-Polk Community College
- Featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show
- Award-Winning concert pianist and entertainer
Jason’s unique combination of familiar music, comedy and interaction leaves audiences laughing and crying in the same night. From his comedic routines like “Songs Not to Play at People’s Weddings” to his upside-down, head-pedaling piano act, Jason wows and engages audiences worldwide. A whirlwind of music and laughs.
Jason Lyle Black is an award-winning pianist, entertainer, and composer, whose combination of music, comedy, and audience interaction creates a one-of-a-kind show experience.
Black is known for his unique ability to develop a strong connection with any audience, whether through his comedy bits like “Songs Not to Play at People’s Weddings and Funerals,” or his incredible artistry on piano favorites like “Clair de Lune” or “Rhapsody in Blue.” Audiences are amazed at both his variety and showmanship as consummate artist and entertainer.
“My mission as an artist is to put a smile on people’s faces,” Black notes. “Since my very first days of composing and performing, music has been about connection with an audience. I love making people laugh and then touching their hearts through music.”
On YouTube, Black is known worldwide for his unique stage shtick at the piano, which TIME calls “Incredible” and Ellen Degeneres called “Unbelievable!” Black’s music videos have reached over 30 million people worldwide and earned him the title of “The Backwards Piano Man®”.
Black’s abilities are not limited, however, to entertaining. As a composer, Black reached #1 on iTunes New Age and #2 on the Billboard New Age Charts with his album Piano Preludes, coming in right below Enya. Critics hailed Piano Preludes as “masterful…overflowing with grace, reverence, and heart.”
Along with his performing and composing careers, Black has collaborated with Hal Leonard, the world’s largest music publisher, on numerous arrangements for piano, including his latest book Disney Medleys for Piano Solo, as well as arrangements of hits by Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5, and others. Black’s arrangement of Disney’s “Frozen” beat out sheets for Ed Sheeran, John Legend, and Billy Joel to reach #1 on Sheet Music Direct sales charts upon its release.
Black’s music and signed merchandise can be purchased on his website at jasonlyleblack.com, as well as on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Google Play, Amazon, and other national music retailers. Black is based in Nashville and managed by Scott Welch and Vinny Ribas.