I am an experienced performer (pianist/vocalist) and songwriter. I can perform whatever your event/setting calls for: a selection of jazz standards for a quiet bar/restaurant background, classical pieces for an elegant wedding, rock/pop hits for a lively event, and more. I also perform full sets of original folk/indie rock. Whatever your needs, we can work together to ensure your entertainment is everything you hope for -- and more!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
If you're my client: I am highly organized and flexible: if you want input on song selection, I am happy to offer it. I am also happy to remain a background player, providing you with beautiful music that you select yourself. I am available for rehearsals and willing to collaborate with additional musicians. You can expect responses via email/text within minutes, not hours, and you can expect the utmost in professionalism.
If you're in the audience: though it depends on the event/venue, expect to be entertained in whatever manner fits the occasion! In restaurants/bars/live music venues, I engage with the audience and incorporate a bit of humor into my between-song banter. At any event, expect to hear a variety of music -- sometimes songs to sing along to, sometimes song that I hope will become new favorites!
I've been singing and playing the piano since I was 5 years old. I studied music in college, and I continue to perform today. I have experience singing jazz, rock, opera, and everything in between!
As an event/occasion musician, I regularly sing and/or play the piano for weddings, funerals, corporate events, and private parties. I also play at bars and restaurants. I tailor my setlist to suit my clients' needs.
As an original musician, I have played some of Chicago's best venues as both a solo artist and with an indie rock band.
Additional Booking Notes
I can use house equipment (amplifiers, keyboards, upright pianos, etc.) or provide my own (Roland multi-channel keyboard amplifier, boom mic).
I play either a Korg Krome or a Yamaha 88-key keyboard.
Past Booked Events
|December 19, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Christmas Party|
Influences & Inspiration
The Beatles, Brandi Carlile, Aimee Mann, Anne Murray, Ben Kweller, Ben Folds, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah McLaughlin, ELO, Queen, Sharon VanEtten, Patsy Cline, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin
Music stand, boom mic/stand, keyboard stand, keyboard, amplifier, bench or chair. **I can provide all of these or use house-provided equipment.**