Jazz Organist in Trio (organ,guitar,drums) - Soul Jazz Music Style
One Man Band-using programmed Keyboard-(combined sound of Keyboard, Bass & Drums)
playing smooth & standard Jazz, R &B, Ballads with a polished instrumental vibe!
Worship keyboard/organist/choir leader - Available for Non Sunday Morning Services
Revivals-Programs....Very familiar with Contemporary Gospel songs,Hymns,Liturgical music.
Can accompany singers, instrumental soloist, choirs where reading or playing by ear is required.
Can also perform on Pipe Organ classical wedding standards songs.
Classically trained - College Piano Performance Degree
I hired Bill for a church event to provide a jazz style to traditional hymns. His playing excited the crowd and demonstrated complete command of the organ. He is extremely flexible and ensures that his playing affects the mood of the audience. He is definitely a technical experts and a pleasure to have in any type of ensemble. I highly recommend.
Mr. Ward with his finesse, grace and entertainment abilities was the perfect match for my mother’s birthday celebration. He was able to accommodate to the entire playlist with some oldies we even forgot about. I am totally satisfied and highly recommend Mr. Ward to warm your event.
Mr. Bill Ward seamlessly provided piano accompaniment for our choir when we suddenly found our church without a musician. He was prompt, professional, warm and amiable. His talent was evident by his flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of the pastor and the mood of the service. I highly recommend him and I hope we can collaborate again someday!
I'd exhausted all avenues in attempting to find a suitable musician for what I hoped would be a memorial service with diverse musical offerings. Even though I was somewhat leery of booking online, I booked Bill Ward of Bill Ward Productions. He provided everything from classical musical selections to traditional hymns….to jazz. I would book Bill Ward Productions again!
Price Range: Minimum ($200 for Solo) , ($425 for Trio)
What to Expect
Experienced Musician, Lots of discussion about your event, Confirming email about your event details (prices, dates, length), discussion about the timing and flow of your program, your favorite or desirable music selections, payment timing deposits spelled out , arrival and setup at your event early, whatever it takes to exceed your expectations !
Bill Ward - Bio
One of the most versatile piano, organ, keyboard players in the
Charlotte Area. His talent is seasoned with many years of experience in New
York and Charlotte in the roles of Jazz/Classical pianist, Pipe Organist,
Hammond Organist (contemporary gospel and jazz), MD for Churches
solo musician at Receptions/Luncheons and other Special events,
Experienced in Jewish Temple as well as Christian services.
Can perform all traditional classical wedding selections on Pipe Organ, then become the “cocktail” hour pianist, or lead a Hammond organ or piano trio playing ballads, jazz standards, Smooth Jazz, and R&B selections at your reception/special event.
SAMPLE SELECTIONS - JAZZ/R&B:
All the Things You Are, Satin Doll, I Can’t Get Started, Green Dolphin,
Summer Time, Song For My Father, Someday My Prince Will Come , Bluesette, Confirmation, Killer Joe, Respect ,Brick House, Fly Me to The Moon, Watermelon Man, Celebration, All of Me, Misty, Prayer Meeting, Sugar, Caught Up in the Rapture, Sweet Love, I’m Still in Love With You, Close to You, Always and Forever,Gypsy Woman ,The Way You Do the Things You Do ,My Girl, Poppa’s Got A Brand New Bag, I Feel Good, What’s Going On, I Think I’m Going Out of My Head
SAMPLE SELECTIONS – for WEDDINGS – PIPE ORGAN:
Air from ‘Water Music’, Air on the G String, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Ave Maria, Panis Angelicus ,Trumpet Tune and Air, Trumpet Voluntary, Winter from ‘The Four Season’, Sheep May Safely Graze, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Canon in D, Ode to Joy, Bridal March
BS Degree in Piano Performance from Indiana University (Bloomington, Ind.)
Featured in articles by Charlotte Observer newspaper, and, Southern Living magazine.
Past Booked Events
|November 10, 2018 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm||Religious Celebration|
|October 13, 2018 • 2:30pm - 6:00pm||Birthday Party|
|May 22, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|