A cocktail pianist sets the mood for any room. Right from the start, this magic works especially when a pianist studies his work and craft, as I have. Carefully selecting, rearranging each song, I've created a truly relaxing sound suitable for background music.
Pure talent and unbelievable
Gerald arrived one hour before the event just as planned. He was professional and joy to meet. He set up his equipment and tested out the piano. As soon as his fingers hit the keys the magic began. He was magnificent!!! Our guest truly had a fabulous time. It brought all of us in the Christmas spirit and a few birthday wishes too! My favorite was singing happy birthday to my father who turned 89! We also danced to many of his favorites. I would highly recommend Gerald!! We will definitely book him again! Thank you so much Gerald!! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!🎊🎉
Gerald's music was perfect for our large outdoor wine and food festival. He provided great entertainment and a great ambiance for all of our guests.
Thank you, Gerald, for helping us create memories we won’t forget. Our guests raved about your music.
Gerald was the ultimate professional. His start time was 7:30, but he came early to set up so that he did not get in the way of anyone else. He played nonstop for 3.5 hours. Everyone raved about how good he was and he even played so we could do an impromptu Christmas sing-a-long.
Mr. Foster was perfect for my client's holiday dinner! He is a very talented keyboard player.
Loved the music. He showed up early and was great.
Gerald has provided his pianist talents for the past three years at the Junior League of Lansing’s annual High Heels and High Tea fundraising event. He is incredibly professional and talented. Everyone was raving about the music. Gerald played mostly jazz and adult contemporary classics. It was the perfect accompaniment to a lovely afternoon. We will definitely use his pianist services again in the future.
We recently had Gerald for our memorial service. This is the second time that we’ve had him play for us. The first was an anniversary party. He knows exactly how to set the mood for every occasion. Would hire him again and again!!
Gerald is a great person. He plays piano beautifully. Everyone commented how great is.
Will Definitely request him again next year and refer him.
We hired Gerald for our rehearsal dinner and everyone was blown away. It was the perfect touch to take our special event over the top. We just can't thank Gerald enough for how amazing he was!
This is the second year in a row we have hired Gerald to play background music at our open house event. He always has a great selection. He is friendly and personable and I highly recommend him for your event as well.
A true gentleman, and a fantastic piano player. He played for a 50th anniversary party and brought all of his own equipment. The music was great for all ages, and the volume was perfect. Would hire him over and over again. Our guests loved him and so did we.
We have used Gerald in the past and again he did not disappoint. He is well prepared and easy to listen to with background music for most events. Will use him again.
First off, Gerald was very patient with the complicated process I was dealing with of booking a pianist via committee. We changed our requests 3 times within the course of a month, and because the payment process for a large organization can be complicated, he'd resend quotes when they inevitably expire. He's very easy to work with.
More importantly, he was simply a great performer. We spoke about what the feel of my event was supposed to be, and he nailed it. We got quite a few compliments, and plenty of people wanted his card. The music was loud enough to be enjoyable over a crowd of 500, but not so loud that our guests couldn't talk. Honestly, if a need a pianist again, he's my first choice.
Very nice guy. Easy to work with. Very adjusting. Came quite early to set up the equipment. Good pianist.
Gerald provided the background music for my son's rehearsal dinner at The Community House in Birmingham. His selections and sound were perfect compliments to the evening. We hoped for a feeling of elegance and relaxation which he easily achieved.
Gerald did a great job at the party. He is a great pianist and is very personable and gracious. Highly recommend him for your party too!
Gerald is the best performer around. I have used him for several events and he is incredibly talented and professional. I highly recommend him for any event.
We have used Gerald 4-5 times for different events, and he is always professional and the music is very well received.
Gerald never fails to disappoint!
Gerald Foster was outstanding in so many ways.
His piano playing was the best! The selection of songs were perfect for the occasion. He was timely, professional and accommodating. It was weeks after the event and people were still talking about how well the pianist played and how they loved the songs.
