I’m a pianist, composer, and music educator based in Oakland, CA. For over 18 years, I’ve performed and recorded with top artists in the San Francisco Bay Area, mainly in the Afro-Cuban/salsa, Latin jazz, and Brazilian jazz scenes. I’m currently working with guitarist/composer Ray Obiedo’s Mistura Fina, which blends Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz, and East Bay funk and features singer Sandy Cressman.

I’m currently preparing a Kickstarter campaign for my debut CD as leader and composer, with a dream team of some of the finest jazz musicians alive. To say I’m thrilled would be a huge understatement. To learn more, sign up for my newsletter for updates. I’d be grateful for your support.

Meanwhile, check out samples from my previous recordings with Tanaóra (Brazilian and Latin jazz) and La Moderna Tradición (Afro-Cuban charanga). In addition to playing piano, I co-produced these CDs.

The solo piano improvisations are the first original music I’ve released, and are a far cry from anything else I’ve recorded. For the adventurous listener.

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COMING UP

Sunday, August 19 – with the Peter Michael Escovedo All-Stars at Armando’s, Martinez, CA. Latin jazz, funk, and fusion featuring Peter Michael Escovedo – drums and percussion, Pete Escovedo – percussion, Ray Obiedo – guitar, Marc Van Wageningen – bass and Melecio Magdaluyo – saxes and flute. 4:00 pm.