Joe Howard starred in shows and classrooms | cleveland.com

Joe Howard starred in shows and classrooms.  My piano teacher, my mentor – a major influence in my piano music.  What made him great was that he was a world-class musician as well as an educator.  Very rare indeed.  Not many great musicians can teach and very few teachers can create and perform music at a high level.  Joe Howard did it all exceptionally well and his love and passion for all musical styles made my time with him interesting and motivating.  Every lesson involved technical exercises, classical studies and popular styles – chords & lead sheets.  His musical inspiration lives on – through myself and others he touched like me.  Choose and click below for an example of his wonderful and unique piano style:

Joe Howard – Somewhere Over the Rainbow (mp3 download)

Joe Howard – Somewhere Over the Rainbow (stream online)

Joe Howard - Cleveland pianist-educator 1928-2010

Joe Howard links and recordings:

http://www.cleveland.oh.us/wmv_news/jazz46.htm

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