The Target Audience

I touched on it in my overview but the growing demographic of  seniors and retirees is growing steadily along with myself. I’ll be 56 in September and still going strong. Not quite a senior yet but my appreciation of what seniors like has been a part of being a performer.  Studying jazz got me in touch with the wealth of music by great song writers like George Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael and Jimmy Van Heusen. The piano styles of Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller, Teddy Wison, Errol Garner, Bill Evans and Keith Jarret have all been influences on my playing.  But that does not mean that classical pianists did not have my attention. The biggest of all was Glenn Gould who was also quite the intellectual.

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