JoAnn Funk Pianist
This is "take a deep breath and unwind" solo piano, from Ellington to Debussy. performed by a thoughtful and skilled pianist.
JoAnn trained for many years as a classical pianist. This is evident in her beautiful touch and technique and in her comfort with the classical repertoire. She is also a fine jazz pianist. In her years of performing as a professional solo pianist, she enjoys blending the classical and jazz repertoire in a recognizable style her audience has come to enjoy. Her jazz arrangements are tasteful and easy on the ear.
"Solo Piano" celebrates the joy and beauty of the piano. "It's never made sense to me to limit my solo piano playing to one style. I just like to play music that sounds great on the piano: Gershwin, Chopin, Debussy, Hoagy Carmichael", says JoAnn.
Recorded at Studio M, Minnesota Public Radio Studio, St Paul Minnesota. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Craig Thorson. Produced by JoAnn Funk.