William Gati is an accomplished pianist, organist, and saxophonist who was trained at Julliard School of Music. He had studied Jazz with some jazz greats as well.
He has performed at many of the great halls and venues in New York City as well as many private events. He has also performed in motion pictures as a musician and hand double.
He is available for your wedding, party, recording session, restaurant, club and also teaches. He leads a jazz trio and combo. He enjoys playing tenor sax and sings as well to ad diversity.
The style of music includes contemporary, jazz, Christian, Jewish, show tunes, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and pop. He also plays Latin and rock.
Bill's piano skills are fabulous. He was equally adept at jazzy Christmas music and classical. He accompanied a number of our guests in carol singing. He also played tunes that were season appropriate but no not necessarily religious. All in all Bill made the difference between a nice Christmas party and a wonderful experience.
Response from Bill Gati:
Jeff's Holiday Party was wonderful. His family and friends were very warm and welcoming. I played for six hours with periodic breaks, but the time just flew by. The setting in rural Lyme, CT. was picturesque with a fresh coat of snow, and beautiful views of the Sound. It was truly a blessing to make this event a memorable and special occasion.
Yesterday was my daughter's wedding. Bill Gati played the organ and the piano for the church ceremony. I had asked him to play for us after hearing him at a Sunday service. He was amazing. The music was perfect, a mix of organ and piano to play both traditional and American standard songs. In addition to being such a musical talent, Bill is an incredibly nice guy who is a pleasure to work with. He helped us greatly in choosing the songs that were used during the ceremony. The result was a wedding program that truly reflected the bride's personality and taste. I was very happy with my choice of Bill for the wedding and would strongly recommend him.
Mr. Gati accompanied our Chorus on the Irish songs and then did his own performance of music both on the piano and on the flute. He is very talented.
Mr. Gati is a talented musician who is versatile and plays the piano and the flute. He is a great entertainer. His music livened up the party.
Bill and his band are very professional and talented musicians. They are kind, respectful, flexible, passionate about their work. It has been a real pleasure and honor for me to work with them. This jazz band is a rarity in our days and the guys didn't only preserve great music of and feel of 1920s but also integrity and honor of that epoch, and these things are a rarity these days. The experience was like if I was using a time machine and went back a century in time.
I truly enjoyed the experience and I highly recommend them!
Bill Gati's Jazz Trio gave a wonderful performance for the Valentine's Concert sponsored by the Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery. Bill, on piano, along with Chris Pistorino on Bass and Rob Garcia on Drums let our spirits swing with love songs and other selections from the 1920's and 1930's, to honor the musical treasures at Maple Grove: Jimmy Rushing, LaVerne Baker, Tony Sbarbaro and many others. The audience was enraptured and greatly pleased with the performance. Bill Gati is truly a musical treasure of our time.
Our event was brought to life by Bill Gati! His talent, knowledge and personal touches made for a wonderful day. Our guests told us the day was a real hit, and all complemented Bill's entertainment. Bill's range from the bossanova to ballroom was just perfect for our crowd. Bill will be our first choice for our next affair. Don't hesitate to book him, you will not be disappointed.
as a fellow artist,I can say,talent such as Bills is hard to find,and most enjoyable to experience.
Bill Gati is one of the best piano and saxaphone player I have ever had the privilege of hiring for our Fundraising Dinner. We received many compliments and look forward to having him back again next year! I highly recommend him for your venues.
What to Expect
They will be moved and entertained.
NEW YORK PIANIST and SAXOPHONIST WILLIAM GATI has performed more than 1000 engagements in the North East, and has over 35 years of professional experience. He has entertained for major corporations, small businesses, and private events, and has performed and/or recorded with jazz stars such as John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet and Sir Roland Hanna. If you are searching for an musician that will make your event spectacular, this is the man!
I just wanted to say thank you for doing such a great job on Saturday. Everyone spoke highly of you, and I can't thank you enough. I'm looking forward in doing more business with you in the near further. If there is anything we can do to help you, please let us know. Thank you again.Best Regards,Christine Old Westbury, LI 11/27/11
We just wanted to take a moment to thank you again for your wonderful services on last Saturday. Everyone was more than pleased and we thought it not robbery to let you know just how much you are appreciated. You really helped to add a level of grace and sophistication to the event. Everyone loved your performance! We are excited about all of the future possibilities and we will stay in touch. Robin, Old Westbury, LI 11/27/11
You guys were unbelievable. Everyone said so...comments like "I've never heard a better band at a wedding". Thanks for helping make our.wedding the best. Seriously! Eric T. L.I.C., NY 7/9/2011
Bill was prompt, professional and personable. His playing style and music selection fit the tempo and mood of the party to a "Tee". Bill and his piano rounded out a perfect afternoon of celebration. Thanks Bill! -- Patricia G, Hicksville, NY, 8/24/2008
Bill was fabulous. He is very versatile and made the party special. I highly recommend him. -- Joy G, Woodbury, CT, 8/12/2007 I totally enjoyed the music at our event. Bill is a very good musician in my opinion. We had a sing along as well and we had a wonderful time. -- Mary Alice B, Cold Spring, NY, 7/7/2007
William was very good, he accommodated all our requests and his sound blended in perfectly with our wedding. William proved to be very versatile and responsive during our the wedding process and during the actual day! -- Priscilla D, New York, NY, 10/17/2008
Bill was great to work with. He was enthusiastic and helped make the event a success. Great piano player! -- John/Suzanne Z, Hempstead, NY, 6/14/2009
WONDERFUL -- Elizabeth L, Great Neck, NY, 9/6/2009
Bill Gati was very professional. The music was great and everyone had a great time. -- Diana G, Scarsdale, NY, 5/2/2009
Bill was fabulous. He is very versatile and made the party special. I highly recommend him. -- Joy G, Woodbury, CT, 8/12/2007
William Gati(Bill) was prompt, professional and personable. His playing style and music selection fit the tempo and mood of the party to a "Tee".
