Hi, I am an International Award Winning Pianist/Composer/Producer out of NYC. I have studied music for for 29 years, won solo jazz piano competitions, performed with Iconic pop stars like JLo, jazz legends like Stefon Harris, currently tour the world as the pianist for the renowned Postmodern Jukebox. I compose and produce multiple types of music.
Through and through I am a versatile pianist and original unique composer/music producer. I am a classically and jazz piano trained with an urban Pop swag. I'm known for creating infectious melodies and lush harmonies.
Send me any style song, and I will add some sauce on my beautiful REAL Kawai grand piano or '73 Fender Rhodes.
If you are looking for an original composition or track, let me know what you have in mind along with a few references, and I will work to get it done until you are 100% satisfied!
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Interview with Logan Evan Thomas
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I wrote and produced the anthem for a cryptocurrency movement set on helping underserved nations around the world by creating a global financial inclusion ecosystem that helps to educate and bring about new ways to earn money to over 1.7 Billion of the underdeveloped and underserved. 'Banking The Unbanked' as it is often said. The project is called "Electroneum". It is amazing to see and hear from people in parts of Africa as they get inspired and filled with passion as they listen to my song.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A personal alter ego album, A hip-hop concept album integrating through composed music instead of 4 bar loops, and working create a new "sound" infusing world traditional cultural and modern elements for a budding afro-japanese artist.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, they are both beautiful especially when combined together.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do everything in my power to make you love working with me. I will also work to refine the parts until you are 100% satisfied.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The diversity and freedom to be able to tap into something (music) everyday that is truly infinite in its possibilities.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "I want my music to sound like__... Can you do that"? Yes, let's go.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I am either only a pianist, or a composer/producer, but not both. I do understand branding concepts and agree that traditionally speaking it has been easier to market something that is narrow and fulfills only one specific niche..however the future is here and I generally love and am equally talented in both of these respects.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How can I be of service? What is it you're looking for? Do you have an examples/references for me to check out?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: We won't bite!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Acoustic piano, Hand Crank Record Player, Vinyls, Whiskey, Positive SoundBetter reviews.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Musically, almost 30 years. Professionally, 20 years. I was a child prodigy pianist starting out playing Bela Bartok at age 5. Studied strictly classical piano until around age 10 when i started improvising over Rachminoff and Beethoven, which led me to also study jazz and improvisation. I started playing professionally as a solo pianist in restaurants and hotel lobby's at age 14. I got my bachelors degree in Jazz Studies at Western Michigan University and then moved to NYC where I have been the last 12 years working professionally full time as a musician, producer, and teacher. I won 1st place in an international piano competition which earned me a grand piano, which i used to start a performance space and studio in Brooklyn NY, where I have worked as a producer and composer for upwards of 50 artists. Also, I have toured and performed virtually across the globe in iconic halls and venues with jazz and pop artists.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Eclectic, musically rich with an element of surprise.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: At the moment Bruno Mars, as I feel we would compliment each other musically very well. I appreciate his immense talents, and you can tell how advanced he is by how simple his songwriting is.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Focus on the SONG first and the cool tricks second
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, RnB, Jazz
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Capturing attention
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Realness, Authenticity, Innovation, Beauty.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I'm a big picture thinker, so first I start by trying to learn about the intention of the artist/client. From there I'll know where to go style-wise to be able to bring out what they are looking for musically and texturally. I am more of an artist rather than a formulaic worker, so there is no "typical" process with me..as every situation is different, every song is different, and every person is different in the way they work, so I try to create a flow and forward momentum by catering my expertise to the artist/client.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a beautiful 6-foot Kawai Grand Piano, '73 Fender Rhodes Suitcase, Korg Triton Workstation, Roland Juno, a BUNCH of VST's.. Logic Pro X 10.5, Neuman TLM103 mics, AKG Perception mics, SM57s, Roland Keyboard amps, Plethera of Guitar and Bass Amps.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: An iconic producer to me is Quincy Jones, whom I identify with mostly, in that we have very similar trajectories. However I'm inspired by any "producers" who are well versed in the actual art-form and theory of music itself, as well as the technological component. I believe that music is truly transcendent beyond what we even think we know to be true..and that to be masterful, one must have a solid structure/base and know the entire landscape, from fundamentals, to the understanding of how harmony creates emotions, to rhythms of the world, to spacial perception, to contemporary application.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Taking a rough voice memo vocal idea, and developing the perfect complimentary musical landscape. Pianistically and/or Compositionally.