“Jay's music falls in the Crossover genera, combining pop, jazz, and cinematic styles, avoiding the contemporary cliches of irony and the fashionable "Do It Yourself" esthetic, instead delivering, through the hands of a true master of the instrument, the guilty pleasure of a deep and direct emotional experience that reveals itself through a kaleidoscopic harmonic sensibility, a love of melody and musical narrative and a true organic sense of groove and rhythmic gesture. Not unlike some of the greatest solo piano works of Beethoven or the transcendental improvisations of Keith Jarrett, Oliver will use as a point of departure the simplest of tunes, but as the piece unfolds one realizes that in Oliver's hands the solo piano becomes the perfect vehicle for delivering an unencumbered and pure musical message. When listening to this music one feels reconnected to a fundamental truth where story matters, the notes matter, ideas matter, and that yes ... music can heal the soul.”- Andrew Bloch, President, Human Worldwide
|A true artist, visionary & entrepreneur, Jay Oliver
has spent the last 15 years walking quietly through
the shadows of the music industry, sprinkling his magic
on various people of talent.
Amongst much urging from fans around the world, Jay has finally decided to come out from behind the “curtain” and bring to the world stage,his gift of music. At the acoustic piano, Jay brings to the ear possibly the richest diversity of styles ever recorded.
The fine ear can pick out such styles as Jazz, Folk, Ambient, R&B/Soul/Blues, Pop/Rock, Country Rock, Native American, Americana, as well as International influences (Irish, Indian, Middle Eastern, Eastern Asian, African).
His ability to get under your skin and stir up emotions is rare.
Do yourself a favor... sit down, open your mind.. and listen. It will move you...
|JUST RELEASED SEPT 2011
NEW JAY OLIVER VIDEO!
RARE LIVE PERFORMANCE
JAY OLIVER SOLO PIANO CONCERT
Saturday, Oct 1, in Santa Cruz, CA
MUSIC AS MEDICINE
At the Unity Temple of Santa Cruz - 7:30pm
Hey from Jay:
Hey everyone. Jay Oliver here. You may be happy to know that I've (finally) come out from the laboratory, and have embraced my deepest expression as a solo artist. more >>
NEW - Inspirations Page - now up:
An extensive list of influences. more>>
Music surely carries power beyond that of what we can measure or quantify. In that light, it doesn't have to be sophisticated music.... more>>
A call to producers, investors and
Project launch: A Live show that is rare,
refreshing, healing, and contageous. more >>
Coming Soon ...