JD was fantastic! We hired him for our daughter’s 29th birthday party at our house for a group of 22 people. He started out playing different classic piano songs as background music and as The night progressed he got the party going and everyone had a great time dancing. He created a great ambience for an unforgettable party. My daughter was so happy! We would definitely hire JD again and I would highly recommend him!
My playing and singing reflects the passion I have for music and the love I have for music. I don't just play a song, I channel it, I connect with it, and I connect others through every song. I love to facilitate sing alongs and accompany signers! When I play, I have a large flatscreen monitor either in front of me or beside me which provides the words in large print to thousands of songs, always ready to respond to requests from the full past century of music in America, covering many genres, including popular hits of today.
I always dress professionally (in most cases a black Tux, white shirt and bow tie, or when requested, Armani jeans, black shirt and Black Velvet Jacket). I generally show up to the venue one hour before performance, and will call or text you when on the way.
For FREE I provide my own keyboard (when needed), speaker and microphone, sometimes with my own guitars (electric and acoustic, or just one, whatever we agree on) to the performance. I use Yamaha and Roland keyboards, Fender and Taylor guitars, a 1000w Macki speaker and Sennheiser wireless mic, all for a great sound!
pianist with over a one thousand songs in repertoire, specializing on Standards (Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Barbara Streisand, Elton John, etc.) Musicals (George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, etc.),
I have toured as a concert Gershwin pianist for Laguna Beach's "Gloriously Gershwin" concert series.
I am available for playing simple solo piano, or playing piano, guitar and singing, whatever's desired, at restaurants, festive private parties (hopefully you'll want a totally fun sing-along) weddings, bar mitzvahs, holiday parties.
I also do the very special occasions of weddings and funerals and can become music director whenever multiple musicians/singers are needed.
I look forward to meeting you