The reaction to the painted piano was wonderful. Excited to inspire other musicians, Jack is taking this project to the next level; he now acquires, paints and donates pianos to schools and charities that support youth. Jack first donated a piano to Boulder High School. Located in the band room, the piano is played by students every day. Music has brought great joy and hope into his life, so Jack loves sharing the muse with others. His goal is to donate as many painted pianos as he can to charity.
In the Summer of 2013 Jack acquired a 1956 Gulbransen spinet piano in decent shape but in need of a face lift. Turning his garage into his studio and workshop, he spent the next ten days "throwing paint" on the piano and hand painting all 88 keys. Then his piano technician, Ryan Elison, tuned, tweaked and refurbished it. The relatively light-weight piano was perfect for outdoor performances--Jack has spent the last three summers playing The Painted Piano on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colorado.
July - 2014
July - 2013