J.K. Hodge
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J.K. Hodge

Bayport, New York, United States | SELF

Bayport, New York, United States | SELF
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"J.K. Hodge Featured Artist on MyLITV"

I was featured a Long Island artist on Fios TV. Below is the Link on youtube to watch the interview! - Verizon Fios TV


"Music Video in the Vines"

Hodge has been playing at Loughlin Vineyard for the past year and enjoys a faithful group of fans, many of whom followed him to the vineyard for his video shoot.

Fan Carol Celik thinks Hodge's music is classic.

"His music is very relaxing and beautiful," she said.
- Sayville Patch


"Music Review with J.K. Hodge"

"Have you ever heard the phrase, “Sexy music for grown ups”? Well, this is what I am stating with the music from this brilliantly constructed and crafted CD. The album is full of Hodge’s masterful and skillful piano playing that will have music lovers coming back for more. One of the best parts to this album is how Hodge is able to incorporate the essence of classical music with a contemporary twist." - Junior's Cave Online Magazine


"JK Hodge-Teacher,Writer, Performer"

February 2009

Like so many talented musicians hailed from long island such as Billy Joel, Joan Jett, Cyndi Lauper and Johnny Maestro, J.K. Hodge is an extraordinarily gifted piano player and song writer.

J.K. Hodge has recently released his latest CD "Keep In Touch." This CD was recorded live on location by Al and Leah of GIG Productions. The CD is a compilation of 8 songs in a romantic instrumental style. The recordings are somewhat linked together unquestionably revealing a story layer by layer. What is the significance of this story? What is J.K. conveying in this artistic work? Does it address romance, uncertainty, a sense of optimism and hope? It's a mystery in which the interpretation is left up to the individual's imagination. "Keep In Touch" is a fabulous CD to kick back and relax to on a chilly Bayport evening. Whether sitting by the fire, cooking, reading or just spending quality time with family and freinds, his music is a back drop to tranquility. By Maria Saperstein
- Bayport-BluePoint Gazette


"Mallet's Place TV Episode #36 Time Warner/CTV"

"This is the first time we have ever had a classical musician on the show." "J.K. Hodge is a fabulous guest and a classical professional giving you the best advice possible." "J.K. Hodge is a very very talented song writer, composer, and classical keyboard player showing you that we can keep real music alive."- Jason Taylor - Jason "Malletman" Taylor (Protege of the late Lional Hampton)


"Mallet's Place TV Episode #36 Time Warner/CTV"

"This is the first time we have ever had a classical musician on the show." "J.K. Hodge is a fabulous guest and a classical professional giving you the best advice possible." "J.K. Hodge is a very very talented song writer, composer, and classical keyboard player showing you that we can keep real music alive."- Jason Taylor - Jason "Malletman" Taylor (Protege of the late Lional Hampton)


"Playing Music From Memory"

Pianist J.K. Hodge is a special kind of musician in that he stores his musical repertoire in his head and passes his knowledge of music to his private students, even encouraging them to compose their own pieces.

In addition, Hodge recently recorded a half-hour television segment on keeping "real music alive" for Staten Island's public access station. He also participated in a benefit concert for Haiti in which he teamed up with the Islip Methodist Church and raised $1,500 for donation to Haiti.
Hodge hopes to eventually play at larger venues, but has performed at numerous local libraries, businesses and restaurants. Composing and performing his music is an opportunity Hodge noted he is extremely grateful for. Dated March 4, 2010. - The Suffolk County News


"March Spotlight 2010"

J.K. Hodge is keeping classical music
alive with his brilliant piano playing abilities and crafted song writing skills that will capture the hearts of music lovers around the world. His music is masterfully entertaining and delightfully enjoyable to listen to when you hear the artist's music. In a recent interview with our Webzine, we were able to get to know more about this amazing artist in this fun feature. Enjoy!

Isaac: How easy is it to gets gigs for you as an artist? What is the live music scene like in your area?

