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.
Born into a family of musicians in rural Vermont, Joe now lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where he performs nightly with Nashville’s finest musicians. He has extensive experience as a performer, composer, educator, and accompanist, including performances with jazz greats Joe Lovano, Kevin Mahogany, and Tito Puente. Joe has released three trio albums; his critically acclaimed debut, “For the Birds,” features intriguing original compositions; “JD3: Live” captures an exciting live performance of jazz standards and originals, and his latest, "Silent Fire," features original compositions by all trio members, who attain the highest level of self-expression and emotion through their playing. All three CD’s are available on the Sonic Mirage label.
Joe earned his Bachelor and Master’s of Music degrees in Studio Music and Jazz from the University of Miami, where he met the other members of his trio, bassist Jamie Ousley and drummer Austin McMahon. The musicians made an instant musical connection as the rhythm section for the university’s top big band, and developed their trio concept by playing regularly at various Miami venues. They also discovered that they shared an interest in forwarding the art form of jazz, through performance-based clinics, master classes, and private lessons.
JD3 has performed at numerous festivals internationally, including Festival Miami, Vermont’s Discover Jazz Festival, and the Ballydehob International Jazz Festival in Ireland. The trio has opened for Jane Monheit, Dianne Reeves and Danilo Pérez, and has backed a who’s who of jazz artists including Dave Liebman, Carmen Lundy, Bob Mintzer, and Ira Sullivan.
Currently, JD3 is touring around the U.S. and internationally, performing concerts and presenting master classes on the art of improvisation and group interaction.
To book the Joe Davidian Trio for a clinic or concert, call 1-615-228-4178, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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JOE DAVIDIAN TRIO PROVES TRADITIONAL - AND ORIGINAL • Times Argus • by Art Edelstein
"Davidian has matured into a superb musician and composer whose work has already graced several albums."
"...three up-and-coming jazz musicians whose music is lyrical and accessible."
JOE DAVIDIAN TRIO • The Nashville Scene • by Jack Silverman
"(Davidian is) a deeply talented pianist who maintains a delicate balance between forward thinking and jazz tradition."
YOUNG PIANIST FORGES DARING JAZZ CD • Time Argus • by A.C. Hutchinson
"What's most remarkable about this collection of new and familiar material is the abundance of subtlety and understatement....and what's most reassuring about it is the absolute affection for jazz that shines through."
"It's difficult to imagine a trio, famous or obscure, old or young, that sounds better..."
FEATURED ARTIST: JOE DAVIDIAN TRIO "SILENT FIRE" • www.jazzreview.com • by Paul J. Youngman
"(The Joe Davidian Trio) plays as one, strong unit, sounding similar to some of the greatest jazz trios of our time....With loving care they take the haunting melody and build a priceless masterpiece. In Davidian's playing the strength of a Keith Jarrett comes through clearly..."
JOE DAVIDIAN • Seven Days • by Bill Barton
"Young pianist Joe Davidian…is already developing a reputation as one of the most promising new talents..."