Date of Birth

November 13, 1953. Dallas, Texas


High School at St. Stephens in Austin, Texas
University Of Colorado at Boulder , B.A. (emphasis on Flute) 1976.

Private studies with Al Regni, Clifford Jordan, Lew Tabakin, G.S. Sachdev and Anne LaBerge.

Work Experience

Willem Breuker Kollectief
The Worthy Constituents
Beto & Los Fairlanes
James Polk
The Creative Opportunity Orchestra
Chris Duarte
Melba Moore
Paul Bollenback
J.R. Ryan
Fairweather Quintet
Abdu Salim
Duylinh Nguyen
Calvin Jones
Austin Klezmorim
Henk de Jonge
Alejandro Escovedo Orchestra
Gerald Wilson
Live Action Brass Band



1995 Gouden Kalf Awards (Dutch Film "Oscar" Awards)/with the Willem Breuker Kollektief
All Things Considered. National Public Radio, U.S.A.
Jazz Entre Amigos. TV Uno, Spain.
Radio Nova. Paris, France
Live Set KUT. Austin, Texas
Austin On Line KLRU. Austin Texas
NOS, Dutch National Radio
Wisconsin Public Radio


1990 Best Saxophonist, Music City Critics Poll/Austin Texas
1990 Best Jazz Bands Music City Critics Poll/Austin Texas
(Countenance #1, and Worthy Constituents #3)
1990 Best Unsigned Bands Musician Magazine
(Countenance, and Worthy Constituents)
1988-1989 Best Jazz Band, Austin Chronicle Music
Awards (Chris Duarte and Justus)


1989-1991 Music Peer Panel, City of Austin Cultural Contracts
(Chairman 1990-1991)
1987-1993 Steering Commitee, Creative Opportunity Orchestra
1978-current Member, Austin Federation of Musicians
1978-current Member, BMI
1993-current Member, SENA

1996-current Member, BIM 2002- appointed to the wage/scale committee of the Austin Federation of Musicians Local 433. (Current scale can be found HERE.)

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