I’m always working on something. Here are a few of the projects that are keeping me busy at the moment.


My Collaborative Trio with Keith Hall and Phil Palombi…

TRI-FI is a jazz piano trio with “a sound everybody can root for” – a co-operative trio who are dedicated to creating and performing new jazz music.

In reviews TRI-FI has been praised for “the perpetual forward thrust of the music… and their flawless intercommunication” by All About Jazz, and described as infusing “creative writing, fresh arranging and complimentary playing to offer us music that has to be reckoned with” by JazzReview.com. All Music Guide says, “TRI-FI is well on their way to incorporating new style and strength to their already potent brand of piano trio music.”

tri-fi.com |

Solo Piano

House Concert in MunichJust Me and a Piano…

I’m currently composing music for my first solo piano recording. It’s a genre that has interested and challenged me for quite a long time because it allows you to really express music in a personal way.

Watch this site for samples of what I’m working on.

718 Electric Trio

718 in the LaboratoryFender Rhodes and Other Toys…

The NYC-based electric trio (718) plays original alternative groove music that blends modern, creative jazz-inspired improvised music with the feel good rhythm of a funk-rock trio.

Matthew Fries, winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, Phil Palombi, a Grammy Award winning bassist, and Eric Halvorson, a NYC first-call drummer, mix the sounds of vintage electric piano, electric bass and drum set with modern effects to create a unique experience that is both soulful and progressive.

718music.com |

Curtis Stigers

Ongoing Sideman Duties…

I’ve been performing and recording with singer, Curtis Stigers, for about 10 years. Has it really been that long? We play mostly in Europe it seems – with frequent tours in England, Denmark, Germany and France.