Classically trained jazz artist whose playing was described as passionate and deeply felt.
His first teacher was Aida Barenboim, who also taught her son, renowned pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim.
He accepted a faculty position in 1996 with the New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School and School of Continuing Education in Boston.
His family was related to Felix Mendelssohn.
His virtuosity was compared to Art Tatum.