Artist Profiles

All of the artists that have performed at Bennetts Lane.

Joe Chindamo Trio

“There are some pianists who dazzle with their touch and technique. There are others who knock you out with their restless creativity or erudition. Then there are those who seduce you by evoking emotions of vulnerability, joy and rage, playing as if they are telling you a story. What makes Joe Chindamo different is that he is one of the few who can integrate all these qualities.” Leon Gettler, The Age

Joe Chindamo, a Yamaha endorsed pianist, is an outstanding recording, composing and performing artist who regularly tops the jazz charts at home in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. In Europe his popularity is increasing following rave reviews from performances at major Italian jazz festivals.

A prolific composer, pianist and arranger, Joe's award winning recordings include solo jazz piano, piano trio, quartets and sextets. He recently completed his first Concerto for Accordion and has composed much original music for films whilst featuring on over 60 film scores. He has recorded with Ray Brown, James Morrison, Michael and Randy Brecker and Matt Jodrell. Joe works regularly with Billy Cobham and others including Ernie Watts, Ravi Coltrane, Jamie Oehlers, Matt Clohesy, Sam Anning, Lee Konitz and Joe Lovano.

"Amidst so much music, two pianists in particular have demonstrated their sublime talent (the programme is largely dedicated to jazz piano). The first is extremely well known to jazz fans, the American Brad Mehldau, and the second, practically unknown to our parts, is the Australian of Calabrian origin, Joe Chindamo." - Aldo Gianolio, L’UNITÀ Sunday 2 January 2005

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