If you are looking for a professional, experienced pianist and singer for your wedding, reception or party, look no further! I enjoy making relaxing, mellow music, but can also turn up the energy in an instant and make toes start tapping. If there is no instrument available for use at your chosen venue, I can provide a good digital piano or arrange for a grand piano to be delivered for your event. These options are available in both indoor and outdoor settings.
I am happy to give advice and answer questions, so feel free to contact me via this website, phone, or email. I look forward to helping make your event truly special and one that you will remember for years to come!
Hey Jon, really glad I found you last minute as my ceremony pianoist. I only send you the draft rundown and type of songs in my mind, and you take care of the rest. Exactly turns out what we have in mind. Thanks for making to the rehearsal as well, again last minute, you super accomodating (even bringing the small keyboard). I would recommend Jon's service to anyone looking for a beautiful music wedding reception. Will send you the video replay once i have them.
Ernest n Elaine
Jonathan was amazing! He was so easy to work with and ensured our big wedding day went as planned. He genuinely cared about the outcome of the event and was very flexible to meet our needs. The input and recommendations he gave were a testament to his experience with wedding events. We couldn't have had anyone better!
Thank you Jonathan:)
Jon played for our mother's 83rd birthday dinner at the Royal Hawaiian Club in beautiful Maunawili valley. His selection and stylings that included singing a few tunes was superb, and was enjoyed by all. Jon's variety of songs is impressive and covered a wide variety of artists and classics. His willingness and ability to play along with some of the selected Sound of Music tunes which were part of the program was easy and smooth. I can definitely recommend Jon for your event.
Jonathan was a pleasure to work with, a consummate professional and passionate musician. We recently engaged Jonathan to support us in creating a intimate 1930's dining event for our closest and most important supporters. Engaging Jonathan for the evening, helped us to create this environment. No only did the guests enjoy the music that he played, but it was clear that he is exceptional at what he does.
Jonathan did a wonderful job not only performing for my surprise marriage proposal but he was also very accommodating. His flexibility and kindness was amazing which definitely made him easy to work with living so far away. I'm not sure how far he will go for gigs but if you're looking for a pianist in Hawaii, he is the guy to call. Thank you!
We had Jon play at our wedding reception on Kauai in April 2014. Throughout the whole process he was always very professional and put in a lot of effort to make sure all of our requests were satisfied in the lead up to the event. Our guests loved his music selection, and it brought a great ambience to the room. I couldn't recommend Jon highly enough, and will definitely be getting him back to play at a future event if possible.
I was blown away by his talent. It was hard to carry on a conversation at times because the "background" music was so good. Seamless transitions from different eras and genres. It's a bonus he is so personable and handsome too
I actually ended up staying at the restaurant that Jon was playing at for a few extra hours. He just kept playing one great song after another! Jon has a lot of variety in his repertoire, from old favorites to modern tunes. He's a passionate, skilled performer and I hope he records an album soon!
One word to describe our experience with Jonathan = INCREDIBLE! He was so easy to work with, prompt in responding and extremely accommodating. I had 3 specific songs that I wanted played for the wedding ceremony and his extensive background experience was prominent as he already knew 2 of them and was eager to learn the other one for me - so awesome!! He continued to play more songs on the piano after the ceremony and all of our guests commented how much they enjoyed his music and how beautiful it was. Thank you, Jonathan!! You are definitely top notch!!
Our son's graduation party last night went from "ordinary" or "extraordinary" with the piano music or Jon Anderson! What a great compliment to the atmosphere. Our guests are still commenting about how much they enjoyed him. He was a hit with everyone, and I certainly am glad that he made our party a class act!!!
Jonathan was extremely helpful and polite working around our schedule and location for a wedding reception. He provides his own piano and was already set up and playing by the time my wife and I arrived. His skills with a piano will be obvious once you hear him play. Not only did he continually change songs to match what we were doing, he willingly accepted an invitation to stay past our arranged timeline and keep playing. We could not be more pleased.
I saw Johnathan perform many times and he is excellent. He is a must see. He is an excellent pianist with an awesome voice. It is always a pleasure to listen and watch him play.
I would highly recommend hiring Jon.
His musical abilities are phenomenal. He has a very large repertoire, reads music, plays by ear, improvises.... He is punctual, organized, gracious, and reliable.
We are extremely fortunate to have someone of his caliber available. I would recommend him to play at any event whether it is formal, or fun and casual.
I would also highly recommended him for studio recording. I am beyond pleased with the work he has done for me, and will continue to work with him.
Jonathan played for our wedding and reception. He did an amazing job! He was easy to contact, accommodating with his schedule/time, and very reasonable with his prices. I would highly recommend him for any event!
