I am a pianist, composer, author, and music technologist. I enjoy composing and orchestrating music for a variety of ensembles including jazz ensemble, symphony orchestra, and chamber configurations. Highlights of music compositions include Prairie Songs: Remembering Ántonia, a song set that premiered in France and the US, two concertos for Jazz Piano and Orchestra, and The Song of the Lark, a jazz song cycle recorded with Tierney Sutton, Jeff Hamilton, and Jon Hamar.
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work as a session keyboardist, composer, and orchestrator for many commercial music projects including work as an orchestrator and keyboardist for Carolina Preserves, an hour-long TV movie for NCTV, composition and recording for Dance Detroit, and a variety of projects for Hal Leonard Corporation, Oxford University Press, ArtistPro/Mix, and Thomson/Cengage.
“…and if I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.”Charles Darwin
A performance of (mostly) original compositions for KSPS Television’s Inland Sessions series.