Born: February 29 Primary Instrument: Piano
In the 1980s, I led a Chicago-style blues band, was a sideman in a Motown-style revue called the Rhythm Express, and began a 15-year solo engagement at Baltimore's Waterfront Hotel. In the 1990s, I started composing music for TV, film, and theater, creating scores and songs for Discovery Channel, HGTV, PBS, Arena Stage, and an endless number of educational and industrial programs. I also did a 10-year run as music director for two political comedy theater troupes: DC-based Gross National Product, featuring actors and writers from the legendary L.A. improv incubator Groundlings; and Baltimore's Loyal Opposition, featuring Maryland Public TV kid show star Bob Heck. I toured coast-to-coast with the comedy troupes, and did weekly shows at DC's Bayou and Arena Stage and the Baltimore Creative Alliance. I lived in Manhattan from 1997 to 2003, where I concentrated on the great American songbook. Returning to Baltimore after divorce from co-songwriter and ex-wife Ashley Pound, I have continued club and festival appearances.