Elegant, kind, talented, enormous repertoire, sang well, and adapted well to the various moods and moments of our time of celebration. His musical keyboard was very nice, too, it sounded like we had a baby grand in the room. I'd heartily recommend to Mr. JD Sebastian to anyone needing a piano player who sings and whose music invites everyone in. He's an all around 5 star musician.
My playing and singing reflects the passion I have for music and the love I have for people. I don't just play a song, I channel it, I connect with it, and I connect others through the deep relationship I have with music and with every song. I love to get people singing! 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), show up and check in with you no less than 30 minutes before performance time, one hour to 90 minutes if I am bringing and setting up my own equipment.
I do not charge for providing my own keyboard, speaker and microphone, as well as 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 quality speaker and mic.
I am an award-winning jazz, popular and rock pianist with over a 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.), Many years of playing piano for restaurants (ambiance), private parties (festive, often with singers, professional or attendees who want to sing), weddings, bar mitzvahs, holiday parties, commanding performance for a "Gloriously Gershwin" concert tour featuring custom personalized performance of Rhapsody in Blue and providing accompaniment for ensemble of vocal soloists and dancers.