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Hammond Lesson Samples from PianoGroove now on YouTube

Just a couple of days ago, Hayden, the founder and head honcho at PianoGroove, posted three of my Jazz Hammond Organ lessons on YouTube. To get the full ten-lesson series you still have to subscribe to PianoGroove; these three will give you some idea of what the lessons are like. The three sample lessons are:…


Launched: My New Organ Course on PianoGroove!

In an earlier post, I announced that I had recorded a series of introductory Hammond Organ lessons for PianoGroove, and now I’m happy to share that Hayden and I finished post-production and the course launched a bit over a week ago! Anyone can check out some free material related to the course on PianoGroove’s site,…


Update from Behind the Scenes: Teaching. (Me? Teaching?!?)

I’m not much of an entrepreneur, especially in the web space, but I’ve recently gotten a really nice gig due to the entrepreneurship of others who are full-time small business owner / entrepreneur / operators on the web. A close friend of mine from college is the founder and head honcho of Literate Computing and…


My New (But Now Not So New) Organ Clone

[ Edit added in January, 2020: If you are reading this to understand how the different organ clones compare, make sure you check out my more recent blog post about a disappointing problem with my Viscount Legend Live. ] In an earlier post I discussed the Viscount Legend Live that I purchased in late March,…


Charting Scrapbook

This page is a work-in-progress link farm with a record of all the chart appearances I can figure out how to link to. Closer to Home On JazzWeek Weekly Jazz Album Chart 22 January, 2018: on the most-added list 29 January, 2018: on the biggest gainers and most-added lists 5 February, 2018: appearing at #36…


Artist Pages on the Internet!

Most on-line services that sell or stream music try to have a page for each artist where that artist’s discography is represented and you can easily find all the artist’s work from one easy jumping-off point. Unfortunately it doesn’t always work all that well because of situations like mine. First of all, I have the…


Robert Kennedy Quartet on KPFA’s BAJABA Showcase

Last night I appeared with my quartet on the BAJABA Showcase, a monthly live music broadcast from KPFA Radio in Berkeley, California. Performing with me were Ben Torres on tenor saxophone, Mason Razavi on guitar, and Rick Rivera on drums. The show’s host, D Minor, and I talked repeatedly about how to get your very…


Closer to Home now available for pre-order!

I’m happy to announce that you can now pre-order my new album,¬†Closer to Home, at my Bandcamp store! Order now and you’ll get instant download of two tracks, and when the release date arrives on January 12, 2018, you’ll get the entire album. Just like with Big Shoes, if you order the physical CD you…


Closer to Home: New Album Progress Report

Closer to Home is the title of my new album that I’ll release in January, and I’m happy to report that since my post about it last month I’ve made some progress! Mastering is done, and I’m ecstatic with the results Michael Romanowski at Coast Mastering¬†created. It was a joy to attend the mastering session…


New Album on the Way!

It’s been a long time since my last blog post; I’ve been doing other things. One of the things I’ve been doing is recording a new album, and I’m finally ready to pre-pre-announce it! The players are top-notch: Cody Rhodes on drums, Terrence Brewer on guitar, and Ben Torres on tenor sax in addition to…