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Judy Bowen

Pianist from Chicago, IL Will travel up to 3000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 19 Reviews
  • 35 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2011
  • 6 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Starting at $200 per event

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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 of California. 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, Palazzo Hotel & Casino, Rio Hotel & 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 JW Marriott - Indianapolis John Hancock Center - Chicago Navy Pier Yacht - Chicago Anita Dee Yachts - Chicago Union League Club of Chicago Hilton Chicago Drury Lane - Chicago JW Marriott - Chicago Crystal Grand Banquets - Lemont Rolling Green Country Club - Arlington Heights Royal Melbourne Country Club - Long Grove Olympia Fields Country Club Pfister Hotel - Milwaukee Hyatt Regency - Milwaukee Wisconsin Club Milwaukee Country Club Milwaukee Club Pilot House at Discovery World Bluemound Country Club Mequon Country Club Ozaukee Country Club Coast Venue - Milwaukee North Shore Country Club Town Club - Fox Point Legend at Brandybrook Country Club Westmoor Country Club Tuckaway Country Club North Hills Country Club West Bend Country Club Grand Geneva Resort - Lake Geneva Geneva National Resort - Lake Geneva Lake Geneva Country Club Lake Lawn Resort- Delavan University Club - Madison Wisconsin Union - Madison Monona Terrace - Madison Govenor's Mansion Inn - Madison Nikoma Country Club - Madison Kalahari Resort - Wisconsin Dells Green Lake Conference Center Riverside Gardens - Appleton Oneida Country Club - Green Bay, WI Forest Hills Country Club - Rockford, IL Grand River Center - Dubuque, IA Villa Terrace Astor Hotel Hotel Metro 88 Keys Piano Martini Lounge Baby Grand Piano Bar Wind Rose Wine Bar Ruperts on the Top Restaurant - Schaumburg Mayfair Mall Grand Avenue Mall


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Review by Lauren K.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on August 3, 2013From Chicago, IL

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.

Review by William H.

New Year's Eve PartyReviewed on December 31, 2015From Chicago, IL

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!

Judy Bowen:

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

Review by Sally K.

Holiday PartyReviewed on December 6, 2014From Milwaukee, WI

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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  • 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
  • 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
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  • Come Sail Away | Styx
  • Dream On | Aerosmith
  • 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
  • Cake by the Ocean | DNCE
  • Shut Up and Dance | Walk the Moon
  • Sweet Caroline | Neil Diamond
  • Build Me Up Buttercup | Foundations
  • Twist & Shout | Isley Bros.
  • 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
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road | Elton John
  • Piano Man | Billy Joel
  • Movin' Out | Billy Joel
  • Another Brick in the Wall | Pink Floyd
  • Hey Jude | Beatles
  • Imagine | John Lennon
  • Get Lucky | Daft Punk
  • Alfie | Burt Bacharach
  • Autumn Leaves | Johnny Mercer
  • Misty | Johnny Mathis
  • Moonlight in Vermont | Frank Sinatra
  • My Funny Valentine | Rogers/Hart
  • New York, New York | Frank Sinatra
  • Over the Rainbow | Judy Garland
  • Satin Doll | Duke Ellington
  • Moon River | Andy Williams
  • Strangers in the Night | Frank Sinatra
  • Take the A Train | Billy Strayhorn
  • Tenderly | Nat King Cole
  • The Way You Look Tonight | Frank Sinatra
  • Unforgettable | Nat King Cole
  • Solace | Joplin
  • 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
  • Nocturne | Chopin
  • Etude | Chopin
  • Piano Concerto | Chopin
  • The Swan | Saint-Saens
  • Rhapsody Variation | Rach/Paganini
  • Clair de Lune (arr.) | Debussy


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