Jeff French began playing piano at the age of eight, but it would be two years before he started taking lessons. Jeff's grandfather, Frank, was a gifted pianist, playing for movie theatres in Ohio. 'I was often told I inherited my grandfather's talent,' Jeff says. When Frank passed away, his piano was passed down to Jeff. Soon, Jeff was composing his own music on it. He received a music scholarship to Wayne State University in Detroit where he studied music theory and composition. In addition to performing as a solo piano artist, Jeff has had an active career in theatre as performer, director and composer/arranger. He has co-written several musicals and attributes his passion for music and theatre to his parents who kept music a part of regular family life. Composers and performers in classical, ragtime, folk, musical and rock genres have influenced Jeff's musical style. His music interests range from Beethoven and Scott Joplin to Billy Joel, Stephen Sondheim, and George Winston. "This album reflects a personal journey," Jeff says. "I have placed each piano solo in the order I either arranged or wrote it, beginning with the most recent piece and ending with the earliest piece. For each of the compositions, I found my inspiration in the moments I encountered on life's journey. I took those feelings and translated them into the music on this CD. I hope you will also be inspired as you listen."