Don has performed professionally on saxophone, flute, and clarinet for more than 30 years. As a member of the United States Air Force Band, Don performed lead alto saxophone and led both big bands and small group combos in hundreds of concerts and shows throughout the USA. During his Air Force career, he performed and conducted ceremonies for high level military and civilian dignitaries. Don's musicianship has brought him into contact with many great jazz and pop artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby Shew, Chuck Berry, Frank Sinatra Jr., and Toni Tennille.
Since retiring from the United States Air Force, Don has performed in the New England area. He has worked locally with the "Milestones Big Band", the popular group "Down East", the "Solar Jazz Quintet", and most recently, the band "9Teen" in which he has played numerous weddings, outdoor concerts, and clubs throughout New England. He has been heard on many occasions with 9Teen including Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos where the group opened and closed main acts.