Reminded me of the earlier works of David Lanz

- Zone Music Reporter

Joseph Akins is a supremely gifted pianist and composer with a flair for writing memorable melodies and performing them with great style and emotion.

- Music and Media Focus

Dr. Joseph Akins is a professor, composer, pianist and keyboard player, and has been deeply involved with music all his life. He performed professionally in his family’s country-rock band as a child, toured with classic pop-rock bands after high school, and studied with the best jazz educators while in college. Since, Joseph has taught a variety of music and recording classes at the college level, has composed original music for multiple albums and films, and has performed hundreds of concerts from the smallest venue to the amazing Grand Ole Opry. Today, Joseph divides his time between teaching for the Department of Recording Indu…

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