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...
This weekend, I’m celebrating the 5th anniversary of the release of my album, A Little Dark Music, and my composition, Earth Hour. On that same Earth Hour night 5 years ago, I also started the Green Keys Tour, a 63-city solo piano concert tour promoting eco-friendly behaviour. These “concerts in the dark” were a great […]
I’ve spent this week in the town of Carbonear, Newfoundland, a town an hour’s drive from St. John’s, where I have been adjudicating piano at their local community music festival. Being my 3rd trip to the “Rock”, I’ve thought a lot this week about why I enjoy visiting this province. So without further ado, here’s […]
Home is where the heart is???…For me it’s “Home is where the Work is”! When my wife and I moved into our new condo last month, the absolute first priority was to unpack and setup our new office. The condo has 2 bedrooms and the 2nd bedroom is what we use as an office. It’s […]
As a composer, it’s always a special occasion and feeling when other musicians play your music. I have been fortunate to have a number of talented individuals do just that in the past number of years. It feels great (and sometimes nerve-racking) to sit in an audience as someone brings your musical ideas to life. […]