Considered one of the better jazz pianists of his generation. He was ready to play space in blunt disregard of records. He went to the Berklee University of Music where he graduated in 1985 having a level in jazz structure and arranging. He previously a small part in 1996’s Kansas Town, which was aimed by Robert Altman. He also made an appearance around the soundtrack. He was created to McDonald, a previous postal employee who performed the chapel organ, and Flossie, a town social services employee who directed the chapel choir. He collaborated with a number of the greatest performers of his period, including Bette Midler, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddy Cole, and Jimmy Scott.