Join Piano by Nature for an extraordinary union of classical composition and jazz innovation ignited with a fresh spirit all its own. On November 8th and 9th virtuoso pianist Joel A. Martin -the creator & trademark owner of Jazzical®-will perform a truly unique brand of concert with his rare and captivating musical fluency in both classical and jazz styles.
About Joel A. Martin
Mr. Martin was the youngest pianist ever, and the first African American pianist to compete in the 1985 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and has performed as soloist with the NY Philharmonic, El Paso Symphony, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Hartford Symphony, and countless other symphony orchestras. His Jazzical® concerts have been presented throughout the world in the concert halls of Paris, London, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Russia & Kyrgyzstan, and as a collaborative pianist he has toured with operatic superstar Kathleen Battle who said “playing with Joel A. Martin is like riding in a Bentley.” Mr. Martin has also worked for ten years as the director and arranger for the Cab Calloway Orchestra.
Most recently, Mr. Martin is promoting two innovative concert/ recording projects- Jazzical Meets Menken, a tribute to Disney composer Alan Menken, and Footsteps of Mandela, an original musical production promoting reconciliation, forgiveness and love through the arts.
Make your reservations right away for these very special concerts.
Both appearances will be at the Hand House in Elizabethtown, on Saturday, November 8th at 7PM and Sunday November 9th at 3PM.
Call 518-962-2949 for reservations and/or visit www.pianobynature.org for more for more information.