In the true spirit of jazz, performing at the piano for me is all about the art of "spontaneous composition". Even when playing on an existing tune - whether a jazz standard, original composition, or pop song - the tune is only the jumping off point to a spontaneous creation each time. The term "spontaneous composition" is very deliberately chosen, as for me, improvised does not mean without form. Improvised music, for me, is about creating something spontaneously that has the beauty, form and thematic development of a well-conceived composition. The orchestral potential of the piano is also key to my conception of the instrument - there are limitless symphonic possibilities of colour, timbre and shading inherent in the instrument, and they are a joy to explore.
Over the years I've performed in many of Toronto's finest and most eclectic venues and Jazz
Festivals, including: Distillery Jazz Festival - Main Stage, Montreal Bistro, The Rex, Four
Seasons "La Serre" room, Club 22 at the Windsor Arms Hotel, The Sutton Place, CafÃƒÂ© des
Artistes, The Music Gallery, N'Awlins, Indigo (Manulife), Minkler Auditorium, The Great Hall,
Harlem, The Trane Studio, Hart House (U of T); have also performed in Boston, London, and