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Judy Bowen

Piano from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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32 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2011

$100 - $1500 per event
About
For the perfect COCKTAIL PARTY, PIANIST JUDY BOWEN will give your party a wonderful ambiance, whether you are having an elegant Cocktail Party, Wedding Cocktail Hour and Dinner or a casual party. With a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Piano from the University of Illinois, 30 years of performing experience and a vast repertoire, Judy plays to please the crowd with elegant background piano music or more upbeat, party music. She plays hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's and current hits, as well as standards and classical arrangements. Judy was featured among 138 cocktail pianists in a new book about cocktail pianists, "The Cocktail Piano Companion" by James Spencer.

She has played at cocktail parties, wedding cocktail hours and dinners, wedding receptions, corporate events, holiday parties, birthday and anniversary parties, piano bars, elegant restaurants, resorts, malls, country clubs and private parties in the Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, Wisconsin, Las Vegas and Atlanta areas. Recent venues she has played at include the John Hancock Center, JW Marriott, Drury Lane and Navy Pier in Chicago, the Rio Hotel and Casino, World Market Center and private parties in Las Vegas and the Georgian Terrace in Atlanta (where the gala for the premier of Gone With the Wind in 1939 was held).

Her rich and expressive style encompasses a wide variety of music from the 70's and 80's, such as Lionel Richie, Elton John, Billy Joel, Kool & the Gang, Chicago, Michael Jackson and Earth Wind & Fire and current hits, as well as standards and classical arrangements. For a more upbeat, fun atmosphere at your party, Judy can also pick up the tempo and play a variety of pop, rock and party songs.

She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in piano from the University of Illinois, studying with Joel Shapiro. Her classical background has influenced her smooth, elegant and expressive style of playing.

Judy will give your party just the right ambiance, so it will be the perfect cocktail party that your guests will long remember.


Venues booked at:
Venetian (Palazzo) - Las Vegas
Rio Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas
World Market Center - Las Vegas
Private Parties - Las Vegas
Georgian Terrace - Atlanta
John Hancock Center - Chicago
Navy Pier Yacht - Chicago
Anita Dee Yachts - Chicago
Drury Lane - Chicago
JW Marriott - Chicago
Wisconsin Club
Pfister Hotel
Hyatt Regency - Milwaukee
88 Keys Piano Lounge
Baby Grand Piano Bar
Lake Lawn Resort- Delavan
Kalahari Resort - Wisconsin Dells
Geneva National Resort - Lake Geneva
Lake Geneva Country Club
Red Geranium Restuarant - Lake Geneva
Astor Hotel
Milwaukee Club
Milwaukee Country Club
Bluemound Country Club
Tuckaway Country Club
Mequon Country Club
Ozaukee Country Club
Town Club
North Hills Country Club
North Shore Country Club
West Bend Country Club
Villa Terrace
Hotel Metro
Wind Rose Wine Bar
Ruperts on the Top Restuarant - Schuamburg
Mayfair Mall
Grand Avenue Mall
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Gold Member
25+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!

Wedding Reception

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Judy played the piano at the cocktail hour of our wedding reception. She was amazing!! She contacted me weeks before the event to go over everything (which I very much appreciated as I was busy with so many things at that point) and she was very accommodating to my requests. Many of our guests commented on how talented she was and what she choose to play for our event was just perfect. My mom (who can be very picky!) was extremely happy with Judy. I would highly, highly recommend her to anyone for any type of event where they need someone to play the piano.

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New Year's Eve Party

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Judy was responsive before, during and after the event! She was passionate and had fun, thus our guests had a great time. We will use her again. We started the New Year out right by hiring her for this event!

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Judy Bowen’s Response:

William, Thank you so much! The New Years Eve yacht cruise was so much fun! It was a fabulous party and venue! Judy

