A virtuoso who straddles various worlds.
Jazz, blues, classical. Carnegie Hall. The Montreux Jazz Festival. When it comes to playing the piano, Joja Wendt is second to none. Proficient in a musical spectrum that includes classical music, the most challenging bebop improvizations, and even pop music. Perfection. A quality that he shares not only with the best piano virtuosos in the world, but also with AXOR.
The story of how he was discovered is also an amazing one: after studying the piano in New York, he was discovered by none other than rock legend Joe Cocker. Wendt became his opening act. This marked the start of an international career: performances with Fats Domino. Jerry Lee Lewis. Chuck Berry. In 2002, Steinway & Sons honored him with a place among the team of Steinway Artists.
Perfection in every detail.
With more than 100 live concerts a year, concert tours, and TV presentations. Joja Wendt is an all-round genius. He is an entertainer. A composer. A virtuoso. A master of improvisation. Acclaimed for his extremely fast piano playing. The result of decades of practice. Eight to ten hours every day.
The professional musician prepares for every concert and every tour meticulously. A perfectionist in every detail. His great classical inspiration: the pianist Vladimir Horowitz. Joja Wendt has now joined him and other greats, such as Gershwin or Lang Lang, as a member of the prestigious family of Steinway Artists.