Posts Tagged "jazz piano"

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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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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