After leaving Malta for family reasons, I went to the US and studied jazz piano in the University of Notre Dame, taking lessons from Larry Dwyer who is a prominent jazz pianist/trombonist. I got to play in the ND jazz band as well as in music lounge and venues as a soloist. It was also at that time I started playing the jazz standards and composing jazz covers and originals.
After relocating to France, I spent a lot of time listening to jazz. While travelling in North Africa, I composed a set three jazz fusion pieces that feature African percussions, which completed my second album Southern Wind, Northern Sand, published in 2017.