I am a performer, composer, producer, worship leader, and keyboard player for hire based in the West Michigan area. I have played for over 20 Broadway tours (including national tours of Wicked, Grease, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and others), the Grand Rapids and West Michigan Symphony orchestras, numerous solo and ensemble recitals, weddings, banquets, corporate functions, etc. My creative work has been heard on nationally syndicated children's radio drama programs, in full-length broadway-style musicals produced at my church, and in various local and regional television and radio advertisements. I currently teach as an adjunct professor at Cornerstone University, Aquinas College, and Calvin College, and serve as music director at Blythefield Hills Baptist Church in Rockford, MI.
Most recently, I have released a new CD recording project entitled “Instrumental Hymns." I am currently scheduling concerts for 2013 in support of my CD release.
Forrest Wakeman: Soloist
Bruce Hornsby, George Winston, Jim Brickman, Elton John, Billy Joel, Dave Brubeck, Lorrie Line
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 120 minutes
I am available to perform a full concert of my own arrangements from my CD project or background music / dinner music for banquests, wedding receptions, etc. I can also sightread almost anything, and am able to confidently accompany singers and other instrumentalists with minimal rehearsal necessary. I can play a multitude of styles, ranging from classical to pop to jazz to new age to broadway.
Piano (baby grand or larger)
Professional keyboard with amplification (if no piano available)
Available for Your
Church Service, Concert Venue, Corporate Event, Funeral Service, Luncheon/Tea, Religious Celebration, Seminar, Studio Session, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Cocktail Hour, Wedding Reception, Workshop
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