July 20, 2020 I Obituary

Joe Seawright, Formerly of Baldwin Piano, Dies at 74

Joe Seawright, Baldwin Piano’s former director of design, died on July 17. He was 74 years old.

Seawright was a piano designer and engineer for the Baldwin Piano factory in Greenwood, Mississippi, beginning in the early 1970s. He’s credited with creating several improvements to the workflow of the operations as well as designing new features to the piano line of products.

“I really felt like I had the best job in the world,” said Seawright in a NAMM Oral History video from 2010. “It was something different every day. It was exciting. I got to exercise my creative juices. I think I got pretty good at it, and we had a pretty good run for a lot of years. “

Seawright worked for Baldwin for 28 years.

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