"Old Dogs & New Tricks" is a tribute
to Jazz pianists by pianist Michael Eldridge, recorded during the summer Balsams Resort Jazz Series in 2003. The
tribute includes songs identified with Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Goerge Shearing, etc
Michael Eldridge has been a pianist/entertainer,
jazz musician in major hotels, on cruise ships, and in night clubs in the USA and Europe for 49 years. His repertoire
is standards, jazz, and easy listening music. Just a few of the major hotels and venues include; The Boulders Resort,
Carefree, AZ., The Point at Tapatio Cliffs, Pheonix AZ., The Balsams Resort, Colebrook NH., The NausuerHof Hotel,
Weisbaden, Germany,The Montreux Palace Hotel, Montreux Switzerland, The Americana Hotel, Trondheim, Norway, The
Sheraton Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden, The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. Harrah's, Lake Tahoe and Reno NV. The
Fountanbleu Hotel, Miami Beach, FL., Royal Caribbean, Holland America and NCL cruise lines The Broadway musical/comedy,
"So, What Do We Do Now?" (The Baby Boomer Retirement Show,)written with partner Jerry Ranger, is currently
in negotiations for production in New York and London. Michael is also a novelist, having written eight novels.
He has written forty original songs and piano compositions.
He lives with his wife, Beth and their dogs, Soda, Coti and three cats, Sootie, Spatz and Sox.
His daughter, Amy lives in New Mexico and is involved in movie and television production. His self-published novels,
short story collections, three books of poetry, and his CD's are also available on this website.