Thank you for visiting this site; it hopefully outlines who I am, what I do, and what I have to offer in broad sense. You can see that I do many things from playing solo piano to booking bands of 20 people or more. I'd like to take a second to expand upon what I can offer to you.
Solo piano engagements
Whether or not you have a piano, I can bring a keyboard to your location, playing a variety of music suited to your event. I take requests and can play everything from light classical to standards, to contemporary music. In over 20 years of playing solo piano, I have had steady gigs at The Whitney, Dirty Dog, London Chop House, Caucus Club, and others.
Duo, Trio and more musicians
Any size group and instrumentation can be provided.
Types of commonly booked groups:
Duo (piano, bass) or (piano, singer) or (piano, horn)
Trio (piano, bass, drums) or (piano, bass, singer) or (piano, bass, horn)
Quartet (piano, bass, drums, singer or horn)
If you need a larger group I can offer a 10 piece group or even a 16 piece big band. See the Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra for details about that ensemble.
Commonly booked functions:
Weddings (ceremonies, cocktail, dinner, and/or reception)
Dinner Clubs and Restaurants
If you're not sure what type of group is appropriate to your event, no question is dumb. Just ask. All consultations are free.
I can even handle entertainment coordinating if you need to have multiple groups for a wedding or other large function.
Pricing is adjustable according to location, amount of hours played, size of group, etc. Get in touch and we'll discuss the details.
I offer different music writing jobs to musicians, agencies, or anyone with a need for this unique skill.
Arranging- any kind/style music for any size group
Transcription- taking music off a recording for print
Composition- if you need a tune for a specific event
Prices are negotiable depending on amount of work and skill involved.
Besides teaching jazz piano at Oakland University, I also teach private piano, composing, and arranging lessons in my home studio in Clinton Township. Lessons can be weekly, bi-weekly, or ad hoc. I can also teach on learning Finale, the computer notation program. Call for scheduling a trial lesson.
I also offer clinics/ presentations to elementary, middle, high school, and universities in jazz. Subjects include: Jazz appreciation, history, improvisation, combo coaching, and writing. Call for more information.