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I played in the jazz band in high school, learned how to play a couple of standards, and owned a Thelonious Monk tape. But I didn't really start loving jazz until my 1st day of college. My mom purchased Miles Smiles as a going away present for me. I listened to that tape incessantly my whole freshman year. I took some jazz theory classes, played in some combos, and took a couple of semesters of private jazz piano lessons, much to the chagrin of my classical teacher. I started listening to Horace Silver:  I was at first unimpressed with the simplicity of his ideas, but now strive for that simplicity and clarity in all of my playing. I started backing up jazz vocalists, and realized that all of the music-reading ability in the world cannot take the place of listening. I transcribed some Herbie Hancock solos, and became amazed at his mastery of all different styles.  I hosted a jazz jam for 9 years, and experienced the ups and downs of playing with up to 25 different musicians in the same night. I gained enough confidence to record my own jazz record. Now I try to take all of my experiences and create music that I can be proud of each and every time I get on stage.

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  • Jazz
    A Night In Tunisia
    All Blues
    Axel F
    Beautiful Love
    Bemsha Swing
    Black Orpheus
    Blue Monk
    Body and Soul
    But Not For Me
    Bye Bye Blackbird
    Cape Verdean Blues
    Donna Lee
    God Bless the Child
    How High the Moon
    I Love You
    Linus and Lucy
    Maiden Voyage
    Muppet Show Theme
    My Favorite Things
    My Romance
    On Green Dolphin Street
    One Note Samba
    Pent Up House
    Round Midnight
    Senor Blues
    Seven Steps To Heaven
    Someday My Prince Will Come
    Song For My Father
    St. Thomas
    Stella By Starlight
    Straight No Chaser
    Take the A Train
    Theme from “The Office”
    There is No Greater Love
    What is this Thi

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