Brian McGravey is a professional pianist with a large repertoire of solo piano pieces. Styles include: jazz, classical, pop, rock, holiday music, and more! Brian will gladly come and play the piano at the venue, or bring a keyboard and amplification if necessary. He can provide music for weddings, cocktail hour, corporate events, holiday parties, or any type of event you have in mind. With his extensive repertoire, he could fill as much time as 4+ hours of music.
Price Range: $100 and up
Gig Length: 10 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
When you hire Brian for your event you can expect an elegant array of solo piano music encompassing many genres including: classical, jazz, holiday music and more! Whether you need background music for a dinner party/corporate event, or a featured soloist for an intimate performance, Brian will deliver a high-quality polished performance tailored to your needs and desires. A keyboard and amplification may be supplied if there is not a piano on site.
Brian McGravey is a multi-instrumentalist with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Business from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. At Umass Lowell he concentrated on jazz and classical piano. He performs all over New England with various musical acts ranging from solo performances, to weddings, to tribute bands. Brian is also the author of a 5-book piano series titled: "Learn Piano: A Complete Guide from Beginner to Pro". He is also a composer, and has released 3 solo albums, 3 full band albums, and one single.
Additional Booking Notes
If there is a piano at the venue, nothing is needed other than the piano itself and a piano bench (or other suitable chair).
If there is no piano on-site, a 5' by 6' space is required for keyboard and amp set up as well as 2 standard wall outlets.
Solo Piano Repertoire:
Dozens of classical piano pieces by: Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Liszt, Handel etc.
Dozens of Jazz Standards including: Autumn Leaves, Take the A Train, All of Me, All of You, Dolphin Dance, Freddie Freeloader, So What, and many more by composers such as: Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Bill Evans etc.
Dozens of original pieces of solo piano music (1-2 hours worth).
Can also create jazz arrangements of modern and classic pop songs.
Influences & Inspiration
Influences by Genre (since the solo performance may differ by genre)"
Classical: Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Bach, Brahms, Handel...
Jazz: Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum...
Pop/Rock: Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Billy Joel, Rick Wakeman, Jordan Rudess, the Beatles...
1 Acoustic piano OR a 5' by 6' performance space with 2 standard wall outlets
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