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. As a young teenager, he performed in his family’s country-rock band. Upon high school graduation, he joined and toured for two years with the pop-rock band Blaze. After the band broke-up, Joseph enrolled in college to become a better musician learning about electronic music and how to play jazz from the famous jazz educator Jerry Coker. Eventually, Joseph achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Tennessee and a Master’s degree in Music from Radford University. Since that time, Joseph ha…

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