Lee Tomboulian

Piano from Fort Lee, NJ - Will travel up to 100 miles
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3 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2012

$300 - $1000 per job
About
Serious yet playful, elegant yet bluesy, Lee makes people feel glad to be alive with a wide-ranging sung and played repertoire. Sings, carries keyboard and small PA, Delicious and witty entertainment. Takes requests gladly.
Literally knows thousands of songs.
Considers music a service occupation.

Pianist/composer/educator Lee Tomboulian has performed on piano, accordion, and keyboards with noted jazz artists Airto, Nat Adderley, Doc Cheatham, Larry Coryell, Jack DeJohnette, Herb Ellis, Eddie Harris, Marc Johnson, Sheila Jordan, Dick Oatts, Bucky Pizzarelli, Pharoah Sanders, and Steve Swallow. He was also a member of the world-famous University of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band and is a founding member of the Brazilian and Uruguayan ensemble Circo.

He earned his B.A. in composition with a minor in Theater Arts from the University of Arkansas, his M.M. in Jazz Studies (piano performance) at the University of North Texas, and studied privately with ECM giant Art Lande and Hal Willner at the Naropa Institute. He also studied African-American gospel music at St. Andrew Church of God in Christ in Texas.

Tomboulian served on the faculty of Lawrence University Conservatory of Music for six years. Previously, he taught at Texas Wesleyan University, Cedar Valley College, the University of Dallas, and North Central Texas College. He has also worked as an instructor at the University of Texas at Arlington Jazz Camp, the University of North Texas Jazz Combo Camp, and served as a UNT graduate teaching fellow for two years
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Wedding

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Lee did not actually play the Rockeigh wedding. I did. I had mistakenly double booked myself for the evening of July 20, 2013, and I hired Lee to play gig #1441708 in my place. From all accounts, he did splendidly, bringing an impressive array of musical and interpersonal skills to the job. He is eminently worthy of Gigmasters clients' attention. I wish him all the best and hope to get more acquainted with his artistry.

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Cocktail Party

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Lee provided exactly what I had been looking for: a continual stream of lilting, lovely old-time standards that kept a noisy and crowded cocktail party feeling like "the place to be"....He created an atmosphere that was utterly sophisticated and fun. Though I don't foresee having such a grand-scale party in the near future, at my next opportunity, I want to have him back!

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2013
Nov
30
Wedding
Cliffside Park, NJ
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2013
Jul
20
Wedding
Northvale, NJ
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2012
Nov
10
Cocktail Party
Florham Park, NJ
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Fire and Rain
James Taylor
A Whiter Shade of Pale
Procul Harum
And I Love Her
Beatles
Here There and Everywhere
Beatles
Michelle
Beatles
Julia
Beatles
Back in the USSR
Beatles
Yesterday
Beatles
Martha My Dear
Beatles
I Will
Beatles
Hey Jude
Beatles
Jealous Guy
John Lennon
Day After Day
Badfinger
Walkin' the Dog
Rufus Thomas
Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie-Woogie Flu
Huey "Piano" Smith
I'll Be John Brown
Huey "Piano" Smith
Hound Dog
Elvis Presley
Don't Be Cruel
Elvis Presley
What'd I Say
Ray Charles
Peppermint Twist
Joey Dee and the Starliters
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Rod Stewart
I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan
Hank Jones
Memories of You
Art tatum
Gone With the Wind
Art Tatum
You Make Me Feel So Young
Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight
Frank Sinatra
I'll Remember April
Frank Sinatra
I'll Remember You
Sheila Jordan
It Might as Well Be Spring
Frank Sinatra
The More I See You
Frank Sinatra
How Long Has This Been Going On?
Frank Sinatra
Cry Me a River
Julie London
Long Ago and Far Away
Paul Bley
Night and Day
Frank Sinatra
I Concentrate on You
Frank Sinatra
Get Happy
Judy Garland
Sweet Georgia Brown
Anita O'Day
Sweet Lorraine
Nat King Cole
Tea for Two
Art Tatum
Cocktails for Two
Spike Jones
Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton
Take the A Train
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Satin Doll
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Just in Time
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
St. Louis Blues
W. C. Handy
Caravan
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
It Had to Be You
Rod Stewart
On Green Dolphin St.
Miles Davis
I Love You
Frank Sinatra
'Round Midnight
Thelonious Monk
Don't Fear the Reaper
Blue Oyster Cult
Take on Me
A-Ha
Knocks Me Off My Feet
Stevie Wonder
My Cherie Amour
Stevie Wonder
Love's in Need of Love
Stevie Wonder
Time After Time
Cyndi Lauper
Hey Ya
Outkast
Hey Good Lookin
Hank Williams
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Hank Williams
Keyboards
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Pop Piano
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Ambient Piano
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
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Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
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Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
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Bachelor Parties
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Christenings
Conventions
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Halloween Parties
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Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Lee Tomboulian will also travel to Edgewater, Leonia, New York, Palisades Park, Ridgefield, Bronx, Cliffside Park, Englewood Cliffs, Fairview, Ridgefield Park, Bogota, Englewood, Little Ferry, South Hackensack, Teaneck, Hackensack, Moonachie, North Bergen, Tenafly, Teterboro, West New York, Bergenfield, Hasbrouck Heights, Lodi, Maywood, Wood Ridge, Carlstadt, Cresskill, Dumont, East Rutherford.
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