I’m a pianist, composer, and music educator based in Oakland, CA. For over 16 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.

After many years as a sideman, I’m now focusing on composing and recording original music. I hope to release my first CD as a solo artist in the coming year. 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.

In the coming months I’ll be adding a web store with downloads of original music. Please check back for updates, or sign up for my newsletter and I’ll let you know when the store opens.

COMING UP

Friday, July 18 – with Ray Obiedo & Mambo Caribe at Silo’s, Napa, CA. Latin jazz mixed with East Bay funk, led by guitarist/composer Ray Obiedo, with special guest Pete Escovedo – timbales, and Juan Escovedo – congas, David Belove – bass, Colin Douglas – drums, and Alex Murzyn – saxes and flute. 8 pm.