About Stu

I began playing the guitar at 13 years of age. After graduating Neupauer Conservatory of Music in Philadelphia I studied with guitarists Pat Martino and Steve Giordano. At the time I was teaching private lessons and performing regularly in Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. In 1992 I relocated to Southern California and started teaching and performing regularly. It was then that I began composing and producing music for television and film. In 1995, 1996 and 1997 I received an Emmy Award for musical composition on the daytime television program Guiding Light. In 1999 I co-composed the score the the film “Table For One” starring Rebecca De Mornay.

I formed the jazz trio “On The Mile” with bassist Martin Torres and drummer Marshall Gentry and released the CD “Different Lines” for E3 Records. In 1996 I collaborated with composer Mike Licari to release “Hip Funk Jazz Hop” for the Bruton Label. In 2007 I released two CD’s, “Solo Guitar” and “Duets”. In 2011-2016 I released 4 CD’s with guitarist Tom Glenn. My current project is the modern jazz group “redShift.” In 2018 redShift released the CD “Spectral Expansion.” We perform regularly in Southern California.


Spectral Expansion w/redShift
Jazz Dance w/Tom Glenn
Dialogue w/Tom Glenn
Continuum w/Tom Glenn
New Song w/Tom Glenn
Different Lines w/On The Mile -Jazz Trio (E3 Records)
Whale Songs (Meta-com)
Sax By The Sea (Meta-com)
World Pop (First Com)
Hip-Funk-Jazz-Hop (Bruton-Zomba)
Crimes Against Nature (Integrated Ent.)
Mixes Against Nature (Integrated Ent.)

Table For One
Crimson Wings
Pear Blossom
Smoke and Mirrors

Guiding Light
Another World
As The World Turns
CBS Promos
Vans Footwear (Commercial)

Contributed to the 1998, ’96 & ’95 Emmy Award for Guiding Light

Neupauer Conservatory of Music
UCLA Film Scoring Program

Private teachers:
Pat Martino
Steve Giordano
Ron Eschete
Dr. William Shimmel
Larry Koonse
Tom Glenn