Jason Coleman - The Piano Magic of Floyd Cramer
Floyd Cramer is one of the most admired and beloved instrumentalists of all time. His distinctive "slip note" piano style is instantly identifiable and can be heard on the classic songs of countless pop, country, and rock legends, among them Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, Roy Orbison, the Everly Brothers, and Elvis Presley. Exemplified by his 1960 smash hit, "Last Date," Floyd's unique touch at the piano was an essential part of the "Nashville Sound" during the 1950s and '60s, and his far-reaching impact on the music industry led to his posthumous inductions into both the Country Music and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.
Although his life was taken by cancer in 1997, Floyd's "piano magic" is still alive today through the music of his grandson, Jason Floyd Coleman.
In this concert, The Piano Magic of Floyd Cramer, Jason Coleman brings his grandfather's famous "slip note" piano style to a nostalgic lineup of some of the most recognizable and heart-stirring songs of yesterday and today. "The most fun part for me," Jason says, "is to see how much these songs mean to so many people - how just a few notes are all it takes to transport you to a different time and place. It's really moving, and it's what makes sharing Grandad's music so special."
"What a great way to close our Series--Jason Coleman with his performance "The Piano Magic of Floyd Cramer" was much more than we bargained for! From the opening note to the multiple standing ovations, Jason performed flawlessly as his program moved through the many selections he played which made his Grandad, Floyd Cramer, to be considered one of the best ever. Jason is clearly "One of the best today." His charm and personality won the audience over instantly. His refined, polished and "smooth as silk" touch and sensitivity brought each piece to life in a unique way. The Patrons enjoyed reliving scores of fond memories as Jason played and shared many personal family photos and videos of his Grandad and of his time growing up. My Patrons are already asking "When will Jason be back?" ~ David L., Executive Director - The Arts Council of Mississippi County
"Our audience was captivated by Jason's talent, his charm, his personality; and did I say enthusiasm!" ~ Eloise O. - Camden, AR
"He was a huge hit - a sweet spirit who lifted our spirits!" ~ Lois D. - Harlingen, TX