You might recognize Award Winning Composer Jawn Star as Southern California's 'Piano Man'. Or it could be from that pub in Ireland, TV show in Brazil or outdoor concert in Germany. Jawn Star has been involved in the entertainment business since 1970 and is best know as keyboardist/vocalist for the band PLAYER whose number one hit “Baby Come Back” is recognized & loved by everyone. He’s performed for audiences worldwide including The President & Vice President of the United States and their families, and Albert Einstein Jr. who called Star “…the Musical Genius”.
You have seen him recently with PLAYER on the ABC soap, "General Hospital" and he will be touring with PLAYER in Australia later this year. The voice of Jawn Star has been likened to all four Beatles, Elton John, Billy Joel, Freddie Mercury, Peter Gabriel, Jeff Lynne & Frank Sinatra, yet it has a unique, sonically pleasing & arousing quality all it’s own. His songs are moving and stimulating, his seemingly effortless mastery of the piano the perfect compliment to his one in a million voice. He turns a guitar into an orchestra.
He began playing guitar at the age of 8, did his first professional gig at 10, picked up the piano at 12, and by the time he turned 18, had composed, performed and produced an album of original songs, singing all the parts, playing all the instruments and even designing the cover. He started his full time performing career at age 19 playing at bars and events as a solo act and with groups. Entertaining up to 7 nights a week provided the perfect opportunity for tightening chops & learning how to work a crowd. His solid musicianship and dynamic stage presence have endeared him to thousands of audiences worldwide.
The music & voice of Jawn Star can be heard via CDs, scores, soundtracks & ad spots around the world. He is currently in rehearsals with the band PLAYER (Baby Come Back) for upcoming performances in the US, Europe and beyond...
Star has performed for/with Dr. Albert Einstein Jr., the President & Vice President of the United States and First Families, Brad Paisley, Smokey Robinson, Ronn Moss, Peter Beckett, Jon Elefante, David Carradine, Frank Stallone, Annabella Lwin(of BOW WOW WOW), Elena DaVinci, Brazil's "Xuxa", Fred Waring, Al Wilson, Skip E. Lowe, Gloria Allred, Eric Douglas, Michelle Shocked, ‘Dr.’ Sean Millar, Alan Roy Scott and many more.
Venues played include The Bellagio, Las Vegas NV; The CoachHouse, San Juan Capistrano CA; House of Blues, Hollywood CA; Hotel Laguna, Laguna Beach CA; The Ritz, Newport Beach CA; Wally’s Desert Five-Star Turtle, Palm Desert CA, The Spa Resort & Casino, Palm Springs CA, Trilussa, Beverly Hills CA: Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, Beverly Hills CA; Prego, Beverly Hills CA and many more.
Musicianship notwithstanding, the original music & lyrics of Jawn Star shine as a beacon of hope for all and inspire a deep emotional experience that stirs the soul and warms the heart, making Jawn Star one of the most important musical artists of our time.