Comcast San Jose Jazz Festival: www.sanjosejazz.org
Bill Susman: www.susmanmusic.com
Bill and I have been working together almost 20 years. We met while playing music at back-to-back shifts at a local piano bar. He is a very talented composer as well as wonderful pianist. Bill can be heard on my "Out Of My Dreams" CD having arranged and played on NIGHT AND DAY, STAIRWAY TO THE STARS and BORN TO BE BLUE.
Jim Nichols: www.jimandmorningnichols.com/
Jim and I met at Cafe Fino several years ago and each time I work with him is an absolute pleasure. He's a phenomenal guitarist and bassist and had lessons at an early age from Chet Atkins. Jim arranged THIS NEARLY WAS MINE on my "Out Of My Dreams" CD.
Bob Doerschuk: www.musicplayer.com
Bob and I met over 20 years ago when I was working at a local piano bar. He is former editor of Musician Magazine and current senior editor at Music Player Network, as well as a fine pianist. Bob wrote the liner notes for my "Out Of My Dreams" CD.
Curt Moore: www.site4sound.com/soulsauce
Curt and I met at Cafe Fino several years ago and he keeps busy doing studio work and performing with his Latin/jazz band, Soul Sauce. He can be heard on KNOCK ME A KISS, NIGHT AND DAY, HAUNTED HEART, DID YOU EVER SEE A DREAM WALKING?, and STAIRWAY TO THE STARS.
Perry Thoorsell: www.stanford.edu/~perryt
Perry and I met while he was playing with a big band in San Francisco. We've worked together at Cafe Fino and he performs with me and drummer drummer Olaf Schiappacasse at the Bing Music Series at Stanford Hospital. Perry can be heard on my CD, "Isn't It Romantic".
I had the honor to sing the title song on their "Night Lights" CD which was written by Gerry Mulligan and Judy Holliday (yes, the actress... they were in love until she died of breast cancer at 43).