American composer, pianist, drummer, and bandleader. He toured with the acclaimed Golden Arm Trio, composed numerous film scores, and directed a non-profit music production organization called the Golden Hornet Project.
Early in his career, he composed music for such films as The Journeyman and Moonlight by the Sea.
He won a 2012 award for his tribute album to jazz musician Duke Ellington.
He was born on a United States Army Base in Frankfurt, Germany. He later settled in Austin, Texas.
He composed the score for A Scanner Darkly, a 2006 film directed by Richard Linklater.