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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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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Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz from 2003: Birthday memories

My birthday is coming up on March 20. It’s a date that I share with other piano luminaries including Harold Mabern, Larry Harlow, and Marian McPartland. In 2003, I recorded a Piano Jazz episode with Marian that occurred just days before … Continue reading

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Collaborating with playwrights at New Dramatists’ Composer-Librettist Studio

Tomorrow is my final day of immersion in the world of music-theater at New Dramatists, a New York institution that offers many practical resources to emerging playwrights. 2015 marks the thirtieth year that New Dramatists has offered a Composer-Librettist Studio … Continue reading

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