Movement 4

 

Here are contracting samples from the Ray Charles CD:


Click on the titles below to listen to excerpts from "Genius Loves Company"

"Hey, Girl" with Michael McDonald

"It Was a Very Good Year" with Willie Nelson


"Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word" with Elton John


Grammy Award
47th Annual Grammy Awards
Category 84

"Over The Rainbow" with Johnny Mathis
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)