From a quiet evening by candle light to a raucous night out with friends, creating the perfect event starts with the perfect atmosphere. And when it comes to atmosphere, the right music is everything. Let me turn an ordinary event into something special. Drawing from over 20 experience and an array of styles such as jazz, blues, soul, Motown, classic rock, oldies, standards, and more, I'll make yours a night to remember. I'm available for wedding ceremonies and receptions, private parties in the home, in the back yard or at your favorite restaurant or bar, or any other occasion imaginable. I can't wait to hear from you and I look forward to being a part of your next event. See you soon!
Jarrod was such a great addition to our small wedding reception held in Ann Arbor! We received tons of positive feedback during the event regarding his playing. He was extremely professional and accommodating, even learning a requested song beforehand for our "first dance". He was prompt and needed almost no direction from us - clearly a professional, experienced performer. Thank you so much, Jarrod! It was exactly what we were hoping for! =)
- Lauren and Patrick
Jarrod played piano and vocals for a 40th birthday party we hosted. He was very professional, prompt, courteous, and did a nice job of reading the crowd. He played a variety of classics from Frank Sinatra to Motown. We had many guests comment that Jarrod did a great job, and what a nice touch it was to the party. I would definitely hire him again for another event. Thanks so much!
Response from Jarrod Champion:
Thanks so much, Tracy! I had a blast and really appreciate your feedback. Let's do it again sometime!
What to Expect
I am an easy to work with and flexible performer. As each occasion is different, each performance will be as well. I can be a quiet feature in the corner, strictly for ambiance or I can be the center of attention as the focal point of an all-out sing along. You make the call and I'll deliver!
JARROD CHAMPION - BIO
Jarrod Champion is a singer, songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from Detroit, Michigan. He has been involved in numerous performing and recording acts including his own Sleeps Till Dusk and Detroit heavy-hitters The Sights and has played with some of Detroit's finest musicians. He has been a session musician, written music for stage plays and video productions and, as a solo act as well as with his numerous projects, has performed all over the U.S. and Europe including at such festivals as South by Southwest and The Sasquatch Festival, and in such classic venues as The Ryman Auditorium, The Hammerstein Ballroom and Red Rocks Amphitheater. Jarrod can be found behind the piano and on the stages of Detroit's finest jazz, blues and rock venues such as Cliff Bell's, where he performs weekly, The London Chop House, Onyx (of Royal Oak) and a host of others.
IN MY OWN WORDS
I am a professional pianist/vocalist and have been since 1997. I am well versed in many styles and genres of music and have a vast songbook to draw from. I am also able and willing to expand my repertoire to include any musical entity that is either requested or appropriate for any given occasion. Any client who has experienced working with me will attest that I am punctual, easy to contact with a prompt response time and I have fair and competitive rates. Working with people is one of the things I love most about this line of work and I value my professional relationships. In order to maintain the most comfortable working environment and the best possible reputation, I make it a priority to handle all interactions with a professional demeanor and a courteous and flexible hand.
Additional Booking Notes
I can provide any and all equipment necessary to perform any duty for which I am enlisted.
Past Booked Events
|June 29, 2016 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Retirement Party|
|August 29, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 23, 2014||Wedding Reception|
|February 08, 2014||Birthday Party|
*available upon request*
Influences & Inspiration
Tom Waits, Dr. John, Fats Domino, Oscar Peterson, Billie Holiday, Hank Williams Sr., Warren Zevon, Elvis Costello, The Beatles, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Elton John, Billy Joel, Bill Evans, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke and many more.