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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