July 01, 2015 - Laid down some piano and B3 tracks for Steve Forbert's latest album, nearly 33 years after playing on his first. This guy never stopped writing the most amazing songs, and I'm thrilled to be working with him again.
July 01, 2015 - About to play some live dates with a stellar band headed up by guitar hero Joe Caro and including Mark Egan, Chris Parker, Ingrid Jensen, Aaron Heick, Randy Brecker, and myself.
July 01, 2015 - I've been honored to play some concerts lately with the legendary Darlene Love, and have a bunch more coming up.
July 01, 2015 - Really fun and creative sessions recently for Judy Collins new album, featuring some stellar guests.
Mar 24, 2014 - Might not have mentioned a couple of great recent gigs, serving as Musical Director at the 2013 Gershwin awards and the 2013 MusCares Lifetime Achievement events conducting the house band, writing the arrangements, coordinating with TV and stage production, and coordinating the talent which included everyone from Stephen Tyler, Leanne Rhymes, to Alicia Keyes, Billy Joel, and will.i.am. They were both a ton of work, a huge success and a blast. Ask me about Lady Gaga next time you see me.
May 14, 2013 - I know I haven't kept news updated - here's the latest:
Finishing work on upcoming Jewel album. Producing, arranging, playing on four songs, including one of my own. Coming out great!
Serving as Musical Director, along with my long time friend and associate Crispin Cioe, on Gershwin Awards at the White House, coming up May 22.
Playing with James Taylor, Carole King at Boston Strong event May 30
Recorded my arrangement of "On Broadway" for the upcoming album "Keys To The City" featuring NY pianists playing NY songs. Dick Hyman, Leon Fleischer, Paul Shaffer, et al.
July 12, 2011 - Working on an arrangement for Carole King with the NY Pops orchestra.
July 01, 2011 - I can now say that I've worked with the great Manny Pacquiao. Fortunately for one of us - and I'm not saying who - it was not in the ring.
April 08, 2011 - Doing a bunch of playing and arranging on a cool album project alongside favorite players Russ Kunkel, Dean Parks, Bob Glaub, Nick Lane.
Feb 10, 2011 - Played a bit on one of Julie Gold's songs for her upcoming CD. Julie's one of our great songwriters, even as Grammy winners go, and I feel fortunate to know her and play music with her.
Feb 02, 2011 - I've been writing and producing some music for the new Arby's ad campaign. I don't usually attend the shoot, but some of the commercials have the actors singing my stuff, so I was asked. Very interesting and fun - and some very talented people who aren't musicians. Imagine that.
Aug 28, 2010 - The James Taylor/Carole King tour ended in July. It was one of the best gigs I've ever had, playing so many incredible songs each night with a legendary band. Thanks to all my old and new friends on the tour, and to all who came to the shows.
Jan 23, 2010 - Just did a session for top Nashville producers Matthew McCauley and Fred Mollin. The artist's name is a bit of a surprise - I'll wait till the record comes out...
Nov 06, 2010 - Spent a weekend taking the Scott Smalley orchestration class. Scott's a first rate orchestrator, a gifted instructor, and a great cat.