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- Davis, CA
- Jazz Pianist
- 14 miles from Sacramento
I have decades of experience playing, composing, and arranging music covering a variety of genres and settings. I can easily move from traditional to contemporary…
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Tasteful jazz; probably some selections from 1940s and 1950s; Happy Birthday
First-Rate Music From Lee Allen
Lee Allen provided the tasteful, swinging, welcoming background piano music for the 90th birthday party I hosted aboard the Delta King riverboat hotel in Sacramento for the matriarch of my husband's family. As a professional musician myself, I know talent when I hear it, and I am very pleased to report that Mr. Allen was every inch the consummate, talented professional musician that anyone would hope to find. His unique "one-man-combo" style that utilizes keyboard, percussion and bass effectively filled up the space with gentle rhythmic effects and pleasing tonalities that went far beyond the sounds of a solo piano. Mr. Allen was a genuine pleasure to work with. He was responsive to all communications, showed up promptly at the appointed time, and had excellent stage appeal. His musical repertoire was perfect for my event, during which he played a nice mix of jazz standards and holiday tunes, all while adding his own imaginative riffs and subtle improvisations. His sense of timing during the party was impeccable, and he skillfully blended a mix of tunes to create a lovely, up-beat mood while maintaining enough variety to keep our ears awake and interested. I highly recommend Mr. Allen without reservation, and I would definitely hire him again in the future should the opportunity arise.
Jazz pianists can add elegance, flair, and fun to any cocktail hour, formal party, wedding, or any other special occasion. They can play jazz music as background to your event or as a center-stage performance playing all the jazz standards. While they often play solo, you can also hire a jazz pianist to accompany a jazz ensemble or singer.
There are a few things you should consider when hiring a jazz pianist. First, make sure that your venue can provide or you have a way of providing a grand piano or upright piano because jazz pianists will very rarely be able to bring their own. They may be able to bring a keyboard, so if that is okay with you, it shouldn't be a problem. Just make sure to work it out in advance. As you begin searching, listen to audio and watch video samples. You want to be sure you are satisfied with the sound and look of the performer before you book him/her. Next, get references and read reviews. Talk to people in the area who have seen the performer and/or have booked them in the past. Feedback is the best way to ensure you book what you want. Last, always get a contract. Read the contract carefully and work out any details in regards to deposit requirements, length of performance, scheduled breaks, attire, travel, and lodging. Watch for specifications made by the performer and be sure you can meet them. Search for Jazz Pianists in Sacramento, California above.
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