Imagine walking into a dark smoky lounge, and a professional pianist is toning down the evening with relaxing melodies from the golden era. I play great hits from jazz and classical piano like Fly Me to the Moon, Misty, April in Paris, New York New York, and Darn that Dream.
Joe played an event at my retirement building. I am a pianist, and boy was I impressed. He has total command of the keyboard and and excellent collection of tunes. His improvisation is excellent. His playing was admired by all. I gave him four stars, but if he weren't my competition it might have been five stars.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
I deliver music that is professional, uplifting, beautiful, and memorable, for a mid-range price. I focus on quality and customer service, which you simply won't find with less seasoned musicians. I know a great number of local musicians available to turn the show into a duo or trio if you like.
Joe Prior is an award winning composer, jazz pianist, and entrepreneur. He moved to Nashville in 2015 to learn film composition and jazz piano from the industry’s best musicians.
Joe is inspired by great jazz artists like Errol Garner, Art Tatum, Ella Fitzgerald, and classical icons like Maurice Ravel, George Gershwin, and Rachmaninoff. He likes combining these influences into a florid and hard-swinging sound which is hard to go unnoticed in any setting.
For large events, he employs local professional musicians in order to serve the highest quality in duos or trios.
Additional Booking Notes
Do you want intimate soft piano or swinging hard-bop jazz, or a mix in between?
Let me know if you have a piano or would like me to bring my keyboard and amp. If I'm bringing my keyboard, it needs to be within 25 feet so my extension cord can reach electricity.
It would also help to know how large the crowd is (how loud I should be).
Past Booked Events
|December 04, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Christmas at Belmont - TV recording performance|
|October 24, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:45pm||Jazz Band One - Belmont University|
|October 21, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Background Classical & Jazz & Kayne Prime|
|October 14, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Private Event - Belle Meade Country Club|
Girl from Ipanema
My Funny Valentine
Fly Me to the Moon
Darn that Dream
April in Paris
All of Me
It's Only a Paper Moon
The Summer Knows
Stella by Starlight
Willow Weep for Me
I'll Know -Guys and Dolls
All I Ask of You - The Phantom of the Opera
Some Enchanted Evening - South Pacific
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