About the artist
When most people hear my music, they recognize it right off as being neo-classical/blues/funk/jazz influenced by country, gospel and Americana. I’m kidding (sort of) but my dual background as a working jazz pianist and classically trained composer leads to a lot of cross-fertilization in my style. For me, the most compelling aspect of American vernacular music (jazz, bluegrass, gospel) is its rhythmic drive. Classical music, however, trumps these styles for its depth of feeling and complexity. My music integrates the hot licks, vamps, blues patterns and grooves of American music with classical techniques for highly rhythmic, surprising and yet, familiar music with a wide emotional range – the best of both worlds!
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