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Charmaine Ford

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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”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”

”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

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Primary Instrument


Willing to teach

Advanced only


Bachelor Of Music (Jazz)
Dip.ABRSM (London)

Jazz Piano, Improvisation, Composition, and Musicianship Masterclasses


After the Last Dance

After the Last Dance

Self Produced

Busy Silence

Busy Silence

Ford Motion Records