||I love playing solo piano. There is a freedom about it that is
transcendent: just me and the music. My taste is varied, and I can jump
from a boogie woogie piece to a ballad I’ve composed myself to an old
show tune gussied up in my own style. I have been known to create
improvised pieces on the spot. I prefer a real piano to an electric
one, but I am not above playing an electric.
I sometimes will
add my voice to a solo performance. I have written many songs over my
long years, and I do enjoy covering material by Bob Dylan and Tom
Waits, for example.
Here's a home recording of a song I recently wrote. It's called Nothing But Time, and Julia Roupp is singing with me.
||I have worked with Julia, vocalist and conga player, since 1994. Our
repertoire consists of popular music and jazz standards from the
nineteen thirties through the present day, and includes some of my
original songs. Julia has performed in dinner theater and with a
touring group called Young Americans before moving to Ashland. She is
also fond of dogs. We are known for our vocal harmonies, and her
percussive support of my piano gives me freedom to try things I
wouldn’t attempt without her. Click here for a bit more and a performance link.
||The name stands for Quinby and Addicott, and marks my long relationship
with bassist and vocalist Jeffrey Addicott. Jeff is probably the
premier bassist in the area, and a very funny guy for a Canadian. He is
also an excellent glass blower and photographer, a man of many talents.
Our repertoire leans towards New Orleans rhythm and blues, and we
alternate vocals in our performances. We have been playing together
since 2000, and have a long-standing monthly engagement at the Wild
Goose Cafe & Bar in Ashland, Oregon.