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Piano by Sanford J. Blaze

Pianist from La Mesa, CA Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 10 Reviews
  • 25 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2017
  • 4 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $150 per hour

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I possess a BA Degree (Magna Cum Laude) in music theory, performance, and composition from SUNY at Buffalo I recently served as music director and organist/pianist at Alpine Community Church I'm a Professional Pianist Specializing in performance at all Types of Events. I'm Available Anywhere in Southern California. I can play at any event such as weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, holiday parties, corporate events, cocktail lounge, restaurant, or jazz club. With my years of professional piano playing, any client can be sure to have a great musical experience. I have been a professional pianist for most of my life some of my performance highlights include: -Played at The Concord and Grossinger's at the Catskills (Kiamesha Lake and Liberty, N.Y.). -Played for the Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island, Michigan. -Various clubs in New York City including the Village Vanguard in Greenwich Village. -Numerous private parties -Weddings -Bar and Bat Mitzvahs -Corporate events -Large and small fundraisers -Soloist for background music during cocktails -Performed as an accompanist for vocals -Played piano with jazz quartets and with larger jazz orchestras. -During years 1978 and 1979, I was the piano accompanist for Gaines Steele, the last surviving member of the famed “Ink Spots”. -I Frequently gave private piano lessons throughout my career. My musical Genre includes: -Standards -Classical -Show Tunes -Jazz -Latin -Rock -Country Western -Contemporary -Ethnic I have always been extremely passionate about piano playing. My goal is to have as many people enjoy listening to my music just as much as I enjoy playing it. I'm a professional pianist who will always please any client by providing elegant ambiance to any event. PLEASE NOTE: - If a venue has no piano, that is not a problem for me since I possess a high-quality electric keyboard and a top quality Bose sound system. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Sample reviews: Frank R., San Diego, CA. - 5.0 star rating 11/14/2017 We had Sanford play a beautiful Steinway, a wonderful combination, for a Tenth Anniversary Remembrance of our late son, who died at age 19 of brain cancer, Sanford played background as guests toured exhibits related to our son. The ages ranged from youth to our 97 year old neighbor and all raved about the beautiful music. The variety of songs he played without any music was amazing and appreciated by all! While not every occasion can have a Steinway piano, you can have Sanford Blaze,a skilled pianist who plays a wide variety of songs bringing beautiful music to those in attendance. I am grateful for his presence at our event and highly recommend him. Josh N., San Diego, CA. - 5.0 star rating 5/15/2017 I'm very happy to have found Sanford. His jazz/classical style was perfect for our private party. He came by himself, set up a very high quality speaker system and everything sounded great! I'll be hiring again and referring him to others. Thanks Sanford! Adina R., Irvine, CA. - 5.0 star rating 8/11/2017 I can't say enough good things about Sandy Blaze! He played piano for our wedding and he was wonderful!! He's very talented and personable and all my guests loved him. His music really set the tone for the wedding and everyone complimented us on the live music. He can play a variety of styles based on your preferences. I highly recommend hiring Sandy for your next event. Alex P., Beverly Hills, CA. - 5.0 star rating 5/28/2017 Blaze Piano provided the best ambiance possible for our dinner party. The music was exquisite and provided the perfect level of class and sophistication to our evening. We'll absolutely use Blaze Piano again in the future. Thanks again!


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Review by Michelle G.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on November 27, 2021From Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Sanford played for a special 60th birthday party I threw on 11/27/21. He went above and beyond in every way possible. He came to my house prior to the event to make sure my piano was in tune (no extra charge). He came early and was very prepared. He has a vast repertoire and he interacted with the crowd and he always had the room filled with guests enjoying his enormous talent. What I loved most about him was his passion for playing. You can tell he truly loves his craft. He even chose to dress according to my theme to get into the spirit. I had many guests remark how wonderful he was and would definitely hire him again. He truly made the night memorable.

Piano by Sanford J. Blaze:

Dear Michelle: Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your glowing review of my piano playing. Your review tells me that I have achieved my ultimate goal of making people happy through my piano playing. Wishing you and all your family a great and joyful holiday season. Best Regards; Sanford Blaze

Review by Ganina H.

