j dog studio
Welcome to my web site.
I've been a musician since I started piano lessons at age 8. This is how I make my living. I've lived in Northern California for more than half my life and play music regularly all around the San Francisco Bay Area. I love jazz, classical and dance music. I write and produce, and own a recording studio.
This web site reflects my musical interests: jazz improvisation, classical music, all kinds of modern dance music, accompanying singers and choirs, directing musical theater and other shows, writing, recording music, mixing and teaching.
I have a deep interest in electronic music, in the rapidly growing relationship between technology and music. I guess I got this techno bug from my father, who designed circuits for some of the earliest computers at Univac in the 50's thru the 70's. Electronica opens the possibility of a new language of music that goes beyond the traditional rules and sounds of pitch oriented music. What would music based on timbre and rhythm sound like?
On this web site, listen to examples of my songs, jazz compositions, live performances and electronica.
There is also a calendar to keep you informed of my performances that are open to the public.
I am a professional "working" musician. My instrument is the piano and keyboards, including church organ. Styles include Jazz, Rock, Funk, Classical and everything in between!
J Dog Studio
My studio is a very comfortable, musical environment with four isolation booths. It has the capacity to record up to 12 simultaneous mic inputs. Featuring Logic Pro.
Instruction / Workshops
Let's start at your current level and take it from there! Learn about jazz if you're a beginner, or take your more advanced skills to the next level. Improve your technique on the piano.