Jeff Goldblum’s Jazz Piano Album

A happy day for fans of Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum has a huge following and fan base. Those fans will be happy to have heard the recent news of Jeff Goldblum releasing a new jazz piano album! If you are a fan of jazz and are in need of some digital piano inspiration then this could be just the thing you have been waiting for. Continue reading “Jeff Goldblum’s Jazz Piano Album”

Liven up your weekend with some Smooth Jazz

Liven up your weekend with some Smooth Jazz

This coming weekend is the perfect time to sit down at your digital piano and have a late night jazz session. The nights are getting longer and after the inevitable barbeques have died down, late night jazz is the perfect way to end an evening. Continue reading “Liven up your weekend with some Smooth Jazz”

Classical by Day, Jazz by Night – how versatile is your piano?

Classical by Day, Jazz by Night – how versatile is your piano?

Are you the kind of musician who likes versatility? Are you a pianist who would like to play a Steinway concert grand piano for your classical repertoire, but something a little more suited to a New Orleans jazz bar for your more bluesy moments? Thankfully, digital pianos are fantastically versatile instruments. Continue reading “Classical by Day, Jazz by Night – how versatile is your piano?”

Keith Jarrett and his Broken Piano

Keith Jarrett and his Broken Piano

For anyone who doesn’t know, Keith Jarrett is responsible for one of the world’s most successful jazz albums; The Köln Concert which was produced back in 1975 and quickly became the best-selling piano recording in history. He is still making music today and is widely considered to be one of the best jazz men of all time. Continue reading “Keith Jarrett and his Broken Piano”

Get Playing with some Winter Jazz

Get Playing with some Winter Jazz

Despite the start of spring having officially made an appearance in the UK, to most of us living here it definitely still feels like winter. The sub-zero temperatures and snow flurries aren’t set to subside for a while so why not have a go at playing some winter jazz on your piano? Continue reading “Get Playing with some Winter Jazz”

Ray Charles’s Birthday Today

The legend that is Ray Charles would have been celebrating his 86th today.

Ray was born in Greenville, Florida as Ray Charles Robinson – son of Bailey Robinson and Aretha Williams.Image result for ray charles Ray was known for his incredible talent sat at his piano and creating amazing, cathartic and soulful music when he was in fact completely blind. However he was not born with his condition. It is said that the reason for Charles’s blindness was a case of glaucoma. At the young age of around four or five Charles began to lose his sight after witnessing the death of his younger brother George who drowned in Aretha’s laundry tub.

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Music mad Manchester schoolboy wins prestigious award in national competition

A schoolboy from Manchester with a love of jazz music, has won national acclaim in a BBC Young Proms competition after playing a piano piece inspired by his musically gifted Grandfather.

Manchester schoolboy shows off his music skills at the BBC Proms
Critically acclaimed – 15 year old Myles Lavelle Golding wins national aclaims at a BBC Proms music competition.

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Get Jazzy this Christmas!

 

With digital pianos you have the fantastic option of getting wonderfully jazzy this Christmas. You can play anything you like on a jazz organ or electric piano setting (available on pretty much every digital piano ever made) and it will sound gloriously jazzy. Even if you play a bit of The Beatles, in a rigid 4/4, adding some E-Piano to your playing will give it that smooth edge that everyone is after on those long December nights in front of the open log fire!!

Get Jazzy!

 

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A surprise from Goldie Lookin Chain

This week in piano news, something somewhat unexpected has happened. A rapper from a group called Goldie Lookin Chain has written a 17-track album called Piano Solos under the name ‘Rhys from GLC’. Goldie Lookin Chain is a controversial rap group from Wales, famous for titles such as Your Missus is a Nutter, and Half Man Half Machine. Goldie Lookin Chain and the new piano album Continue reading “A surprise from Goldie Lookin Chain”