1960 - Born on July 7th in Charlottesville, Virginia.
1979-1984 - Began performing in NYC with Howard Johnson & Gravity, Muhal Abrams, Leroy Jenkins, etc. All NYC area venues and festivals. Recorded on CD “Lost in the Stars” on A&M Records with the late Lester Bowie, the late Fred Hopkins, Cecil McBee, Henry Threadgill, and the late John Stubblefield, etc.
1981-1982 - Featured soloist New York Brass Conference (College of NJ)
1983 - BA degree from the The College of New Jersey
1986 - Fellowship Student to the Aspen Music Festival
1986 - Began playing with The McCoy Tyner All-Star Big Band
1987 - Graduated with a Master Degree from The Yale School of Music
1988 - Finalist in the 5th Annual Cognac Hennessy Jazz Search
1989 - Toured with Bob Watt (LA Philharmonic) and the New Brass Ensemble. ( Concerts/Clinics Univ. Mass @ Amherst, Williams College, Pomona College,etc) Touring California, Massachusetts, Lieksa,Finland, Denmark's Festival Hall and The Kennedy Center.
1989-1994 - Performed and recorded in theatre production of Obie & Richard Rogers Award Winning play, “Juan Darien” for Academy Award winning composer Elliot Goldanthal and Tony Award Winning Director Julie Taymor worldwide.
1990-1992 - Performed in Off -Broadway productions of “One Mo Time” & “Further Mo” with stays at the Village Gate, NY City, Cape Playhouse, Mass., Theatre By The Sea, Rhode Island.
1990-1993 - Tubist for the Harlem Festival Orchestra, NYC
1991 - Played with Max Roach Big Band fea. Pianist Valerie Capers
Bronx Community College
1992 - Performed with Charlie Haden and the Liberation Orchestra.
1992 - Wrote, produced, and performed CD “Trent Songs” on Pony Canyon Records (Japan) Featuring John Purcell on Saxello.
1992 - Regular Performer in Tony Award Winning “Jelly’s Last Jam” on Broadway. Featuring the late Gregory Hines, etc.
1992-1995 - Music teacher and Director of African Pan Drum Program Janis Dismus Middle School and Dwight Morrow High School
1993 - Won Grammy with MT Big Band.
1994 - Attended Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television Program at University of Southern California-George Lucas Scholarship.
1996 - Composed “Australopithecus” for World Saxophone Quartet CD release (Justin Time) Published by Enja Records, Germany.
1997 - Orchestrated arrangements for BeBe Winans (Atlantic) and Terry Dexter (Warner Bros.). Began performing with the late Max Roach and the “So What” Brass Quintet.
1998 - Recorded live at the Blue Note (NY) with Max Roach and the “So What” Brass Quintet, featuring Bill Cosby.
2000-Present - Film composer/producer for “Rumbling of the Earth” for Filmmakers Library NYC, “Shadows of the Dead”(Horizon Pictures), etc. Published Brass Quintets with TAP Music Publishing(Iowa). Jazz works for Enja Records, Germany. Owner of Tone-East Music.
"Straight No Chaser" by Thelonious Monk A. Underwood on Tuba