Visit his website to listen to some samples: http://www.louislandon.com
Due to his overwhelming popularity with Spokane audiences, Louis Landon, pianist, composer and Steinway Artist, is coming back to Steinway Piano Gallery for his fourth concert at Steinway Piano Gallery.
Louis Landon, currently of Sedona, has dedicated his life to music. The life of a working musician and recording artist requires one to wear many hats to measure even a modicum of success. Essential elements that have played deftly into the hands of solo pianist, Louis Landon include diplomat, humorist, entrepreneur, technician, visionary, politician, philosopher, activist, and artisan. A well-rounded, magnetic personality combined with an obvious gift for performing a variety of musical styles opened the door for Landon to tour extensively for three decades nationally and internationally.
Growing up in a creative household where entertainment was center stage, Landon was born in Yonkers, New York, and his family relocated to Studio City, California in 1960. Landon’s dad is Leo De Lyon, the voice actor best known as Brain and Spook in the popular television cartoon, Top Cat. In the 1970s Leo was the musical director for several popular music attractions of the day including the popular singing duo, Sandler and Young. Through his dad’s friendships and professional associations, Louis grew up having Sunday dinners with Phil Silvers, or going backstage to meet stars such as Nat King Cole and Dion.
Louis began his musical career at age four playing piano in the classical tradition. His parents decided to give him lessons after Louis came home from seeing the movie, “Around The World in 80 Days” then sat down at his dad’s upright piano and played the movie’s theme from memory!
Like so many others who studied music exactly the same way with traditional methods, after nine years, Landon, who lived in southern California by this time, ditched the piano and his teacher in favor of applying what he knew about music and taught himself a thing or two by listening to contemporary music of the mid-1960s. He picked up an electric guitar and played along with unwitting teachers like Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and B. B. King.
His career has taken him around the world playing a variety of styles of music with some of the most recognized names in the entertainment industry: classical music for Mikhail Baryshnikov, Latin music with “Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers”, pop music with Rupert “Pina Colada Song” Holmes on television, rock & roll with John Hall, opening for “Little Feat” on national tours. For the past 24 years, through his production company, Landon Music, he has written and produced music for film, video, and commercials, including three years of “best plays” and “bloopers” commercials for the National Basketball Association.Not long ago, Louis realized that his music – the solo piano compositions that bring him so much joy and peace, could surely bring joy, and particularly peace, to millions around the world. He has released 20 CDs on the LCI record label, his latest entitled Ebb and Flow – Solo Piano. He will be selling CDs and printed sheet music from several of his CDs.
Anne Williams of New Age Retailer writes, “Landon’s jazz sensibilities make this so much more than a typical solo piano album. Filled with strong melodies and great dynamics, this music lifts the listener up to where the body can relax and the spirit can soar. Peace Revolution! is an inspiring gem of an album.”
Join us Friday, September 22, at 7:00 p.m. for another beautiful concert featuring all original compositions of Steinway Artist Louis Landon.
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