Bill and his piano rounded out a perfect afternoon of celebration. Thanks Bill! -- Patricia G, Hicksville, NY, 8/24/2008
Excellent -- Karen R, New York, NY, 5/21/2009
The Girl From Ipanema - Norman Gimbel
Misty - Eroll Garner
How High The Moon - Morgan Lewis
Sack of Woe - Julian Adderley
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington
Second Hand Rose - James F. Hanley
Summertime - George Gershwin
My Funny Valentine - Richard Rogers
Fly Me To The Moon - Bart Howard
Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes) - Joseph Kosma
All Of Me - Simons and Marks
All of You - Cole Porter
Honeysuckle Rose - Thomas Waller
What A Wonderful World - Weiss and Thiele
When I Fall In Love - Victor Young
Bye Bye Blues - Fred Hamm, Dave Benett, Bert Lown, Chauncey Gray
I Wish You Love - Natalie Cole
Stand By Me - Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber
Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney
Joy To THe World - Hoyt Axton
I Give To You - Unknown
Careless Whisper - George Michael
Take 5 - Brubeck
Smooth Operator - Sade
Mercedes Benz - Janis Joplin
Crazy - Willie Nelson
Blowin In The Wind - Bob Dylan
You've Got A Friend - Taylor and King
I'm Beginning to See the Light - Ellington
A Train - Ellington
Solitude - Ellington
Honesty - Joel
She's Got A Way - Joel
Piano Man - Joel
Just The Way You Are - Joel
All You Need Is Love - Lennon and McCartney
Here There And Everywhere - Lennon and McCartney
Hey Jude - Lennon and McCartney
Let It Be - Lennon and McCartney
The Long And Winding Road - Lennon and McCartney
Michelle - Lennon and McCartney
Penny Lane - Lennon and McCartney
Revolution - Lennon and McCartney
When I'm Sixty Four - Lennon and McCartney
Yesterday - Lennon and McCartney
Come Rain Or Come Shine - Arlen
Stormy Weather - Arlen
Close To You - Bacharach
Do You Know The Way To San Jose - Bacharach
Rain Drops Keep Falling On My Head - Bacharach
What The World Needs Now - Bacharach
Always - Berlin
Cheek To Cheek - Berlin
I Love A Piano - Berlin
Georgia On My Mind - Carmichael
Heart And Soul - Carmichael
The Nearness of You - Carmichael
Skylark - Carmichael
Stardust - Carmichael
Annie's Song - Denver
Sunshine On My Shoulder - Denver
Autumn In New York - Duke
Tonight I Celebrate My Love - Goffin
Will You Love Me Tomorrow - Goffin
Climb Every Mountain - Rogers and Hammerstein
Do-Re-Me - Rogers and Hammerstein
Getting To Know You - Rogers and Hammerstein
Shall We Dance - Rogers and Hammerstein
My Favorite Things - Rogers and Hammerstein
You'll Never Walk Alone - Rogers and Hammerstein
I Didn't Know What Time It Was - Hart
The Lady Is A Tramp - Hart
My Heart Stood Still - Hart
Isn't It Romantic - Hart
Have You Met Miss Jones - Hart
God Bless The Child - Holiday
That'll Be The Day - Holly
Sorry Is The Hardest Word - John
Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Kahn
Love Me Or Leave Me - Kahn
Makin Whoopy - Kahn
Mandy - Kerr
The Way You Look Tonight - Kern
All For Love - Lange
Baby It's Cold Outside - Loesser
If Ever I Would Leave You - Loewe
I Thought About You - Mercer
Moon River - Mercer
Dreams - Nick
I've Got You Under My Skin - Porter
Anniversaries, Apres Ski Parties, Awards Nights, Bachelor Parties, Bachelorette Parties, Banquets, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, Birthday Parties, Children's Birthday Parties, Casinos, Celebrations, Christenings, Christmas Parties, Church Services, Clubs, Coffee Shops, Community Events, Conventions, Corporate Functions, Country Clubs, Cruise Ships, Dinner Dances, Festivals, Fraternity Functions, Fund Raisers, Funerals, Graduation Parties, Grand Openings, Hotels, Jingles, Movie Soundtracks, Picnic, Private Parties, Proms, Resorts, Restaurants, Reunions, Showers, Sorority Function, Studio Session, Temples, TV Soundtracks, Weddings
Additional Booking Notes
We have our own equipment and instrumentation.
Past Booked Events
|September 17, 2017 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|December 17, 2016 • 3:30pm - 9:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|November 01, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Forest Hills, NY|
|October 17, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Queens Public Library|
|September 28, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Queens Public Library|
|September 25, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Queens Public Library|
|September 21, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Queens Public Library|
|September 12, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Middle Village, NY|
|September 12, 2015||Anniversary Party|
|July 19, 2015||Retirement Party|
Jazz Standards and Pop Tunes
|Bill Gati||Sax Player|
Influences & Inspiration
Sonny Rollins and John Coltraine
We just need electric power. An acustic piano is a plus.