I’ve been writing songs since early childhood, but only recently have I begun to write them professionally, working as a lyricist with different collaborators.
Here is a Steely Dan homage that I co-wrote with Steve Porcaro of Toto to help raise money for MusiCares’s Covid-19 Relief Fund for musicians in need. We even got one of Steely Dan’s original guitarists, Denny Dias, to play on it!
With Benjamin Velez, I have written the songs for the new John Leguizamo musical Kiss My Aztec!, which had its world premiere in 2019 at Berkeley Rep, where it received wonderful reviews. The show enjoyed a second production at La Jolla Playhouse in ’19 and a third, in vastly improved form, in June 2022 at Hartford Stage. We are Broadway-bound, so stay tuned.
Here is a dumb song that we rightfully cut from Kiss My Aztec! but reconstituted as an anthem for social distancing in the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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