I play piano, make music and video.
I was a freelance musician in Los Angeles playing for theater or in bands.
I recorded Dreaming (1993), a piano-bass-drums album of mostly jazz standards, and What We Have (2005), an album where I composed in mainstream jazz styles.
In 2010 I began performing three-four nights a week with my own group in a trendy Beverly Hills restaurant. We developed our collective voice performing recent pop and indie music. Doing cover songs was important for our work and I enjoyed playing because the songs were reaching people or moving people so well.
During this time I recorded The Best of All Possible Worlds (2011) and Rocket Science (2012), both trio albums with mostly cover songs either well-known or obscure. Both albums were successful on American and Canadian radio stations. I traveled to Scotland to perform in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
I emigrated to Germany in 2013. Life in California had become more difficult after the 2007 subprime mortgage crisis and I was seeking a better quality of life. Life in Berlin was good and I enjoyed learning German but it took a while to reestablish myself as a performer.
I returned to California to record Chromakey Dreamcoat, and produced Songs in Scotland (Sophie Bancroft with Louis Durra).
During the Corona lockdown in 2020 I rented a suitable recording space and started “remixing” using my music with video from other artists available through creative commons. Response from the artists involved was positive and led to collaborations. Video was edited or filmed to go with each recording and uploaded to YouTube. Music without video has begun to feel incomplete to me, so I’ve become a YouTube artist.