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Lon Gibson

Pianist from Philadelphia, PA Will travel up to 10 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 3 Reviews
  • 10 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2012
  • 1 Award or Badge
  • Starting at $150 per event

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Do mixed show: Cello solo w/ accompaniment jazz or classical. Piano solo. Piano-vocals-favorites from American Song Book. Solo vocals with Back-up accompaniment. Also do Beethoven comedy routine, funny, informative patter before songs. Good for parties, weddings. I play expert cello and piano. Can do Patriotic, Sinatra shows. Bio: Lon Gibson is from the Toms River and Princeton, New Jersey area but has lived in Philadelphia since graduating college. A Graduate of Philadelphia Academy of Music, he studied Cello under the famous cellist Elsa Hilger who was the first female first-stand cellist and concert artist of the Philadelphia Orchestra for many years. After receiving a BA in Cello Performance, Lon served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Santiago Chile, where he served for 2 years. During the mission he learned to enjoy the personal dynamic in dealing with people. Upon returning he chose to enter into the business world where he continued to enjoy that dynamic. In 1982 he founded Elan Personnel, Inc., a Legal Placement firm which later became Legalpool, Inc. He was one of the first specialists in Legal placement in Philadelphia. As the business grew, he invested in properties in the Philadelphia area. In 2005 Lon founded Proventures, Inc., a Real Estate Investment firm which he runs today. Proventures, Inc. has purchased over 50 investments to date and currently manages about 30 units. Through these years, Lon has performed both cello and piano, studying jazz piano with the well-known jazz pianist Father John D'Amico. Lon has performed with the jazz quartet Progressive Chamber Ensemble and formed his own group Muzikopia which performed both classical and jazz. Lon has conducted a 180 voice choir and for the last four years has conducted the Messiah for the multi-denominational community Messiah concert in Broomall, Pa. Most recently Lon has created a musical performance consisting of jazz piano, Pop songs, and well known classical piano and cello pieces. At the end of 2008 he closed Legalpool, Inc. and began to focus on music. His new company Ultimate Concerts, Inc is averaging 4 events per month and continuing to grow. He offers a variety of vocal, pianistic and cello virtuosity that makes for an exciting musical experience. Lon is currently performing in Philadelphia at D'Angelo's Restaurant and Bar every Tuesday evening from 7:30-10:00, playing cello with the Tom Adams Jazz Trio.

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Avg 5.0 | 3 Reviews

Review by Elizabeth L.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on May 26, 2013From Philadelphia, PA

Review by Denise M.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on March 16, 2013From Baltimore, MD

Leon was great. Very attentive to please. Communication was great in preparing to accommodate my needs (and desires) for his performance. Very talented. Played both piano and cello. We Very much enjoyed the cello. Was friendly and mingled well with my guests. Overall great experience.

Review by Marshal C.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on June 10, 2013From Cape May, NJ

Lon gave an excellent solo performance at my wedding and happily worked with my wife and I on our song selection. His cello set a wonderful tone for our ceremony, and it would not have been the same without him there. He cut his arrival a little close (6 minutes before the start of the ceremony), which lead to some unneeded stress on my part. Aside from that, it was wonderful working with Lon.

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  • The Swan | Camille Saint Saens
  • Allegro Spiritoso | Jean Batiste Senaille
  • Allegro Appassionato | Camille Saint Saens
  • Dvorak Cello Conc | Anton Dvorak
  • Cello Sonata in A Major | Ludwig von Beethoven
  • Apres un Rev | Gabriel Faure
  • Scherzo | Van Goens
  • Prelude to Bach Suite #1 | Johanne Sebastien Bach
  • Papillon | Camille Saint Saens
  • Over the Rainbow | Jazz version
  • Hymn 24782 | Lon Gibson
  • Elegy | Faure
  • It Had To Be You | Gus Kahn
  • I Wanna Be Around | Johnny Mercer
  • Till There Was You | Meredith Wilson
  • My One and Only Love | Wood & Mellin
  • One the Street Where you Live | Lerner /Loewe
  • Over the Rainbow | Arlen/Harburg
  • The Nearness of You | Hoagy Carmichael
  • As Time Goes by | Herman Hupfeld
  • In The Wee Small Hours | David Mann
  • You Don't Know Me | Cindy Walker/ Eddy Arnold
  • You Raise Me Up | Brendan Graham/Rolf Lovland
  • Lydia the Tattooed Lady | Harold Arlen/Yip Harburg
  • Who Can I Turn To? | Leslie Bricusse/ Anthony Newley
  • My Romance | Lorenz Hart/ Richard Rodgers
  • This Nearly was Mine | Oscar Hammerstein II/ Richard Rodgers
  • Busted | Harlen Howard
  • On My Way to You | Michelle Legrand
  • Bring Him Home | Les Miserables
  • Colonoscopy | Robert Kline
  • Linus & Lucy | Vince Gueraldi/ Gibson
  • Fur Elise | Ludwig Von Joel
  • Waltz for Debby | Bill Evans
  • Take Five | Dave Brubeck
  • My Favorite Things | traditional
  • Fantasie Impromptu | Chopin
  • Etude #10 | Chopin
  • Rhapsody in Blue | Gershwin
  • Lush Life | Billy Strayhorn
  • West Side Story Medley | Len Bernstein
  • Fur Elise/Billy Joel Medley | Ludwig Von Gibson
  • Moonlite Sonata Medley | Ludwig Von Gibson
  • Variations on a Theme | Drescher Beethoven
  • Patriotic speech | Ludwig Von Beethoven

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Past Events

November 15, 2014 • Private Party
Sat7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Newtown, PA
February 22, 2014 • Wedding
Sat4:00 PM - 7:00 PM New Hope, PA
July 6, 2013 • Private Party
Sat9:30 PM - 9:45 PM Philadelphia, PA
June 16, 2013 • Father's Day Party
Sun2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Baltimore, MD
June 15, 2013 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Baltimore, MD
June 10, 2013 • Wedding Ceremony
Mon6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Cape May, NJ
May 26, 2013 • Wedding Ceremony
Sun6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Philadelphia, PA
May 11, 2013 • Wedding Cocktail Hour
Sat6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Philadelphia, PA
March 16, 2013 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Baltimore, MD
December 20, 2012 • Studio Session
Thu1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Hillsborough, NJ

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