News

1. My trio with Peter Barshay on bass and David Rokeach on drums has three concerts coming up in the New Year! January 27th at Piedmont Pianos in Oakland, Feb 4 at Bird & Beckett in San Francisco and March 16 at Piedmont Center for the Arts, under the auspices of Jazz in the Neighborhood. See calendar for details.

2. Continuing to play Wednesdays and Saturdays every week at Pican. See details on my calendar.

3. My fall trio class concert is Dec 5, 5pm at the Jazzschool in Berkeley. The winter term for my trio classes starts January 13.

4. In addition to my private teaching practice, I am now a part of the faculty at Play with A Pro, an online teaching site based in Denmark. Click the link and check it out.

5. If you would like to be on my email list for occasional news of my musical activities, you can sign up on my contact page.

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“…her infectious gifts as an abundantly creative jazz pianist-composer-arranger points out her distinctive identity among the huge crowd of excellent pianists.” - Herb Wong

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