Alan has played music all his life, and was fully professional for 10 years. During this period, Alan toured the world and played in night clubs, stage and pit bands, and for countless recording sessions.
Alan has backed many famous artists, including Petula Clark and Jose Feliciano, and played with such jazz greats as Herb Ellis, Jimmy Smith, Blue Mitchell and Astrud Gilberto.
Since settling in Northern California some time ago, Alan has been busy playing with a variety of combos large and small, including his own quartet, several big bands and orchestras (including Full Spectrum, Swing Solution, Joe Ferrari, Generation Gap and Lyratones), and backing a variety of vocalists.
Alan now lives in Sonoma in the winter and in Finland during the summer time. He plays in both locations, mostly with a trio or duo in Finland, and with his own quartet and some larger ensembles in California.