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I'm an Oakland jazz salsa singer-songwriter, fluent in a few languages thanks to my itinerant childhood. Since 2004 I've done more than a dozen studio recordings for my own & other bands. In 2010, I sang on the Grammy-nominated Bien! Bien! In 2011, I made a fan-funded CD, and in 2012 my singing/songwriting was on Pacific Mambo Orchestra's debut CD. In 2013, we won a Grammy!

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The difference between streaming and live performance

The difference between streaming and live performance

The first time I finally had my sound interface properly connected to OBS (One Broadcasting System, open source software for live streaming to any platform) and played a show, there was a moment in the middle of it where I felt a surge, a flash, that delicious sense of improvisatory daring that you get when...
My Raspberry Pi webcam prototype

My Raspberry Pi webcam prototype

I am building a second camera for livestreaming. Here’s my prototype using a Raspberry Pi 3 and camera. Pretty funny, no? I got it to work as a streaming camera with OBS pulling in the video via a browser link to the Raspi IP address. However, it’s not that great quality and it’s fairly latent....
Sing Us a Song You're the Tendieman |GameStop stock parody

Sing Us a Song You’re the Tendieman |GameStop stock parody

So, if you have followed any of the crazy news a few weeks ago, there was a stock mania around the nearly defunct retailer GameStop (#GME). Sadly, my son and I were sucked into waiting for the short squeeze to be squoze (and still holding our shares, LOL!). I wrote this parody of Billy Joel's...
Do It Again by Steely Dan | Live vocal piano cover on Yamaha Genos

Do It Again by Steely Dan | Live vocal piano cover on Yamaha Genos

Aren’t these chords fantastic?! And the storytelling too.
Watch Alexa Morales cover Use Me by Bill Withers on Yamaha Genos keyboard

Watch Alexa Morales cover Use Me by Bill Withers on Yamaha Genos keyboard

I recorded this 1972 tune by the great Bill Withers. (whom we lost this year) on an album produced by the Grammy nominated trombonist Wayne Wallace. Tonight I played it for the first time on my #YamahaGenos! I got to see a live interview in person with Bill Withers and Aloe Blacc at the ASCAP...
Tonight 8 pm Pacific: Livestream Christmas music show

Tonight 8 pm Pacific: Livestream Christmas music show

So, I decided to close out 2020 by playing a live show every day on my YouTube channel. Last night’s 10 pm Xmas show was great! Tonight I’ll do a repeat livestream performance of me singing and playing my Yamaha grand piano and Yamaha Genos keyboard at an earlier hour for those who aren’t night...
Thriller | Vocal piano cover live on Yamaha Genos

Thriller | Vocal piano cover live on Yamaha Genos

Every Halloween I plan to cover this song… finally did it! I get kind of carried away at the end… All vocal harmonies processed on the Genos! Thriller by Rod Temperton It’s close to midnight Something evil’s lurkin’ in the dark Under the moonlight You see a sight that almost stops your heart You try...
My arrangement of Lonely Town by Vulfpeck

My arrangement of Lonely Town by Vulfpeck

Here’s my arrangement of Vulfpeck’s Lonely Town on Yamaha Genos. All parts, vocals and harmonies played live simultaneously (not overdubbed)! I also did a version with just the keyboard bass part:
Como Preparar Para Cuarentena o Desastre | Comida Para 2 Semanas

Como Preparar Para Cuarentena o Desastre | Comida Para 2 Semanas

El nuevo Coronavirus COVID-19 nos tiene todos preocupados, así que siguiendo los expertos he acumulado comida y primeros auxilios para aguantar una cuarentena. He aquí la lista de lo que tenemos: Lista de Compras Para Preparar Para Cuarentena o Desastre (Temblor, Fuego, etc): COMIDA Hornear: azúcar, cacao, harina, levadura en polvo, bicarbonato de sodio, sal...
How to Prepare for Disaster or Quarantine | Supplies for 2 Weeks

How to Prepare for Disaster or Quarantine | Supplies for 2 Weeks

I buy bulk ingredients for delicious, healthy homemade food. Coronavirus or COVID-19 has us all frightened and the government has recommended we be prepared for a pandemic with two weeks’ worth of food and supplies so that we can quarantine if necessary. Here’s what I’ve bought without spending much more than normal, focusing on bulk...

365 day piano challenge: Improv

365 day piano challenge: Riff