Ethan has been playing music since the young age of 6 and is a recent BA graduate of the University of Missouri - St. Louis Music Department. He has been studying classical piano with teachers Randy Kruger and Alla Voskoboynikova and jazz under the instruction of Carolbeth True, Ken Kehner, and Adaron “Pops” Jackson. A multi-instrumentalist, Ethan has also been playing saxophone since he was 11 years old studying under the tutelage of Dr. Van Lees. Ethan is a graduate of Fort Zumwalt North High School where he played saxophone in the Jazz Bands and Wind Ensemble. While in high school, he took part in some extracurricular groups including the Missouri All-District Band and Jazz Band, JazzU, the St. Charles Community College Big Band and St. Louis Metrobones both under the direction of Dave Dickey. During his UMSL years, Ethan was the featured pianist in the Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos. With the band, he played at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago and the Jazz Educators Network Conference in Dallas, TX. In 2018, Ethan was selected to represent UMSL as the pianist in the Missouri All-Collegiate Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Berklee professor and master saxophonist Tia Fuller. In the summer of 2019, he traveled with the Jazz Ensemble to play at the Vienne and Umbria Jazz Festivals in France and Italy. Later that year, Ethan led the UMSL Jazz Combo to play at the “Shared Joy in Jiangsu” Jazz Festival in Nanjing, China. Ethan has performed with many notable artists such as Wycliffe Gordon, Jon Faddis, Terrell Stafford, Stefon Harris, Wayne Bergeron, John Pizzarelli, Denis DiBlasio, Steve Wiest, the Jim Widner Big Band and many others. Ethan frequently plays around the St. Louis and St. Charles areas, being featured in groups like Trio Monaco, Sugar Ray Charles, the NexGen Big Band, and the 636 Big Band.