- Jazz Improvisation
Education: MA, New York University with honors, BA, Boston University and recipient of two grants from the National Endowment of the Arts and Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.
Studied jazz piano with Charlie Banacos, Jaki Byard, Dean Earl and Ray Santisi and classical piano with Margaret Chaloff, Ann Shenderoff and Eleanor Hancock.
Concert Credits: Performed and/or recorded with Sonny Fortune, Hannibal, Jack Walrath, Eddie Gomez, Valery Ponomorev, Paul Nash, John Clark, Clark Terry, Nancy Monroe, Chip White, Michael Brecker, Chico Freeman, Galen Abdur Razzaq, Ted Curson, The Spirit of Life Ensemble, Bob Ferrel, Oliver Lake, Bradford Hayes, The New World Quintet, Tom Harrell, David Schnitter, and others. His current group is a cooperative band called: Lines of Reason. He has also appeared at many colleges, clubs and concert halls throughout the United States and has toured over16 European countries, Canada, Japan, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and the Caribbean.
Author/composer of two instructional music books, as well as solo piano books and combo arrangements. Part-time instructor at NYU since 1985, Rutgers University (Newark Campus), the Bloomingdale School of Music in New York City, and Music Director of Paterson Avenue Methodist Church, Paterson, NJ.
Recordings: Soul Note; Columbia, BFM, Landmark, SteepleChase, Bluejay.