Available in PALM SPRINGS thru June 7
Special event? Provider of sophisticated music for 1st-class cruise lines for 30 years, available for your land-lubber events!
Parties, restaurants, upscale country clubs, community concerts, seniors programs, & more. Years were spent traveling the World, now I go between Seattle, New Orleans, Palm Springs & other destinations. That's why you may see me in your area sometimes, but not others. It keeps my marriage fresh that way.
I've been a regular at Disney World in Orlando, Le Chat Noir & The Bombay Club in New Orleans, venues in Seattle, Zurich, Stockholm, and more.
Virtuoso violin, Russian balalaika or opera diva in the mix? - you'll love it!
What to Expect
Jon Persson can provide tasteful background music, as well as featured programs. Styles range from Broadway, Standards, Jazz, Classical, Russian gypsy, Scandinavian, and Argentine tangos, Ragtime and more.
Seattle native Jon Persson has been a regular performer on major cruise lines since the 1980's, as well as appearing for 3 years at Walt Disney World / EPCOT in Orlando, Florida. Equally versatile on both piano and the seemingly primitive instrument, the accordion. Nevertheless, he produces a very high level of musical output not expected by unitiated audiences and plays a wide variety of styles from folk to classical on both instruments. Persson is a graduate of the University of Washington.
Past Booked Events
|May 05, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Festival|
|January 06, 2018 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|January 06, 2018–January 21, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:00pm||appearing in Seattle|
|December 13, 2017–January 04, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:00pm||appearing in New Orleans|
|December 03, 2017–December 11, 2017 • 12:00pm - 12:00pm||appearing in Seattle|
|March 11, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||La Dolce Vita Italian Bistro, Mobile AL|
|March 10, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||La Dolce Vita Italian Bistro, Mobile AL|
|March 04, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||La Dolce Vita Italian Bistro, Mobile AL|
|March 03, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||La Dolce Vita Italian Bistro, Mobile AL|
|February 25, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||La Dolce Vita Italian Bistro, Mobile AL|
|February 24, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||La Dolce Vita Italian Bistro, Mobile AL|
|February 18, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||La Dolce Vita Italian Bistro, Mobile AL|
|February 17, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||La Dolce Vita Italian Bistro, Mobile AL|
|February 11, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||La Dolce Vita Italian Bistro, Mobile AL|
|February 10, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||La Dolce Vita Italian Bistro, Mobile AL|
|February 04, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||La Dolce Vita Italian Bistro, Mobile AL|
|February 03, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||La Dolce Vita Italian Bistro, Mobile AL|
|January 28, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||La Dolce Vita Italian Bistro|
|January 27, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||La Dolce Vita Italian Bistro, Mobile AL|
LOUNGE, ATMOSPHERE, AND DINING-ROOM STROLLING
(Almost all of the songs listed below are all played on both solo accordion and piano. With the addition of violin, the repertoire can be expanded to include more light classical pieces by Fritz Kreisler, J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak, and others, as well as eastern European gypsy numbers and fiddle tunes such as “Orange Blossom Special”.)
April in Paris, Blue Moon, Canadian Sunset, Crazy, Deep Purple, Dream a Little Dream, Falling in Love Again, Fascination, Georgia, Harbor Lights, I Just Called to Say I Love You, I Left My Heart in San Francisco, I Will Wait for You, Laura, Love is a Many-Splendored Thing, Love Story, Masquerade, My Way, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, Old Cape Cod, Over the Rainbow, Que Sera Sera, Red Sails in the Sunset, September Song, Someone to Watch Over Me, Stardust, Strangers in the Night, Tea for Two, Tenderly, That’s Amore, Twilight Time, Unforgettable, Up a Lazy River, What a Wonderful World, The White Cliffs of Dover, You Made Me Love You
