Born in Dayton, Ohio, Roy Meriwether started playing piano at age three and had composed two pieces before he was four. Shortly thereafter, he began playing in his fathers church, accompanying the family choir, and performing with gospel singers throughout the Midwest.
Roy turned professional with his own group at age 18 and has devoted himself to both composing and performing ever since. Reviewers are frequently impressed by his power. Critic Arnold Shaw once described him as a 'two-fisted pianist who in this day of right handed wizards has the sound of a champion, with thunder in his left hand and lightning in his right."
Living in New York City since 1976, Roy continually elicits standing ovations from his audiences. He has received numerous awards including Jamaica Queens New York Jazz Community Award, the New York Manhattan Association of Cabaret Award (MAC Award) and was nominated for a Grammy. In March of 1999, Mr. Meriwether received a Lifetime Achievement Music Award.
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