Aggressive yet introspective, an award-winning and critically acclaimed pianist whose unyielding original compositions and improvisations demonstrate an unpredictable meld of musical styles. These are instrumental pieces without words that tell deeply personal stories. Influenced by Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Bartók, Zappa, Rush, Miles Davis, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, metal, Tori Amos and more. Delve deeper...
Many of my compositions explore current issues or events. Often I can be watching the news and something can impact me so much that I wonder how I can tell that story or re-create that emotion in a piece of music. But, do I have the right to tell someone else’s story through one of […]
For those of you who did not hear, I was in a fender bender a few weeks ago. We were just fine but the car had extensive damage to its back end. It needed enough work from the body shop that up until last Friday, we were car-less for 3 weeks. Not having access to […]
You might be shocked to know that I am not a big Stephen Harper fan ;)! This is based on the fact that I don’t share many of the ideals that are espoused by the Conservative Party of Canada. But more importantly, I think that there are many compelling reasons based on this government’s past […]
I visited the folks last week and it just hit me like I bolt of lightening that I did not get a chance to go for a walk beside the beautiful Ottawa River…drat!! So to ease my pain over that lost opportunity, here’s my “River” playlist within my iTunes (in no particular order): • Wide […]
After 25 years of near-perfect driving, Wednesday night my streak came to an end when we were side-swiped by a tractor trailer on Highway 401 approaching Toronto. Thankfully, Lisa and I are fine, but the same cannot be said for our Prius. I mourn the end of my near-perfect streak. In that 25 year span, […]