I take great joy in cultivating a diverse repertoire with my various ensembles, playing hits from the 40's and from the top 40 with fun and sophisticated arrangements. I would love to offer my services for your event and help to set the atmosphere, whatever the mood; upbeat or laid-back, energetic or romantic, light background or showcase entertainment.
I especially enjoy creating derivative arrangements of both the classics of the past and the modern charts of today. I hope to make music that has something for everyone, music that is accessible with a touch of sophisticated complexity.
Live Ensemble Music For Any Event
I also desire to tailor my repertoire for your special occasion. Are you looking for solo piano for some romantic ambiance during dinner? Maybe a small trio for something with a little more energy during cocktail hour? Or how about a full jazz combo with a singer for foreground entertainment? Let me partner with you in creating the atmosphere that you want for your guests.
My musical tastes span centuries of history, from the simple to the sophisticated, and everything in between. I find myself listening to Bill Evans and Billy Joel, Diana Krall and Diana Ross, Dave Grohl and Dave Brubeck, Frank Sinatra and Frank Morgan, '20s Jazz and Twenty One Pilots. Here is a little list of some other highlights from my "Artists" page on Spotify:
Allen Toussaint, The American Boychoir, Antoine Dufour, Art Tatum, Ascend The Hill, Barry Harris Trio, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Bill Charlap Trio, Billie Holiday, Brad Mehldau Trio, Bud Powell, Chet Baker, Chris Thile, Citizens & Saints, Cyrus Chestnut, David Benoit, Don Ross, Edgar Meyer, Erik Satie, Espen Eriksen Trio, Fats Waller, Fernando Ortega, Frederic Chopin, Gerald Clayton, Helge Lien Trio, Herbie Hancock, Imagine Dragons, Jackie Hill Perry, Jacob Karlzon, Jamie Saft Jane Monheit, Jesse Cook, Jim Hall, Jimmy Wahlsteen, Johann Sebastian Bach, Jon Foreman, Josh Garrels, Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr, Keith Jarrett, Kenny Barron Trio, Kirk Whalum, Lowercase Noises, Madeleine Peyroux, McCoy Tyner, Melody Gardot, Miles Davis, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Monica Zetterlund, Muse, Neil Cowley Trio, Norah Jones, Oscar Peterson, Page CXVI, Paramore, Paul Desmond, Renee Olstead, Sam Robson, Sandra McCracken, Sara Gazarek, Sarah McKenzie, Scott Hamilton, Sophie Milman, Sovereign Grace Music, Stacey Kent, Stan Getz, Switchfoot, Thelonious Monk, Thrice, Tierney Sutton, Triosence, Trip Lee, U2, Vince Guaraldi Trio, Wes Montgomery, and Yusef Lateef.