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Charmaine Ford

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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: March 22, 1980    

With a career still in its infancy, New Zealand-born piano virtuoso and composer Charmaine Ford has accomplished more than most musicians do in a lifetime.

Ford has blazed a trail of awards confirming she is indeed one of New Zealand’s most distinguished jazz musicians. She has released two self-penned albums, which showcase her extraordinary talent. Her sophomore release, ‘Busy Silence’, was awarded ‘Best Jazz Album 2007’ at the New Zealand Music Awards. Ford is the first female instrumentalist to receive this accolade. Her debut album ‘Blues for Guppy’ was also a finalist in the same category in 2004...
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Awards

‘Busy Silence’ = Winner ‘Best Jazz Album 2007’ at the New Zealand Music Awards.

‘Blues for Guppy’ = Finalist ‘Best Jazz Album 2004’ at the New Zealand Music Awards.
”Nothing could have prepared me for this young pianist's spell-binding virtuosity”
Bay Of Plenty Times, NZ

”Ford pens material which is immediately appealing”
The New Zealand Herald, NZ

”Charmaine Ford is one of New Zealand's most distinguished contemporary jazz pianists”
APRA

”One of New Zealand's true piano masters”
Wellington International Jazz Festival, NZ

”Charmaine Ford has established herself as one of New Zealand's most innovative and fearless voices in jazz”
Tauranga International Jazz Festival, NZ

”Charmaine Ford has sealed her reputation as one of New Zealand's leading jazz pianists”
Christchurch International Jazz Festival, NZ

”Charmaine Ford has a maturity of jazz expression that belies such youth. This is her debut album and it's a classic”
NZ Musician Magazine, NZ

”A rising star of New Zealand jazz piano”
Dominion Post, NZ

  • After the Last Dance

    Self Produced
    2009

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Primary Instrument:
Piano

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
Bachelor Of Music (Jazz)
Dip.ABRSM (London)

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After the Last Dance by Matthew Warnock

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