Joe Vincent Tranchina, voted Hudson Valley 2010 Jazz Musician of the Year in Times Herald-Record's annual Best Of readers’ poll, recognized 23 times with ASCAP’s “Popular Music Award,” for performances of original jazz compositions and contributions to American Music, and twice honored by the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts “Best of the Bronx” series with concert presentations of his original work, is an established pianist, composer, arranger, and accompanist, and has performed in most of the major jazz and club venues throughout New York City and the surrounding area. He has also performed in the concert venues of Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Flushing Town Hall and Jazz Mobile, among others, and has toured abroad in Germany, Switzerland, Greece, and Japan. The composer, and occasional lyricist, of over 1500 compositions, Tranchina’s work ranges from straight-ahead, fusion, Latin and Brazilian jazz to new age, world beat, pop and classical. He composed the original scores for Barbara Reiter’s documentary Significance, an interesting look at the International Declaration of Human Rights, and Ryoya Terao’s documentary Go Achilles, the PBS aired program concerning the annual marathon for the disabled held in NYC. Eight of his original compositions and/or collaborations are featured on the Gabriele Tranchina CD “A Song of Love’s Color” (Jazzheads) and 6 originals on the Gabriele Tranchina CD “Of Sailing Ships and the Stars in Your Eyes.” (Rainchant Ecelectic Records) His Spontaneous Improv work can be heard on the INNERrOUTe CDs, “INNERrOUTe” (self-released), “FOURMATION,” (Planet Arts) and “Wing Factory” (Rainchant Eclectic Records), and on the Beyond Jazz digital only release “Flow,” (Rainchant Eclectic Reords). On the music education front, Joe has authored two books on music theory: The Mixed Modal Approach to Contemporary Improvisation: A Handbook for All Instruments (Studio P/R) and Linear and Structural Improvisation in Conjunction with the Overtone Series (Charles Colin), rights currently retained by author, both out of print.
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