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Mike Benjamin

Piano from Knoxville, TN - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$175 - $700 per event
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About
Though he has just joined this site six years ago, Mike Benjamin has played solo piano in the East Tennessee area for over forty years at weddings, conventions, parties, anniversaries, concerts, fund-raisers, and many social events. He has played over seventeen years at local restaurants, including Santo's Italian Restaurant, Pigeon Forge, and Knoxville's Regas Restaurant (The Gathering Place), which features fine dining and dancing. Mike has also played most weekends at the Bistro 109 in Sevierville, Tennessee for three years, and has appeared locally with singer Robbie Arledge at the Orangery Restaurant in Knoxville.

He plays a wide variety of styles (jazz, swing, Broadway, pop, light classical, light rock) and is said to have an elegant touch. Numerous appearances with local groups such as the Knoxville Pops Orchestra, Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, Johnson Swingtet, Brad Walker Orchestra, and Rosewood Trio have made Mike well known in the area. Mike plays regularly at the Gatlinburg Presbyterian Church, and plays bassoon in the Oak Ridge and Kingsport Orchestras.

If your event requires more than just a piano player, Mike has played with many professional musicians in the area; two of his favorites are Jack Furnari on saxophone/clarinet in a jazz/swing setting and Al Colombo on violin. (Some duets with Al appear here in Mike's audio samples). Both exhibit the highest caliber of playing and have enjoyed a wonderful musical collaboration with Mike in duo situations.

Whatever your event needs, Mike will be glad to discuss them in a friendly, helpful manner. Particular songs and styles, length of job/sets plus possible overtime, required dress, extra equipment needs; these are some of the topics with which Mike will be assisting you via phone or email. Feel free to contact Mike about any concerns once you are provided the contact information from this site.
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A GigMasters member for 10+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!

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Wonderful pianist , very friendly and professional. Worth every penny! Loved it made the whole experience better.

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again for hiring me, Victoria. It was a wonderful group of people to play for and in a wonderful location. Mike Benjamin

