jj bassette

Official website of American musician, composer, and entrepreneur JJ Bassette, a 23 year old California kid currently banging on pianos all over China.

My best piano composition since moving to Shanghai. (Also: I rode an elephant)

This week's song is a little bit different.

Before I ever sang - before I even started writing music - I played piano. 

Perhaps like many of you, my parents made me take piano lessons when I was really young. I HATED them (at first), but 17 years later, I couldn't be more thankful that they did. Each of my first major musical successes (6 years ago in the US, 6 months ago in China) both came from my piano music.

And today, I'm excited to share one of my favorite new pieces since moving to Shanghai:

Rest assured, all of my kids are going to grow up playing instruments...whether they like it or not! :)

See you next Monday!


P.S. I had the great pleasure of visiting Thailand last week for the first time, where this happened:

And yes - it was as fun as it looks!

And yes - it was as fun as it looks!