Come out for a special night with NYC-based jazz pianist Joe Davidian. A consummate musician, Joe’s deep affinity for feel-good rhythms and strong melodies is evident in his dynamic playing. Joined by local musicians John Wiitala (bass) and Brian Fishler (drums), the trio will regale us with tunes from The Great American Songbook with a few Davidian originals peppered in. For lovers of Bill Evans, this is one not to miss!
$20 cover / byob / reservations 415-586-3733
No Moon At All -Â Live at Mezzrow, NYCÂ
â€œâ€¦a deeply talented pianist who maintains a delicate balance between forward thinking and jazz traditionâ€¦â€ â€“ The Nashville Scene
â€œâ€¦what lifts Davidianâ€™s playing above the crop of todayâ€™s young jazz pianists is the soul and commitment he invests in the music.Â Quite simply, he plays like he means it.â€ â€“ JazzTimesÂ
Joe Davidian earned both his Bachelorâ€™s and Masterâ€™s degrees at the University of Miami. In 2019, Davidian won first prize in the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition, an accolade that deemed him an undeniable voice in the world of jazz piano. Most recently, his 20-year trio, The Lost Melody (with bassist Jamie Ousley & drummer Austin McMahon), released an album of original music entitled â€œNew Songs for Old Soulsâ€ (2020) and is planning a 2022 release which pays tribute to their professor, the late, great Vince Maggio. Some of Davidian’s career highlights include recording three albums and touring internationally with drum legend Chester Thompson, performing at premiere NYC jazz clubs including Mezzrow, Dizzy’s and Birdland, serving as music director and pianist for singer/actor Tony Danza, and holding teaching positions at Belmont University, University of Vermont and Middle Tennessee State University.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
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