Jonathan Segal performed at our wedding reception. In meetings and conversations prior to the event, Jonathan was very professional and accommodating and was able to work in almost all of the songs we requested. As for the performance itself, Jonathan was magnificent. First off, he was very easy going and funny. He adjusted well to the ebb and flow of the party, and always played the right song at the right time. Second, he was very nice and accommodating when it came to people at the party getting up to sing. He showed tremendous creativity and flexibility. Finally, he was a hit with the few children at the event. The guests were very impressed, and so were we.
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Having an event? Jazz it up!
Singer Pianist Jonathan L. Segal performs jazzy versions of "The Great American Songbook" at events all over the New York City area, including the music of Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and other great songwriters from the stellar age of American song. He brings a sense of joy and fun to the kind of swinging songs that you've heard sung by Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Harry Connick and Michael Buble.
CLIENT TESTIMONIALS FROM JONATHAN'S WEBSITE-
"The reviews are in: 'Where did you find the piano player...he was fantastic', 'He was just perfect...' 'He really knows his stuff...' Jonathan, without you, last night's party would not have been the smashing success that it turned out to be. You are absolutely wonderful and I sincerely thank you."
Vice President, Creative Director, PRI
"Thanks so much for entertaining at our reception. Your song choices were terrific, and you accompanied all the singers perfectly. I won't be surprised at all if you get some bookings out of this."
-Pat and Susan
"You were sensational, fabulous...I could go on and on!"
We returned a few days ago from our Mexican "minimoon," and want to thank
you for keeping your voice in our heads throughout it!
Our guests keep calling to let us know how great, amazing, perfect you were.
And you were. And are!"
With love and deep thanks,
-- Rick and Becky
"We wanted to show our client how we appreciated their business. We succeeded, due to your talent and professionalism. Your performance at what could have been a common place corporate cocktail party turned it into a very special and memorable event! Usually, at these kinds of parties, people have a drink, gobble down hors d'ouvres and leave. Instead, this party went into overtime! Everyone enjoyed your music and enjoyed themselves. Thank you for making this a wonderful evening."
Global Account Manager, Octel Communications
"I just wanted to send you a note to thank you for performing so marvelously at my parent's 50th Anniversary party last October 5th. When I first started looking for a musician for the party I wanted someone to perform certain music in a special way. You far surpassed my expectations of that wish. You helped make my parents special night even more wonderful with your style, warmth, and professionalism. You just "did your thing". Your music encouraged people to dance and I was able to watch my parents dance together to such a lovely repertoire of songs."
"I didn't have the chance to tell you how very pleased I was with your work on Sunday at The Waldorf-Astoria. you are a very talented performer and I
want to thank you again for all your effort."
"Jonathan performed at our wedding. He was magnificent. He was very easy going and funny. He adjusted well to the ebb and flow of the party, and always played the right song at the right time. He was very nice and accommodating when it came to people at the party getting up to sing. He showed tremendous creativity and flexibility. He was a hit with the few children at the event. Guests were very impressed, and so were we."
Your performance was absolutely wonderful. Thank you not only for your unerringly right selection of songs, but also for selecting a bass player & drummer to complement you so perfectly. Everyone enjoyed the music and dancing and your vocal interpretations. It was a treat to hear you in person! Thanks again. You lived up to my every hope!"
Jonathan darling, thank you so much for helping to make our day so special yesterday. So many guests were complimenting you. It was a pleasure doing business with you."
Jonathan has worked with a wide range of performers including Dizzy Gillespie and Chuck Berry. He received an Emmy nomination as a TV songwriter, and starred in the national theatrical tours of "Pump Boys And Dinettes" and "Song Of Singapore"
Jonathan has performed at parties in New York City for Al Gore, Mayor Bloomberg, The British Consulate,The Discovery Channel, etc. Each year he performs Broadway's Tony Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Rainbow Room, and The Tony Awards Honorees Luncheon at Tavern on The Green.
Jonathan can perform solo, or in duo, trio, or quartet settings. Available for: Corporate Parties
Weddings, & Bar-Mitzvahs. Based in New York City, some of the places Jonathan has performed are:
Tavern On The Green, Gracie Mansion, Club Uraku in Tokyo, The Rainbow Room, The Waldorf-Astoria, Lutece, 21,
The Four Seasons, The Harvard Club, The Plaza Hotel, The Water Club
...As well as many other fine establishments and homes.