I am a solo pianist, arranger/composer and band leader. I am classically trained with a Masters Degree in music. I am fluent in virtually any style, but I specialize in Classical Crossover (original arrangements of classical repertoire), jazz (straight ahead, swing and 'out'), Broadway, pop and Hawaiian. In any given performance 'set' I include classical favorites, ragtime, Broadway melodies, contemporary pop hits, jazz standards, Sinatra tunes and original compositions. When I perform, one song flows from another. It's not uncommon to hear a 'Phantom of the Opera' medley followed by Eric Satie followed by Scott Joplin followed by Chopin, etc., etc. I embrace all musical styles as valid. Patsy Cline is just as important in transporting us to a higher consciousness as is J.S. Bach. I have memorized at least a thousand tunes, ranging from Handel to Hendrix. Because my repertoire is vast and varied I am usually able to satisfy most requests. I have a soft spot for love songs, especially the old classics.
My solo piano performances are suitable for wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate events/receptions, Holiday parties (I have a huge Christmas repertoire), church services, concerts, nightclubs, etc. I am also an excellent sightreader and can transpose in any key (singers love me) as well as a proficient arranger and composer. I am able to create customized musical arrangements for clients. As a band leader the jazz trio format (acoustic piano/bass/drums) is my favorite, although I am also able to direct larger ensembles. In summary, if you're looking for beautiful, uplifting, scintillating piano music with about the widest possible stylistic bandwidth...I'm your man! I reside on the island of Kauai. I am available for other islands, but transportation and equipment transport costs would be paid by the client.