Jazz and Cocktail Piano

I'm no longer playing in the United States

For pianist recommendations, contact Ed Fuqua:

718-672-4554. Ed_fuqua@yahoo.com.


More About Me

My Influences

Among my pianistic influences are Art Tatum, Bud Powell, Horace Silver, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, and Thelonious Monk.

II'm not a classical pianist, but I play some and I love to listen to it, with a special preference for Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Bartok.

My Jobs

A musician since I was 15, in addition to playing jazz I've been a Catskills pianist, a Greenwich Village coffee house manager, a toy company executive for CBS, and a theatre instructor at New York University.

My Theatre Career

I was an actor and musical director for the Classic Stage Company, and I was co-founder and for 14 years co-artistic director of the Soho Repertory Theatre, where I helped launch Kevin Spacey and Kathleen Turner.

My Education

I studied art at Cooper Union, theatre at the Drama Tree and Circle-in-the-Square, and music theory with Peter Schikele ("P.D.Q. Bach") at Juilliard.

I've been a visual artist all my life, and have been designing professionally on the computer since the 1980s.

My Family

With my artist wife Ann Decker, whose many credits include The New Yorker and Fortune, I live in the historic Fort Greene section of Brooklyn.