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  Special Thanks


Family first and foremost:   My wife Debbie is my most avid fan and supporter, putting up with my closed door rehearsal and studio time as well as repetitive song rehearsal and development on my Kawai Grand in our great room. I appreciate her patience. Also, family members have provided inspiration for much of my original  instrumental music such as "Addison's Lullaby,"  "Jill Marie's Melody" and "Debbie's Waltz," all of which will are on my 3rd CD ("Trees of Life") and several songs inspired by my 'musician parents' on 4th CD ("Legacies").

Big shout out to my former band mates who have encouraged and supported my efforts, especially Frank "Otis" Cservak and the rest of the guys from Stained Soul and The South Barracks Band at West Point. Getting back into creative mode in 2012 while recording "The Long Gray Album" provided the seed I needed to get started again in writing music after a 37 year hiatus. Also, special thanks to Otis in helping to promote my CD distribution in PA and New York. Stan Dixon and Don Blakely proved especially helpful and supportive with Mozarts project Oct 2014. Sadly one my bandmates (Drummer Bill Nicklaus) passed away in December will forever be missed. 

Big thanks to many Saddlebrooke AZ neighbors and friends who have attended local venue performances here in Arizona. You make it worthwhile.............nothing worse than playing to an empty room, your presence is appreciated!

Special thanks to good friends Evan & Diane Wise, Bill McMurry and Debbie Hanks. Not only are they staunch supporters and fans but the Wises found my CDs made excellent holiday gifts for business associates and clients. Best of all, my CD "Trees of Life" became a wedding gift for all attendees at Daughter Tara Wise's big day in August 2014. Oracle friends have been especially supportive as well, especially Dave and Stacy Raneri of the Patio Cafe and Stephen Cook and the board members at the Oracle Piano Society.

Songbook project: Special thanks to all who aided in big ways and small: Kathy Parsons (reviews/ratings), Rebecca Oswald (transcriptions), Gary Girouard (sourcing and encouragement), Michele McLaughlin (logistical assistance/ printing), David Hicken (encouragement and commitment) and Oasis Disc Mfg. (speedy production of CDs).

Musical Inspiration and support - this has to go out to all the great creative artists, songwriters and musicians in the world who keep providing new music for us all to listen to and appreciate....including especially the creative pianists and songwriters such as Jim Brickman, Omar Akram as well as the traditional rockers Elton John and Billy Joel who continue to be influences to me. On a personal level, I thank those who particiated (performing and attending) in my Trees of Life CD launch at Mozart's in fall of 2014. A special shout out to the 309 Saddlebrookers who attended the "Tres Amigos" dinner/music show in Tucson on Nov 7, 2015. Performer partners Lindsay Nicholson and Ron Aeschliman made this a fun night for all.  

Oracle Piano Society - thanks to this great organization for allowing me to participate in the promotion of the finer art of classical music in the community and among youth. Special Thanks to Dr. Stephen Cook for the gifts and vision he brings to this organization and to classical music appreciation and promotion. I plan to do additional concerts at the Oracle Center for the Arts.