|Tags:||jazz contemporary jazz|
19 May 1961, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Encouraged towards music by his home environment, Farnhams mother playing piano and organ, he first played trumpet but at the age of 12 switched to piano, taking formal lessons. He studied at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, developing classical and jazz piano skills, before continuing his studies privately in Cleveland, Ohio in the early to mid-80s. During this period Farnham also studied Indian music. Simultaneously, he was working as a studio musician and playing in a small jazz group co-led by bass player Kenny Davis and saxophonist Ernie Krivda. In the mid-80s, Farnham moved to New York City and thereafter also toured, eventually becoming resident in California where he became closely associated with Concord Records. During these and following years he worked with several leaders, including Marty Paich, Mel Tormé, Ken Peplowski, the contemporary vibraphone player, Gust William Tsilis, Frank Vignola, and with...