- Was nominated for a Grammy Award for his liner notes for "King Oliver, Off The Record:The Complete 1923 Jazz Band Recordings."
- Is heard on the soundtrack of the film "Bix, An Interpretation of a Legend”.
- Attended Ithaca College and Towson State University receiving a BS in music education, and received his Master's in Jazz History and Research through Rutgers University.
- Contributed to The Cambridge Companion to Jazz and Current Musicology.
- Moved to New Orleans in 1983 where he lived for 12 years playing with top musicians of the crescent city.
- 1995 began working in the Recorded Sound Section of the Library of Congress' Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division in Washington DC.
- Performed in Paris in the band for the hit musical show "A Recherche de Josephine," directed by Jerome Savary at the Opéra Comique.
- Leads the Washington Conservatory of Music Traditional Jazz Band and The David Sager Jazz Club