Culturally Curious with Jeff Barnhart
Jeff Barnhart’s Silent Movies with live piano accompaniment
Jeff Barnhart will breathe new life into a selection of silent films as he pairs live piano accompaniment to these classics. Barnhart is an internationally renowned pianist, vocalist, arranger, bandleader, recording artist, ASCAP composer, educator, and entertainer. Due to his versatility, vast repertoire, and vibrant energy, Mr. Barnhart is in constant demand as a participant in international jazz events and recording sessions as either a soloist or as a pianist in All-Star Jazz ensembles. Mr. Barnhart enjoys great success performing with smaller groups, most notably lvory&Gold”, a duo with his talented wife, flutist/ vocalist Anne Barnhart. Barnhart tours on average of 40 weeks of each year and is featured on over 120 full-length recordings.
During the past decade, Barnhart has turned his attention to performing live, era-appropriate piano accompaniment to classic silent films. He has reinvigorated and reenergized dozens of silent short comedies and feature-length movies in several countries, most notably Rwanda, Switzerland, and the UK, in addition to the US.
In addition to his active performing and recording schedule, Barnhart is a dedicated and enthusiastic educator. His double BA in Music and English, combined with his MA in Education, make Jeff a formidable and entertaining force in the clinic, master class, and inspirational speaking forums.