I am a Denver-based pianist who has been performing professionally in a
large variety of venues since 1968. I am available for private parties,
cocktail parties, weddings, luncheons, art exhibits, concerts or club
work. I teach jazz piano and music theory privately, and am available
for clinics or master classes.
My repertoire includes songs from
the Great American Songbook, aka “Jazz Standards” which features
composers like George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, A.C. Jobim,
Richard Rodgers, just to name a few. Concert material can of course be
more adventurous, depending on what the situation calls for.
freelance artist, I am able to work with many top musicians both locally
and nationally, so not only do I perform as a soloist, but I can put
together duos, trios,and quartets, instrumentally or with vocalist as
I am an active member of the Denver Musician's Association (DMA) and the
International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE).
A few of the
groups I currently play with are the Denver Jazz Quartet which was a
headliner act at the 2003 Queenstown Jazz Festival in New Zealand, PoeJazz
(an eclectic blend of piano, bass and poetry), which performed at the 2000
IAJE conference in New Orleans, and vocalist Teresa Carroll and I have been
working together for several years now at various venues in and around the