I enjoy creating a variety of instrumental fusion jazz songs. But, I have experimented with other styles of music ranging from new age to classical to mediterranean influenced music. I try not to be limited by any particular style, and tend to incorporate ideas from a lot of different genres.
My music centers around stringed instruments, though there are variations.
I am also a physics professor, and work near Annapolis, Maryland.
I am currently working on some musical collaborations with another Broadjam artist...DJPJGJ (Per Jonsson). He does some extremely interesting work of his own. Check out his site too!
Please see my "BIO" page for a list of my songwriting awards, and for more details on what I am up to these days. Take care.
Some new pictures up from my gig in March...
I enjoy creating a variety of instrumental jazz songs. But my songs have elements and influences from many different genres and musical traditions. And much of my music falls into other categories.
I play a variety of stringed instruments. My music often is comprised of a number of layers of electric and acoustic guitars and basses, as well as some vocals. I try to create all my own work from the beginning, so I don't use canned samples. However, I will at times make loops from segments of my own work.
I am also a writer member of ASCAP.
*Pacific Songwriting Competition (2006), 2nd Place, instrumental category.
*Dallas Songwriters Association Spring 2004 Lyric Contest, 2nd Place Winner;
*Song of the Year Songwriting Contest (March 2004), Top 5 Finalist ;
*John Lennon Songwriting Contest (2003), Honorable Mention;
*Song of the Year Songwriting Contest (November 2004), Suggested Artist;
* Broadjam Top 10 in May 2006 For Jazz-Fusion Category.
* Broadjam Top 10 in May 2006 For Maryland, USA region.
* Broadjam Top 10 in Nov/Dec 2006 For New Age-Progressive Category.
I am have collaborated with another Broadjam artist, DJPJGJ (aka Per Jonsson). He does some extremely interesting work of his own. Check out his site on Broadjam, or go to the "Links" tab.
When I'm not doing music, I work as a physics professor. Or maybe its the other way around? But my physics background has had some interesting effects on my music, and vice versa...
For example, I teach a course in Sound and Light (acoustics and optics). In the acoustics section of the course, I take the students through a survey of sonic and acoustic phenomena, including such topics as the characterization and adjustment of room acoustics, and the physics of musical instruments.