I would hire Gerald again and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a quality and experienced dinner pianist.
I highly recommend Mr. Foster! He was very professional, on time, and played great holiday music for my dinner party.
Would definitely use Gerald again.
Mr. Foster was the perfect pianist for our reception! The music was top rate - he tailored it perfectly for our group, he was on-time, and completely professional. Great to work with, we'll definitely consider him again in the future.
We were fortunate to have engaged Mr. Foster as Coctail/Dinner pianist for our son's wedding. He is a fine musician with a sophisticated approach and varied repertoire ranging from jazz standards to contemporary. Our guests ranged from young people to older couples including many professional musicians and there was something for everyone. All of the comments that we received from our guests were very positive. I would recommend Mr. Foster without reservation for similar engagements.
Best cocktail party music ever....soft and easy, with or without electronic accompaniment! Lots of praise among all of our guests. We would engage Gerald again in a heartbeat.
Gerald Foster was absolutely amazing! His music really set the whole atmosphere. Everyone loved it! I wish I had another event just to have him play again!
Gerald played for a small low-key family celebration. He was very good, personal and friendly. His interactions were very good and appropriate for the setting. His playing was very good and he played the music just as requested and made a wonderful evening for those present. I would definitely hire him again!
Gerald never ceases to amaze us with his elegance and class. Perfect background music for our wine tasting event.
Gerald played the piano for our annual dinner at the Michigan League during the cocktail hour and dinner and everyone loved him! The music selections suited the event perfectly - people recognized the songs but were still able to carry on conversations with their colleagues. We will DEFINITELY contact Gerald next year!
Mr Foster was fantastic! He was friendly and personable, but also very professional. He understood the flow of the event and his music fit in perfectly. The selection of music was right on target.
Many, many of our guests complimented Mr Foster's music.
Gerald is a very talented and professional pianist. This is the second time I have hired him for an event and he did not disappoint! Everyone was raving about his playing and many people took his business card. I will definitely call him again.
Gerald has played one other event for us and he is so professional, arriving well in advance to be sure our guests are well taken care of. Our open house event was not complete without his beautiful talent. We will definitely be hiring him for our next event.
We were so pleased to have Gerald at our wine tasting event. It was the perfect touch!
Mr. Foster was excellent! I had approximately 30 guests and they loved him! he played the entire night; the music was excellent and the volume was perfect. He created the perfect holiday ambiance that I was looking for. I completely recommend him and will work with him again.
Gerald did a fantastic job for our reunion memorial service. He played throughout our dinner followed by a formal memorial service program. He arrived early at the venue to setup and review the program. He is a professional and I would recommend him to other groups. Thank you Gerald for your performance.
Prompt,professional and courteous. I would definitely book Gerald again!
Mr. Foster proved to be just awesome. From the promptness of his arrival, excellent selection of compositions and knowledge of how to engage a crowd, I was extremely pleased. I will definitely use his services again and make recommendations. Thanks for a job well done Mr. Foster.
Gerald is a very talented pianist. He was set up 30 min before his start time and did a fantastic job playing during the event. I would hire him again in a heartbeat!
Gerald's music was wonderful. He was at the event early to set up. He played a great variety of music, inter-acted with the people as they arrived and walked past him. He never took more than a few minute break for some water. He even then stayed for a tour of our museum after he was done playing. I would definitely hire him again.
I hired Gerald to play piano during a black-tie dinner. He was very professional to work with, arrived on time, and confirmed all the details of the event well in advance. His music was perfect for the occasion. Thank you!
Gerald was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Very professional in his booking correspondence, arrived on time and looked sharp, and played wonderfully. Would book again, and recommend to a friend!
I have had the pleasure of working with Gerald at Heather Downs Country Club for several events and have been very impressed. He is very accommodating and my guests are always very pleased with his services. Do yourself a favor and call him for your next event! You will not regret it!!
