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Now Playing Jazz Piano - New Age Solo Piano Mix

About Brian Ramey

Being a pianist is as much about listening as it is playing. I created this station to share my musical passion for the great jazz pianists and to share my own music, recorded at Music Masters, St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis, where I grew up, played gigs on the riverboats and local bars. Enjoy!

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Playing a mix of jazz and solo new age piano.. I hope you enjoy!

Email your comments and suggestions to: bcr@webrc.com

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New Artists on Pianotouch:

Kendra Springer

http://www.kendraspringer.com

Kendra's CD "Hope" has wonderful meditative piano to feed your soul and move your spirit. Interesting musical ideas with a unique mixture of classical,new age and blues elements in her playing. I'm sure we'll hear more from this young pianist in the future.

Mark Torgeson

http://www.marktorgeson.com/

The first time I heard Mark's music I was mesmerized. I literally had to stop what I was doing and give it my full attention. His technique and choice of chord structure is just wonderful. Classical and Jazz influences are evident. Pianotouch features works from Mark's acoustic piano CD's "Cloud Burst" and "Sundance in the Moonlight". Great stuff!

Chad Lawson

http://www.chadlawson.com/chadlawson/Home.html Chads Lawson's music beautifully sculpts a garden of sound with each piece on his "Set on a Hill" CD. The use of silence surrounded by interesting chord color and wonderful melodies make each work special. The song title "Sojourn" is my personel favorite.

Pianotouch is a life time fan of Laurie Z and features her acoustic piano 24/7.

Laurie was self-made, professional performing and recording artist. From New York to Santa Barbara to Disneyland to Camano Island, Laurie's talents developed through years of intensity and dedication. Laurie had seen many friends suffer through bad recording deals, and decided to self-publish. She developed the necessary business skills and launched her own record label, Zebra Productions, and sold over 20,000 records. Laurie performed in clubs like the Troubadour and the Roxy; she opened for Herbie Hancock and Leo Kottke; she played at Disneyland, and performed for Yamaha at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Her recordings can be heard on over 200 radio stations around the world. Laurie married Michael Carter in 1999, who sang with her and served as her business manager, and moved to Camano Island, WA.

The year 2004 was not a good one. Laurie — a non-smoker — was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. Her husband literally carried her through the treatments. She told friends, “Michael’s encouragement keeps me going when I think I just can’t get the energy. I’m so very lucky he’s by my side through it all.” Then, in March 2005, Michael suffered a massive heart attack and died. Without Michael, Laurie drew strength from her first love: music. Even in the midst of her cancer, she mustered the energy to teach a course on how to release an independent CD.

In January 2006, Laurie suffered a debilitating stroke. She slipped into a coma, and passed away four weeks later, at age 49.

A friend wrote about her, “If asked, Laurie would probably tell you that her gift to the world was her music. If you ask me, her gift was teaching. She taught us that no obstacle is too

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