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Holiday Party

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Judy gave just the right touch to our Holiday Party. We loved her music selection and she played softly as we had asked her to do because our space was confined with many guests. We had good communication right off the bat and she was very accommodating to our music preferences. The rest of the songs she chose were lovely. I would hire her again for another Holiday party.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
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2019
Dec
12
Corporate Function
Manitowoc, WI
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Sep
21
Private Wedding
Las Vegas, NV
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Sep
14
Anniversary Party
Mequon, WI
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Aug
31
Wedding Reception
Chicago, IL
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2019
Aug
9
Milwaukee Country Club
River Hills, WI
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Jul
20
Maxwell Mansion
Lake Geneva, WI
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2019
Jul
7
Crystal Grand Banquets
Lemont, IL
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Jul
6
Legend at Brandybrook
Wales, WI
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Jun
27
The Waters
Oak Creek, WI
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2019
Jun
25
Villa Terrace
Milwaukee, WI
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Jun
22
The Happy Spot
Deer Grove, IL
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Jun
8
Anna Shea Chocolate Lounge
South Barrington, IL
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Mellow 60s, 70s, 80s
Stairway to Heaven
Led Jepplin
Colour My World
Chicago
Can't Help Falling in Love
Elvis
Just the Way You Are
Billy Joel
Hello
Lionel Richie
Sweet Love
Anita Baker
Let's Stay Together
Al Green
Still
Lionel Richie
Purple Rain
Prince
You Are So Beautiful
Joe Cocker
Your Song
Elton John
Long & Winding Road
Beatles
When I Fall in Love
Linda Ronstadt
Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton
This Masquerade
Geroge Benson
Ordinary People
John Legend
New York State of Mind
Billy Joel
A House is Not a Home
Luther Vandross
What a Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
Kiss from a Rose
Seal
My Love
Paul McCartney
After the Love is Gone
Earth Wind & Fire
Me and Mrs. Jones
Billy Paul
Something
George Harrison
Easy
Lionel Richie
Nights in White Satin
Moody Blues
Always and Forever
Luther Vandross
Blue Eyes
Elton John
Whiter Shade of Pale
Procol Harum
Wrapped Around Your Finger
Police
Stuck On You
Lionel Richie
Candle in the Wind
Elton John
All I Ask
Phantom of the Opera
Beth
Kiss
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UPBEAT SONGS
Come Sail Away
Styx
More Than a Feeling
Boston
Dream On
Aerosmith
All Night Long
Lionel Richie
Smooth
Santana
Hotel California
Eagles
Walk Like an Egyptian
Bangles
Livin' On A Prayer
Bon Jovi
Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffett
Hold Me Now
Thompson Twins
I Love Rock & Roll
Joan Jett
Your Mama Don't Dance..
Loggins & Messina
Old Time Rock & Roll
Bob Seger
Bad Bad Leroy Brown
Jim Croce
Rock & Roll All Night
Kiss
Another One Bites the Dust
Queen
Jump
Van Halen
Sweet Child of Mine
Guns & Roses
Everybody
Backstreet Boys
Cake by the Ocean
DNCE
Shut Up and Dance
Walk the Moon
Hold the Line
Toto
Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond
Build Me Up Buttercup
Foundations
I Got You Babe
Cher
Twist & Shout
Isley Bros.
Satisfaction
Rolling Stones
Billy Jean
Michael Jackson
Shake Your Body Down
Michael Jackson
Celebration
Kool & the Gang
Ladies Night
Kool & Gang
Let's Groove
E W & F
Play That Funky Music
Wild Cherry
Get Down Tonight
KC & the Sunshine Band
Shake Shake Shake
KC & the Sunshine Band
That's The Way I Like It
KC
Le Freak
Chic
Super Freak
Rick James
Three Little Birds
Bob Marley
Tequila
Champs
Benny & the Jets
Elton John
Crocodile Rock
Elton John
Rocket Man
Elton John
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Elton John
Piano Man
Billy Joel
Movin' Out
Billy Joel
Another Brick in the Wall
Pink Floyd
Yesterday
Beatles
Hey Jude
Beatles
Imagine
John Lennon
Let it Be
Beatles
Get Lucky
Daft Punk
Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash
Ring of Fire
Johnny Cash
STANDARDS
Alfie
Burt Bacharach
Autumn Leaves
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Ellington
Misty
Johnny Mathis
Moonlight in Vermont
Frank Sinatra
My Funny Valentine
Rogers/Hart
New York, New York
Frank Sinatra
Night and Day
Frank Sinatra
Over the Rainbow
Judy Garland
Satin Doll
Duke Ellington
The Shadow of Your Smile
Strangers in the Night
Frank Sinatra
Take Five
Take the A Train
Billy Strayhorn
Tenderly
Nat King Cole
The Way You Look Tonight
Frank Sinatra
Unforgettable
Nat King Cole
Witchcraft
Frank Sinatra
Solace
Joplin
CLASSICAL PIECES
Canon in D
Pachelbel
Ave Maria
Gounod/Bach
Air in G
Bach
Piano Concerto
Bach
Meditation
Massenet
Requiem
Mozart
Sonata K. 545 Andante
Mozart
Pathetique Sonata
Beethoven
Moonlight Sonata (arr.)
Beethoven
Preludes
Chopin
Nocturne
Chopin
Etude
Chopin
Piano Concerto
Chopin
The Swan
Saint-Saens
Rhapsody Variation
Rach/Paganini
Clair de Lune (arr.)
Debussy
Piano
Classical Piano
Pop Piano
70's Hits Piano
Ambient Piano
Christmas Music Piano
Celebrations
Happy Hours
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Kentucky Derby Parties
Retirement Parties
Wine Tasting Parties
Easter Celebrations
Valentine's Day Parties
Anniversaries
Labor Day Parties
Memorial Day Parties
Please note Judy Bowen will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
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