W/travel expenses, will travel to North East and West Coast
A well-dressed (blazer & bow tie, or my tuxedo), happy fella who will arrive early; willing to MC, willing to stay late, and connects well with your guests can play MELLOW: (Misty, Wind Beneath my Wings, Georgia on my Mind, Over the Rainbow, Moon River, Stardust, Unforgettable, Sunny Gets Blue, Summertime, I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Chances Are, Rainy Days and Mondays, Old Man River, When You Wish Upon a Star, Send in the Clowns; Carpenters, Nat King Cole, Sinatra, Bennett, Ella) or LIVELY and UPBEAT (Lady is a Tramp, Satin Doll, Ain't Misbehavin', Lady be Good, All six of my wedding reviews are 5 STARS (just now starting the process of having former clients submit to this website) and for other types of events I have an additional 39 online reviews, all but one 5 STARS., praising my music but also my professionalism and personality. I am, much to my amazement, considered to be The Top Wedding Pianist in Music City. I play from the Great American Songbook: Kern, Porter, Rodgers, Gershwin, Berlin, Sondheim and many others. Sweet Georgia Brown, My Favorite Things, Some Day My Prince Will Come, Pennies from Heaven, Teach Me Tonight, etc. I also play a variety of modern jazz blues, both slow and peppy. I have a Wedding Repertoire that is strictly Songs of Love. I play 400+ songs and you can choose the tunes and even the order in which they are to be played. I just love being part of your special day. My "Couples" often comment on the ease of communications, the warmth of my chording, and my obvious passion for the music. With me there is no risk. I am Mr. Reliable, attested to in my reviews (I can send them all to you). If necessary, I can bring my own keyboard, amp, and mic and will arrive one half hour ahead of time. I am willing to travel if expenses are included. I cannot play classical pieces, though I have received high praise for my ear-version of Here Comes the Bride. I also have a partnership with a truly magical violinist. Mostly she just soars above, below, and around anything I might be playing, but she is also so good that she can play solo most of the classical pieces that are often featured in wedding ceremonies and has performed solo at many. I do not recommend that she accompany me to Rehearsal Dinners, but she would add real warmth and excitement to your Reception. If you want a little extra bounce for dancing at the reception, I can bring along an upright bass player to underscore my beat. Although I cannot play classical pieces, I did play for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. (Ask me about that!) I started playing professionally in a Coffee House while a student at Brown University in the '70s and have played in lounges and many private parties in NYC, Boston, Chicago, Toronto, Alabama, Kentucky, and Vermont since that time. Two years ago, I opened for Marie Osmond at the Muscle Shoals Marriott.