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Richard James Solo Piano/Trio

Pianist from San Diego, CA Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 4 Reviews
  • 14 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2012
  • 2 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $125 per hour

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I do a lot of solo gigs and I do a lot of trio gigs. I/we do a large variety of music, instrumental and vocal, from Sinatra, i.e. the "great American Songbook" standards to blues, and reggae, to serious jazz and some pop, etc. But if you throw in some ragtime and dixieland as well as a touch of classical you'll have a good feel for what I/we can do for your event.... We can, of course, augment the group to include horns, strings and/or guitar as desired... Here are a few testimonials I've received from satisfied customers: Richard, We want to thank you and say how very much we enjoyed your performance on Saturday evening. You greatly enhanced our anniversary party, and many of our guests complimented your music…….. Warm regards, Phyllis & Stan Richard, We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and your music created the perfect atmosphere… Fondly, Barbara Dear Richard, Just to say Thank you so much for adding your talents to make our wedding a success. We really enjoyed your music on the terrace, and have heard compliments from all sides.. Thanks again, Ellen Here is some more info about me: BIO - Richard A. James - performer and composer. many styles: jazz and blues, latin, pop/rock, reggae, ragtime and some classical as well instruments of choice: piano, keyboards, electric and acoustic bass and vocals Richard James is an innovative and talented artist who has far-ranging interests. For example, he was the lead music contributor from 1996 through 2001 for the amazingly popular website (got to over a hundred million hits a month). He was constantly called upon to create short pieces to accompany the greeting cards which were abundantly available on the site. It was challenging and exhilarating, to be sure. Richard has a background in classical and jazz piano, studying privately in New York, beginning at age 6. He studied string bass in San Diego for several years with Bert Turetzky and played in many local orchestras. "It was great exposure to the classics…." He has performed solo and in groups extensively over the years in restaurants, nightclubs and concert situations, Broadway shows, and worked countless private engagements for clients in virtually all the major spots around San Diego, e.g. the Civic Theatre and Symphony Hall, all the major hotels and casinos in the area. Over the years he has played with such greats as Charles McPherson, Big MamaThornton, Terry Gibbs, Jimmy Noone, James Moody, Jay McShann, Bobby Gordon, etc. as well as with most local legends such as Hollis Gentry, Teddy Picou, Peter Sprague, Jimmy and Jeannie Cheatham, and Johnny Best. In the past Richard was musical director at the OB Playhouse for the show – The Spaceman of Ocean Beach. Richard also has a recording studio in San Diego…

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Review by Laurent Y.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on November 22, 2014From San Diego, CA

Richard was extremely professional and talented. With very low maintenance he made my wife's birthday party unforgettable. We hired Richard to give a special touch to this event and he delivered more than what we were hoping for. I highly recommend Richard for making your party unforgetable.

Review by Michael P.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on November 14, 2015From San Diego, CA

Richard did a spectacular job. He was very accommodating and we worked in some sing alongs. I would recommend him for any kind of event.

Review by Megan E.

CelebrationReviewed on August 17, 2018From San Diego, CA

Richard was a joy to work with! we greatly appreciate his help for our proposal this weekend!

Richard James Solo Piano/Trio:

It was really a pleasure working with everyone last night. They were really on the ball and were so helpful to me in my setup and breakdown. I look forward to working with Megan and Becca again.

