Born in the United Kingdom, Ian has played the piano since the tender age of four. His music is an eclectic, progressive fusion of the musical stylings of gospel, classical, jazz and rhythm and blues. Consequently, the appeal of Ian Oakley easily extends across racial, cultural and generational boundaries. Such qualities and versatility have been enhanced by the fact that Ian has traveled to more than sixty-five countries on five continents furnishing him with a unique, multicultural musical perspective. He has performed before crowds of up to 100,000 people and has accompanied many award-winning artists and celebrities. Ian Oakley has also written for, performed and recorded with world-renowned orchestras as they have played his original compositions.