For the second year, I’ve enjoyed rehearsing once a week in my office with fantastically talented undergraduate students Adam Hendley (drums) and Robin Sherman (bass). Monday was the last session for this year, so we thought we’d capture some of it on video, like Oscar Peterson’s Blues Etude. Congratulations to Robin, who graduated this year (pending the results of his
Had a great time with with Brendan Polk, my former student who graduated yesterday (congratulations!), playing All Blues, In a Sentimental Mood, and other tunes on duo pianos to celebrate graduates of the FSU Piano Technology Program.
Check out this great article from Jazzadvice.com, Inspiration for Improvisers
Playing this Friday, Apri 11, 8 and 10pm with the Scotty Barnhart Quartet
The inspiring life story of the amazing jazz pianist, my colleague at Florida State University, Marcus Roberts Marcus Roberts on 60 Minutes
Had an exciting week teaching and performing with a range of talented musicians at Swing Central Jazz presented by The Savannah Music Festival! Music from Swing Central Pictures from the festival!
Jazz is Making a Capital Comeback by Alyssa Brown, Tallahassee Magazine, March–April 2014 Real-Time Music
March 24-29 Savannah Music Festival, Savannah, GA Swing Central March 21 – Steve Gilmore, B-Sharps Jazz Club, Tallahassee, FL; Steve Gilmore and the FSU Jazz Faculty; B-Sharps, Tallahassee, FL March 25–29 – 25th Annual Savannah Music Festival, Swing Central Jazz Faculty, Savannah, GA; Bill Peterson, Etienne Charles, Alphonso Horne, Jason Marsalis, Rodney Jordan, Jeff Clayton, Terrell Stafford, Marcus Roberts, More
Looking forward to playing at The Arts Garage this Saturday! The Arts Garage
Article by Jim Gerard–After an emotional breakdown, a boomer discovers the keys to mental health on a Baldwin upright. The Article Jim Gerard is a journalist and author of four books, including Who Moved My Secret and Beam Me Up, Jesus. He lives in New York City. His website is www.gangof60.com.