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Thank you PDX Jazz Fest 2015

Posted on March 2, 2015 with 0 comments
It's March 2015, and the PDX Jazz Festival has been in town for the last 2 weeks.  My involvement in it has given me a real affirmation of why I continue doing what I do, that is split my time and energy between piano and vibes, not being able to quit one for the other. I am grateful for the wonderful jazz community for the love and support they show for the art.
Thank you Don Lucoff, Art Abrams, Steve Hanneman, and Nancy Nickel for giving me the opportunity to share music with some wonderful musicians, heavyweights in the local, national, and international scenes. On 2/15 Devin Phillips joined me at the jazz vespers at St. James Lutheran. 2/20 I was at the piano with the Art Abrams Swing Machine Big Band, backing Kurt Elling at the NewmarkTheater.
Then Wed, 2/25, and Thur 2/26, Arrivederci's Wine Bar in Milwaukie, OR. gave me two nights on the vibes, Wed with all-stars Phil Baker (bass), Dan Faehnle (guitar), and Todd Strait (drums).   On Thursday night I was paired with [...]
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"State of Wonder" interview

This interview was done by April Baer for her program, "State of Wonder", to be aired on KOPB-fm and KMHD-89.1 fm.  She talked to Darrell Grant and me about our concert featuring the music of the MJQ that night as part of PDXJazz.


Vibes Etude #1

Posted on June 14, 2013 with 0 comments

vibes ex. #1  

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A great concert, featuring the Art Abrams band with Rebecca Kilgore on vocals.  Sold out.  Standing ovation.

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Photography by Rian Otto

Posted on January 5, 2011 with 0 comments
Our oldest daughter, Rian, has found a creative outlet:  photography.  Prompted perhaps by the birth of their two sons, she began taking pictures.  It has morphed into quite a part-time business.  Check out her stuff on Facebook.  Here are some examples:


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