I will play Jazz Standards, popular music, and some original music on my keyboard or on the piano at your venue.
I happened to come across this website and saw Philip Adair's page. He blessed me with his talent five years ago, and I am still enjoying the fruits of his labor and still cherishing the memory of his showing up for our appointment dressed not in the slovenly, oversized clothing many young people wear today--even on job interviews--but in a neat suit and tie. I would have hired him for his appearance alone! (Lol) But he offered much more than neat grooming and polite manners. Philip took a melody I had composed about Coretta Scott King and turned it into a score that matched--and exceeded--my vision ("The Kings' Queen: A Song for Coretta Scott King," which you can find on YouTube and which I am posting, with a new video, on the date of this review). Because the song's subject is a woman who is a product of the 1950s and the Protestant church, my song has that old-old-school flavor--so it is not Philip's normal style. Yet, he was able to find the notes to match the elevated Black-church style the piece demanded. And he did it for a great price and by exhibiting much patience in capturing the melody as I heard it in my head. I highly recommend him!
Perfect for our party after rehearsal dinner. Wonderful musician, great selection of songs., very accommodating Highly recommend Philip!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
Jazz, 70's & 80's Soul, R&B/Neo-Soul, Top 40 and Radio hits, original music and free-form Jazz improvisation.
I am an Atlanta native, and I've been playing professionally for over 10 years.
I started playing classical piano at age 7 and got into jazz in high school. I went to college for music, spending some years in Memphis, TN, and then in Austin, TX, playing with various bands as well as by myself as a solo act while going to school. I received a Bachelor's degree in music from Huston-Tillotson University in May of 2012.
Since moving back to the Atlanta area in 2012, I have been performing in corporate bands, as well as attending the occasional jam session and performing at hotels and other venues. I play music from a diverse array of genres, from Jazz to 70's Soul to R&B to Top 40 and Radio hits - so you might expect to hear songs by Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Elton John, Bruno Mars, Ceelo Green and others, as well as my own original music and free-form Jazz improvisation.
Additional Booking Notes
For larger events I will provide my own sound equipment for a fee.
Past Booked Events
|April 30, 2018 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||House Party|
|March 31, 2017 • 8:30pm - 10:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|August 29, 2015||Dinner Dance|
|September 01, 2014||Private Party|
4 AM –Herbie Hancock
All of Me
All the things you are
Body and Soul
Bye Bye Black Bird
Corcovado (Quiet Nights…)
Girl from Ipanema
God Bless the Child
Green Dolphin Street
I Could Write a Book
In a Sentimental Mood
In my Solitude
Like Someone in Love
My favorite things
My funny valentine
A Night in Tunisia
Little B’s Poem
Someday my prince will come
Song for My Father
Take the A train
Waltz for Debby
Alicia Keys - Unbreakable, If I Ain't Got You, Falling,
Ceelo Green - Crazy (Gnarls Barkley), Fool for You, F*** You
Rihanna - Umbrella, Oh Na Na (say my name), Please don't stop the music
Jasmine Sullivan - Need U Bad, Bust yo Windows
Beyonce - Love On Top, Irreplaceable, Crazy in Love, Deja Vu, Me Myself and I
Sunshine Anderson - Heard it All Before
Maxwell - Ascension
John Legend - All Of Me, Ordinary People, They don't have to know, Green Light, Tonight, Used to Love You, Wake Up Everybody
Jill Scott - Calls, Slowly Surely, The Way, It's Love, Long Walk, He Loves Me
Erykah Badu - Back in the Day (Puff), Bag Lady, Tyrone, Other Side of the Game, Window Seat, Penitentiary Philosophy, Time’s A Wastin’,
Musiq - Love, Just Friends, Forthenight, Half Crazy, MomentinLife (ft. Ceelo & Kindred Family)
D'Angelo - Feel Like Makin' Love (Roberta Flack), Brown Sugar, Spanish Joint, Untitled (How does it Feel), Cruisin (Smokey Robinson), Send it On, Your my Lady, Sh*t Damn M*F*
Earth Wind & Fire: September, Let's Groove, Can't Hide Love, In the Stone, Way of the World
Michael Jackson: Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough, Rock With You, Billie Jean, Beat It, Thriller, Smooth Criminal, The Way You Make Me Feel, Man In The Mirror, You Are Not Alone, Off The Wall, I Can’t Help It, PYT, Baby Be Mine, Shake you body Down (Dance and Shout), Remember The Time, I'll Be There, I Want You Back, Stop the love you save, Butterflies
Stevie Wonder: Ribbon In The Sky, Overjoyed, All I Do, As, Don’tcha Worry Bout A Thang, Sir Duke, I Wish, Summer Soft, Isn’t She Lovely, Superstition, Do I Do, My Cherie Amor, You Are The Sunshine Of My Life, Golden Lady, Master Blaster (Jammin)
Chaka Khan: I Feel For You, Ain’t Nobody, Through The Fire, Sweet Thang, Tell Me Something Good (Rufus)
Prince: I Wanna Be Your Lover, Kiss, When Doves Cry, Purple Rain, Diamonds And Pearls, 1999
Frankie Beverly & MAZE: Before I Let Go, Happy Feelings, We Are One
Rick James: Give it to me Baby, Ghetto Life, Mary Jane, Superfreak
GAP Band: Yearning, Early in the Morning, You dropped the bomb on me, Outstanding
Bob Marley: Three Little Birds, I shot the Sherriff, Waiting in Vain, Get Up Stand Up, Buffalo Soldier
Influences & Inspiration
Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson, Joe Henderson, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Rick James, Prince, Elton John, Bruno Mars, Ceelo Green, Alicia Keys, D'Angelo, Erykah Badu
P.A. system for large venues only (ballroom size)