Ken joined the Royal Australian Navy Band in 1977 and remained in the permanent Navy until 2003. He was the recipient of the John Stucas Memorial Award for the highest Navy qualifier on the Group Leader’s course and received an Australia Day award for his leadership of the Queensland Naval Band.
Ken is proficient on several instruments including the Clarinet(s) Saxophone(s), Flute, Piano, Keyboard percussion. He has had the good fortune and opportunity to play alongside wonderful musicians such as Don Burrows, James and John Morrison, Andy Firth, Ed Wilson, Paul Panichi, Jeff Jarvis and many others.
Ken is currently an instrumental music educator in Brisbane and Music Director of the New Groove Jazz Ensemble and over recent years he has performed with the QLD Pops Orchestra on Clarinet, Alto and Tenor and Baritone Saxophone.