After touring the world for 10 years as the lead trumpet in the group, he settled on Cape Cod. Not soon after, because of his life experience, he was appointed Director of the Cape Cod Conservatory Jazz Ensemble. In addition to the Gringos, Ty has recorded with Leon Russell, The Davis Brothers Garage band, and Brad Delp, the late, great lead singer of the group Boston. He has also played with The Mike Dumas Band/Platform Soul and currently plays with local nightclub favorite Pocketful of Soul.
Elected Band President at Pasadena High School which won the prestigious Sweepstakes at the All-Western Band Review in Long Beach, CA. Ty received an A.A. degree from Arizona State University, where he attended on a full music scholarship. He continued to U.C. Long Beach, following his early influential band director at Pasadena High School, Larry Curtis. In the middle of his senior year, he left school to tour with the Gringos.
A.A., Arizona State University