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Joe Davidian

Joe Davidian is a pianist of the highest caliber. His sense of swing, rhythmic interest and melodic interpretation rank him among the greatest jazz pianists of the day. Bill Barton of Seven Days writes, “Young pianist Joe Davidian…is already developing a reputation as one of the most promising new talents.” And of the Joe Davidian Trio, A.C. Hutchinson of The Times Argus writes, “It’s difficult to imagine a trio, famous or obscure, old or young, that sounds better…” The trio performs jazz standards as well as originals composed by all band members, shadowing the trio models of pianists Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett and Oscar Peterson. Joe comments, “My concept for the group is to promote the highest level of interaction through attentive listening in every moment. No single trio member should contribute more than one-third to the musical whole.” JD3 sets itself apart from other trios by focusing on space, swing and melodic integrity.

Born into a family of musicians in rural Vermont, Joe now lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where he performs nightly with Nashville’s finest musicians. He has extensive experience as a performer, composer, educator, and accompanist, including performances with jazz greats Joe Lovano, Kevin Mahogany, and Tito Puente, to name a few. Joe has released two trio albums; his critically acclaimed debut, “For the Birds,” features intriguing original compositions, and “JD3: Live” captures an exciting live performance of jazz standards and originals. Both CD’s are available on the Sonic Mirage label.

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Willing to teach

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Credentials/Background

Teacher at Belmont University, Nashville; Nashville Jazz Workshop; private studio in Bellevue. Has taught private jazz piano lessons, ear training, improvisation, and directed ensembles at the University of Miami and the University of Vermont. $50/hour base rate.

Clinic/Workshop Information

The Joe Davidian Trio presents clinics at jazz schools on the art of improvisation and how listening and interaction fuels creative improvisation. Emphasis on use of space, melodic embellishment and listening.

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Silent Fire

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2008

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