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January News

Join Rob Ladd, Danny Grewen and me at Irregardless this Friday night. Later in the month, I’ll be playing with Todd Proctor at C Grace, and performing new original material with Jo Gore at The Rooster’s Wife. See you there- … Continue reading

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The Gentle Rain with Michael Berliner

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December News

December is an busy time for me. Aside from numerous private parties, church services, and Arts in Action classes, I only have two public gigs to share. Come join Jay Wright and me at the Empress Room as Jay rocks … Continue reading

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Video with Michael Berliner

Michael came to my studio the other day to jam, and we ended up recording the Bob Dorough song Small Day Tomorrow.

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The Progress Plateau (Jazz Organ Project 70/250)

The first time I ever played a Hammond organ was at my first lesson at the Brooklyn home studio of organist Ondrej Pivec. In order to test my knowledge of the keyboard, Ondrej asked me to play an Ab13 chord. … Continue reading

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Staying Upbeat (Jazz Organ Project 69/250)

In order to be productive and creative, I need to be in a good mood. Since I thrive on using lists, I downloaded the Coach.Me app to my Iphone and populated it with a list of things to do each … Continue reading

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Four Categories – Learn Jazz Organ Part 5 (Jazz Organ Project 68/250)

Jazz organ skills, as I understand it, can be divided into four main categories: 1. Bebop – characterized by walking left hand bass, with right hand improvising bebop solo ideas. 2. Blues – swing or shuffle beat, left hand bass, … Continue reading

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Popsicle Toes video with Michael Berliner

Here’s a video my trio recorded recently with jazz vocalist Michael Berliner. With Casey Overton on guitar and Donovan Cheatham on drums.

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November News

I’ll be taking a short break from gigging from November 5-25, but there is still plenty to see. My trio plays at Irregardless Cafe tomorrow night. Other performances include me thumping the doghouse with Peter Lamb and the Wolves, The … Continue reading

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Trust Your Brain (Jazz Organ Project 67/250)

I’ve found that the most time I can spend practicing before I hit a wall is about three hours a day, usually divided into two sessions. If you’re like me, it doesn’t make sense to push beyond a certain amount … Continue reading

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