Welcome to JazzPiano.co.nz. I am a contemporary pianist, accompanist and composer specialising in improvised music including jazz.

I have been lucky enough to perform alongside some giants of jazz including Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea’s Electrik Band), Mark Kramer (Eddie Gomez), Cley Jenkins (Buddy Rich & Count Basie) as well as Andy Vargas (Santana), Tony Christie (UK) and a Broadway cast. I have been broadcast on most New Zealand TV networks. My last major role was as a piano player in a US touring/Broadway production of Chicago (the musical), June-August 2015 in Seoul, Korea. I have been published in the acclaimed Jazz publication Downbeat (US).

I have 17 years’ experience as a professional performer, composer and accompanist and have worked with local acts such as Tim and Neil Finn, Don McGlashan, Che-Fu, King Kapisi, The Mint Chicks, Stan Walker, Anika Moa, Batucada Sound Machine, Tina Cross, Annie Crummer, Tama Waipara, Bella Kalolo, Jackie Clarke, Frankie Stevens, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and the Topp Twins. I have been broadcast on TVNZ, Christmas in the Park (TV3), Homegrown (C4), Juice TV, Maori Television and Alt TV.

In addition to releasing two albums under the pseudonym Ironic Trio, I have also collaborated King Kapisi’s latest album release, and co-wrote Sunshine. Crush won best video category at the Pacific Music Awards 2014, and Welcome Back was nominated in 2015. Along with Georgia Wood and Chris Neilson (Katchafire), I produced and performed on Happenstance (2010) by the Standard Funk Ensemble. I worked with the Kids Music Company to direct and record three albums, two of which won gold and silver at the UK Practical Pre-school Awards for 2010–2011.

Although my field is performance based (with a jazz/contemporary music bias), I have experience as a musical director, producer and recording engineer. In 1999–2000 I worked for 18 months in Egypt as a musical director; a pianist/MD for ProShip (Canada) for two years, and as a producer and pianist of Henrique Morales’ debut studio album (2016), a collaboration between Brazilian and New Zealand musicians, sung by Morales and written by Fernando Corona.