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Portland, OR

Member since:

February 26, 2012

What style of music do you prefer to play? (eg. modern rock, jazz, country, etc.)

Strong lean toward jazz (funk, smooth Latin) but I like a variety of music. Currently playing piano with Virginia Lopez' "Melao De Cuba" (Salsa) and loving it.

Who are some of your favourite musical influences?

Impossible question...but...Herbie Hancock, Joe Sample, Santana, Grover W., McCoy Tyner, Chucho Valdes, Brand New Heavies, EWF, Motown, George Benson, Mongo S., Rebecca Mauleon, Steely Dan, Ray Obiedo, the whole CTI stable from back in the day, Louis Jordan, Marcus Miller, Don Pullen Lots more.

Do you sing?

Not around innocent people.

What instruments do you play?

Piano and congas/percussion.

How long have you been making music?

Off and on for many years but very casually. Hoping to bring some heightened focus on music in the coming years (if the universe cooperates.)


Hoping to become a better musician on piano & percussion, maybe learn a little bass (love the funk.) Would like to become a reliable, enjoyable, accompanist and a better improviser on both piano and percussion.

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