Thanksgiving CelebrationReviewed on November 25, 2021From Menifee, CA

Sanford was a real pleasure to have at our thanksgiving dinner. He showed up early to set up and started right on time. Sanford was very accommodating in taking requests as well. My guest and I loved it and would highly recommend him. We will definitely be hiring him again for future events!!

Piano by Sanford J. Blaze:

Dear Ganina: Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your glowing review of my piano playing. I greatly enjoyed playing for all of you and wish you all a great holiday season. Regards; Sanford Blaze, Pianist

Review by Edward M.

Private PartyReviewed on November 7, 2020From San Clemente, CA

Sanford was great he arrived on time and was gracious enough to play the piano in our home even though it wasn’t tuned perfectly. The music throughout the night made the evening perfect for my wife’s birthday dinner. It was a pleasure having Sanford play for us.

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Song List

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  • Born In The U.S.A | Bruce Springsteen
  • Yesterday | The Beatles
  • Wonderful World | Louis Armstrong
  • Round Midnight | Thelonious Monk
  • Take Five | Dave Brubeck
  • Air on the G string | (Bach)
  • All the things you are | artist unknown
  • Andrea Boccelli ballet tribute | andrea Boccelli
  • Anniversary waltz | artist unknown
  • Autumn leaves | artist unknown
  • Avenu malkeynu | (Barbara Streisand)
  • Ba mier bist du schen | artist unknown
  • Ballroom waltz | artist unknown
  • Begin the beguine | Cole Porter
  • Beyond the sea | (Sinatra)
  • Billy Joel like a woman | Billy Joel
  • Billy Joel tunes | Billy Joel
  • Birth of the blues | Sammy Davis Jr.
  • Blowin in the wind | Bob Dylan
  • Blue bayou | Lynda Ronstadt
  • Bluesette | artist unknown
  • Body & soul | artist unknown
  • Both sides now | Joni Mitchel
  • Brown eyed girl | artist unknown
  • By the time I get to Phoenix | artist unknown
  • Canadian sunset | artist unknown
  • Cast your fate to the wind | artist unknown
  • Chattanooga chu-chu | artist unknown
  • Christmas song | Mel Torme
  • Classical selections | artist unknown
  • Come Saturday morning | artist unknown
  • Dancing cheek to cheek | artist unknown
  • Daniel | Elton John
  • Donka schen | artist unknown
  • I'll take romance | Eddie Duchin
  • Embraceable you | George Gershwin
  • Fascination (waltz) | artist unknown
  • Feelings | artist unknown
  • Fields of gold | artist unknown
  • Fly me to the moon | Frank Sinatra
  • For every season turn turn turn | Seekers
  • Gloria (disco-rock) | artist unknown
  • Green leaves of summer | artist unknown
  • Greensleeves | artist unknown
  • Hallelujah | Cohn
  • Hallelujah (Jewish) | artist unknown
  • Here comes that rainy day | artist unknown
  • Here comes the sun | Beatles
  • I can see clearly now | artist unknown
  • I did it my way | Frank Sinatra
  • I got rhythm | George Gershwin
  • I hope you dance | artist unknown
  • I love Paris | artist unknown
  • I will survive (disco rock) | artist unknown
  • I'll take manhattan | artist unknown
  • In the mood | Glen Miller
  • Ipanima | Jobim
  • Irish folk song | artist unknown
  • Isn't it romantic | artist unknown
  • Italian arias | artist unknown
  • It's a wonderful world | Louis Armstrong
  • Jewish wedding song | artist unknown
  • Just in time | artist unknown
  • Last dance | artist unknown
  • Latin in D minor | artist unknown
  • Latin jazz in A minor | artist unknown
  • Latin tunes C major | artist unknown
  • Leaving on a jet plane | John Denver
  • Let's take an old fashioned walk | artist unknown
  • L-O-V-E (upbeat) | artist unknown
  • Love for sale | artist unknown
  • Love is blue | artist unknown
  • Love is here to stay | artist unknown
  • Love is in the air | Simon Garfunkel
  • Lullaby of birdland | artist unknown
  • Lynus and Lucy theme | artist unknown
  • Mack the knife | artist unknown
  • Makin whoopie | artist unknown
  • Margaritaville | artist unknown
  • Miserlu | artist unknown
  • Misty | Earl Garner
  • Moon river | artist unknown
  • Moonlight in Vermont | artist unknown
  • More | artist unknown
  • More than you know | artist unknown
  • Mr. Bogangles | artist unknown
