Music for short film and advertising — specializing in cinematic solo piano and piano-driven contemporary classical cues


One half of the songwriting duo The Barton Brothers — modern piano pop descendants of Billy Joel and Ben Folds


On stage in and around Denver — solo, duo, and beyond. Stay tuned for currently scheduled dates

Lake Isabel

Lake Isabel is the contemporary classical piano project of The Barton Brothers. Jack and Dan Barton are Denver-based performers, songwriters, and composers making the most out of their love for the piano. As classically trained pianists and childhood choir nerds, the duo grew up sharing stereos, piano teachers, and bunk beds—developing a familiar musical vocabulary from the beginning. 
 Inspired by the beauty of their Rocky Mountain getaways, this project grew out of a desire to reconnect to their classical training, and a passion for composing well-crafted, yet accessible contemporary classical music.

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The Barton Brothers

Colorado's Dueling Piano Show

The Barton Brothers are a piano-centric songwriting and performance duo, drawing influences from their piano rock forefathers, from Billy Joel to Ben Folds, along with musical theater and Top 40. Jack and Dan are Colorado natives – classically trained pianists and childhood choir nerds who grew up sharing stereos, piano teachers, and bunk beds, developing a shared musical vocabulary from the start. This built-in chemistry is immediately apparent in their infectious, high-energy dueling piano show which honors the piano bar sing-along classics and puts an original spin on contemporary hits and 90's throwbacks.