Piano Music for relaxation and reflection
"When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable.
I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest."
- Henry David Thoreau

Welcome to my website.

I am composer and pianist James Gaertner. I write and record music for relaxation and reflection...a soundtrack for life's peaceful moments and occasional reveries. I have produced six albums  - Reflections, Piano Sketches, Piano Impressions, Musical This and That, Simply Piano. and, newly released in 2018, a Christmas album titled Simply Christmas.

My music is eclectic. New age, neoclassical, ambient, jazz influenced...meditative, peaceful, healing...These words may describe the music. But rather than label it, I hope you will let the music speak for itself. Follow the links on this page to internet radio stations and stores where you can stream or download tracks.  Visit the Music page on this site. Or listen to select tracks on the player below.  

Thank you for listening.  

"Where words leave off, music begins."  
- Heinrich Heine