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“His fluid playing, with its bracing block chords and long melodic lines, draws on a wide range of sources, from Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett to Oscar Peterson
and Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines.” – Jesse Hamlin, from Santa Clara Magazine

“This is like singing with Oscar Peterson; and I sang with Oscar, so I’m allowed to say that!” – Hilary Cole

I’m preparing a new program: “Madness and Ecstasy” – a tribute to Bud Powell and Chick Corea: Friday, April 3, 2020, Santa Clara University Music Recital Hall, 7:30 pm. Tickets are available here.


The Melody and Rhythm Sight-Singing texts are published and in classrooms!

Effective practice makes the musician, more than natural talent, raw effort, desire, a positive attitude, or 10,000 hours of ineffective practice. Read my essay on Characteristics of Effective Practice (as presented at the Jazz Education Network 2018 National Conference).

I really enjoyed doing this interview for the Voices of Santa Clara Podcast: Jazz, Spirit, and Color

I am delighted to share Dancing with Blindness, a collaboration with videographer Vic Cooper of Open Floor International

Lecturer in Music at Santa Clara University

Teaching Artist with Avivo

Excited for the release of my first album, A Blues by Any Other Name

The Jazz Musicianship Book is now available!

Last updated November 2019.