Born in Darwin, Australia in 1983.
1994 - 2003
Saxophone studies at the Music Life School of Performing Arts in Rouse Hill Sydney, Australia with Rory Thomas with performances at the IAJE Jazz conference, New York, Manly Jazz festival and the Montreux Jazz festival
2003 - 2007
Higher Studies (Diplom-Musiker) at the Jazz department of the Conservatorium of Music and Performing Arts in Mannheim, Germany, with Prof. Jürgen Seefelder. Major: Saxophone
(graduation concert on youtube)
Successful audition for the Bundesjazzorchester
DAAD award for foreign students
Master studies (Master of Music) at the Jazz department of the Conservatorium of Music and Performing Arts in Mannheim, Germany, with Prof. Jürgen Seelfelder and Johannes Enders
Second winner at the 'Burghauser Jazz-Nachwuchspreis' with Exchange.
Invitation to the masterclass workshop of the Jazzfestival Frauenfeld, Switzerland, conducted by Prof. Adrian Mears and was selected to be a part of the ''Generations Unit 2012'' with a European Tour and CD recording in summer 2013 (see Concerts).
Performances with different musicians and bands:
Randy Brecker, Ingrid Jensen, John Ruocco, Bruno Castellucci, Jürgen Friedrich, Jens Bunge, Michael 'Kosho' Koschorrek, Dave King, Peter Lehel, Thomas Stabenow,Tom van der Geld, HR Big Band, Frankfurt Big Band, MOJIVE, Kicks'n Sticks, Judith Goldbach Quartett, Jakub Dorofiej Quartett, Exchange, SAP Bigband, BASF Bigband, Johnny Guitar Watson Memorial Orchestra, etc.
Music teachings in saxophone, clarinet, flute and composition at local music schools (e.g. Pfälzische Musikschule).