“The New Orleans Piano Man”
Pianist, vocalist, producer, songwriter John Autin is one of New
Orleans' musical treasures. For years, John Autin has been one
of New Orleans finest pianists playing or recording with Luther
Kent, Marva Wright, Snooks Eaglin, Ernie K. Doe, Tommy Ridgley,
Oliver Morgan, Irma Thomas, Eddie Bo, George
Porter, Jr., Anders Osborne, Nora Wixted, Timothea, Grace Darling,
Brian Lee, Wanda Rouzan, Al Miller, Jeff Chaz, Theresa Andersson,
Irene Sage, Big Daddy ‘O’. John has also produced
CD’s for many of these artists and others on the Rabadash
In 1999, John decided to focus on himself as an artist, starting
with solo piano gigs, and forming the trio “The Autin Packing
Co.”. Lately, John has been working the finest piano rooms
in New Orleans. In April 2003, the Hotel Monteleone contracted
John to play the Carousel Lounge, New Orleans oldest and
most prestigious solo piano room. Playing Jazz standards, New
Orleans Piano, Blues and requests, John plays the Steinway concert
grand that Liberace got his start on over 70 years ago.
2005 has been a busy year for John. In March he completed a series
of solo recordings that will result in the release of no less
than a dozen CD’s representing a cross section of John’s
massive repertoire. In May, John received his Masters Degree in
Jazz Performance from the University of New Orleans. June
saw John playing Europe at the Hague in the Netherlands premier
concert hall and 5 star hotel the Kurhaus. July has John back
in New Orleans at the Carousel and beginning work on the sound
track for a new feature length animated
film “Magistical” for the North Carolina based award
winning Out of Our Minds Productions.
John’s studio CD Piano Face features his keyboard playing
and singing with drums, bass and tuba. Tracks were cut with New
Orleans musical luminaries Johnny Vidacovitch and Matt Perrine.
Other tracks are complete with the members
of the Autin Packing Co. Greg Finsley and Jay Drongé. John
has written several songs for the CD along with songs by Anders
Osborne, Jay Griggs, Nora Wixted, Doug Duffey, and James Autin.
The CD covers several of the styles John plays, including Rock,
Funk, Blues, Jazz and Pop.
For Booking contact Rabadash Records 504-486-2540