Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance – University of Akron (currently pursuing)

Cedric Talbert is a jazz pianist based in Akron, Ohio. Cedric started playing the piano at the age of sixteen years old at his home church. Gospel music has a major influence on Cedric’s playing style and also was the first genre that Cedric played and gave him a great sense of colorful harmony and rhythm.

Cedric also enjoys playing Jazz, R&B, Pop, and Neo Soul with Jazz being the favorite amongst them all. Cedric started studying jazz music in 2013 with Rock Wehrmann at the University of Akron where he is currently finishing up his degree. Cedric enjoys playing jazz because the freedom and interpretive element that comes along with it.

Cedric Talbert spends a lot of time playing at a local studio “My World Studio” owned by Charise Bryant where he serves as Musical Director for events and shows. Local Jazz great Theron Brown is a huge inspiration and music mentor to Cedric, giving Cedric guidance and wisdom on his path to greatness.