as a peripatetic iconoclast, traveling the world, playing wherever he can, spreading his love for improvised music. Sometimes he works with well-known performers from Chicago or Boston, but he also loves to search out unknown local musicians for new artistic experiments.
The saxophonist was born in Pittsburgh and started the instrument at an early age. After college he got his master's degree from Johns Hopkins and settled in Philadelphia, teaching at Temple University. After leaving academia in 1972 he became fully involved in improvisation and began traveling all over the United States and Europe to play, collaborate with other artists, and transmit to others his enthusiasm for the new music. Eventually he settled in Boulder not exactly a hotbed of free improvisation where he dedicated himself to practice and performance, as well as to painting and writing. A few years ago he returned to Pennsylvania to be closer to the action. In addition to playing various saxophones, he performs on piano and on the contra-alto clarinet.