  • Mr. Piano man | Billy Joel
  • Mr. Tambourine man | Bob Dylan
  • Music of the night | Sir Anthony Lloyd Weber
  • My favorite things (sound of music) | Rogers & Hammerstein
  • My funny valentine | artist unknown
  • My one and only love | artist unknown
  • Neil Diamond songs | Neil Diamond
  • New York New York | artist unknown
  • Night and day | Cole porter
  • Nights in tunisia | artist unknown
  • Ole man river | artist unknown
  • On the street where you live | Lerner & Lowe
  • One-note samba | artist unknown
  • Only you | artist unknown
  • Jewish tunes | artist unknown
  • Paper moon | artist unknown
  • Pennies from heaven | artist unknown
  • Phantom of the opera | Sir Anthony Lloyd Weber
  • Proud Mary | artist unknown
  • Red roses for a blue lady | artist unknown
  • Sanfrancisco | artist unknown
  • Satin doll | artist unknown
  • Sherade | artist unknown
  • Slightly out of tune | Jobim
  • Someone to watch over me | George Gershwin
  • Sombas | artist unknown
  • Somewhere in time | artist unknown
  • Somewhere over the rainbow | artist unknown
  • Sophisticated lady | artist unknown
  • Sound of music | Rogers & Hammerstein
  • Star Trek (the light) | artist unknown
  • Stella by starlight | artist unknown
  • Steve & Leila songs | artist unknown
  • Strangers in the night | artist unknown
  • String of pearls | artist unknown
  • Summer of '42 | artist unknown
  • Summertime | Gershwin
  • Sunny | artist unknown
  • Sunny side of the street | artist unknown
  • Sunrise-sunset | artist unknown
  • Swonderful | artist unknown
  • Take five | Brubeck
  • That old Black magic | artist unknown
  • The last time ever I saw your face | Roberta Flack
  • The look of love | artist unknown
  • The man I love | artist unknown
  • The Rose | artist unknown
  • Theme from American gigalo | artist unknown
  • Theme from Brian's song | artist unknown
  • Theme from Dr. Zhivago | artist unknown
  • Theme from exodus | artist unknown
  • Theme from mr. Lucky | Mancini
  • Theme from Somewhere in time | artist unknown
  • Theme from stranger among us | artist unknown
  • Theme from the muppets | artist unknown
  • Theme from Tommy | artist unknown
  • There is a rosé in Spanish Harlem | artist unknown
  • There will never be another you | artist unknown
  • They can't take that away from me | artist unknown
  • This could be the start of something big! | artist unknown
  • Time after time | artist unknown
  • Times are a changin | artist unknown
  • Try to remember | artist unknown
  • Unforgettable | Nat King Cole
  • Wake up sleepy dreamer | the monkees
  • Waltz first 3 notes are E | G
  • West side story songs | Bernstein
  • What a difference a day makes (rhumba) | artist unknown
  • What are you doing the rest of your life? | artist unknown
  • What's new | artist unknown
  • Will you still love me tomorrow? | Carole King
  • Windmills of my mind | artist unknown
  • Yesterday | Beatles
  • You can't take that away from me | Gershwin
  • You light up my life | artist unknown
  • You make me feel so young | artist unknown
  • Your song | Elton John


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Past Events

November 27, 2021 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Rancho Santa Fe, CA
November 25, 2021 • Thanksgiving Celebration
Thu6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Menifee, CA
July 7, 2021 • Club Event
Wed5:30 PM - 7:00 PM San Diego, CA
May 8, 2021 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Palm Springs, CA
December 18, 2020 • Family Reunion
Fri9:00 PM - 10:00 PM San Diego, CA
November 7, 2020 • Private Party
Sat7:00 PM - 9:00 PM San Clemente, CA
February 7, 2020 • Community Event
Fri4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Santee, CA
December 8, 2019 • Christmas Party
Sun5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Irvine, CA
October 5, 2019 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Long Beach, CA
September 28, 2019 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat2:00 PM - 5:30 PM Oceanside, CA
August 10, 2019 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat1:00 PM - 1:45 PM San Diego, CA
June 15, 2019 • Celebration
Sat3:30 PM - 7:00 PM Coronado, CA

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