I am blessed to have enjoyed an career as a pianist, organist, composer, arranger and clinician. I tour regularly as a soloist and featured musician, and am often asked to lecture on the art of improvisation. I currently serve as the Director of Music Ministry, Organist and Choirmaster at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, Boca Raton, Florida.
I have been a member of the Grammy Award winning Paul Winter Consort since 1998 and have performed throughout the world including Denmark, England, France, Japan, Italy, and Southeast Asia. I have collaborated in performance with such renowned artists as the late pianist Dave Brubeck, the late drummer Max Roach, legendary folk singer Judy Collins, the American Spiritual Ensemble, The American Brass Quintet, jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, and The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus at Carnegie Hall among others. I have had the special honor of performing for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama being featured with saxophonist Paul Winter and the renowned Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery. I perform annually at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, for its Halloween Extravaganza, accompanying silent films such as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Nosferatu, and Phantom of the Opera.
Originally from Richmond, Kentucky, I served as Cathedral Organist at the world’s largest gothic cathedral, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City from 2002-2009, and served as Associate Organist there from 1997. I have toured with the Cathedral Choristers performing throughout the Northeast and Canada, and throughout England with performances at the famed Salisbury Cathedral and St. Paul’s Cathedral, London. In 2011, I appeared with Wycliffe Gordon at Columbia University’s Miller Theater performing Gordon’s score to “Within These Gates”, a silent film by Oscar Micheux. I am also a composer and arranger and most recently my composition A Place Called Old Kentucky, co-written with song writing partner Louis Birro, was featured as part of the Alltech World Equestrian Games held in Lexington and is featured on my CD entitled Kentucky Serenade which also includes such classics as Simple Gifts, Blue Moon of Kentucky, and My Old Kentucky Home. My mass setting, Mass for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, had its Lincoln Center debut in 2015 at Avery Fisher Hall being performed by The National Chorale.
I recently received the distinguished award of Honorary Fellow of the National College of Music in London and serve on the Board of Directors for the National Chorale in New York.