Category: Awards

Awards & Honors

•  2x Scholastic Press Songwriting Award (1980) •  2x Downbeat Magazine deebee award (1981) •  Pittsburgh Symphony Conducting Apprenticeship (1981) •  TriggerStreet FIlm Festival Award Finalist (2006) •  Iowa Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame (2018)


From filmmaker/writer to touring musician/record producer, I’ve had a unique journey. I started in film, studying under zombie pioneer George Romero and working for Academy-award winning director Ron Howard. I then enjoyed some unexpected success in music with my band Chaz’s Billboard Magazine charting R&B single, I Want To Talk To You, a couple of DownBeat…