About Joe

Joe Holt is a professional pianist, best known for his imaginative improvisations, and a joy of performing. Also a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC), he performs for the connections that music makes, and a shared experience with his audiences. His studies include, most notably: Yoheved Kolinsky - classical piano, and Don Glanden - jazz piano. Joe's performances reflect the influence of both worlds, and the joy in the moment. He performs extensively in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. as a soloist, as well as with established vocalists and jazz groups, and his own trio. Joe is a featured (walk-on) entertainer for American Cruise Lines, at ports along the Chesapeake Bay. He has appeared throughout the US in concerts and festivals, and continues to tour, on occasion, as a soloist.

Joe is active in recording, having appeared on over 25 albums, 8 of which are on his own label, including his groundbreaking solo improvisation CD: "Stories Without Words". He is also active in education, introducing "Lessons for the Thoughtful Pianist": a comprehensive program of study, available on-line, and by mail. For more information, including Joe's performance schedule and video performance diary: visit www.joeholtsnotes.com . Joe lives with his wife, Carol, and family, in Chestertown, MD.

 

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