J.K. Hodge: Like anything in life you have to work to get gigs but if you have a good reputation you will be asked back. I don't think gigs have become limited but I do feel in this recession that businesses aren't willing to pay as much as they have in the past. I'm piano instrumental so the music scene is a little different for me because I play in smaller quieter venues. I still think the music scene is thriving around here but its more cover bands because there aren't many schools that are attended by out of state residents. You lose that cool college band scene because of this in my opinion.

For more on the story please visit:
http://www.juniorscave.com/J-K-Hodge.html



- Juniors Cave Webzine


"March Spotlight 2010"

J.K. Hodge is keeping classical music
alive with his brilliant piano playing abilities and crafted song writing skills that will capture the hearts of music lovers around the world. His music is masterfully entertaining and delightfully enjoyable to listen to when you hear the artist's music. In a recent interview with our Webzine, we were able to get to know more about this amazing artist in this fun feature. Enjoy!

Isaac: How easy is it to gets gigs for you as an artist? What is the live music scene like in your area?

J.K. Hodge: Like anything in life you have to work to get gigs but if you have a good reputation you will be asked back. I don't think gigs have become limited but I do feel in this recession that businesses aren't willing to pay as much as they have in the past. I'm piano instrumental so the music scene is a little different for me because I play in smaller quieter venues. I still think the music scene is thriving around here but its more cover bands because there aren't many schools that are attended by out of state residents. You lose that cool college band scene because of this in my opinion.

For more on the story please visit:
http://www.juniorscave.com/J-K-Hodge.html



- Juniors Cave Webzine


Discography

Sunrise
Eye of the Storm
Finally
Amidst the Shadows
Creation
Unspoken
Out of the Shadows
Keys to the Soul
All in Vein
Sitting on Your Steps
Slight of Hand
Heart Full of Snow
Creation II
In The Grey of Winter
Snow Drops
Waltz of the Saints
Hopeless Romantic
Echoes of Despair
Kiss on your Shoulder
My music has been streamed on radio and seen on TV

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Bio

My music style has hints of my favorite artists and composers. It is emotionally charged piano instrumental that is like the month of March. The music can come in like a lion and go out like a lamb. I try to take you the listener to as many places as possible. I am an American composer and pianist that will be releasing my 3rd album in 5 years. It continues to be my goal to compose a recognizable film score for a major motion picture. Most notably I sit at the piano with pencil and paper and play from the heart. It doesn't matter if it's Guns N' Roses or a Chopin Waltz I will try to move you...

There are so many talented musicians out there and all inspirations to me when they play passionately. My music is not an absolute and it's meaning is up to you. I will use my discretion on how I play and what I play based on my audience. There is something good found in all types of music.

My grandfather whom I never met has influenced my playing. He would play at the movie theaters when the movies were silent. I think my playing brings back memories in my family of his playing and has inspired me to write music that will one day be in film God willing.

I finished my first album entitled "Anatomy Of A Piano Player" in late 2010'. The album is solo piano with 11 original tracks. In 2012' I released my second album "Winter's Gift" which provides the listener a intimate atmosphere into the world of piano. With multiple spheres of affect and influence I am continuing to keep classical musical alive with reflections on tone, touch, and expressive nuances. Lending your ears to the music will take you on a priceless journey through the Romantic Era of composing. The music's own language is created by the different elements of my touch on the keys. I try to create a certain level of intimacy with the listener and profound insight into the music. Along with my romance filled compositions and interpretation of romantic compositions before me; I try to grasp my surroundings and allign my faith with God's wonderful creation. The unique perspective mirrors the sounds of a beginning world without the changing lifestyle of it's inhabitants. "J.K. Hodge's crafted song writing skills will capture the hearts of music lovers around the world. His music is masterfully entertaining and delightfully enjoyable to listen to ." Isaac Davis Jr.-Junior's Cave Webzine I'm no stranger to instrumental collaborations as I have worked with many talented artists that have complimented my style and made my compositions full. My strong aspirations for the future, technique, style, and creativity will put my original works in a major motion picture.