I play the piano, compose jazz and classical music, write fiction, and hold B.A.'s in ecology and rhetoric.

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Latest News:

August 2, 2021


Uploaded to YouTube a 1998 CD of my classical piano work, including the Shostakovich First Piano Concerto, performed with the New West Symphony. Listen here.

November 20, 2020

My short story, "Sylmar," has been published in the Winter 2020 issue of the literary journal, Please See Me.

November 4, 2020

I performed with Berkeley's I-House Jazz Band while living at I-House in Fall 2002. As part of this year's virtual global homecoming, the I-House used my song, Wheel of Life, to accompany quotes from past residents of their favorite memories. A YouTube video of the quotes is here.


November 24, 2018

Released a solo piano version of "My Romance" on Youtube and the Free Music page.

Listen to the title track from my last album:

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Find out more about my novel, A Character in Reality, in which a fictional character gains consciousness and learns what it takes to survive in the real world.

Current Projects:

My latest short fiction, "The Central String," will be published in the Fall 2021 issue of Ginosko Literary Journal. My last publication was "Sylmar," in the Winter 2020 issue of Please See Me.

I am working on an album of 12 of my original contemporary jazz compositions, with a terrific band I met on the online jamming site, Jamkazam. I plan to release the album in January 2022.