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Richard Shapiro

Richard Shapiro

2 reviews

About Richard Shapiro

Multi Instrumentalist ,Steel Drum Band, Classical Guitarist, Pianist and Accordionist. I perform all types of music , Caribbean, pop. Reggae, Jazz, Romantic, Latin, Brazilian, International, classical, I work with back tracks,
My setup can be light ,small speaker, Ipad, and steel Pan, Guitar, keyboard, or accordion or combination, or for venues with alot of guests , I can provide a larger setup. Two speakers, with instrument combination. I sometimes play keyboards and steel pan at the same time. left hand keys and right hand steel pan.
I can play all requests as long as given enough notice in advance to arrange, write, and rehearse the music no matter how complex the song is.




Verified Review

Business DINNER

By Edgar O. on March 8, 2014

Wonderful opportunity to entretaint our business associates, bossa nova, jazz, Latin and the oldoliest make our night wonderful

Hired as: Jazz Pianist
Verified Review

amazing pianist

By Kristina F. on February 25, 2014

I am getting nothing but compliments from my wedding guests on how beautifully Richard played. He even took the time to video the song I requested to walk down the aisle to before my wedding! Definitely will use him again for future events!

Hired as: Pianist

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 5 - 720 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Unions: Independent


A mixture of caribbean , calypso, Reggae, Brazilian, Latin , and Island music.


I have taught myself steel drums. I started on Piano and Accordion at the age of 6,
but the taste of music has changed so I am now concentrating on my steel drum performance. Having studied classical and jazz piano I am now applying this to steel drums.
A very nice change of style from the piano, This is a more of a percussive instrument which has allowed me to express my music in a different manner. I am working on several steel drum cds. One is classical , geared to wedding ceremonies the other a caribbean , Soca type that will consist of my originals.
Currently studying the classical guitar., I find this instrument to be the most difficult that I have studied. Working on my masters in guitar performance.

Past Booked Events

Apr 28, 2014 Religious Celebration
Mar 07, 2014 Private Party
Feb 23, 2014 Wedding Ceremony

The team providing the talent:

Jerry Head

Synthesizer performer

Isaac Gutman

Bass player

Marty Fried

Tenor, alto, clarinet, flute

Randy Stevens

Trumpet Drums, vocals,

Eddie Schriebman



Singer, Entertainer, Violinist

Moca Mons


Elie Naim

Classical guitarist,

Dave Brubeck


Mike Gold


Alex Mikolovsky


Paul Shushuk

Bass Player

Eli Kopelman

Sound Tech,

Set List

All types of Caribbean music,

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with Richard Shapiro to find out what their setup requirements are.

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