Hi, I'm a solo pianist from Clermont, Florida. I have been playing professionally for 40 years and have been a staff musicician at Disney World for 28 years. I play at the Grand Floridian Hotel in the lobby, Magic Kingdom on Main Street at Casey's Corner, the Hoop Dee Doo Revue in Fort Wilderness and at many weddings and private events on property. I have recorded 38 solo piano albums in various styles and have a wide repitore. I would love the chance to serve at your event or special occasion. I can play your piano or bring a keyboard.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
My solo piano services are Disney World are usually for wedding cocktail hours, background for parties and events and some sing along and entertaining. I do not do a stage show. I will add elegance and create a great atmosphere for your event.
Jon Sarta is a Pianist, Composer, Vocalist, and Recording Artist from Clermont, Florida in the greater Orlando area. Currently the Director of Music and Liturgy at Resurrection Catholic Church in Winter Garden, he has served in the music ministry as a Director and Associate Director of Music in the Catholic Church since 1990. He is best known for lively, inspirational interpretations with an influence of Blues, Gospel and Jazz Piano and having a unique ability to get congregations to fully participate in the celebration of the liturgy.
Jon’s educational background includes a BA in Fine Arts and Music from Farleigh Dickenson University, two years of post graduate work at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA with a concentration in Arranging and Music Synthesis, and a Masters of Music from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.
His professional credits include being an on call staff Musician at Walt Disney World since 1989, playing at numerous venues such as; Ragtime Piano on Main Street USA, accompanying at the Hoop De Doo Review Show in Fort Wilderness, Lobby Pianist at the Grand Floridian Hotel, keyboards with the Kids of the Kingdom Band and Pianist/Organist at weddings and receptions.
He was the pianist/Hammond Organist at New Jacobs Chapel in Clermont, FL for two years backing Gospel Choirs. He was also lobby pianist at the Crown Plaza Airport Hotel and played the signature Steinway Grand at Nordstrom’s in Washington D.C. Metro and in Orlando.
Jon is the founder and currently operates MLJ Music; an independent Label with 38 released CD’s sold worldwide in the Classic Jazz, Instrumental piano music and Catholic/Inspirational genres. His Catholic Music Project series is used in many churches across the United States in smaller parishes who do not have the resources to employ a musician. He also teaches private lessons in his Clermont, FL studio, online and is available for bookings and concerts.
Additional Booking Notes
I can either play the piano at the venue (preferred) or bring my keyboard and amplifier. If you need a mic for announcements that is no problem at all. I request that if using the piano at the venue that it be in reasonable condition for playing (in tune, no broken keys).
Past Booked Events
|December 15, 2018 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|December 16, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
|October 07, 2017 • 10:30am - 12:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Old Jazz-Ragtime, Boogie, Blues
I mix a lot of styles and cater to the event
Influences & Inspiration
Jazz Piano - Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Gershwin, Porter,
Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano, Ragtime Piano
Billy Joel, Elton John, Beatles, 70-current pop
Broadway, Jazz Standards
Piano at venue
Keyboard and amp (mine at additional cost)
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