I've been a high school band director for 37 years. I play all the brass instruments and enjoy performing and listening to all kinds of music. I guess if I had to choose, I'd say that Jazz is my favorite. Originally from Michigan in the U.S., I'm currently living in Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan with my wife Yuki. This is her hometown. I met her when I came here for a teaching job nine years ago and loved it so much that I decided to spend the rest of my life here. That doesn't mean no traveling though. I've been a prolific traveler all my life and have visited 42 countries on 5 continents. Along with music, it's what I do. My other interests include: reading, gardening, web-surfing, sports-watching, fantasy sports, snorkeling, scuba diving, walking and swimming.