I have been labeled as a singer, pianist, songwriter, teacher and performer. All of these labels are technically accurate, but I consider being a musician, above everything else, far more important in terms of who I am. Singers are a dime a dozen, and I would like to think I am worth much more than a dime. Maybe even a whole dollar! (Insert sarcasm--clarification for those who think I'm crazy)
Even though jazz and soul are where my true passions lie, I've performed anything from jazz standards to Billy Joel to ACDC, as well as kitschy songs like "Psycho Killer," "It's Raining Men," "Devil Went Down to Georgia," and much, much more. I've performed solo, in a dueling piano duo, and in several combo and band formations--playing a wide variety of music.
To quote the most awkward compliment I've ever been given, which came from an incredibly talented mentor of mine, "[music is] kinda sorta really good." The original quote was in reference to a performance of mine, where the hard to please man who rarely gives compliments said I did a "kinda sorta really good" job. If you knew him, you would know that this is his way of telling you that you kicked butt. SO...........rounding back...........music is kinda sorta really good, aka AWESOME.