Jon Schmidt draws the listener in with his very intimate style on this release, A Day in the Sunset, with beautiful pieces that instill peace and hope. Inspired by the relationships in his life, as well as the landscapes of his home state, Utah, there is a reflective quality in Schmidt's performance of his own melodic compositions like "Longing," "Solace," and "Big Sky Sunset." Even the familiar Kenny G selection "Going Home" takes on a more contemplative aspect. He displays an intuitive sense throughout this album that is always sensitive but never overly sentimental; dramatic but always exuding warmth.
Jon Schmidt was born to German Immigrant parents, and they gave him the gift of early education in music. Classical training fell on the fertile ground of Jon's natural talents for music and hard work. Schmidt began composing as early as age 11, started teaching piano lessons when most people get a drivers license, and began a successful solo career in his early twenties. Schmidt's 20 year solo career has included many albums, performances, and awards. The Piano Guys entrapped Schmidt with their lair of beautiful pianos. Shortly thereafter, they all ran away together to create spectacular piano cello video content. Their goal is very humble-to inspire the world. Schmidt contributes not just the on-screen piano talent. He loves to throw out all of his ideas, and is not afraid to edit and revise until he has a refined and quality product. Jon finds his fire for the journey seeing the joy of people who hear great music. He is thrilled to reach a wider audience through his work with The Piano Guys.
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