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Road Stories: Piano Improvisations

  • Seattle, WA 98112 (map)

When I perform, I am nearly always playing formal, structured music. My vocation, I'll admit, is to supply this music as a commodity for sale. In fine restaurants, make it classy; at wedding receptions, get them dancing; in church, dress it up and aim for the spirit. Arrive on time, play what you're hired to play, collect your fee, and head home.

But the music I love most is not commodity music. It is the music I play for myself, or for gatherings of friends. Often, I have no particular song structure in mind, and certainly give no thought to genre. I just let go and play.

You are invited to a concert of piano improvisations at the home of Deborah Dewey on September 13, 2018 at 7:30. The theme will be "Road Stories." I'll draw inspiration from my ongoing bicycle journey around the western US, as well as other, earlier road trips, all of which conspired in leading me to the present one.

All are welcome. If you wish to make a donation, $10 is fairly standard. Please also consider bringing a snack or a beverage to share.

Email me for the address.

Earlier Event: September 11
The Walking Hat Trio with The Hiromi Project
Later Event: December 6
Jazz Piano @ La Spiga