Stone holds a bachelorís degree in music education
from the University of Northern Iowa (Cedar
Falls, Ia) and a Masterís in Jazz Performance from
the New England Conservatory of Music (Boston, Ma).
He has studied with Robert Washut and Chris Merz
(UNI), Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Bob Brookmeyer,
Marty Ehrlich, and Steve Lacy (NEC).
has performed and/or recorded with musicians and
groups such as the Either/Orchestra, the Jazz Composers
Alliance Orchestra, the Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra,
Bob Brookmeyer, George Garzone, John Tchicai, and
currently teaches saxophone and jazz improvisation
at the New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory
School in Boston, as well as music classes/lessons
at other public schools around the Boston area.
He also maintains a busy performance schedule with
various groups around the northeast.