New trio video from Jazz at Kitano

Last month was conference central, with my trio performing in Louisville at the Jazz Education Network conference, followed by showcases at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference in New York. We capped everything off with a great gig at … Continue reading

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DW Trio in January: JEN, APAP, and the Kitano

Happy New Year! I spent most of December 2015 gearing up for a jam-packed January 2016. Here’s where my trio will be performing this month (in Louisville, KY and in NYC): In Louisville, KY: •Sat, Jan 9 at 5 pm: … Continue reading

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Frosty the Snowman (AKA “Frosty Brasileiro”)

A couple of years ago, I posted a series of solo piano performances live from my living room on YouTube.  Here’s my samba version of the perennial holiday hit, “Frosty the Snowman.” Enjoy, and happy holidays!

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Advent music about Mary (part 2 of 2)

My Soul Proclaims (Magnificat)– from a live performance at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Salem, Oregon, 2011. NOTE: Part one, which features a three-part a cappella song, “Never Before,” is available here. The second installment in my Advent music about Mary … Continue reading

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Advent music about Mary (part 1 of 2)

NOTE: Part 2 is now available here. One of the challenges of the month of December (for me, at least) is not skipping ahead to Christmas. My brain is focused on travel plans; how I’ll make my money stretch to … Continue reading

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A 60-min live concert video and Chicago in November

I had a great week of gigs in Chicago earlier this month. It was so nice to be back in my former home city and to see old friends and to make new ones. One of the best things about … Continue reading

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Raindrop: Improvisações com Chopin

I’m so excited to have my first full writeup in a major Brazilian newspaper (plus, I can read the Portuguese). I’ll provide a translation soon- for now, here is a link to Luiz Orlando Carneiro’s review in Jornal do Brasil. … Continue reading

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Stepping Off the Page…and a new review of Raindrop

Over the fourth of July weekend, a great review of Raindrop: Improvisations with Chopin came in at Richard Kamins’ Step Tempest. Check it out here. Yesterday, my first installment of a new monthly column on improvisation, Stepping Off the Page, … Continue reading

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End of the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop???

**June 12 update: Yesterday morning, I visited BMI’s New York offices with one other representative from the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop. We hand-delivered our petition- with over 1000 of your signatures- at a sit down meeting with Patrick Cook and Charlie … Continue reading

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Glistening Lily: A Resurrected Choral Work

As a pianist, I’ve entered a fair share of music competitions. Some were in junior high and high school, on both piano and flute; some were college auditions. Some were professional: in 2002, I won the Great American Jazz Piano … Continue reading

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