L. A. Based Composer/ Producer
I grew up exposed to a wide variety of music from classical, standards and jazz.... to rock, pop, blues, soul, funk, folk, reggae and latin music.
I'm mostly self taught having took enough piano lessons at an early age to get me started. When I look back at my influences, I do have many. However, when I really think about it, one sticks out above the rest. Margaret Mackenzie was born in Glascow, Scotland on Christmas Day 1900. She played piano by ear and blew me away when I first heard her. She had such a natural connection with great melody and lush changes. She turned me on to the Beatles, Stones, Cole Porter, Miles and Sinatra. I know she sits in somewhere in heaven, saving a place for me at her piano bench, ready for me to play the left-hand part of Heart & Soul.
These days, I work out of my home studio and usually have a few projects going on with various vocalists, bands and musicians. Out of these projects, I decided to select some particular pieces for Broadjam. Most of them I have written and look to market some of them to the Film/TV industry.