Ever since I graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music, I've been performing at all manner of events. I can play any popular, contemporary, or classic music for your wedding, bar mitzvah, benefit, or party. Requests welcome!
I also run Bossa PDX, a Portland-based bossa nova and Brazilian jazz band. Our instrumentation is vocals, piano, flute or sax, guitar, bass, and drums. More info at (link hidden)
I scheduled Kerry after a last-minute cancellation after which she graciously agreed to step in. I knew she was professional and very well trained, but I was not prepared for the sheer scope of expertise she displayed. She wove together several jazz standards with new, always-entertaining improvisations, with a level of skill I have not seen in entertainers at my workplace before. My residents were immediately hooked and sad when the performance ended. Would book again in a heartbeat.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
Here is what you can expect - a professional, reliable pianist who communicates with you regarding your needs and arrives 20-30 minutes before the event (or earlier, if keyboards and amplifiers are involved). When I perform with a group, we all adhere to the same standards of professionalism. I take pride in what I do.
A New England Conservatory of Music graduate, Kerry Politzer plays a wide variety of piano music, from classical to Broadway to Brazilian jazz. She spent many years gigging around New York City before moving to Portland, where she currently serves as an adjunct instructor in the music department at Portland State University.
Past Booked Events
|November 30, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Dinner Party|
I can really play any material you desire, from Cole Porter to Coldplay!
Influences & Inspiration
My favorite musicians are Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter, Thelonious Monk, Milton Nascimento, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Joni Mitchell, Inara George, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Bill Evans (the pianist), Elis Regina, Chico Buarque, the Wailin' Jennies, Shawn Colvin, and many more...
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