Joe Chindamo is a well known
Australian pianist, composer and
producer who has won numerous
Awards including the 2009 ARIA
Award for Best Jazz Composition.
The list of artists Joe has performed with over the years reads like a who’s
who of the music industry; Ray Brown,
Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Ernie Watts, Brian Bromberg, James Morrson,
Olivia Newton John, Graeme Lyall, Billy
Cobham, Lee Konitz, Shirley Bassey and
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa to name just a few.
Joe has recorded and produced 15 CD’s
and worked as a studio pianist on more
than 60 film sountracks, including Babe,
The Man From Snowy River II, A Cry in
the Dark, Warlock, Missing in Action II.
Hotel Sorrento and The Sound of One
ABC television produced a documentary
about his life and career, Joe Chindamo -Profile of a Jazz Pianist (in 2000).
Joe joins the Mildura Jazz Food and
Wine Festival for the first time this year in
celebration of our 30th Anniversary.
"There are some pianists who dazzle with
their touch and technique. There are others
who knock you out with their restless
creativity or erudition. Then there are those
who seduce you by evoking emotions of
vulnerability, joy and rage, playing as if
they are telling you a story.
Joe Chindamo different is that he is one
of the few who can integrate all these
qualities." The Age