Spring High School 1972
University of Texas at Austin 1972-1975
University of North Texas State 1976-1979 (BA in Music)
Southwest Texas State University 1991-1993 (MM in Composition)
Private Instruction in the Boston area 1979
Private Instruction in Austin, TX 1980-1986
Adjunct Professor at Austin Community College 1982-1995
Graduate Teaching Assistant at Southwest Texas State 1991-1994
Full-Time Assistant Professor at Austin Community College 1994-present
to Downbeat Publications Jazz Styles and Analysis (1979);
author of two guitar instruction manuals funded by ACC mini grants;
host and lecturer for performance/master classes with artists including
Gene Bertoncini, Bucky Pizzarelli, Jackie King, Irwin Mayfield, Ron
Brown, and Mitch Watkins;
participant in the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences "Grammy
in the Schools."
in all levels of contemporary guitar instruction, beginning classical
guitar, jazz theory, and improvisation.
a wide variety of professional playing experience including concerts,
club dates, casuals, jingles, and album recording sessions. Orchestra/Stage
work includes engagements with Dave Brubeck, Austin Symphony, Bernadette
Peters, Carol Channing, Rich Little, Martha and the Vandellas, and Joel
Grey. Also Broadway touring productions of Fiddler on the Roof, A Chorus
Line, Chicago, and Tommy Tune Tonight. Also jazz concerts with Carla
Bley and Steve Swallow, David "Fathead" Newman, Billy Hart,
and Roscoe Mitchell.
member of the group Quizumba, winners of the Austin Chronicle poll for
Best Latin Band in 1987-1988. Co-founder of the group Susanna Sharpe
and the Samba Police, winners of the Chronicle Poll in 1991, 1992, and
1994. Founding member of the Afro-Pop group Tamasha Africana.
Lucky Oceans Lucky Steels the Wheel (Blind Pig Records)
Joe Scruggs Late Last Night (Educational Graphics Press)
Joe Scruggs Traffic Jams (Educational Graphics Press)
Dan Del Santo DV8 (Pleasure Records)
CO2 RadioActive (Creop Muse)
Will Taylor Reel Life (Amazing Records)
Samba Police A Musica das Almas (self-produced)
Tina Marsh Circle of Light (Creop Muse)
Floyd Domino Sleepy in Seattle (Golliber Records)
Tamasha Africana Tamasha Africana (self-produced)
Rick Lawn Boundaries (Seabreeze Records)
Miss Lavelle (upcoming release from Antone's Records)
Los Jazz Vatos Los Jazz Vatos (Vague Ideas)
numerous jingle and soundtrack credits.
Performance by a Jazz Instrumentalist in Downbeat magazine's Student
Music Awards in 1992.
usually seen with the Samba Police, made yet another case for designation
as one of the city's most eclectic enlightened guitar heroes."
-Michael Point, Austin American Statesman, August 23, 1993.