Chris Martin has been a house pianist at the Ritz Carlton and Four Season hotels in Chicago since 1989. In this capacity he has played piano for President George H. W. Bush, Chinese President Jiang Jemin, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Tony Bennett, and Cardinal George. The list is as wide and varied as are the distinguished guests who stay at these establishments. In addition to his work as a hotel pianist, he has played piano at corporate functions in every major venue in the city. In 2002 he was voted best ambient music in Chicago Magazine's Best of Chicago issue.
I booked Chris with 36 hours of notice for a huge Easter Brunch. He was fantastic, all the guests discussed how he was a delightful addition to the brunch!! I would work with Chris again anytime.
Chris was professional, respectul and flexible!
Skilled, friendly, on time, we will have CHRIS back I’m sure.
Response from Chris Martin pianist:
Thanks Pat, it was a good time.
Completely overachieved on all our expectations. He was amazing, and wonderful to work with.
Great to communicate with beforehand, excellent playing and very professional. Look forward to calling Chris again.
Great night. Chris was awesome and fun.
We will use him again.
everything was great, even with our slight change of schedule
Chris was great and very professional! Our guests (and us too!) loved the music. We would definitely recommend and engage Chris again.
This is my third time with Chris Martin and he just keeps getting better! What a treat to hear the range of music he draws from his repertoire...... never over the top but just right for the moment. If you want a real entertainer and is easy to listen to........and add some fun to it.... then Chris the best!
Chris was lived up to our agreement. He communicated nicely with me prior to the event. He arrived on time. He was curious to all my guest that engaged him. He pleased my guest by playing request. He's anextremely talented musician. He was the perfect choice for our Christmas party.
Price Range: $200-500
Gig Length: 60 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
Chris is available as a solo pianist, vocalist for private, company and corporate parties. His repertoire is vast, and his playing styles range from Bach to Blues with a consumate knowledge of the American Songbook. Whether you are hosting a formal, semi-formal or casual celebration, you can add a touch of elegance to your event at a reasonable rate.
Chris is available for your wedding reception and ceremony, corporate function, party or any other event where high quality, professional and artistic music is desired. His repertoire is vast, and his playing styles range from Bach to Blues with a consumate knowledge of the American Songbook.
Additional Booking Notes
Keyboard and public address system can be furnished for an additional cartage fee of $50 per event.
Past Booked Events
|April 21, 2019 • 9:30am - 4:00pm||Easter Party|
|December 07, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Christmas Party|
|November 18, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|January 28, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|December 28, 2016 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Dinner Party|
|December 18, 2016 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Holiday Party (Other)|
|December 17, 2016 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 16, 2016 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|December 09, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|July 30, 2016||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|December 19, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 15, 2015||Holiday Party (Other)|
|November 07, 2015||Cocktail Party|
|December 20, 2014||Christmas Party|
|December 06, 2014||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|December 02, 2014||Holiday Party|
|April 06, 2014||Wedding Reception|
|February 16, 2014||Birthday Party|
|December 28, 2013||Christmas Party|
|December 14, 2013||Christmas Party|
Christ Martin has over 600 songs in his repertoire, and this is just an overview of the types of music he can perform for you. If you have a favorite piece and you don't see it here, please just ask. He can learn a new song given advanced notice and the sheet music.
• Wedding Ceremony Classics
• Show Tunes & Light Classical
• Jazz & Blues Tunes
• Billy Joel
• Elton John
• James Taylor
• Neil Diamond
• Paul Simon
• Country & Western
• TV & Movie Themes
• Carlos Jobim (Bossa Novas)
• American Standards
Influences & Inspiration
Jazz, rock n' roll, George Shearing, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam Cooke.