Jack Franklin Wise creates original compositions that will "paint a musical portrait" in the minds of listeners. This was the inspiration to produce "Portraits in Piano", Jack's first album of original songs. His second release, "Hymns Project" is a tribute to some of the world's most beautiful sacred songs. Jack's Christmas album, "Portraits of December" was released in 2016. Among the familiar carols and classic Christmas songs on the album are two of Jack's own holiday songs: a rhapsody titled "Advent of The Christ", and "The Little Child in Me" featuring vocal artist Raye Williams (www.rayewilliams.com). "Adagio Piano” is the 4th album and latest release from Jack Franklin Wise, a collection of soothing solo piano with 12 original compositions performed slowly (adagio) and softly (‘P’, or 'piano') for easy listening and relaxation. Music from all four albums can be streamed on Pandora, Spotify, and YouTube.
Jack started piano lessons at the age of 10 and in a few years began playing piano specials and offertories for church services. His first instrumental, "Restless Tide" was composed as a young teenager and was often requested to be played by his Grandma Cline. Jack later served as church pianist and accompanied choir cantatas for Easter and Christmas. He composed music and lyrics for a children’s Christmas musical, “The Luckiest Donkey”. The musical was performed two consecutive years at the Sangre De Cristo Arts Center through the sponsorship of Pueblo Interfaith Association in Pueblo, Colorado. He was also active with music groups for youth and adult retreats. Jack is now an independent artist with a passion for songwriting and creating original piano compositions.
In 2008, Jack helped accompany a 3-night gala for "Patti Gallagher's Musical Notes" in Pueblo featuring the music of Irving Berlin and Cole Porter.
In 2021, Jack was a semi-finalist in Brickman's Big Break talent competition.
In 2023, Jack was winner of the Morning Pointe Foundation Senior's Got Talent competition at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, TN. Then, in early 2024 he was voted
Best of the Best for all four of the Morning Pointe competitions from
Lexington, KY, and Franklin, Knoxville, and Chattanooga in TN. Click HERE to see video performance of his original composition, "Live Life More".