We all love a good, unexpected and impromptu performance that catches us off guard. The scene unfolds in a busy hallway. We see a man in sunglasses and a hoodie mopping around the platform on which sits a colorfully painted piano. It appears that he is a janitor, just going about his normal daily routine of cleaning the area. But then he takes a quick break to sit down and begins to play an amazing blues song on the piano.
A man is going about his business cleaning the platform around a community piano.
There is a small amount of traffic passing back and forth in a hallway as people go about their normal day. A janitor is mopping around the base of a platform that holds a brightly painted piano.
There is a caution sign warning of wet floor along with the man’s bucket of water sitting on the floor. The piano has no owner and appears to be available to anyone who would like to sit down and play a tune.
The green sign hanging on the wall next to the piano reads, “I am your community piano.”
The piano is brightly painted and covered in graffiti. The inside of the lid is painted bright red to show off the contrast between the black and white keys. The man then takes a break from his task, and setting aside his mop by sticking it back into the bucket, and sits down on the bench of the piano as he plays the first few notes of the bluesy tune.
Nicknamed the Boogie Man, the man begins to play a blues tune on the piano and stuns everyone.
The man, in a hoodie and sunglasses, is unrecognizable, but as he sits down it is immediately clear that he has some incredible talent for tickling the ivory keys. He plays three simple notes with his left hand with a slow lead-in and then reaches across the piano with his right hand playing a tremolo in a minor key that makes you want to hear what is coming next.
The jazzy tune then begins to unfold as he plays with great expression and passion. He catches the attention of several people walking by who cannot help but look back and see who is creating the jazzy music. They smile as they listen to the jazzy music that the man is effortlessly playing.
Community pianos are often the source where untapped talent is displayed.
You can find community pianos in many cities and public areas such as department stores or airports, but they are many times where hidden talent is discovered. Since they are open and available for anyone to sit down and play a tune whenever the moody may strike. Sometimes, people want to play a song to cheer up a loved one and sometimes, someone may want to perform a song that they have written.
Check out his toe-tapping performance below!
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Source: Brendan Kavanagh