Singer, solo piano, accompanist, jazz trio, vocal/piano duo, strings/piano duo, performing in jazz, pop, Broadway, Disney, classical, inspirational, and holiday styles. Providing custom entertainment for all type of events, can provide all instruments, sound equipment and sound technician as well. Member of American Federation of Musicians (AFM).
Please note: Wheelchair accessibility needed. I either stay in my power chair or transfer to a regular seat to perform and I have an assistant who helps with anything I might need. I'm incredibly thankful that even as my mobility has changed over the years, I still get to do what I love as a musician:)
Jennifer was the pianist at my husband’s memorial service recently and she a consummate professional. She was able to accommodate my desire to also have a cellist, and had knowledge of all the music and hymns that were chosen for the service. She made a tough day a little bit easier and I would emphatically recommend her to anyone.
Jennifer did an excellent job of setting the scene for our cocktail hour at our wedding! Her music was well chosen and played beautifully! Thank you for making our day so special!
Jennifer was amazing to work with from booking to the day of the event. She went out of her way to be sure she knew the layout/setup of the hotel, was on-time and handled the clients needs flawlessly. Our client could not have been happier! Our team looks forward to working with Jennifer again.
Jen is an amazing musician! Our guests loved having her play the piano. She is a true professional and we will be seeing more of her in the future.
What a great way entering into an realtor open house listing last night! Jennifer definitely played amazing & she set such a welcome relaxing mode with her amazing gift/talent! Highly recommend her and will be using her for future events, venues.
Hired for a Holiday party - showed up on time, looked nice, played well.
Jennifer and Julian were terrific. I appreciated Jennifer's communication both before and at the time of the event as well as her willingness and ability to honor our special requests. The event was a birthday celebration for my mother's 100th and everyone had a wonderful time. Jennifer has a beautiful voice and Julian is a great pianist.
Thank you so much.
We hired Jennifer through Gigsalad and could not be more pleased with our choice! She played music that was appropriate to the setting, was very professional, and she is a very nice person. Would definitely hire her again!
Price Range: $200 - $3,000
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
Typically my performances are with my band, or singing with backing tracks, or piano solo, just depends on what you need. You let me know what you want, and I do what I can to make it happen. Have many options for attire, I’ve done subdued all black, to a cocktail dress, to a formal gown for a glamorous party, to a themed spider costume for a Halloween show, and everything in between. As a performer, I have an ease on stage, and interact with my audience as appropriate, with a charm and sense of humor. I love what I do and it shows in my performances. Just can't help myself, usually have the biggest smile when I'm singing, this is a dream come true to be working as a professional musician. I provide clear communication prior to and during the event, and am organized as possible with clear expectations with a problem-solving attitude. If an emergency were to come up and we were not able to perform for some reason, I already have a list of subs who can jump in. My goal is to make everything as easy and streamlined for you!
Music has been my love my whole life, starting as a kid with piano, joining school and church choirs throughout middle and high school, and continuing on with a Minor in Piano Performance in college. But always figured it would just be a strong hobby, and got my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and pursued my software engineering career for the next 10 years. But music wasn’t letting me go that easily, I started playing piano on weekends for churches again, and joined several community choirs, it was still my passion, there was just nothing else like it when I was performing on stage. But in 2012 came a major life change when I was diagnosed with a very rare form of adult-onset muscular dystrophy that was slowly taking my walking ability and much of my strength. But I wasn’t about to let that stop me, when I was no longer able to work my original full-time career anymore, I took a step back to regroup, and then started my own music business and stepped into the professional world with my music skills. What I found was a place for my music skills I had built over a lifetime, a professional community of musicians who embraced me with open arms, and followers and supporters eager for me to share my passion of singing and playing the piano. This new career has continued to grow and am now in demand as a pianist and singer, I’m an accompanist for local schools and theaters as well as the Orlando Ballet, have played in the orchestra pits at Dr. Phillips Performing Arts and Annie Russell Theatre, and pianist with the CFCArts Symphony Orchestra. I sing with my own jazz trio, and perform for all kinds of corporate and private events. Yes, I’ve been dealt some challenges, but I met it with a creative outlook and a strong spirit. I now get around in a power wheelchair and have a mobility and task trained service dog, and a modified wheelchair van. And I’m currently creating an inspirational cabaret show to share my story and celebrate with music. I am thrilled to be actually doing what I had always dreamed of, and hope to get to share it with you!
Additional Booking Notes
I am equipped to provide a sound system for anything from a smaller intimate setting up to a room capacity of around 250 guests. And have crew who handle all setup, breakdown, and run sound during the performance. We can also use an existing sound system at a venue. I don’t currently have lighting or staging equipment but I can always contract that out.
Accessibility: If you've seen my promo photos, you've seen my seating arrangement and transportation, my power wheelchair! I have limited walking and standing ability, so I stay seated most of the time when I perform, either transferring to the piano bench or barstool, or sometimes stay seated in my wheelchair to perform. I have a strong stage assistant with me to mange all mobility logistics, drive a modified wheelchair van, and have a service dog to help me with mobility and various tasks, we make it work! We have portable ramps as well, you'd be surprised what locations we can get into. When we can't get my wheelchair on to a stage, my assistant is able to help me get to a seat on stage.
A typical vocal jazz set:
All of Me
Almost Like Being in Love
Bye Bye Blackbird
Come Rain or Come Shine
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Fly Me to the Moon
I Got Rhythm
If I Were a Bell
I'm Beginning to See the Light
My Funny Valentine
Over the Rainbow
Someone to Watch Over Me
The Way You Look Tonight
... and many more!
Typical piano solo set includes...
Disney tunes from Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Pirates of the Caribbean, A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, etc.
New Age piano solos: Jim Brickman, Windham Hill, George Winston, David Lanz, etc.
Standards: As Time Goes By, Over the Rainbow, Fly Me to the Moon, etc.
Pop tunes: Time to Say Goodbye, Unchained Melody, One Moment in Time, etc.
Classical: Fur Elise, Moonlight Sonata, Canon in D, Clair de Lune, traditional wedding songs, etc.
Gospel: traditional hymns, contemporary praise&worship, Sandi Patti, piano solo arrangements.
... and many more! Let me know what you want to hear!
Influences & Inspiration
As a singer, my biggest influence is the Great American Songbook and music theatre. And also love inspirational, gospel, and pop. I just always felt especially connected to the standards of the 1930s and 40s, I just love how that music has stood the test of time, and I'm able to put my own style into the music. Music theatre holds a special place in my heart as well, I often perform as pit pianist for local theater and school productions, and love to sing that style. As someone from Orlando, FL, as you might imagine, I love all things from that magical theme park right down the road, I put my jazz spin on many classic tunes, as well as fun arrangements for solo piano. I have been playing and singing for church since I was 14, sang with many praise teams and choirs, as well as Director of Music for a couple churches, so can put together gospel or praise and worship sets that fit your setting. Looking ahead, I’m also working on my solo cabaret, putting together a show I can book all over Florida.
Depends on the type of event.