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Winner of Great American Jazz Piano Competition.

Professor of Jazz Piano at Western Michigan University.

The Duo Live
New live recording featuring bassist Phil Palombi now available on CD or as digital download. Listen now

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Online Duo Concert with Andrew Rathbun

Andrew Rathbun and I will be playing some sax-piano duo in a concert for the Global Music Foundation‘s online series. These concerts feature artists from around the world and are streamed live on Zoom. Each concert is followed by an informal talk-back session. It’s a lot like a virtual house-concert with a fun, international audience of music […]

Duo concert featuring impressions of the music of Claude Debussy

I’m looking forward to performing on the beautiful Steinway at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor on Sunday, March 7th, for this livestreamed duo concert with my friend (and amazing saxophonist/composer) Andrew Rathbun. He released a beautiful album last year called Impressions of Debussy, where we hear performances of the original piano works of Debussy […]

The Duo Live – Album Now Available Everywhere

The Duo Live was recorded live in concert and is now available everywhere on the Xcappa Records label. It is a duo performance I did with Grammy-winning bassist Phil Palombi, and I consider it a sort of tribute to the classic “duo gigs” made popular in NYC when I was living and working there. True […]

Virtual Duo Concert with John Hébert

I’ve been asked to play another online concert as part of the series run by the Global Music Foundation. These concerts feature artists from around the world and are streamed live on Zoom. Each concert is followed by an informal talk-back session. It’s a lot like a virtual house-concert with a fun, international audience of music fans. 

Livestream Concert and Talkback with the Global Music Foundation

The Global Music Foundation invited me to perform a livestream concert followed by a short Q&A session. This will be part of a pretty amazing series of concerts featuring artists from all over the world performing from their homes. I’ll be playing solo piano – some recent original compositions – from my own studio. Tune […]

Virtually Gilmore Concert – LIVESTREAM

Any opportunity to perform for the Gilmore Keyboard Festival is absolutely wonderful. But after a few months of playing almost no music during this pandemic lockdown, holy cow I couldn’t be more thrilled at the chance to hop on their amazing Steinway concert grand and perform a set of original trio tunes with a couple […]

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