Yes, I’ve been called "a mother's favorite Jazz pianist" – and not just by my own mother.
Hi, I’m Patrick. I love jazz piano because it's infectious. It can add just the right mood to your special event. If you would like to amplify your guests' enjoyment, add ambience, and create buzz, I would love to play for you. Prompt and professional, I am available for events throughout New York and New Jersey.
Patrick was amazing at our party. As the guests were arriving and during dinner we asked him to play some jazz tunes. After dinner he played some well known piano bar songs and did a number of special requests. It was great to see everyone singing along and enjoying themselves just like going to a piano bar. He is very professional and accommodating. I would highly recommend for anyone looking to do something similar.
Patrick did a fantastic job for our event! We hired Patrick to play background jazz and American songbook pieces for our 30th wedding anniversary celebration. We wanted soft background music and some songs (with vocals) easy to dance to. Patrick listened and provided exactly what we wanted. As a bonus, he was a pleasure to deal with --he was prompt, set up without a fuss and played most of the afternoon, with little break time. He was also available for emails/calls beforehand regarding our questions/issues. A number of our guests complimented us on our choice of musicians. Having him certainly added to our celebration. We highly recommend Patrick without hesitation.
Patrick was great to deal with from start to finish. He showed up prior to the event to set up and was ready to go as soon as guests began arriving. He played the perfect mix if music! He got everyone dancing and singing -- just what we wanted. On top of being a talented piano player, he has. A great voice and can play guitar too!
Patrick was a huge hit and we highly recommend hiring him if you want wonderful music played by a complete professional.
I was looking for some live entertainment to add a touch of class to a summertime party, and booked Patrick after catching a number of his impressive performances. Patrick provided exactly the kind of beautiful instrumental jazz piano that I had in mind, striking the perfect balance between virtuosity and restraint on music ranging from classic jazz standards to jazzy solo piano arrangements of pop songs. He arrived exactly when promised, swiftly set up, and stored all of his cases and bags out of sight long before any guests arrived. Contrary to the popular imagination of a lackadaisical, slovenly musician, Patrick was impeccably dressed, and carried himself as a true professional.
As the night went on, my guests got a little... shall we say... "socially lubricated", and began to request more upbeat pop and rock music; much to everybody's amazement, Patrick was more than able to comply! He was able to fill an astonishing number and variety of requests, and was able to lead the increasingly enthusiastic crowd in quite a few singalongs. Even (I kid not) "Freebird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Patrick was even able to provide an extra set at a reasonable fee, which I was more than happy to pay to keep the party going.
Needless to say, my guests and I were thrilled with Patrick's skill and professionalism. I would absolutely and without hesitation recommend him for any occasion or venue.
Patrick played a wonderful variety of contemporary & old standards that I would not have believed he knew & played them beautifully. His singing added an extra special touch. He adapts to any situation like a true professional. Our guests were impressed & he was hired on the spot by one for his upcoming event.
Patrick was great to work with. We had an engagement party for my daughter and wanted some background piano music. Patrick came recommended to me from a friend who had used him in the past and he played for 4 hours. He was very professional and the music was terrific. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a piano player.
Piano brings a smile to people's faces and warmth to their hearts. Singing along, tears of joy, loved ones dancing—now that’s a memorable party! I’d love to help make your event enjoyable, personal and memorable.
Specializing in jazz, I have been playing piano for 15 years. I've played at cocktail hours, engagement parties, anniversary parties, awards dinners and corporate events. My wide and varied set list includes everything from the classic standards of Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong to the beautiful melodies of The Beatles and Billy Joel.
Have specific songs in mind? Special requests? I'd be happy to customize the ideal set list to make your night perfect.
I take great pride in my promptness and professionalism—and I’m always willing to go the extra mile to make my clients happy. When you contact me, expect prompt communication and an easy process:
1. You contact me: Tell me what type of event you’re planning, when it is, where it is, how long you would like me to play, and if you will have any special requests.
2. I promptly give you a quote: I typically charge $150 for the first hour and $100 thereafter. Rates may be slightly higher with travel, but please contact me for a customized quote.
3. You say yes (easy choice!), and I start preparing your special requests. We can chat on the phone to iron out details, and I will arrive early to your scheduled event ready to play and dressed to the nines.
Ready for a wonderful event that is enhanced by great music? I look forward to hearing from you.
Past Booked Events
|January 06, 2018 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Party|
|May 16, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|March 06, 2015||Birthday Party|
|November 01, 2014||Birthday Party|
|July 13, 2014||Birthday Party|
|June 01, 2014||Other|
|March 08, 2014||Birthday Party|
|Patrick Rienzo||Jazz Pianist|