Joe Tranchina on Piano.
The composer, and occasional lyricist, of over 1,000 compositions, Tranchina’s work ranges from straight-ahead, fusion, and Brazilian jazz to new age, world beat, pop and classical. The breadth speaks to his incredible versatility as a musician.
Joe has performed in most of the major jazz and club venues throughout New York City and the surrounding area, including Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Birdland, the Oak Room, the Blue Note, the Iridium, the Zinc Bar, the 55 Bar, the Lenox Lounge, Shanghai Jazz and Trumpets. He has also performed in the concert venues of Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and Jazz Mobile, among others, and has toured abroad in Germany, Switzerland, Greece, and Japan.
In addition to his extensive experience as an accompanist for instrumentalists and vocalists, including his wife, Gabriele Tranchina, Joe has frequently accompanied master classes for vocal legends Mark Murphy and Sheila Jordan. He worked for several years as a studio pianist at South Park Recording Studio recording tracks for jingles, educational disks, and dance schools.
Joe’s musical expressions have clearly been steeped in the vocabulary of bebop, but he remains a daring and sensitive melodist; He is a capable leader as well as a dependable sideman