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, particularly 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 now composing original music for acoustic piano trio, to be released soon. Meanwhile, check out samples from my 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.

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COMING UP

Saturday, October 4 – with the Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Ensemble at Oktoberfest, Oakland, CA. With Pete Escovedo – timbales; Juan Escovedo – congas; Roger Glenn – vibes, flute; Ray Obiedo – guitar; David Belove – bass; and Phil Hawkins – drums.

Friday, October 10 – with the Pete & Juan Escovedo Latin All-Stars at Angelica’s Bistro, Redwood City, CA. With Pete Escovedo – timbales; Juan Escovedo – congas; Roger Glenn – vibes, flute; David Belove – bass; and Phil Hawkins – drums. Music starts at 8:30 pm.

Sunday, October 26 – I’ll present a workshop ‘Music Transcription Techniques’ at The California Jazz Conservatory (formerly The Jazzschool), Berkeley, CA, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.Click here for more info or to register.