I moved to Seattle from Chicago in 2003.

When I lived in Chicago, I wrote songs and performed in local venues with Chicago-area musicians. 

When I arrived in Seattle, I volunteered in a local middle school during the day and enjoyed playing at the city's open mics at night. I eventually became a teacher in the Seattle School District.

I went to an open mic at a local jazz club in downtown Seattle and really enjoyed singing with a jazz trio. I've been pursuing that for a while now and play at Egan's, a club in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood.

I made the CD, Any Kind of Fool She Wants, with these wonderful Seattle-based musicians:

Darin Clendenin - Piano

Clipper Anderson - Bass

Mark Ivester - Drums

Alexey Nikolaev - Saxophones

Jeff Busch - Percussion

Christopher Woitach - Steel Guitar  

I'll be playing selections from the CD at Egan's Ballard Jamhouse on Friday, March 24th at 7pm

Available for download on iTunes