Spiritual tones—thoughts of a jazz pianist

Behind the scenes with Joe Benedict

HE HAS BEEN playing the piano professionally for over 20 years. He has worked as a jazz soloist and also as the leader of jazzoriented bands ranging from three to seven pieces. He's also an experienced piano teacher. His pupils benefit from his musical expertise. But there's something else—the spiritual tone of thought Joe Benedict brings to his teaching and performing. When we spoke with Joe recently, he gave us his thoughts on some of the aspects of his profession.

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Painting as prayer
March 19, 2001

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