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  • All of Me | Sinatra
  • All or Nothing at All | Sinatra
  • Best is Yet to Come | Sinatra
  • Call Me Irresponsible | Sinatra
  • Come Fly with Me | Sinatra
  • Come Rain or Come Shine | Sinatra
  • Fly Me to the Moon | Sinatra
  • For Once in My Life | Sinatra
  • High Hopes | Sinatra
  • How Little We Know | Sinatra
  • I Can't Stop Lovin' You | Sinatra
  • I Get a Kick Out of You | Sinatra
  • I Got You Under My Skin | Sinatra
  • In the Wee Small Hours | Sinatra
  • It Had to be You | Sinatra
  • It Was a Very Good Year | Sinatra
  • I've Got the World on a String | Sinatra
  • Just in Time | Sinatra
  • Just the Way You Look Tonight | Sinatra
  • Last Dance Learnin' the Blues | Sinatra
  • Let's Face the Music and Dance | Sinatra
  • Love and Marriage | Sinatra
  • Luck be a Lady | Sinatra
  • Make Someone Happy | Sinatra
  • My Kind of Town | Sinatra
  • My Way | Sinatra
  • Nancy | Sinatra
  • New York | NY
  • Nice Work if You Can Get it | Sinatra
  • Night and Day | Sinatra
  • One for My Baby | Sinatra
  • Our Love is Here to Stay | Sinatra
  • Polkadots and Moonbeams | Sinatra
  • Second Time Around | Sinatra
  • Something Stupid | Sinatra
  • Strangers in the Night | Sinatra
  • Summer Wind | Sinatra
  • Takin a Chance on Love | Sinatra
  • Tender Trap | Sinatra
  • That's Life | Sinatra
  • Time After Time | Sinatra
  • What Kind of Fool am I | Sinatra
  • Where or When | Sinatra
  • Witchcraft | Sinatra
  • Ain't Misbehavin | Fats Waller
  • Always on My Mind | Willie Nelson
  • At Last | Etta James
  • AUTUMN LEAVES | Jo Stafford
  • Be Cool | Joni Mitchell
  • Besame Mucho | Consuelo Vasquez
  • Beyond the Sea | Bobby Darin
  • Cheek to Cheek | Fred Astaire
  • Corcovado | A. C. Jobim
  • Could I Have this Dance | Anne Murray
  • Cry Me a River | Julie London
  • Dream a Little Dream of me | Mamas & Papas
  • Embraceable You | Nat King Cole
  • Exactly Like You | Tony Bennett
  • Falling in Love | Marlena Dietrich
  • Fragile | Sting
  • Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You | Diana Krall
  • Georgia | Ray Charles
  • Holy Name | Richard James
  • Honeysuckle Rose | Fats Waller
  • I Ain't Got Nothin But the Blues | Joe Williams
  • i'd rather be alone w/u | Alan Land
  • I Only Have Eyes for You | the Flamingos
  • I Love You for Sentimental Reasons | Nat King Cole
  • I'm Old Fashioned | Ella Fitzgerald
  • It Had to be You | Everybody
  • I've Got Rhythm | Gershwin
  • I Walk the Line | Johnny Cash
  • Jambalaya | Hank Williams
  • A Kiss to Build a Dream On | Louis Armstrong
  • Love | Nat King Cole
  • Lucky So and So | Duke Ellington
  • Lush Life | Johnny Hartman
  • Mack the Knife | Louis Armstrong
  • Margaritaville | Jimmy Buffett
  • Mona Lisa | Natalie Cole
  • Oh Danny Boy | Irish classic
  • Over the Rainbow | Israel K.
  • Paper Moon | Nat or Natalie Cole
  • Parchman Farm | Mose Allison
  • Prelude to a Kiss | Duke Ellington
  • Route 66 | Nat King Cole
  • Sabor a Mi | classic
  • Scotch & Soda | Kingston Trio
  • St James Infirmary | Louis Armstrong
  • San Francisco | Tony Bennett
  • Seasons of Love | (show) Rent
  • Skylark | Hoagy Carmichael
  • Something Good | Julie Andrews
  • Summer Time | everybody
  • Take love easy | Duke Ellington
  • this moment | John Bucchino
  • Time in a Bottle | Jim Croce
  • Unchained Melody | Elvis
  • Unforgettable | Nat King Cole
  • What are You Doing New Years Eve? | Tony Bennett
  • When You're Smilin | Louis Armstrong
  • Without a Song | neil young
  • (s')Wonderful | Ella Fitzgerald
  • King of the Road | Roger Miller
  • You Must Believe in Spring | Michel Legrand
  • Your Mind is on Vacation | Mose Allison
  • All You Need is Love | Beatles
  • Bad Bad Leroy Brown | Jim Croce
  • Blueberry Hill | Fats Domino
  • Blue Suede Shoes | Elvis
  • (On) Broadway | George Benson
  • Brown-Eyed Girl | Van Morrison
  • Bubbly | Colbie Caillet
  • California Dreamin | Mamas & Papas
  • Change the World | Eric Clapton
  • Come on People Now | Come on People Now
  • Creepin' | Stevie Wonder
  • Don't Be Cruel | Elvis
  • Don't Know Why | Norah Jones
  • Don't Worry Be Happy | Bobby McFerrin
  • Earth Angel | Penguins
  • Every Little Thing She Does | Beatles
  • (It's a)Family Affair | Sly & the Family Stone
  • Feelin' Alright | Joe Cocker
  • Fields of Gold | Sting
  • From Me 2 U | Beatles
  • Gimme Shelter | Rolling Stones
  • Great Balls of Fire | Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Have I Told You Lately the I Love You | Van Morrison
  • Home | Michael Buble
  • How Sweet It is | James Taylor
  • I Can't Help Falling in Love with You | Elvis
  • I'll Be There | Michael Jackson
  • I'll Have to Say I Love You | Jim Croce
  • I Just Called to Say I Love U | Stevie Wonder
