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Filipino Jazz Pianist - Jojo Jose

Updated on March 29, 2011
Play Smooth Jazz and Blues on piano
Play Smooth Jazz and Blues on piano

"Bato Sa Buhangin" (Stone in the Sand) - original was theme song in the movie Bato Sa Buhangin starring Fernando Poe Jr. and Vilma Santos, now Batangas Governor

Jojo Jose "The Days of Wine and Roses" by Henry Mancini

I found this Filipino Jazz artist, Jojo Jose, on the internet while I was looking for many renditions of the song “The Prayer” popularized by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli.

I was really impressed and mesmerized by his performance. The way I look at it, he’s a professional musician. He even composes and arranges some of his songs. He plays both Filipino and foreign songs very well. He is so gifted and talented. I wish I can play piano like him. I really love to learn to play jazz on piano because I like listening to smooth jazz music. I’ll try to find where to buy his CDs for my collection and maybe find easy piano music sheets to play some of his songs.

His family must be very proud of him. I am also proud of him being a Filipino that's why I showcase his God-given talent here on my hubpages.

Following are my favorites. I can listen to him all day. It’s so relaxing and soothing. Hope you like them too. Enjoy watching and listening to all the videos!


Jojo Jose "Yellow Days" having fun playing piano

Jojo Jose "You" new arrangement of Basil Valdez' song

Jojo Jose "When I Fall in Love... Somewhere Over the Rainbow Medley" on piano

Jojo Jose "Kei's Song" by David Benoit

Jammin' with recording artist Freddie del Prado with song "Saan Ka Man Naroroon" (Wherever you are)

Composed and arranged by Jojo Jose in 1996 - "I Wanna Be With You Tonight"

Jammin' with recording artist Freddie del Prado with song "I Wanna Be With You Tonight". Jojo Jose wrote the lyrics and arranged the song.

"Samba Ko" (My Samba) originally composed by Jojo Jose in 1997; Jojo also performs with another Filipino Jazz artist Boy Katindig also now based in the US.

Jojo Jose "Isang Mundo Isang Awit" (One world, one song) by Leah Navarro

'80s music "Sometime Somewhere" by Basil Valdez and arranged by Ryan Cayabyab; Jojo Jose played it on his Technics piano.

"Empty Pocket Blues" composed by Jojo Jose in 1990

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      Cheyenne 

      3 years ago

      The accident of finding this post has brteihgned my day

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      Audrianna 

      3 years ago

      Hey I love these photos. I was Amanda's hatiryslist and I was wondering if you had close ups of the hair? If so, would you be willing to let me use some for my album? I have already talked to Amanda and she was happy to let me. I just wasn't sure if you want the credits on your photography. I try to be on the safe side. Thank u! Jenny allen

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      Samira 

      3 years ago

      I have been to probably a dozen weniddgs but never caught a bouquet. Like you I found that there were so many rules and everything seemed so formal that I did not feel at ease. When my husband and I got married we keep everything very simple and informal. It was fun and the guests seem to have had a good time. We tried to make sure everyone was comfortable and relaxed.

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      Juls Delapena 

      5 years ago

      Hi Jojo ,

      I love your music , tanong ko po nanirahan po ba kayo sa Cubao nung bata pa kayo kapangalan po kayo ng kamag aral ko nung elemetary Jose Jose

      I am your fan :)

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      Imelda 

      6 years ago

      are his cds commercially available now?

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      C.L. Wright 

      7 years ago

      Jojo Joes is awesome. I agree with you, I can listen to him all day long. I live in the state of Florida. Are any of his CD's available here in the States? I really appreciate you putting him on the internet. I've become an instant fan. Thanks again.

      CLW

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      JamesLynch 

      7 years ago

      This is very enjoyable.

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      Nesslier Lim 

      7 years ago

      Filipino talents in music abound. Its a pity that many self-made musicians who can play the piano even if they don't read notes, live and die unheard and unappreciated. I knew of one Rodolfo Salvio, a good friend and with awesome talent that I have not heard of for ages. If you happen to know where he is, I would appreciate a line.

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      dyesebel10 

      8 years ago from USA

      hi rham, thanks for dropping by.. I agree, your kuya (brother) is excellent.

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      rham 

      8 years ago

      galing ni kuya!!!!!!!!!!!

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      renegj 

      8 years ago

      his cd's were not yet commercially released. most of them were produced for family, friends,fellow musicians and fundraising events.i can ask him to send you one. thanks for your write up about him. by the way, check out his latest composition on you tube - mi hijo jeronimo.

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      dyesebel10 

      8 years ago from USA

      Thanks renegj for your comment. Where can I buy your brother's CD?

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      renegj 

      8 years ago

      dyesebel. i'm his no. 1 fan. i know him personally. he's seattle's best kept secret. he's accomplished many things in music that i know other musicians are still dreaming of.

      i'm his brother

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      dyesebel10 

      8 years ago from USA

      Thanks tonymac and cheeky for the comments. I'm glad you like the music.

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      Cassandra Mantis 

      8 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Great Music! Very relaxing and he plays so well! Mabuhay!

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      Tony McGregor 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      Great insight into a jazz artist I have never heard of before! Thanks so much for sharing.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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