Matthew Casey is one of the NW’s premier Swing Era crooners/pianists. His dynamic voice and keyboard artistry have taken him across the country and into diverse live settings, studio work, and extensive radio and television performance. Closer to home, Matthew has played numerous venues such as Pittock Mansion, the Portland Golf Club, the Benson Hotel, served on the piano staff at Lloyd Center Nordstrom, and as a frequent featured entertainer at Portland International Airport (PDX). His rich musical expression and warm, entertaining style are much loved by all his listeners, and are a perfect fit for parties, concerts, and wherever top-notch crooning and jazz piano are in demand.
Matthew was the perfect entertainment for our Valentine's Banquet.
Mathew's piano playing and singing was the perfect addition to our cocktail party. Over the years, I've had piano players at numerous parties both in Los Angeles and Portland. Without taking anything away from the Portland talent, I have to say that the LA entertainers were generally a step ahead of the Portland talent...not surprising given LA's proximity to the "industry." Chris, however, is an exception for Portland. He is as good as any piano player/singer I hired in LA. Would definitely hire him again!
Response from Matthew Casey, Swing Era Pianist/Crooner:
Thanks so much for the warm feedback, Charlie! I'm so glad the music was a great fit for the event, and I look forward to being of service again when the time is right.
Price Range: $150 - $1,200
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
"Matthew is clearly top-notch in every area! He is very talented, as well as professional and thoughtful in all ways. He gave us the perfect background and dancing music for our birthday party and has our HIGHEST recommendation and thanks for helping to make a very special event." ~ Margie C., Beaverton
“…you have a great voice, style and presence…” Greta B. Entertainment Coordinator, PDX
"...Thank you so much for helping to make our party such a big success. Everyone loved your music!” ~ Mary V.S., Vancouver
"You should be on Broadway – your voice competes with anyone on the stage there.” ~ Diana L., New York
Matthew offers professional vocals and/or jazz piano services for: parties, receptions, dinners, cruises, holiday events, concerts, and more. Matthew also offers a Swing Duo (with jazz trumpet or sax) and a Swing Trio (Duo jazz drums), wherein he uses some of Portland's very finest musicians. Whether solo or with one of his combos, the music is Swing, the sound is classic, and the presentation is strictly first-class.
You'll find out why listeners routinely call Matthew one of the NW's finest male crooners.
Additional Booking Notes
Artist is able to bring all equipment necessary for both larger or smaller venues (from small room up to several hundred people). Also has Yamaha digital keyboard for venues without a piano.
Past Booked Events
|February 07, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Dinner Party|
|December 14, 2013||Christmas Party|
Offering several hundred tunes (plus Christmas and Patriotic tunes) in repertoire. Typical set list might include:
New York, New York - Sinatra
L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
I Left My Heart in San Francisco - Tony Bennett
Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington
Moon River - Andy Williams
The Way You Look Tonight - Fred Astaire (and many others)
Fly Me to the Moon - Sinatra w/ Count Basie
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
Mack the Knife - Louis Armstrong/Bobby Darin
Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole
All the Way - Sinatra
And many more...
Influences & Inspiration
Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Vince Guaraldi, McCoy Tyner, Keith Green
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