Jay Frost is an accomplished pianist focusing on jazz and inspirational music. He performs regularly around Washington for corporate functions, weddings, private parties, restaurants, and church services: you name it!
No matter the venue, his playing provides a sophisticated ambiance to the room which consistently earns him high reviews.
He performs frequently with his wife, vocalist Tessa Frost.
Price Range: $150 - $500
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, French, Spanish
What to Expect
High level of professionalism from the first email all the way through the end of the performance. Reliable, friendly, punctual, and experienced. Excellent ability to adjust to the mood of the room when playing, and very flexible with the timing of speeches, toasts, and presentations.
Jay Frost is an accomplished Washington DC pianist with a focus on jazz and lounge music. In addition to playing solo piano, he has played in community theater productions, led his own jazz trio, and performs frequently with his wife, vocalist Tessa Frost.
Jay has been playing the piano since he was about nine years old and started accompanying fellow students in talent shows in high school, and was soon accompanying the swing choir and theater programs.
In college he took some music courses, played in an Italian restaurant for a few semesters and started gigging with a Classic Rock cover band where he remained for over a year.
His discography includes an instrumental album called Save It for a Rainy Day (2005) and an inspirational album called Soulshine (2012), both of which are comprised of original compositions.
Moving to DC from Seattle in 2012, Jay continues to perform as a pianist for hire at many different types of venues, teach piano and music theory, and host house concerts, while composing and producing inspirational music with his wife and performing for church services and events around the country.
Additional Booking Notes
If the venue doesn't have a piano, I'm happy to bring my portable stage piano and speaker setup for an additional $40.
Past Booked Events
|February 07, 2015||Private Party|
|November 01, 2014||Convention|
While it's mostly comprised of jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, I also like to work in some Latin grooves, blues, and an occasional contemporary tune - hopefully something for everyone listening! Here's an example of a two-hour performance:
A Beautiful Friendship
The Very Thought of You
All of Me
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
The Nearness of You
When I Fall In Love
How Long Has This Been Going On
Everybody Loves My Baby
Tea for Two
All The Things You Are
Over the Rainbow
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Can't Buy Me Love
My Funny Valentine
Fly Me to the Moon
I Should Care
The Bear Necessities
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)
Just the Way You Are
Like A Lover (O Cantador)
A Little Tear
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Influences & Inspiration
Artists: Harry Connick Jr, Bill Evans, Marian McPartland, Dave Brubeck, Ella Fitzgerald
Genres: solo piano jazz, jazz trio, New Orleans music, smooth jazz, inspirational music
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