Jason Lyle Black, also known as "The Backwards Piano Man®", is an award-winning pianist, composer, and comedic entertainer, known for his performance on the Ellen Show in Hollywood and for his 30 million music video views worldwide.
Black is a full-time national touring entertainer who appears at performing arts centers all across the United States, as a guest with orchestras and choirs, and as a headline performer on luxury cruise ships around the world.
As a recording artist, Black has released five albums of solo piano music, including Piano Preludes, an album of original piano and string compositions from record label Stone Angel Music and producer Paul Cardall, which debuted at #1 on iTunes and #2 on the Billboard music charts. Critics called Piano Preludes "masterful... overflowing with grace, reverence, and heart."
As an arranger and YouTube star, Black has reached millions with his unique blend of music and comedy. His viral Disney videos have been featured by Huffington Post, Good Morning America, Buzzfeed, and other national news outlets. Black’s Disney arrangements are now bestsellers with Hal Leonard, the world’s largest sheet music publisher. His most recent Hal Leonard folio, Disney Medleys for Piano Solo, was released in 2018, along with an accompanying Disney album, Friend Like Me.
As a performing artist, Black has delighted audiences across the country. He was honored as a 2018 Juried Showcase Artist with Performing Arts Exchange in Orlando, Florida, and as a 2018 National Showcase Artist with Live on Stage in Nashville, Tennessee. Black’s next national tour will visit dozens of theaters across 15 U.S. states, beginning in September 2019.
Along with his career as a national touring artist, Black has performed for corporate functions and luxury cruise lines all over the world. He is a frequent guest on television and radio programs, and has also shared his keynote message Upside Down: It's a Matter of Perspective on how small shifts in strategy create huge impacts for individuals and organizations.
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