Don entertains audiences with piano music and a vocal style that people love. His style blends a lifetime of classical study with contemporary improvisation to create arrangements of popular classics, jazz standards, and renowned love songs. Don graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Vocal and General Music. He later went on to study in Norfolk at the Navy School of Music and graduated "Top in his Class" as a Keyboard player/Vocalist. After graduation he spent the next five years touring with the Navy Band entertaining through out Australia, Japan, the Phillipines and the eastern United States while based out of Newport, Rhode Island. He and his group were featured on television shows, and entertained dignitaries including the Vice President of the United States. Don has served as a Band Director in Altoona Wisconsin since leaving the service. He has written and arranged music for band that is published on the Really Good Music site.
Don's repertoire includes a wide variety of music including the show tunes of Broadway & Classic to Modern Jazz. Such artists as the songs of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Michael Buble, Duke Ellington, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Richard Rodgers & Chick Corea. Don also plays current songs by Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Edwin McCain, Josh Groban, Bryan Adams, Bruce Hornsby, Billy Joel, Elton John, the Beatles, John Legend, Lionel Richie, Bread among others. He also does acoustic guitar tunes by Jack Johnson, Don McLean, Dan Fogelberg, Jim Croce, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet, the Eagles and more. His keyboard allows him to do piano as well as guitar tunes so they sound authentic to the original.
Don provides music for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, dinner parties - social gatherings of all types and sizes.