  • I Love You Just the Way You Are | Billy Joel
  • I'll Be Lovin U Always | Stevie Wonder
  • Imagine | John Lennon
  • Instant Karma | John Lennon
  • I Shot the Sheriff | Bob Marley
  • Jailhouse Rock | Elvis
  • (The) Joker | Steve Miller
  • Knock on Wood | Eddie Floyd
  • Lady in Red | hris De Burgh
  • Layla | Eric Clapton
  • Louie | Louie
  • Love Me Tender | Elvis
  • Midnight Hour | Wilson Picket
  • Moon Dance | Van Morrison
  • Mustang Sally | Wilson Pickett
  • My Girl | Tempatations
  • New York State of Mind | Billy Joel
  • On the Edge | Richard James
  • Piano Man | Billy Joel
  • Pink Cadillac | Bruce Springsteen
  • Please Send Me Someone to Love | Percy Mayfield
  • Right Place – Wrong Time | Doctor John
  • Say | John Mayer
  • Sea Cruise | Huey “Piano” Smith
  • Seventh Son | Johnny Rivers
  • Shower the People | James Taylor
  • Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay | Otis Redding
  • Someone Like You | Van Morrison
  • A Song for You | Leon Russell
  • Stand By Me | Bem E. King
  • Stitched Up | John Mayer
  • Stuck in the Middle With You | Stealer's Wheel
  • Superstition | Stevie Wonder
  • Tears in Heaven | Eric Clapton
  • Teddy Bear | Elvis
  • Three Little Birds | Bob Marley
  • Tiny Dancer | Elton John
  • Uncle Albert | Paul McCartney
  • Until You Come Back to Me | Aretha Franklin
  • Up on the Roof | Carole King
  • We're in this Love Together | Al Jarreau
  • What a Wonderful World | Louis Armstrong
  • When I Fall in Love | Nat King Cole
  • White Room | Cream
  • With a Little Help from My Friends | Beatles
  • Woolly Bully | Sam the Sham
  • You've Got to Hide Your Love Away Your Song | Beatles
  • BLUE HAWAII | Elvis Don Ho
  • HAWAIIN WEDDING SONG | Elvis Don Ho
  • LOOK AROUND | Sergio Mendes
  • LOVELY HULA HANDS | Don Ho
  • LOVE ME DO | John Lennon
  • MARY ANN | Harry Belafonte
  • OVER THE RAINBOW | IsraelKamakawiwo'ole PRETTY WORLD
  • TINY BUBBLES | Don Ho
  • YELLOW BIRD | Harry Belafonte
  • Ain't Nobody's Business | Lou Rawls
  • Baby What You Want Me to Do | Jimmy Reed
  • Baby You Got What it Takes | Brook B. Dinah W.
  • Bill Bailey | Louis Armstrong
  • Cabaret | Louis Armstrong
  • The Comeback | Memphis Slim
  • Fever | Peggy Lee
  • Fine & Mellow | Billie Holiday
  • God Bless the Child | co-writer B. Holiday
  • Hallelujah I Jus Lov Her So | Ray Charles
  • Hit the Road Jack | Ray Charles
  • Hoochie Coochie Man | Willie Dixon
  • House of the Risin' Sun | Eric Burdon & the Animals
  • I Can't Stop Lovin' You | Ray Charles
  • I Just Wanna Make Love to You | Willie Dixon
  • I've Got a Woman | Ray Charles
  • Moanin' | Bobby Timmon
  • Outskirts of Town
  • Parchmann Farm | Mose A
  • Smack Dab in the Middle | Ray Charles
  • Stormy Monday | Lou Rawls
  • The Thrill is Gone | BB King
  • What'd I Say | Ray Charles
  • Blueberry Hill | Fats D
  • Family Affair | Sly & Family Stone
  • Right Place – Wrong Time | Dr John
  • Seventh Son | By Mose OR Willie Dixon
  • Invention #1 | Bach
  • Invention #2 | Bach
  • Invention #4 | Bach
  • Invention #6 | Bach
  • Invention #8 | Bach
  • Invention #10 | Bach
  • Minuet #3 | Bach
  • Prelude in Cmin | Bach
  • Fugue in Cmin | Bach
  • Für Elise | Beethoven
  • Minuet in G | Beethoven
  • Moonlight Sonata | Beethoven
  • Pathetique Sonata | Beethoven
  • Nocturne in Eb | Chopin
  • Polonaise in A | Chopin
  • Minute Waltz | Chopin
  • Waltz in C# minor | Chopin
  • Gradus ad Parnassum | Debussy
  • Golliwogg’s Cakewalk | Debussy
  • Clair de Lune | Debussy
  • Reverie | Debussy
  • Prelude # 1 | Gershwin
  • Prelude # 2 | Gershwin
  • Prelude # 3 | Gershwin
  • various sonata | Mozart
  • various sonata | Haydn
  • Gymnopedie | Satie

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Past Events

January 17, 2022 • Corporate Function
Mon6:00 PM - 8:00 PM San Diego, CA
April 3, 2019 • Private Party
Wed5:30 PM - 9:30 PM San Diego, CA
February 14, 2019 • Corporate Function
Thu6:30 PM - 10:00 PM San Diego, CA
December 24, 2018 • Christmas Party
Mon3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Escondido, CA
August 17, 2018 • Celebration
Fri7:00 PM - 8:00 PM San Diego, CA
February 9, 2018 • Private Party
Fri6:30 PM - 8:30 PM San Diego, CA
January 4, 2018 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Thu4:00 PM - 6:00 PM La Jolla, CA
October 7, 2017 • Wedding
Sat7:00 PM - 7:45 PM San Diego, CA
December 3, 2016 • Christmas Party
Sat6:30 PM - 11:00 PM Costa Mesa, CA
November 14, 2015 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat6:00 PM - 9:00 PM San Diego, CA
March 17, 2015 • Saint Patrick's Day Party
Tue6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Vista, CA
January 23, 2015 • Celebration
Fri7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Laguna Niguel, CA

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