As a mobile piano bar, we use music to help hosts and hostesses, brides and grooms, and corporate event planners create the perfect soundtrack for your event. We work with you to design a custom musical performance, based on your musical tastes and preferences. We place just as much emphasis on our pre-wedding consultations as we do on our performances.
We specialize in re-creating the piano bar experience at your event, with a repertoire featuring hundreds of hits from across all genres and eras. Your guests can request your favorite songs, and even get up to the mic and sing along. We are happy to use the piano at your venue, but can also bring a keyboard for venues without a piano.
My husband and I are huge music fans so finding the right musicians was one of the key elements of planning our special weekend. For our rehearsal dinner we hired Jonathan Tuzman to play piano in the upstairs Loft at The Hamilton and were very pleased! He played the perfect combo of classy background tunes during the earlier part of the evening, and then transitioned into a full-on piano bar as the night went on. We highly recommend to music lovers looking for a great pianist with a robust song library.
I recently had the opportunity to hire Your Piano Bar for a corporate cocktail party. Jonathan was very professional and a lot of fun. He even let one of our directors get up and sing with him. We were able to request several songs throughout the event and Jonathan was able to perform them flawlessly. I definitely recommend You Piano Bar and will be hiring him again in the future.
Jon was absolutely amazing! I found "Your Piano Bar" on accident after several DJs failed to meet my expectations. Jon was extremely responsive to my last minute request on gigsalad and was proactive with providing proof of insurance for Charlie Palmer's strict insurance requirements. Although Jon's services are slightly more expensive than a DJ, he is worth every penny. I highly recommend him for smaller weddings under 60 people, as he provides fun & intimate entertainment. Our guests loves him, as he accepted song requests and interacted with the group in a fun manner. Jon also provided announcements during the reception to keep guests informed and to keep the event on track. Jon provided an all around one of a kind experience. We couldn't be happier!
In late February, I asked Jonathan if he would play a composed musical piece that was very special to my mother, for her birthday. It was a new composition and my mother really wanted to hear it played. Engaging Jonathan was very easy; he was friendly, prompt as we handled business. The day of the performance, he was just outstanding, playing the piece on my son's piano with my mom, son, sister, wife, and niece in the audience. Jonathan played the piece skillfully, beautifully and with passion. We were all beside ourselves with happiness for my mom and she was thinking about the piece for days after. The icing on the cake was Jonathan's very pleasing and engaging personality. We want to engage him again for other pieces, and wish him the best in his musical endeavors!
I worked with J. Tuzman Music on the day of my client's wedding. He was prompt for set up prior to the ceremony. Communication was easy with regards to cues for the ceremony music. I would certainly recommend him to future clients.
Called Jonathan on a Monday to cover a last minute ceremony that Saturday for a big wedding. He was responsive, professional, learned all the tunes, showed up on time and played great. I'd definitely use him again, and I'd refer him as well. Thanks Jonathan!
I booked J. Tuzman for a 60th backyard birthday party. He was great and all the guests really enjoyed his music. Fantastic keyboard player and vocalist. He has a wide-ranging playlist and played lots of requests. He was a hit! Our guests are still talking about how much they enjoyed his performance at the party. I strongly recommend him!
Jon performed at my father's memorial with only 15 hours notice. He even performed a special request, "Forever Young" by Rod Stewart, even though he said that he wasn't sure if he could. It was beautiful and he came through for me when another website failed to provide an entertainer in time. The memorial would not have been the same without Jon's beautiful piano covers of my father's favorite Beatles songs and I thank him from the bottom of my heart for bringing some joy to an extremely emotional day.
J. Tusman was very professional and played well. He was very nice and prior to the event he called to make sure to tell me he would be wearing a black suit unless I preferred differently. I would recommend using him. He is affordable and very nice with great talent.
Jonathan was a joy to work with. He came prepared and even caught a few typos in the chords on a new song we were doing. His professionalism was great and he plays piano beautifully. Audience members thought we had worked together for years and were stunned to find out it was only a few hours. Thanks again, Jonathan! If we perform in the DC area again you'll bev the first call!
Jonathan has played for several events for me. He is one of the most gifted piano players I have ever worked with, playing with heart and passion that lights up the room! Guests and clients are always impressed with his performances. He plays everything from Jazz and Pop, to Broadway and classical.
What to Expect
Your Piano Bar brings guests together with a customized musical performance designed to engage your attendees and create a memorable experience.
Prior to your event, we have a private, pre-event consultation with the host/hostess. We review the venue, party theme, guest count, and desired musical style. For weddings or more complex events, we discuss the scheduling and flow of the event. We also assess which equipment will be necessary (i.e. Do we need to bring a keyboard, mic, and speaker?) and any special requests (Songs for your First Dance, Father/Daughter dance, etc? Do you want a customized song created for your event?). We then take these findings and build a customized performance around them.
In addition to playing engaging music, we brand our song lists and request cards with your event name and event hashtag to build an interactive, customized experience.
For weddings: After the consultation, we record and send you custom tracks for specials dances like your: first dance, father/daughter dance, and mother/son dance, so you’ll have it for choreography and rehearsals. We also record and up to 5 songs of your choice for your videographer to overlay on your wedding video.
For corporate events: Prior to the event, we have a consultation with the event planner/project lead to understand the event schedule, theme of event, and any special considerations or requests you require. (For example, do you want a custom song prepared to commemorate the milestone you're celebrating?)
We’ll also work with you to brand any of our collateral to represent either your company or the musical sponsor.
A week out from the performance, we send you a recap of our day-of-event schedule to ensure communication is clear and no adjustments need to be made.
We know you have a lot of other things to worry about when the actual event takes place, music shouldn’t be one of them.
Jonathan Tuzman, owner of Your Piano Bar, is a pianist and vocalist, performing in the Washington DC area, up and down the east coast, and around the world.
Jonathan is loved by audiences everywhere for his musical energy and passion, and for his commitment to making his audiences happy and having them feel KNOWN through music.
Jonathan has performed in countless piano bars as a solo performer, as a keyboardist in wedding and event bands, and in musical theater productions. He was the founding resident pianist at LaTiDo DC, and won a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Musical Direction in 2013 for "Mr. Burns: A Postelectric Play."
He has served as the pianist for Master Classes at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts let by Sutton Foster, Martin Charnin, Steven Lutvak, Sara Bareilles, and Ben Folds.
Additional Booking Notes
We can use your venue's piano or bring a keyboard. In either case, we bring a microphone and amplification, plus a cable for plugging in your own music. All we need is a 3-prong electrical outlet.
Song lists are also available at http://www.yourpianobar.com/
Our repertoire includes a great many songs – hundreds, if not thousands – in a great many styles. Our favorites include current Top 40 hits, Tin Pan Alley standards, classic rock, piano idols like Billy Joel, Elton John, and Ben Folds, and nostalgic radio hits from all eras. We have a soft spot for the 90s music of our middle school days, and love Boyz II Men, Coolio, TLC, etc. We are also happy to learn new songs of your choosing.
We work with you to design a custom musical performance, based on your musical tastes and preferences. and we place just as much emphasis on our pre-wedding consultations as we do on our performances. We do not simply play from a pre-formed, one-size-fits-all set list; each performance is different because the song list for your special day is made just for you.
|Jonathan Tuzman||Pianist, owner|
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