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Jazz Duo for Birthday Party

»Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Music Performances | 0 comments

Jazz Duo for Birthday Party

Tessa and I had a great time last weekend playing through a good portion of our jazz repertoire as background music for an 80th birthday party. The birthday boy, his wife, and a couple of dozen lifelong friends and guests all enjoyed a best-in-class dinner at Joe’s Crab House while we provided atmosphere and ambiance – and then stuck around for some food of our own!! Big thanks to the hosts for having us...

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Piano at The Willard Hotel

»Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Music Performances, Piano Gigs | 0 comments

Piano at The Willard Hotel

I had the distinct and honorable pleasure of being asked to play piano at an event hosted by the Museum of the Bible celebrating the 155th anniversary of Julia Ward Howe’s writing of the lyrics to the Battle Hymn of the Republic, which contain many Bible references and was written in the wee hours of November 19th, 1861. To mark the occasion, the Museum of the Bible had an exhibit in the lobby of the Willard Hotel, and had me playing piano off to the side. I played through several Civil War-era tunes, circling back to different versions and motifs of the Battle Hymn. The Willard is an elegant luxury hotel that has been in business since at least the 1860s. In fact, it was in a room there where Julia Ward Howe woke up in the wee hours on the morning and...

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House Concert TOMORROW for NY Singer/Pianist Todd Alsup

»Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Music Performances | 0 comments

House Concert TOMORROW for NY Singer/Pianist Todd Alsup

Tessa and I are thrilled to be hosting a house concert tomorrow night for a Singer/Songwriter from New York City, Todd Alsup. He’ll be sharing songs from his new album Currency, and hopefully a few pop/R&B covers as well! I’ll be opening with a some jazz and a couple of new age pieces from Piano on 24th. We have thoroughly enjoyed Todd’s performances at Redeye Grill, across the street from Carnegie Hall in NYC, because of his soulful interpretation of cover songs and amazing vocal technique. (Indeed, we like some of his covers better that the originals!) Todd has residency at Redeye, so if you’re passing through and want to get a great meal with live music in NY, see if he’s playing! Now back to tomorrow’s house concert....

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Happy 4th of July!

»Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Music Performances | 0 comments

Happy 4th of July!

Enjoy my solo piano rendition of Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa, played yesterday as the postlude for our church service. Stars and Stripes - Church Postlude...

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“Piano on 24th” Review – One World Music

»Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in Piano on 24th | Comments Off on “Piano on 24th” Review – One World Music

“Piano on 24th” Review – One World Music

A really nice review just came in for Piano on 24th by One World Music! I’m delighted that Steve enjoyed it so much, and I’m impressed with how spot-on he was with his interpretation of individual recordings. You can read the review below, or visit OWM’s inspiration album review page and click on my album cover. (While you’re at it, have a listen to song samples below or purchase Piano on 24th!) Before You Open Your Eyes (sample)Come To This Fountain (sample)Que La Lumiere Soit (Let There Be Light) (sample)With The Angels Sing (sample)Harpstrings (sample)River Blossoms (sample)Selkie Crossroads (sample)Not A Secret (sample)Street Magic (sample)Til Its Gone (sample)Andalucia (sample)El Gato (sample)On A March (sample) Piano on 24th...

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