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Oak Ridge Symphony Concert, ORHS
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ORSO rehearsal, ORHS
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(Our) Love is Here to Stay
Ella Fitzgerald
A Kiss to Build a Dream on
Louis Armstrong
A Quiet Place
Contemporary Christian
A Taste of Honey
Herb Alpert
Ain't Misbehavin'
Fats Waller
All I Ask of You
from Phantom of the Opera
All of Me
Billie Holiday
Always
by Irving Berlin
An Affair to Remember
(Title) Movie Theme
Arrivederci, Roma
Mario Lanza, Dean Martin
As Time Goes By
Sam Dooly, Frank Sinatra
Auld Land Syne
Traditional Holiday
Ave Maria - Schubert
Traditional Church, Wedding
Baby Elephant Walk
by Henry Mancini
Back to Sorrento
Dean Martin
Bali Hai
from South Pacific
Be My Love
Mario Lanza
Beautiful Dreamer
by Steven Foster
Beauty and the Beast
(Title) Movie Theme
Because
Perry Como
Besame Mucho
Dean Martin, Andrea Bocelli
Bill Bailey
Traditional Dixieland
Blame it on my Youth
by Oscar Levant
Blue Bayou
Linda Ronstadt
Blue Bossa
Joe Henderson (Jazz)
Blue Moon
by Rogers and Hart
Body and Soul
(Jazz) Sarah Vaughn, Louis Armstrong
Bye Bye Blackbird
Dixieland, Jazz
Canadian Sunset
Andy Williams
Canon in D
Johann Pachelbel
Can't Help Falling in Love with You
Elvis Presley
Carolina Moon
State Song
Cartoon Medley
Warner Bros., Looney Toons, etc.
Chances Are
Johnny Mathis
Chariots of Fire
(Title) Movie Song
Claire de Lune
by Claude Debussy
Close to You
The Carpenters
Color My World
Chicago
Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)
Irish/English Folk Song
Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans?
Traditional Dixieland
Don't Blame Me
Nat King Cole
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Duke Ellington
Don't it Make Your Brown Eyes Blue
Crystal Gayle
Ebb Tide
The Righteous Brothers
Embracable You
by Geoge Gershwin
Emily
Jazz Standard
Fascination
Traditional Waltz Standard
Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue
Tradional Dixieland
For the Good Times
Ray Price
For Your Eyes Only
(Title) Movie Song, Sheena Easton
Fur Elise
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Georgia on My Mind
Ray Charles
Girl from Ipanema
(by Jobim) Astrud Gilberto
Great is Thy Faithfulness
Traditional Christian Hymn
Greensleeves, What Child is This?
English Folk, Christmas
Happy Talk
from South Pacific
Happy Trails
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
Harbor Lights
The Platters
Havah Nagilah
Jewish Folk Song
Have I Told You Lately that I Love You?
Van Morrison, Rod Stewart
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Andy Williams, Elvis Presley
Heart and Soul
by Hoagy Carmichael
I don't Know How to Love Him
Jesus Christ Superstar
I Just Called to Say I Love You
Stevie Wonder
I'm in the Mood for Love
Nat King Cole
In the Garden
Traditional hymn
In the Mood
Glenn Miller
It Had to Be You
Harry Connick, Jr.
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
by J.S. Bach
Just the Way You Are
Billy Joel
Killing Me Softly..
Roberta Flack
Last Date
Floyd Kramer, Conway Twitty
Laura
Jazz Standard
Let it Be
The Beatles
Linus and Lucy (from Charlie Brown)
Vince Guaraldi
Love Me Tender
Elvis Presley
Memory (from Cats)
Barbra Streisand
Misty
Johnny Mathis, Sarah Vaughn
Moon River
Andy Williams
Moonlight Sonata
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Music Box Dancer
Frank Mills
Music of the Night
from The Phantom of the Opera
My Funny Valentine
Jazz Standard
Night and Day
by Cole Porter
One Hand , One Heart (West Side Story)
from West Side Story
Over the Rainbow
Judy Garland
Patriotic Medley
Traditional American
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on my Head
B.J. Thomas
Rocky Top
Tennessee State Song
'Round Midnight
Thelonius Monk
Satin Doll
by Duke Ellington
Send in the Clowns
Judy Collins
Some Enchanted Evening
from South Pacific
Someone to Watch Over Me
by Geoge Gershwin
Somewhere (West Side Story)
by Leonard Bernstein
Somewhere in Time
(Title) Movie Theme
Somewhere, My Love
from Dr. Zhivago
Stompin' at the Savoy
Benny Goodman
Tenderly
Oscar Peterson, Rosemary Clooney
That's Amore!
Dean Martin
The Entertainer
by Scott Joplin, in movie "The Sting"
The Lord's Prayer
Traditional Christian
The Sunny Side of the Street
Jazz Standard
The Wedding Song (There is Love)
Peter, Paul and Mary
True Love
by Cole Porter
Trumpet Voluntary (Wedding March)
by Jeremiah Clarke
TV Theme Medley
50's - 80's (name that tune)
Unforgettable
Natalie and Nat King Cole
Wave
Carlos Jobim
What a Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
What the World Needs Now..
Dionne Warwick
What's New?
Linda Ronstadt
When You Wish upon a Star
Jiminy Cricket (Cliff Edwards)
Whole New World
from Aladdin
With a Little Help from my Friends
The Beatles
Yesterday
The Beatles
You are the Sunshine of my Life
Stevie Wonder
You Light Up My Life
Debby Boone
You'll Never Walk Alone
from Carousel
Younger than Springtime
from South Pacific
AND MANY MORE..
Keyboards
Piano
Classical Piano
Jazz Piano
Pop Piano
Swing Piano
Oldies Piano
Broadway Piano
40's Hits Piano
Ambient Piano
Christmas Music Piano
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
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Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
Please note Mike Benjamin will also travel to Powell, Rockford, Louisville, Seymour, Alcoa, Corryton, Heiskell, Maryville, Mascot, Norris, Oak Ridge, Strawberry Plains, Clinton, Walland, Kodak, Andersonville, Friendsville, Blaine, Coalfield, Luttrell, Lenoir City, Maynardville, Lake City, New Market, Townsend, Briceville, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Oliver Springs, Powder Springs.
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