I started when I was four and have never taken a break! :)
What was the first concert you ever went to?
My first concerts were gospel concerts....I was born and raised in that tradition, so I was onstage playing and singing gospel from a super young age. First major concert was Metallica and I've never been the same ;-)
What gear do you use?
I have a Baldwin upright in my studio, and I use a Casio Privia PX-330 for my amplified gigs..(don't laugh, it's the same one Journey uses, and I love it! ;-)) ...with the Bose stackable speaker system and Audix mics.
Couldn't possibly pick a favorite piece...
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Pat BenatarI I loved all things classic and hard rock, and blues. That's what my dad was into, and he gave me my first tapes at like age 7 :)
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Not a band per se, but I'm in an acapella vocal jazz ensemble, and a new american experimental group. I jam with a local funk band as well, and play in a pro pit for a local musical theater co. I do a huge amount of one time "for hire" work with lots of different groups as well
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
I already got to play with one of my piano idols--Jonathan Cain/Journey. Forever inspired..
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Smallest: 10 :)
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?