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Joe Davidian

Born: May 9, 1981    Primary Instrument: Piano

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....
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AS A LEADER Joe Davidian Trio, Silent Fire Sonic Mirage Media, 2008 Tracks: What It’s Worth; Clouds and a Wedding; Silent Fire; Someone; Over the Rainbow; T.I.E. Trio; Study Steady; Just Like That; Imagine. Personnel: Joe Davidian: piano; Jamie Ousley: bass; Austin McMahon: drums. Joe Davidian Trio, JD3: Live Sonic Mirage Media, 2002 Tracks: Introduction; I Should Care; Gentle Rain; Late Lament; Alone Together; Sweet Lorraine; Dance of the Gypsies; In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning; In My Life; What Is This Thing Called Love? Personnel: Joe Davidian: piano; John Rivers: bass; Gabe Jarrett: drums. Joe Davidian Trio, For the Birds Sonic Mirage, 1999 Tracks: Nardis; Things Change; Gone; Tones for Joan’s Bones; James; But Not For Me; Here I Am; Emily; For the Birds. Personnel: Joe Davidian: piano; Ellen Powell: bass; Conor Elmes: drums; George Voland: valve trombone; Tom Morse: trumpet; Zach Tonnissen: tenor sax; Rich Davidian: alto sax; P.J. Davidian: percussion. AS A SIDE MUSICIAN Robert Allison, Title Label, 2008 Tracks: Personnel: Robert Allison: trumpet/flugelhorn; Tyler Kuebler: soprano & tenor saxophones; Joe Davidian: piano; SOME DUDE: guitar; Phil Brown: bass; Ron Coulter: drums. Jennifer Hartswick, True Rubber Jungle, 2007 Tracks: Gentle Rain; With Every Breath I Take; That’s All; You Own Me; Lover Man; The Nearness of You; Nature Boy; When I Fall in Love. Personnel: Jennifer Hartswick: trumpet & vocals; Andrew Breskin: tenor sax; Joe Davidian: piano; Nicholas Cassarino: guitar; John Rivers: bass; Geza Carr: drums. Matt Wright & Friends, Reflections of Monk Independent, 2007 Tracks: In Walked Bud; Bemsha Swing; Monk's Mood; I Mean You; Straight No Chaser; Rhythm-A-Ning; Blue Monk. Personnel: Matt Wright: vocals; Bryan McNamara: alto sax; Joe Davidian: piano; Nicholas Cassarino: guitar; John Rivers: bass; Geza Carr: drums. Bryan McNamara & Souls’ Calling, Love For All FeelGood Music, 2007 Tracks: Prayer of Thanks; Pop-pop; Sort of Simple; Queen’s Song (Cancao da Rainha); What the F--k; How ‘Bout It; Love for All. Personnel: Bryan McNamara: alto sax; Joe Davidian: piano; Nicholass Cassarino: guitar; Robinson Morse: bass; Geza Carr: drums. Barry Sahagian & the Catamount Jazz Ensemble, Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon Independent, 2006 Tracks: Another Place; Benny’s Song; Time Machine; Eine Kline; Bella Sera; Boston Baked Blues; Quecheecon. Personnel: Benny Sharoni: tenor sax; Joe Davidian: piano; Bob Arpin: guitar; Barry Sahagian: bass; Tim Gilmore: drums. The Steve Blair Septet, Momentum Independent, 2006 Tracks: Halfsteps; Odds or Evens; Modology; Momentum; Three Doors; Red Blues; Bolero; Mr. Shuffle; The Labyrinth. Personnel: Steve Blair: guitar; Joe Davidian: piano; Alex Wolston: trumpet/flugelhorn; Lee Gillies: tenor sax; George Voland: valve trombone; Ari Folman-Cohen: bass; Bu Mantle: bass; Gabe Jarrett: drums. Kathryn Paradise, You Stepped Out of a Dream Sonic Mirage Media, 2006 Tracks: Mean to Me; Alone Together; Teach Me Tonight; West Coast Blues; ‘Round Midnight; You Stepped Out of a Dream; I Didn’t Know What Time It Was; The Shining Sea. Personnel: Kate Paradise: vocals; Joe Davidian: piano; Nicholas Cassarino: guitar; John McKenna: tenor sax; John Rivers: bass; Geza Carr: drums. Eve Haslam, Simply Me Independent, 2006 Tracks: Sunday’s Garden; Simply Me; Book of Changes. Personnel: Eve Haslam: vocals; Joe Davidian: piano; Bob Blaise: cello. Nicholas Cassarino Ensemble, Live, Raw and Uncut Independent, 2006 Tracks: New Acquaintance; Missionaries; Temptation and Grace; In Over My Head; Quest; New Acquaintance [alternate take]. Personnel: Nicholas Cassarino: guitar; Joe Davidian: piano; Bryan McNamara: alto sax; Robinson Morse: bass; John Rivers: bass; Gabe Jarrett: drums; Conor Elmes: drums. Taryn Noelle, On My Way To You Independent, 2005 Tracks: I’m Old Fashioned; Tea for Two; What’ll I Do; Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps; Bring It On Home to Me; La Vie En Rose; Fever; My Coloring Book; Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow; On My Way to You. Personnel: Taryn Noelle: vocals; Joe Davidian: piano. Neil Anderson & Friends, Full Circle unReel Music, 1999 Tracks: Secret Chinese Army/Moldovian Dance; Bourree; The Man from Skye; Franklin; Michael Turner’s Waltz; Border Crossing; Ride On; Fletcher Mountain Blues/Fletcher Mountain Hornpipe; Funky Bag/Stuart’s Gonzo Boogie. Personnel: Neil Anderson: vocals, bagpipes, tin whistles; Eric Garland: bass; Sam Hooker: drums, percussion; Stuart Cameron: guitar; Joe Davidian: piano; John Dunlap: cello; J’Kael: guitar, keyboards, backing vocals; Peter Kriff: drums; Mike MacNintch: cornemeuse; Kirk McLeod: piano, keyboards; Will Wendell: guitar.

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Primary Instrument:
Piano

Location:
Nashville, TN

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

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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