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As a child of the 70s and a teenager of the 80s, I was pretty much a rock-n-pop junkie. The music of the Beatles, Billy Joel, Steely Dan and the Police were my drugs of choice. But, in the late 1980s, jazz became my nicotine patch. Influenced by pianists Thelonious Monk and Bill Evans, I began my composition studies and detox at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. I became re-addicted, this time to a certain blend of jazz and pop. I don’t know whether to call it Jop or Pazz, but somebody should really stop me before I do.


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