Gerald was wonderful, even played for some peoples private events.
Played to the crowd and kept them happy. Would work with him again in the future if the opportunity arose.
Gerald is a skilled pianist. His music fills our Hotel with beautiful tunes that create an elegant atmosphere for our guests.
We have hired Gerald for several events. He delivers a smooth performance keeping our guests happy. He goes above and beyond and will be our choice for future events.
Gerald played the piano at the on-start of our daughter's wedding party.
The venue was an elegent room and Gerald's piano playing added to the
ambience of the night. His musical talent and repertoire was superb.Prior to the event,Gerald worked closely with us to make sure he could meet our needs. He is a talented,and professional young man who I strongly recommend to anyone..
We were fortunate to hire Gerald Foster and KGB three years ago for our Sylvania Franciscan Gala, 2011. That very first time, Gerald entertained with piano music while our guests socialized and looked at the silent auction. That was the start of very successful evening and everyone was aware of the talent, professionalism, and great accompianment to our guests. I have had the privilege to work with Gerald through 2013. He and KGB are exceptional entertainers. After each performance the guests request Gerald Foster for the coming year.
We could not be happier. And Gerald helped to make the Gala a success! Gerald was also helpful in making annoucements through the evening in a very professional manner representing the Sisters of St. Francis with respect and dignity.
Gerald Foster is a cocktail pianist available for teas, brunches, luncheons, social hours, birthday & private party's, country clubs, weddings, engagement dinners, senior living communities, corporate and office party's. I have my own piano if needed. Playing classy background music for your event, I promise to provide you with professional service, quality, and keep your guest enjoying every minute of the occasion. Can play up to four hours of continuous music. Please take a moment to check out my song list, 24 reviews and more info about me on my website. Thank You. Gerald Foster
Upcoming Booked Events
|August 15, 2020 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Reception|
Past Booked Events
|June 26, 2020 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Dinner Party|
|December 13, 2019 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
|September 14, 2019 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Festival|
|July 03, 2019 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|April 28, 2019 • 10:00am - 5:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|December 01, 2018 • 7:30pm - 11:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|November 28, 2018 • 5:30pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
|September 08, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Corporate Event|
|June 28, 2018 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Corporate Event|
|April 29, 2018 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|March 17, 2018 • 11:00am - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|December 12, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Christmas Party|
|November 10, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Dinner Party|
|October 14, 2017 • 4:30pm - 9:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|October 12, 2017 • 4:30pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|October 07, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|September 13, 2017 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm||Fundraiser|
|September 07, 2017 • 4:30pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
|July 18, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|July 15, 2017 • 6:00pm - 10:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|July 02, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|June 23, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||Dinner Party|
|May 18, 2017 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Retirement Party|
|April 30, 2017 • 2:00pm - 4:30pm||Fundraiser|
|March 28, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 05, 2016 • 5:30pm - 9:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 03, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 03, 2016 • 10:30am - 2:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|November 26, 2016 • 5:30pm - 10:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|November 13, 2016 • 1:30pm - 3:30pm||Anniversary Party|
|November 09, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|October 15, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||Dinner Party|
|October 13, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Grand Opening|
|October 08, 2016 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|September 26, 2016 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 25, 2016 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Corporate Event|
|August 12, 2016 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 06, 2016 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Anniversary Party|
|July 20, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|June 25, 2016 • 1:00pm - 3:30pm||Grand Opening|
|June 10, 2016 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm||Graduation|
|May 21, 2016 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Cultural Event|
|April 24, 2016||Nonprofit Event|
|April 15, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|March 30, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 09, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|October 23, 2015||Corporate Event|
|August 28, 2015||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 08, 2015||Retirement Party|
|August 08, 2015||Reunion|
|June 20, 2015||Cocktail Party|
|June 07, 2015||Nonprofit Event|
|March 22, 2015||Private Party|
|September 20, 2014||Birthday Party|
|January 25, 2014||Other|
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