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.
You can support the production of this album and get some great rewards, including a CD, a full-album download, a book of sheet music of the songs, and video chats with me. Click here for more information and to make a contribution.
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, September 3 – with Ray Obiedo and Mambo Caribe at Jazz In The Park, Willow Street Frank Bramhall Park, San Jose, CA, presented by the San Jose Jazz Festival. Latin and Brazilian jazz. Music starts at 6 pm.
Saturday, September 17 – with Ray Obiedo & Mistura Fina at Armando’s, Martinez, CA. Brazilian and Latin jazz mixed with East Bay funk, featuring singer Sandy Cressman. With Ray Obiedo – guitar, Alex Murzyn – sax & flute, Gary Brown – bass, Phil Hawkins – drums, and Derek Rolando – percussion. 8 pm.
Saturday, September 24 – with Ray Obiedo’s Urban Latin Jazz Project at the Redwood City Salsa Festival, Redwood City, CA. With Ray Obiedo – guitar, Alex Murzyn – sax & flute, Marc Van Wageningen – bass, Phil Hawkins – steel pans, drums, Colin Douglas – drums, and Derek Rolando – percussion. 5 pm on the Latin Jazz stage.