Arnie was magnificent. His music skills--singing, playing--were exemplary. He has a magnetic personality that pleased everyone. Everyone at the party loved his performance and many asked for his card. He helped make our 50th a memorable event. Dr. and Mrs. Allan Wolk
As one of New Jersey's most popular pianists serving the NJ, Philadelphia, metro New York & Connecticut region, Arnie performs for private and corporate events, receptions, dinners, holiday parties, restaurants and all special occasions.
Arnie has a wonderfully varied repertoire of music for all ages and occasions that makes him easily adaptable to most any event. Arnie also has a talent for mingling with your guests to involve them, and designing his music selections to capture the theme and mood of your special event.
Whether your wedding takes place in an outdoor garden setting or in the grandest of churches or temples, Arnie will perform the perfect wedding ceremony music to set the mood and cocktail hour music to exhilarate your guests. Cocktail hours, engagement parties, bridal and baby showers, rehearsal dinners, dinner receptions and holiday parties are his specialties. Free consultation is always available for personalizing the music for your ceremony or function.
Arnie can use your piano or provide his professional keyboard and sound system for small, intimate gatherings, or larger venues. He also works with some of the most talented vocalists, specializing in songs from Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, & those great performers & song writers of the 40's, 50's & 60's, to Linda Ronstadt, Anita Baker, Elton John, Billy Joel, Harry Connick, Jr., and the great American Songbook.
Arnie performs many of the most popular tunes of the 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's & 70's, 80's, 90's, and current ones, including those of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Perry Como, Dean Martin, Barbra Streisand, Nat King Cole, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Big Band tunes, as well as more contemporary artists like Michael Feinstein, Harry Connick, Jr., Billy Joel (he played in a Billy Joel cover band), Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, Daniel Powter, Josh Groban, Anna Nalick, and much, much more. Arnie also performs many Broadway show tunes, including those of Phantom, Les Miserables, Cabaret, and many of the classic show tunes of the 40's, 50's & 60's, like those from the My Fair Lady, Camelot, Fiddler on the Roof, Paint Your Wagon, West Side Story, Oklahoma, South Pacific, The King & I, and The Sound of Music era. Arnie can also learn songs if you have special ones in mind for your event.
If you or your guests would like to request music, that's also fantastic, since Arnie really enjoys playing requests. Although Arnie's website has a short list of about 100+ popular songs that people frequently request from, Arnie knows over 600 songs by memory (no sheet music), and is happy to play any of them for you and your guests.
Contact NJ wedding & party pianist Arnie Abrams today for your worry-free live piano entertainment.