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN': Ain't Misbehavin', Honeysuckle Rose, I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (and Write Myself a Letter); ASPECTS OF LOVE: Love Changes Everything; BABES IN ARMS: My Funny Valentine; BRIGADOON: Almost Like Being in Love; CABARET: Willkommen, Mein Herr, Maybe This Time, Cabaret; CAMELOT: Camelot, If Ever I Would Leave You; CAROUSEL: If I Loved You, What's the Use of Wonderin', You'll Never Walk Alone; CATS: Memory; CHICAGO: Razzle Dazzle, All That Jazz; CHORUS LINE: One, What I Did for Love; EVITA: Don't Cry for Me Argentina; THE FANTASTICKS: Try to Remember; FIDDLER ON THE ROOF: Theme, Matchmaker, Sunrise Sunset, If I Were a Rich Man; FUNNY GIRL: Second Hand Rose, People, My Man; FINIAN'S RAINBOW: Look to the Rainbow, How are Things in Gloccamorra?; THE GAY DIVORCEE: Night and Day; GIGI: Thank Heaven for Little Girls, Louise; HELLO DOLLY: Theme; JUMBO: The Most Beautiful Girl in the World; THE KING AND I: Hello Young Lovers, Getting to Know You; KISMET: Stranger in Paradise; LA CAGE AUX FOLLES: The Best of Times; LES MISERABLES: On My Own, Castle on A Cloud, Bring Him Home, I Dreamed a Dream; A LITTLE NIGHTMUSIC: Send in the Clowns; MAME: Theme; MAN OF LA MANCHA: The Impossible Dream; THE MUSIC MAN: Till There Was You, 76 Trombones; MY FAIR LADY: Wouldn't It Be Loverly?, On the Street Where You Live, I Could Have Danced All Night; OKLAHOMA: Theme, Oh What a Beautiful Morning, Surrey With the Fringe on the Top, People Will Say We're in Love; OLIVER: Consider Yourself, As Long as He Needs Me; ONE TOUCH OF VENUS: Speak Low; PAL JOEY: Bewitched; PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: Theme, Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, All I Ask, Think of Me, Music of the Night; PORGY & BESS: I Got Plenty o' Nuttin', Summertime; SHOWBOAT: Make Believe, Why Do I Love You, Bill, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, Ol' Man River; THE SOUND OF MUSIC: Theme, How Do You Handle a Problem Like Maria?, Do Re Mi, Edelweiss, Climb Every Mountain; SOUTH PACIFIC: Bali Hai, Younger Than Springtime, I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair, This Nearly Was Mine, Some Enchanted Evening; THE STUDENT PRINCE: Drink, Drink; SUNSET BOULEVARD: With One Look, As if We Never Said Goodbye; THREE PENNY OPERA: Mack the Knife; WEST SIDE STORY: I Feel Pretty, Maria, Tonight; WHOOPEE!: Makin' Whoopee
ITALIAN CLASSICS & POPULAR SONGS: Al Di La, Anema e Core, Arrividerci Roma, Cara Mia, Carnival of Venice, Ciao Ciao Bambina, Ciribiribin, Core n'Grato, La Danza, La Dolce Vita, Drinking Song ”Libiamo” (La Traviata - Verdi), E Lucevan le Stelle (Tosca - Puccini), Eh Marie, Ferry Boat Serenade (La Pincienella), Funiculi Funicula, Godfather Theme, The Isle of Capri, Mala Femmena, Mamma, More, Musetta’s Waltz ”Cuando M’en Vo” (La Boheme – Puccini), Nessun Dorma (Turandot - Puccini), O Mio Babbino Caro (Gianni Schicchi - Puccini), O Sole Mio , Return to Sorrento, Romeo and Juliet Theme, Santa Lucia, Tarantella, That's Amore, Three Coins in the Fountain, Time to Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro), Un Bel Di (Madame Butterfly), Volare, Woodpecker Serenade
SPANISH & LATIN AMERICAN: A Noite do Meu Bem, Adios Muchachos Tango (I Get Ideas), Adios Nonino, Albeniz' Tango in D, Amor, April in Portugal (Coimbra), Besame Mucho, Black Orpheus (A Day in the Life of a Fool), Camenito, Cielito Lindo, El Choclo Tango (Kiss of Fire), La Cumparsita Tango, Frenesi, The Girl from Ipanema, Granada, Green Eyes, Guantanamera, La Paloma, Malaguena, Maria Elena, Perfidia, Por una Cabeza Tango, Sabor a Mi, Solamente una Vez (You Belong to My Heart), Spanish Eyes, Verano Porteno
FRENCH: Autumn Leaves, Can-Can, Domino, Hymne a L’Amour, Mademoiselle de Paris, A Man and a Woman, La Mer, Milord, Moulin Rouge, Petite Fleur, Pigalle, The Poor People of Paris, La Seine, Under Paris Skies, La Vie en Rose
RUSSIAN & EASTERN EUROPEAN: Czardas (Monti), Hopak, Hora Staccato, Moscow Nights, The Lark, Lezhginka, Ochi Chorniya (Dark Eyes), Rumanian Rhapsody, Russian Sailors' Dance, Those Were the Days, Two Guitars, Hungarian Dance #5 (Brahms)
GERMAN & AUSTRIAN: Beer Barrel Polka (Rosamunde), Beethoven selections, Clarinet Polka, Danke Schőn, Edelweiss, Eins Zwei Sufa, The Happy Wanderer, Hi Lee Hi Lo, Hofbrau Haus, Im Weissen Rőssl, Liechtensteiner Polka, Lili Marlene, Merry Widow Waltz, Schneewalz, Seeman, Strauss Waltzes, The Third Man Theme, Two Hearts in ¾ Time, Vienna Forever (Wien bleibt Wien), Vienna, City of My Dreams (Wien, Du Stadt Meiner Träume), Vilia
SCANDINAVIAN (SWEDISH, NORWEGIAN and FINNISH) folk songs, Swedish Rhapsody, Wonderful Copenhagen, Finlandia
VARIOUS INTERNATIONAL: Alley Cat, Danny Boy, Greensleeves, Havah Nagilah, Miserlou, Never on Sunday, Over the Waves, Tulips from Amsterdam, Zorba The Greek
ALBENIZ: Tango in D, BACH: Menuet, Toccata in D Minor, BEETHOVEN: Menuet, BIZET: Selections from “Carmen”, BRAHMS: Hungarian Dances, Waltz in A flat, DEBUSSY: Clair de Lune, DVORAK: Humoresque, GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue, Summertime, GLIERE: Russian Sailors’ Dance, GRIEG: Selections from Peer Gynt, KHATCHATURIAN: Lullaby & Sabre Dance from “Gayane Ballet:, LARA: Granada, LECUONA: Malaguena, LEHAR: "Vilia" and Waltz from “The Merry Widow”, LISZT: Liebestraum, PROKOFIEV, Gavotte, PUCCINI: La Boheme aria "Musetta’s Waltz", Gianni Schicchi aria "O Mio Babbino Caro", Madame Butterfly aria "Un Bel Di", Tosca Aria ”E Lucevan le Stelle”, Turandot aria "Nessun Dorma", RAVEL: Bolero, RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Flight of the Bumblebee, Selections from "Scheherezade", ROSSINI: La Danza, SCHUBERT: Ave Maria, March Militaire, Serenade, SIBELIUS: Finlandia, SMETANA: Dance of the Comedians, STRAUSS: Blue Danube, Tales of Vienna Woods, and other waltzes, TSCHAIKOVSKY: Selections from “Nutcracker Ballet”, VERDI: La Traviata, Drinking Song "Brindisi (Libiamo)", Rigoletto aria ”La Donna e Mobile”