I came to Chicago from Connecticut in 1984 to attend Northwestern University and earned my degree in Communication Studies in 1988. After 3 years working in public relations for companies like Leo Burnett Co., I opted out of PR to pursue my real passion—music.
I’ve had the pleasure of singing and performing at Chicago’s hottest spot for live music, The Redhead Piano Bar, for around 15 years now… nowhere else in Chicago do I get to connect on such an intimate level with the crowd, and perform as great a variety of music styles and artists (they make a great martini too!). I have also spent years playing at several of Chicago’s greatest steakhouses — Mastro’s, Chicago Chop House and Magnum’s to name a few. Other nightclubs and restaurants I’ve been featured at include Evanston’s Rhythm Room, nestled inside the Cinemark movie theatre downtown and Rush Street’s new social connection TwelveWest, where the ambience and atmosphere make any after-dinner meet-up a memorable one.
In addition to playing the usual piano-bar fodder (“Piano Man”, “Brown-Eyed Girl”, “Tiny Dancer”, “Sweet Caroline”, Sinatra…) I love to go off the grid and play deep-track classic rock covers, dabble in country, Broadway, jazz and, especially, feature the newest in contemporary or alternative like Dave Matthews, Train, Kings of Leon, and more. Of course, I love to be challenged by a request for an old Nat King Cole swing song, or a vintage I-bet-you-don’t-know-this-one by Billy or Elton.