Piano artist, Jack Franklin Wise creates original compositions and arrangements that will "paint a musical portrait" in the minds of listeners. This was the inspiration to produce "Portraits in Piano", his first CD 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 Rachel 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 are streaming on Pandora and Spotify.
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 pianist for the Belmont Nazarene Church in Pueblo, Colorado. During that time he accompanied the choir cantatas for Easter and Christmas. Jack also 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 a Pueblo Christian organization. Jack participated with praise and worship teams at young adult retreats for the First Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs. Now living in Nashville, Jack hopes to connect more with the vibrant music community. He is concentrating on commercial songwriting and is currently producing music videos for his song catalog and new releases.