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Just as his namesake Saint Augustine who codified the concept of “original sin,” Joe Augustine is responsible for composing an eclectic range of original songs. He has been playing the piano since his teens and has been professionally entertaining people through his studio offerings for the past two decades. Joe Augustine is extremely passionate about his piano playing, having diligently worked on his style over the years by keenly focusing on every aspect of his musical delivery. From the keystrokes to the timing and the technique to the diversity in talent that he has expressed from one performance to the other, Joe has always captured the imagination of his fans and new audiences alike. Claim some Joe Augustine tickets to be immersed in emotionally charged performances from the veteran jazz pianist.
Joe whiled away his childhood years just like any other happy-go-lucky kid, but took piano lessons all along. However, when he turned 15, he realized that he needed to take his flair for playing the piano more seriously and during his tenure at college, started playing the instrument professionally. He also utilized his academic curriculum at Youngstown State University towards getting a grasp on the finer aspects of jazz and received extensive compositional training courtesy Gene Rush. Dolores Fitzer served as a worthy mentor for Joe to get an in-depth understanding of the nuances of classical music. However, Joe's virtuosity arose as being markedly distinct from that of the great masters and carved a niche in the North American jazz milieu.
Joe Augustine released his debut album Sentimental Journey in 1992. The title served as an apt description of the recording journey that he was also about to embark on. The studio offering was released through Moulin d'Or Recordings and was a sampling of the instrumental effluences of the eras of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. His careful consideration of the jazz piano playing style that was characteristic of these eras paid off handsomely in the form of striking a chord with the discerning listeners of the genre. His musical arrangements were similar to that of a master chef selecting the finest ingredients for preparing gourmet cuisine and his harmonies served as the essential spices on his already scrumptious debut offering. The follow-up, 1993’s Swinging on a Star unabashedly asserted the same sentimental jazz foundations that had been laid down in the previous record
Where 1994’s Synergy brought in the magical energy of the saxophone, the bass and the drums to accompany the wizardry of Joe’s piano playing, 1997’s Moondance flew in the face of the lackluster lounge fare that was dished out by clichéd jazz musicians everywhere. Superb sax work courtesy Matt Ferraro served as the essential icing on the cake and was the veritable glue for Joe's stellar arrangements. 1999’s Swing: Then & Now reminisced about swing music’s golden era yet highlighted the contemporary playing style in its own right. Though he typically played those songs that had already been made famous by others, such as Sinatra’s "Fly Me to the Moon" or "The Way You Look Tonight,” his individual prowess stood out boldly.
The 2001 offering Cool Today, Jazz Tonight upped the ante by asserting the chops that Joe Augustine had acquired by the turn of the millennium. However, his music doesn’t try to force itself and employ the use of musical acrobatics to capture the attention of the listener. He focuses on engaging his fans and general jazz lovers by a symphonic story that he gradually builds up; something that has paid considerable dividends for him. However, rather than becoming comfortable in his niche, Joe Augustine has maintained a perpetually inventive approach towards his music and always has something fresh and innovative to offer whether on stage or through his recorded material. So book some cheap Joe Augustine tickets to have him delight your senses with some enchanting jazz playing.