Welcome to my webpage! There’s a lot going on here:  a large sampling of the music I make, a number of video performances, bio info, information on what I do, and a blog, which I intend to use as a chronicle of the musings of my unusual mind. Poke through here (be sure to visit the store!), enjoy the music and endure my droll commentary, and join my email list and stay up on my blog and what else is new in my musical universe!

I’d like to the nearly 500 people who came out to my SOLO CONCERT AT THE EGYPTIAN THEATRE in COOS BAY, OR.  You were a great audience, and it was great to play in that beautiful space; we also generated some good $ for the theatre fund!

BIG NEWS ITEM #1: After a week of filming in which I estimate I filmed 2400 minutes worth of jazz piano lessons in the studio at ArtistWorks, we have what I consider to be an incredibly comprehensive online Jazz Piano course in the can; they’re editing now, and I couldn’t be happier with the way these lessons are working. Complemented by a ton of written material, a huge library of backing tracks and the greatest feature of ArtistWorks, “Video Exchange” learning, in which students submit quick video of themselves working on this or that and I respond in kind with a video from my piano, I’m eager to dig in and get these lessons going! ArtistWorks is offering a great deal pre-launch that I think works out to about $17 a month for an annual subscription. There’s nothing else like this out there!

BIG NEWS ITEM #2: BURN, my iOS rhythm section app, is finally released and ready for download on the App Store! I am thrilled with how this app turned out, and it’s great fun to play with; 3 different grooves, at 2 different tempos each, with both modal bass/keys and changes, each in all 12 keys. Maximum flexibility, maximum propulsion for the shedding musician! Check it out on the link below; it’s priced at $5.99, and with 144 different combinations to play on, that’s…let’s see…carry the one… just a little more than 4 cents per vibe! IF you buy it and dig it, please review it; if you buy it and have ideas for us, let me know! We plan to expand it over time with packages of 3 more grooves (going to start with some “world” stuff, 6/8 feels and so forth) via in-app purchases. Here’s a link to the info page and link to BURN on iTunes, go forth and BURN!:

 Would you like to study Jazz Piano with me? In collaboration with ArtistWorks, the leading online music instruction website, I’ve developed a huge, comprehensive video lessons series that features one-on-one feedback from me to my students!, These lessons take you on a logical path to getting up and improvising FAST. CLICK HERE for more information and a link to 5 sample lessons. 160 online lessons, tons of PDF download materials, hundreds of play-along tracks and one-on-one instruction via ArtistWorks’ unique “Video Exchange” learning. Check it out; I’m thrilled with the way these turned out!  

 

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Three ( Ric Fierabracci, George Whitty and Tom Brechlein ) photographed performing at Alva's in San Pedro on 08/07/10.

FEATURED VIDEO: From THIRD RAIL’s December ’13 tour of Europe, my tune “Do A Little Dance”, live in Köln, Germany:

 




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