Born: June 1, 1955
I'm a jazz pianist in Toronto who's originally from NYC. My latest Cd is a Quintet featuring Mark Eisenman (piano)
Pat Labarbera (saxophones) John Macleod (trumpet & flugelhorn) Steve Wallace (bass) John Sumner (drums) playing my original compositions.
I've been very active in the Toronto scene. I do a lot of accompanying gigs, playing in many bands. My reputation as a sensitive accompanist for vocalists seems to precede me. I also teach privately, and at York University. Please visit my web site for audio samples of my playing.
A few years ago I recorded with Jazz Drummer Jimmy Cobb, when he was at the IAJE in Toronto...
The T.O. pianist needs documenting as leader, though he's a sideman on many recordings. CD Review-may 2, 1998 Geoff Chapman
Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students
Credentials/BackgroundYork University, Mohawk College, The Jazz Camp, many private lessons for the past 30 years.
Clinic/Workshop InformationThe Art of the Rhythm Section Improvisation with the use of Space. Many other rhythmic ideas.