J.K. Hodge

J.K. Hodge

New York

John Kenneth Hodge https://www.youtube.com/user/JKHodge1 (born February 21, 1975), born in Bay Shore and raised in Bayport, Long Island, was originally musically inspired as a child by his grandfather, who was a theater house pianist during the silent film era. Around age 8, concerns of developmental motor-skill delays, along with diagnosis of mild dyslexia, prompted Hodge’s parents to enroll him in piano lessons, as a means of strengthening and developing fine motor skills. Overcoming these childhood developmental challenges took tremendous discipline and focus in studying music. He rose above his challenges, developing talent and skill as a young performer and later, composer. His talents rested during his college years, where he attended Dowling College, Oakdale, NY, graduating with two teaching degrees. In his 30’s, he resurrected his talents again and began composing and performing, while recording his albums.
    Mr. Hodge’s Chopin-inspired contemporary classical compositions have earned him much acclaim as a New York-based concert pianist. His last album “All Your Heart’s Desires” 2015 has been a culmination of original and famous classical works which continue to inspire his ongoing mission of “Keeping Classical Music Alive.” Mr. Hodge has brought classical and classically inspired works to both young students and the general audiences that might not otherwise have exposure to quality classical music. His generosity and philanthropic efforts across the New York area have endeared him to the many non-profits organizations he has collaborated with. His mission carries broader ranges, as he also strives to put his original compositions in a major motion picture in the near future. Mr. Hodge can currently be found playing live to Silent Films across Long Island and working on his 4th full album “Holding Daylight.”

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