Jason Lyle Black
Fri, February 28 @ 8:00 pm
The Backwards Piano Man
There’s a reason he’s dubbed “the most unique concert pianist you’ve ever seen!” – Jason Lyle Black’s combination of familiar music, comedy, and improv leaves audiences both laughing and crying. Dubbed “Incredible” by TIME Magazine and “Unbelievable” by Ellen DeGeneres, Black presents a one-of-a-kind, unforgettable piano experience filled with music from Disney and Broadway classics, songs from The Beatles to AC/DC, and beloved movie theme songs.
Black is a native of Livermore who started playing classical piano when he was eight. Although he also studied trumpet and organ, piano was his passion. He was just a teen when, in order to enter a talent show, he decided to learn to play the keyboard backwards. A self-taught composer who began writing music in high school, he took top spots on both the iTunes and Billboard music charts with his first original album of solo music, Piano Preludes, following it with four more. Black tours extensively across the country as a guest with orchestras and choirs, and is a frequent headline performer on luxury cruise ships around the world.
“Audience interaction, beautiful medleys and a piano set rich with clean humor. – The Deseret News
“There are a great many composers and musicians in the world. And there are a great many comedians in the world. But the number of musical composer/comedians whom Ellen DeGeneres herself has called “unbelievable” is few and far between – Arizona Beehive