A Hoagy For Dave

by Jason Myers

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One of my biggest influences and piano heroes is Dave McKenna. He had a solo piano style literally all his own that to this day I have yet to find anyone that can replicate it.

When I moved back to Pennsylvania in the early nineties I had a six night a week gig at the Sheraton Harrisburg which was an hour commute each way from where I lived and it afforded me a lot of listening time during the drive.

One of the cassettes (it was the early nineties mind you) I listened to at least twice a week was "Dave Mckenna: Celebration of Hoagy Carmichael".

This tune which is Hoagy-esque was written and dedicated to Dave and I had the good fortune to be able to play it for him several years later.

Here's hopin' Dave is swingin' wherever he is.

The intro was improvised during the time of the recording.


released January 1, 2005
Jason Myers, piano



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Jason Myers

"Most of the music here are originals and unless otherwise stated, you choose to pay anywhere from $0 to "my kid's college tuition.""--Jason Myers

Jason Myers is a pianist and composer who has been performing professionally for over 25 years. He has an extensive repertoire of standards from the 1930's and 1940's. His compositions range from sentimental ballads to country novelties.
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