Now in post-production! I’m thrilled to announce my first recording as composer and bandleader: an album of all original music featuring members of the celebrated jazz bands Oregon and the Pat Metheny Group: Paul McCandless on reeds, Mark Walker on drums and percussion and Steve Rodby on acoustic bass.
Last fall, I ran a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to help fund the recording. While it failed to reach the funding goal (and Kickstarter is all-or-nothing), a truly wonderful thing happened: Most of the backers sent their pledges to me directly! Many thanks to everyone who contributed!
Contributions are still very much needed and appreciated – click here for more info about the project.
I’m a pianist, composer, and music educator based in Oakland, CA. For almost 20 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.
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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Saturday, June 25 – with Ray Obiedo & Mistura Fina at The Sausalito Seahorse, Sausalito, CA. Brazilian and Latin jazz mixed with East Bay funk, featuring singer Sandy Cressman. With Ray Obiedo – guitar, Alex Murzyn – sax & flute, Marc Van Wageningen – bass, and Phil Hawkins – drums. Music starts at 7:30 pm.