Coming to the Arcade Theater on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. is Jason Farnham of Los Angeles, a solo pianist.
Farnham is known as “The International Entertainer of Contemporary Piano Music.” His spectacular show, “An Evening of Contemporary Piano,” entertains audiences around the U.S. Whether it’s his ability to connect with the audience on a personal level or the way he creates a variety of emotions through his soul-soothing instrumental compositions, Farnham’s true gift of captivating the audience and taking them along on his picturesque musical journey is unmatched by any other.
His show includes contemporary romantic piano, jazz, bossa nova, blues, stride piano, and classical with a modern twist!
Farnham is known as the “chameleon artist” because he performs so many musical styles in one show! He will perform music such as “Summertime”, “Girl From Ipanema,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” and many others.
Many times he is asked why he stands to play. His answer: “Sometimes it's just more fun and exciting to play standing up depending on which song I'm doing.”
His shows have a touch of Beethoven, Victor Borge, and "Schroeder" from Peanuts which creates a fine, fun evening of listening.
Raised in Canton, Ohio, Farnham began playing the piano at the age of four. He studied piano with numerous teachers and was classically trained. Later in high school and his college years at Ohio University, he began crafting his own style of music.
Farnham and his wife Lisa moved to Los Angeles in 2006, where he has been involved in numerous projects. His composition, “Morning Coffee,” was featured on all American Airlines flights for a month. He has recently composed music for a BMW commercial. This year he composed a world peace song and viral YouTube video “Love Around the World.”
Local sponsors for this event are Arcade Theater and Concordia Bank and Trust Co.
This performance is also supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and as administered by the Arts Council of Central Louisiana. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works. This program was made possible because of a “Block Booking” through The Louisiana Partnership for the Arts.