Jonathan is a great artist who I enjoy listening to very much. I was able to hear him play at the Kahala, it was a great pleaser to have the joyful Christmas tones played by such a great artist. I would recommend him for any occasion
Jonathan is a true professional! I am convinced that there is no song that he cannot play. He set the perfect mood for the classy atmosphere and played each piece effortlessly! Did I mention that he is quite handsome as well?....
Jonathan added a touch of class to our New Years Eve party. As the night evolved his style of music varied and he provided the perfect background music which was enjoyed by guests of all ages. He was prompt, professional and affordable. I would definitely hire him again.
Price Range: $150 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
I have been playing the piano and singing since I was three years old. Music has always been something I loved very much, so I began studying formally at a fairly young age. Opportunities began presenting themselves for me to begin publicly performing at fifteen years of age, and fell in love with the chance to help people have a great time. The next natural step was to begin pursuing a college degree in the field of music so I started attending the University of Michigan School of Music. I enjoyed performing in the jazz band during my time there, and also honed my technical skills through rigorous classical training. Upon completing my time at U of M, I happily emerged with a music education degree bearing an emphasis in piano performance.
Many varieties of music have influenced me, as I love everything from Bach to rock and everything in-between. There are a few niches that I would say that I have gravitated towards… mostly influenced by the music that I was constantly being asked to play. I found myself enjoying timeless standards with favorites like Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, but yet I also loved the sounds of modern songs by Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Adele, Christina Perri and other leading artists. Songs from Phantom Of The Opera, Les Miserables, Westside Story, Cats are always flowing, as they seem to be favorites among wedding guests and party goers alike. I have also studied Jazz and Blues piano formally and informally for some time, as the energy and style is contagiously fun and compelling.
In summary, you can expect something for everyone when contracting me for musical services. The Eagles, the Beatles, Rachmaninov, your favorite Hawaiian songs, movie themes and an occasional 1930's flashback all await your ears, all presented in musically advanced, pleasing artistry. Of course, I will tailor my song list to fit exactly the audience and amount of energy you request. Most people wind up requesting a mixture so that there will be something for everyone on your guest list.
Having worked with a long list of clients in the last 14 years, I have discovered that people love to have good music at their event, but that they also want to have a good experience with the booking, the payment, the dependability, and appearance of their hired entertainer. There is nothing worse than having your musician arrive late, wearing a crumpled shirt and sputtering apologies about their aunt not picking them up in time. You want someone you can count on.
It is my mission to be as reliable and client-oriented as I am musical and artistic. Thankfully, the result of having performed several hundred gigs across the midwest and now Hawaii is that surprises are more rare. I know what is needed to make things to go smoothly, and I will apply myself diligently to making that happen.
Except for unusual circumstances, (such as traveling in places with poor or nonexistent internet/cellular connectivity,) I respond within 24 hours or less to all inquiries. You can expect to hear back from me promptly with price quotes, explanations of details, and booking instructions.
I look forward to working with you!
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This is an incomplete list, but gives you an idea of some of the songs I play. Clients are always encouraged to make requests, as I am normally able to accommodate anything that is adaptable to piano.
BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME (DION)
NEED YOU NOW (LADY ANTEBELLUM)
HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG
JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (BRUNO MARS)
FROM THIS MOMENT
I'M YOURS (JASON MRAZ)
I DON'T WANT TO MISS A THING
I WANT TO SPEND MY LIFETIME LOVING YOU
AVE MARIA (BACH, SCHUBERT, CACINNI)
I WON'T GIVE UP (MRAZ)
THERE YOU'LL BE (FAITH HILL)
SWAY (MICHAEL BUBLE)
CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT
LOST IN PARADISE
A THOUSAND MILES (VANESSA CARLSON)
LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
