Church Avenue Sessions - Thursday, July 6
This Thursday I'm thrilled to be curating a show as part of the monthly Church Avenue Sessions community concert series, created by my good friend and guitarist/composer extraordinaire Yoshie Fruchter. Hosted by the Flatbush Jewish Center, a historic synagogue in my Brooklyn neighborhood of Kensington, CAS has been focusing on bringing some of the many talented artists who live in the area.
For this show, I've assembled a terrific lineup of singer/songwriters to collaborate, play in an intimate setting, and tell the stories behind some of their songs. In addition to me, the night will feature the talents of Avi Fox-Rosen, Bucky Hayes and Maddy Wyatt.
For more information on the Church Ave Sessions concert series, click here.
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Accompanying Constantine Maroulis
On Monday, July 11 I'll be headed south down to Cape May to accompany American Idol alum and Broadway star Constantine Maroulis as part of Cape May Stage's summer Broadway series. I've played a number of gigs with Constantine as the keyboardist for his live band. Whereas the full-band shows tend to be wild and raucous, this promises to be a more intimate affair, showcasing both Constantine's original music and songs from his various musical theater roles.
Enjoy my latest live video, Calamity Jane, recorded live at Rockwood Stage 2 at the CD release show for the Traveling Companion record.
Traveling Companion - out now
The new record is finally here! Thanks to all of you who came to the New York CD release show last month at Rockwood Music Hall, or to the Akron release show at Jilly's in August. For those of you who haven't been able to get your hands (and ears) on the new record, here are some links for you. And of course you can stream three of the album's tracks for free, or download for whatever price you like, via the Bandcamp link below.
Listen to / buy the new album Traveling Companion on
Inside the sessions of Traveling Companion
Back in January when we started tracking the new record, my drummer and frequent collaborator Dan Barman took some terrific footage via the 'drum-cam'. He's put some of the footage to the final mix of one of the tunes from the new record. Check out the video below to hear the tune 'The Goodbye Road To Baltimore' and to watch Dan's beautiful performance.
Working as a professional musician, I offer a number of services including vocal accompaniment, transcriptions, arranging and piano lessons. My new Professional Services page includes details on some of the various types of work I can offer as a collaborator or as a for-hire pro.
Previously, this information was available on a separate website, westendmusicnyc.com. I've decided to migrate all of the information from West End Music over to this site, making it 'one-stop-shopping' for all fo my various musical endeavors.