About Us

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Our Story

After nearly 20 years of performing and recording together under our individual names, we have renamed our trio "The Lost Melody." This change from frontman to collective reflects what we love about our long-developed approach: a trio of equals.


At the same time, we have shifted our focus away from playing jazz standards toward our own original music, compelled to champion "melody first" in both improvisation and composition. The result is a collection of new songs influenced by the great melodic craftsmen of the 20th century: New Songs for Old Souls.

Full Bio

The Lost Melody is a jazz trio comprised of old souls and lovers of melody. Pianist Joe Davidian (recent winner of the 2019 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition), bassist Dr. Jamie Ousley & drummer Austin McMahon, each composers in their own right, come together to forge new melodies for those who crave hummable tunes. 


The trio has been touring internationally since 2000 presenting concerts and giving masterclasses in places such as Ireland, Germany and Italy with a forthcoming tour of Japan in 2020. Stateside, they have since performed at numerous jazz festivals, universities, and top NYC jazz clubs, including Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Mezzrow, and Kitano, and have held an annual residency at the Nashville Jazz Workshop since 2008, where they recorded two of their three albums: Live at the Jazz Cave: Vol. 1 (2013) & Vol. 2 (2017).


The Lost Melody delivers highly creative, interactive, & engaging performances, while seeking to answer for themselves what remains from the past and what future sounds can be made through remembering?

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Joe Davidian, Piano, Jazz, The Lost Melody

Joe Davidian: Piano

Austin McMahon: Drums

Joe Davidian: Piano

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Jamie Ousley: Bass

Austin McMahon: Drums

Joe Davidian: Piano

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Austin McMahon: Drums

Austin McMahon: Drums

Austin McMahon: Drums