I have been playing the piano for the past 21 years and have been performing professionally since 2005. I specialize in making piano arrangements of Top 40 pop songs. My eclectic repertoire ranges from Swedish House Mafia - The Beatles - Nirvana - Elton John and more. I am always willing to learn new songs to add to my growing song list. I studied Jazz piano and Improvisation during my undergrad years and recently finished my Master's degree in Composition.
I am equipped with a Digital Piano (Korg SV-1), workstation (Korg Kronos), mixer and small PA system in the event that the venue does not have a piano or other necessary equipment.
Price Range: $175 and up
What to Expect
As a pianist:
I specialize in creating solo piano arrangements of popular music. The reaction I often get from audience members is "I've never heard (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Drake, Kanye West, etc.) on piano like that before!"
As a band leader:
Regardless of the size of the band and the music requested I always make sure that the people I'm playing with are enjoying themselves. If the band is enjoying themselves, it's reflected in the music. If the music sounds like it's coming from a band having fun on stage, the audience will have fun!
Dean is one of the busiest and most sought after accompanists/keyboard players in Toronto. He has worked with artists in a variety of genres (ARI, Ellevan, Autumn Portrait, Enrico Rennella, Catherine Bernardi) and has proven to be reliable in helping their projects come to life. He gigs frequently at weddings and private functions (Stouffville Toyota, Scotiabank) as well as cover gigs. He currently holds a weekly residency at the Shangri-la hotel playing his own piano arrangements of popular standards. While most of his time is spent performing, Dean is no stranger to writing music. He has a Master’s Degree in Composition and has scored short student films as well as corporate videos (link hidden) LaborGate). He is currently looking forward to meeting more artists and continuing to push his limits as a creator and performer.
Shangri-la Hotel (Present)
Lee’s Palace with The Autumn Portrait (2016)
Rose Theatre with Enrico Rennella (2015)
Pantages Hotel ((phone number hidden))
Dundas Square, Mod Club, The Opera House, Adelaide Hall, CP24 with Daniella Watters (2015,2014)
Groove (New York) with Daniella Watters (2015)
Royal York Hotel with The Advocats Big Band (2007 and 2008)
Roy Thomson Hall with The Advocats Big Band (2007 and 2008)
Beaches Jazz Festival with The Advocats Big Band (2007)
Additional Booking Notes
This can all be worked out per gig as the needs of the band/venue differ. For solo piano performances I can provide my own digital piano and speaker (Korg SV-1, QSC K10).
For band settings PA rentals/sound technician may be required but I will provide receipts for everything.
Past Booked Events
|May 30, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
I share a google doc of my set list here:
Requests that are not on that list are welcome and can be discussed per booking.
Can be confirmed per gig
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