I am an artist from Northern California. I create environments for people to enjoy. Surrounded by the beauty of our Ancient Redwood Forests, steeped in the stillness and awe-inspiring power of nature, my art speaks of a sense of peace and well-being amid the struggles of being human. On the heels of my 2002 Stormy Weather release, which was a collection of ballads with a very mellow tone overall, I wanted to do something a little more contemporary and a little more upbeat. I chose songs from some of my early rock influences; Billy Joel, Elton John, Van Morrison, Jackson Browne, and of course The Beatles . With Rock ballads, Latin Rock, and even some straight ahead Rock & Roll, this collection of songs is a lively and interesting departure from my previous work. My life is my art and my art is my life. It has always been thus for me and I have had interesting and rich experiences for it. I have been fortunate to be able to share pieces of that through my music. Over the years I have developed my own piano style, 'Folk-Jazz', combining the simplicity, accessibility and personableness of folk music with some of the heady elements of modern jazz. All of my CDs are high-quality recordings of Yamaha Grand Pianos. 'Summertime' 'The Rose' and 'By Request' were recorded live on a Yamaha C-3. 'Redwood Reflections', 'Stormy Weather', and 'Moondance' were recorded live in the studio on a Yamaha C-7.