I'm originally from Iowa & i am an extremely versatile pianist,
I started piano @ age 5 & i've been playing keyboards in bands since age 12,beginning w/Amer./British rock & then blues,soul,R&B,funk,jazz,
free jazz,fusion,latin jazz,salsa,Brazilian jazz,reggae,African & pop music thruout my life-right up to now.I studied music & art @ the U.of Iowa focusing on my favorite composers-tho-i'm not currently
playing classical music steadily).
During & after college i turned my focus to modern music styles including jazz.
I have worked w/some major jazz,& latin talent including Frankie Laine,Jack('Mr.Bongo')Costanzo,Hollis Gentry,Bruce Cameron,Jennifer Batten-(former Michael Jackson guitarist),Rene'Camacho,Ramon Banda,
Harold Land,Gabe Baltazar,Gilbert Castellanos,Daniel Jackson & Kevin Koch(dmr./ldr.of FattBurger).
I lead my own jazz group-ESP Quintet,which was initially
inspired by Miles Davis & has evolved into an adventurous eclectic
group.We have a large following in S.D. and a myspace page,& we're
working on releasing a series of live recordings from S.D.shows.
So.....let me say............w/gusto!!!!
I'd love to play solo piano for your next variety function or wedding
/party.Yes,i can gladly provide a set list,net links & mp3's to work personally w/you to make your event-'a total music success'!I also can easily assemble variety sized groups from a duo,up to a jazz quintet!
I'm also a 7 yr.member of the very locally famous Big Time Operator(BTO)a rousing little/big 10 pc.swing,latin,variety jazz band(6 horns
w/pno,bs.,& dms.plus our ldr./singer.
I also play steady thur.'s w/a latin jazz quartet led by the skilled Polish/American bassist beauty-Evona Wascinski.I can summarize for you w/
Music fascinates me & i'm thrilled to be alive & playing quality music w/heart & soul! Thanks-i hope to play some music for you,soon!