I am a Singer Pianist, I perform popular, standard songs from the 20's to present and have my own equipment if a piano is not available. I perform wedding ceremony, parties, private events, fund raisers, restaurants or hotels.
Price Range: $200.00 and up
Gig Length: 120 - 500 minutes
What to Expect
Standard/ Popular Show tunes from the 20's to the 60's with standard piano performance.
Background perform for dining or party events.
2 speakers with stands, a microphone if singing is requested.
An electric keyboard if needed, provides grand piano, electric piano sound.
Engagements include active performances in many different styles with concentration in improvised composition for live performance. Robert Lee began his piano music ability as a child composing improvisations by ear and was at the age of 8 began touring with a boys choir with church programs and piano lessons. In 1978 he moved to NYC, their he studied classical and jazz piano with Rosemary Sutherland, Julliard School of Music, Gus Mancini, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, jazz and jazz band, classical piano with the late Esther Selinsky, and Jazz Piano with Jazz Pianists Michael Stevens. In 1983 he moved to Dallas, Texas, their he works parties, private events, weddings.
Additional Booking Notes
Lighting requirements for reading music. Piano reading lamp provided.
Staging can be various in room, background, or an actual stage.
A music stand.
A small table
For a ceremony, I will play the Wedding march, Bridal March.
Before the ceremony begins:
I will play and sing songs that are Standard Jazz Show Tunes from the 20's - 70's. I do not sing Rock songs. I am a romantic jazz pianists with songs from Duke Ellington, Jerome Kerns, Ned Washington, Rogers and Hart, Billy Strayhorn, with instrumental songs from any of the above, and including Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Dave Brubeck etc.
Song List examples :
Satin Doll, All the Things You Are, All of You, Dearly Beloved, On the Sunny Side of the Street, You are Too Beautiful, What a Wonderful World, Here's that Rainy Day Again, Smile, At Last, Ghost of a Chance with You.
Influences & Inspiration
Popular influences are : Beatles, Leon Russell, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Duke Ellington, Kurt Elling, Karin Allison, Bobbie McFerrin, Thomas "Fats" Waller, George Shearing, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett.
1 or 2 electric 2 Speakers 2 stand, 1 or 2 keyboards with music stands, 1 microphone stand, 1 reading lamp, 1 small table,
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