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, pianist and composer, and has been deeply involved with music all his life. As a youth, he performed in his family’s country-rock band and toured with the pop-rock band Blaze. After the band split apart, Joseph enrolled in college to study composition, electronic music and jazz piano eventually earning him a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and a Master’s degree from Radford University. Since that time, Joseph has had a sustained career in music and higher education with the release of eight solo albums and the acquisition of a doctorate in education. Today, Joseph divides his ti…

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