and Steinway artist Joe Augustine will be in residence on the IUP campus
October 27 and 28, 2014. Presented free by the Department of Music, he will present a recital at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October
28 in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of Sutton Hall.
Classically trained, Augustine has been performing and teaching jazz
piano nationally and abroad for 40-plus years. He is a master at creating
meticulous, distinctive arrangements so that his listeners hear the music in
exciting new ways. Augustine draws on his own experience as pianist, composer, and
arranger to create just the right blend of melody, harmony, and rhythm.
Whether playing classic standards or his own compositions, his inventive
musical style has been described as accessible and engaging, lyrical and
dynamic. He has produced 37 CDs, including 15 recordings for QRS Pianomation and another five recording for PianoDisc.
During his career, he has also received numerous honors, including
selection to the roster of Steinway artists in 1995, a life-long honor.
Augustine’s performance credits include concerts, symphony performances,
jazz clubs, benefits, receptions, openings, and Steinway-sponsored concerts and
promotional events with his trio or as a soloist. Augustine also lectures
extensively at colleges and universities on a variety of subjects.
While on campus, he
will also provide workshops on jazz improvisation and the music industry and entrepreneurship
for music majors and university students.
According to Augustine, “After 35 years of playing, I’ve come to realize
that it is what is not played, as much as what is played, that makes music
magic, exciting, and memorable.”
The Lively Arts