Jazz is and will always be my first love.
Oscar Peterson is at the top of my personal heap in terms of musical heroes.
Musicians just don’t get better than this.
Piano, vocals, composition and arranging
Current Performance Location
Selected Fridays, 4:30 - 8:30 pm
Highlights of the Month
The Downeaster Alexa, Billy Joel
Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran
L’Ultima Notte al Mondo, Tiziano Fero
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• born Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
• grew up in Midland, Ontario on
• Bachelor of Music degree,
University of Toronto
• Now settled in Hamilton,
living in a century home
with his wife Marsha,
a professional cellist
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It was a very sad day for me when he passed away. Other performers that have touched me in one way or another over the years are far too numerous to mention, but honourable mentions must be made to…Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Dexter Gordon, Michael Buble, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Elton John… And then there are the great powerhouse jazz-based rock bands from the seventies which had a massive influence on a generation or two of players, including me: Tower of Power, early Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, Steely Dan…
Performance at opening of restored Royal Connaught Hotel