MARRY YOU (BRUNO MARS)
HOTEL CALIFORNIA (THE EAGLES)
A THOUSAND YEARS (CHRISTINA PERRI)
THE WAY I AM (INGRID MICHAELSON)
STAND BY ME
A DROP IN THE OCEAN
BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD (RASCAL FLATTS)
TEARS FOR ALICE
JAR OF HEARTS (CHRISTINA PERRI)
SWALLOWS IN FLIGHT
RETURN TO THE HEART
VIVA LA VIDA
TINY DANCER (ELTON JOHN)
LETS CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF
YOU WILL NEVER WALK ALONE
CAN'T HELP LOVING THAT MAN OF MINE
CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME
BEYOND THE SEA
MY FUNNY VALENTINE
GRENADE (BRUNO MARS)
A NEW DAY HAS COME (DION)
FASCINATION (NAT KING COLE)
AINT NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH
BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE
ALL I ASK OF YOU (PHANTOM)
MUSIC OF THE NIGHT
WALKING IN THE AIR
SOUND OF WINGS
THE KEEPER OF THE STARS
YOUR LOVE IS EXTRAVAGANT (CASTING CROWNS)
YOU'RE STILL THE ONE HOW DO I LIVE (LEANN RIMES)
FALL FOR YOU (SECOND HAND SERENADE)
WHEN YOU BELIEVE
COME WHAT MAY (MOULIN ROUGE)
MY WAY (FRANK SINATRA)
I KNEW I LOVED YOU BEFORE I MET YOU (SAVAGE GARDEN)
AIR ON A G STRING (BACH)
BACH PRELUDE IN C MAJOR
RHAPSODY ON A THEME OF PAGGANINI (RACHMANINOV)
LOVE STORY (SWIFT)
CAROL ANN (SMITH)
ALLEMANDE IN E (BACH)
COURANTE IN E (BACH)
ST. LOIUS BLUES (CINCOTTI)
YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE
MY BEST FRIEND (TIM MCGRAW)
SOMEWHERE OUT THERE
I WILL BE HERE (STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN)
MY HEART WILL GO ON (TITANIC)
MY WILD IRISH ROSE
YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME
THE NEARNESS OF YOU
VINCENT (STARRY STARRY NIGHT)
JESU, JOY OF MAN'S DESIRING (BACH)
YOU'RE STILL YOU (WHO CAN SAY FOR CERTAIN)
DESERT RAIN/BEHIND THE WATERFALL
WHEN YOU SAY NOTHING AT ALL
LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE (THEME FROM ICE CASTLES)
O LOVE THAT WILL NOT LET ME GO
YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL TO ME
KISS ME (SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER)
BACK AT ONE (BRIAN MCKNIGHT)
FEELS LIKE HOME TO ME
WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN
YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MADE
RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN ON MY HEAD
HOW SWEET IS TO BE LOVED BY YOU
IN THE AIR TONIGHT
FEELING GOOD (BUBLE)
MY HEART WILL GO ON
BE CAREFUL IT'S MY HEART (NAT KING COLE)
I WILL WAIT FOR YOU
CLOSE TO YOU (CARPENTERS)
MARRY ME (TRAIN)
CANON IN D
SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES
DON'T KNOW WHY (NORAH JONES)
THE EXODUS (JAZZ)
SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
DON'T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE
O SOLE MIO
GIRL FROM IMPANEMA
BALI HAI (SOUTH PACIFIC)
WHERE DO I BEGIN
THE HEART SEEKS PLEASURE FIRST
WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN
LEAN ON ME
LOVE OF MY LIFE (JIM BRICKMAN)
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE
IN MY LIFE (BEATLES)
THE POWER OF LOVE
CAN'T HELP FALLIN IN LOVE
A MOMENT LIKE THIS (KELLY CLARKSTON)
YOUR STILL THE ONE
FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND
LOVE ME TENDER
WALK TO REMEMBER - ONLY HOPE
REGRESA A MI
THE GIFT (JIM BRICKMAN)
COLDER WEATHER (ZAC BROWN)
I BELIEVE I CAN FLY
BECAUSE YOU LOVE ME (DION AND MESSENA)
FLY ME TO THE MOON
THIS WILL BE (AN EVERLASTING LOVE) (NATALIE COLE)
SAVING ALL MY LOVE FOR YOU
GOD MUST HAVE SPENT A LITTLE MORE TIME ON YOU
THE LUCKIEST (BEN FOLDS)
TO MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE
YOU ARE LOVED (DON'T GIVE UP)
HOW DO I LIVE
RED SAILS IN THE SUNSET
HEART AND SOUL
GOOD NIGHT SWEETHEART
ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE
PENNIES FROM HEAVEN
LOVE STORY (WHERE DO I BEGIN) (WESTSIDE STORY)
LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART
SMILE (UNCLE KRACKER)
THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT
THOSE WERE THE DAYS
SHINE ON HARVEST MOON
ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
A WHOLE NEW WORLD
THE WEDDING SONG (THERE IS LOVE)
THE POWER OF LOVE
IN THE ARMS OF THE ANGEL
HEY JUDE (BEATLES)
I DREAMED A DREAM (LES MISERABLES)
BRING HIM HOME (LES MISERABLES)
RING OF FIRE SHE'S MY KIND OF RAIN (TIM MCGRAW)
LET IT BE
and many more...
Influences & Inspiration
Gershwin, Norah Jones, Peter Cincotti, Harry Conick, Jr., Frank Sinatra, Jamie Cullum, Diana Krall, Josh Groban, Eva Cassidy, Michael Buble, Il Divo, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Elton John, Billy Joel, Chic Korea, IZ Kamakawiwo'ole, Coldplay, Maroon 5, Jon Schmidt, The Piano Guys, David Lanz, Yiruma, Jim Brickman, David Foster, Dean Martin, Michel Camillo, Astor Piazzola, Sergie Rachmaninov, J.S. Bach, Keith and Kristen Getty, Chris Tomlin, David Crowder Band, Hillsong, many more...
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