I've sung in choirs since I was in grade school. I saved my money as a teenager to buy a Gibson acoustic guitar. I learned to play chords and sing folk songs. Beatles vs. The Stones? Beatles. I fell in love with jazz when I lived in St. Louis. Long ago, I did PR for the Seattle Opera. I've sung Christmas carols on a street corner in West Seattle's Alaska Junction to raise money for the Food Bank. I used to be in a junk band in the Fremont Solstice Parade.

Some people call me the World's Oldest Pearl Jam fan. 


“I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.” – William James

“If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.” – Louis Armstrong