Jazz Piano

Casino Night with NAIOP

»Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Jazz Piano, Music Performances | 0 comments

Casino Night with NAIOP

Thanks to the NAIOP for having me and Tessa perform last week! It was a great night of jazz standards, showtunes, and lots of yummy finger food...

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Washington Nationals Dream Foundation

»Posted by on Jun 27, 2015 in Jazz Piano, Music Performances | 0 comments

Washington Nationals Dream Foundation

I had the grand pleasure of playing piano for the Washington Nationals Dream Gala a couple of weeks ago – and what a night it was! Most of the players were there, along with spouses/significant others, several hundred people, and the Presidents! (The huge president heads that you see running around during baseball games.) There was a silent auction and lots of mingling going on as I played background jazz standards, blues … and Aladin’s “A Whole New World,” requested by pitcher Gio Gonzales. The Presidents would come by every once in a while, and at one point Teddy hopped up on stage to air jam next to me. Luckily, the moment was captured and tweeted by a journalist 🙂 Best pic of #DreamGala to date pic.twitter.com/c2oKO2SCp1 —...

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Jazz Trio in Alexandria

»Posted by on May 10, 2015 in Jazz Piano, Piano Gigs | 0 comments

Jazz Trio in Alexandria

Big thanks to The Balcom Group for having us play a couple of weeks ago in Alexandria! I had a great time (along with Mark Saltman and Greg Discher) playing an evening of jazz standards at the Westin. We were even joined by one of the guests who sang The Girl for Ipanema in Portuguese (with an excellent accent from what we could tell!). You can listen to clips from three of our tunes that night at our Washington DC Jazz Trio page.

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Playing Jazz at Another Great Party

»Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Jazz Piano, Music Performances | 0 comments

Playing Jazz at Another Great Party

I’ve now had the pleasure of playing piano for United Therapeutics twice – and what a special night it was both times! I already wrote about the 1920’s speakeasy that I played in last December, and last month the event was themed like a classic car repair garage, with so much attention paid to every last detail. The crew from EMT set up all the lighting and sound and were great to work with. Thanks to...

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Live Music for the Capitol Hill Restoration Society

»Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Jazz Piano | 0 comments

Live Music for the Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Playing for the Capitol Hill Restoration Society’s 60th anniversary was probably one of the most educational gigs I’ve had for a long time. We heard all sorts of great stories from long time Capitol Hill residents that spanned the evolution of the neighborhood to the legal mechanisms of city development to the story of some people who clasped arms in front of a bulldozer to save a historic site. Between all of that was a lots of food, cake, and live jazz piano provided by Yours Truly, in the lovely new Baxter Hall at St. Mark’s. Also, they posted CHRS 60th Anniversary photos. Overall, it was a great night and if you’re in the area I recommend signing up for a Capitol Hill...

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Valentine’s Day Music at the DoubleTree

»Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Jazz Piano, Piano Gigs | 0 comments

Valentine’s Day Music at the DoubleTree

Our Valentine’s performance was a total blast! It had all the important elements: great people, amazing venue, and of course, love. We spent the evening singing through nearly all of the love songs we knew – lots of jazz standards, some latin, and some pop as the guests rotated slowly around us, enjoying the music and crystal-clear views of the Pentagon and downtown Washington. I actually played for two different crowds – the weekly Comedy Zone dinner on the 12th floor, then a couple of sets with Tessa in the Skydome. Pictures from both below! It was a great night 🙂

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