Want to add a touch of class to your next party, reception or ceremony? Jessica specializes in sophisticated piano music to make it sparkle! Her music can be both soft and light, or swinging and vivacious! Styles include popular ballads, American Songbook standards, blues, rock and light classics. She has experience playing all sorts of parties both in homes and at prestigious venues such as the Saint Petersburg Yacht Club.
Price Range: $100 flat for 2 hours or less; or $50 per hour
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
The performance is elegant, polished and refined. The audience is welcome to make requests from a provided list (available upon request), which can be distributed at the event. Jessica is cordial and enjoys interacting with guests. She conducts herself as a professional at all times, and dresses according to event-specific requests.
Jessica enjoys bringing smiles to faces with music. In addition to playing for hire, she is deeply dedicated to volunteering. Since 2011, she has played weekly in the lobby at All Children's Hospital for patients and visitors alike. For this service, she received coverage on the Hospital's website, and in local television news. She also visits nursing homes and assisted living facilities periodically to entertain. Jessica has taught early childhood music classes for toddlers and preschool-aged children. She has studied with several music teachers at the college level, and continues to hone her skills. Jessica is also a passionate supporter of music education for everyone!
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Additional Booking Notes
Venues with an acoustic piano in good playing condition are preferred. Venues or clients may also choose to provide their own keyboard and amplification. Jessica has her own keyboard and amplification, however, a $30 equipment fee will be added if it is needed.
Jessica can not drive, and relies with much success on public transportation, and sometimes, the assistance of family or friends. If transportation can be provided by the client, a 10 % discount will be subtracted from the total cost of my services for the event.
Past Booked Events
|November 05, 2016 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Jessica does not sight-read, but she does read music. She must memorize whatever she plays, and often creates her own arrangements. A list of currently memorized / rehearsed material is available upon request, and is frequently updated with new material. If a specific new musical selection is requested for an event, please provide a minimum of two weeks notice (more is preferred and welcomed), so that the piece may be learned and practiced.
Influences & Inspiration
Jessica enjoys listening to a wide variety of music, which inevitablly finds its way into her playing. Some of her favorite pianists include David Lanz, Danny Wright, Bruce Hornsby, Elton John and many others. Some of her favorite singers include Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Ella Fitzgerald, Lionel Richie, and many others far too numorous to include. She enjoys blues, rock 'n' roll, country, classical music and jazz. Big Band leaders such as Glen Miller have also inspired her. Most of all, she loves Broadway shows and movie musicals.
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