You deserve the best GigSalad can offer - a musician with talent, personality, and professionalism - who can guarantee to set the perfect mood for your event.
As a keyboardist and singer, I've performed at thousands of events. With over 2000 songs in my repertoire, I deliver music ALL your guests will love.
I am now offering a FREE Skype/Facetime video chat session with prospective clients, where you can hear and see me perform in real time, ask me any questions, etc....
...with NO obligation to book! I'm confident you won't find a better quality performer on GigSalad!
Price Range: $300 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 360 minutes
Languages: English, Russian, Spanish
What to Expect
I can play a fully instrumental show for your cocktail hour... or provide light background piano/vocal music for your dinner... or offer a full on dance set (including requests) with piano and vocals.
My repertoire includes over 2000 songs (see the full list at my website) and is always growing.
Paul Goldman is an acclaimed pianist, singer, and music instructor from Chicagoland. His incredible versatility is the result of lifelong musical study. A master sightreader as well as ear player, Paul has performed solo and alongside Chicago's most in-demand Dueling Pianos and jobbing bands, playing at hundreds of weddings, birthdays, parties, and corporate functions.
Born in Moscow, Russia, Paul began playing the piano at age 4. Throughout his childhood, Paul expanded his musical understanding by listening to as much music as he could get his hands on. He graduated from Columbia College in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Urban Pop. At Columbia, Paul performed alongside many established artists including bass virtuoso Christian McBride, drummer Peter Erskine (Weather Report), Fred Wesley (trombonist for James Brown), Kevin Eubanks (leader of the Tonight Show Band), and Charlie Sexton (guitarist for Bob Dylan).
Paul has worked with an eclectic selection of musicians in the Chicagoland area. Here are some of the great local artists Paul has worked with: Classic rock cover band Second Time Around, Russian Cabaret singer Tanya Melamed, Rapper Psalm One, Klezmer band Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Alternative/Reggae/Jam band Flow Theory, and Argentine Bandoneon virtuoso Richard Scofano.
Some of the restaurants and bars Paul has played at include: The Zebra Lounge, Seasons 52, The Redhead, Hugo's Frog Bar, City Winery, Rivers Casino, and MANY more. Paul currently teaches piano & music theory lessons, performs at dozens of Chicagoland senior living communities, and is a regular entertainer at the Rhythm Room (Evanston) and Big Shot Piano Lounge (Arlington Heights). Make sure to check out the calendar to find out when you can see Paul perform next!
Additional Booking Notes
I can use an onsite piano/keyboard, microphone, speaker, and accessories -- or provide my own.
I use a Nord Stage 2 or Casio Privia PX-5S keyboard, QSC K10 speaker, and Shure Beta 58A Vocal microphone.
Popular music from the 1920s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, and today!
Rock, rap, reggae, country, blues, jazz, classical, international ... even EDM and metal!
See the complete list at (link hidden)
Influences & Inspiration
Beatles, Billy Joel, Elton John, Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald, Ben Folds... too many to name here!
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