I'm a pop pianist who plays the NJ, PA, DE, area mostly. Currently I play most weekends (Friday or Saturday) at the Oyster Point hotel in Red Bank NJ. Also, private functions and senior centers which are also a great pleasure.
From 2005 to May 2008 I played at Nordstrom Department Store in the Menlo Park Mall in Edison NJ. I have played for The Blue Bay Inn Hotel Lounge in the Atlantic Highlands NJ and Steakhouse 85 in New Brunswick NJ as well. When I get the opportunity I also play the great American standards with a trio of piano, bass, drums.
My repertoire consists of a little bit of everything from classical, ragtime, standards, Broadway, seventies & eighties etc....
We had 60 people for a party at our home. We had a chef, servers, bartenders, and the music was made by Scott. He is simply an awesome pianist and entertainer. Every single guest asked for his information for their parties. The kids were dancing, elders singing and everyone in between was swooning.....Beyond Great Soriee!
Scott played all types of music. Everyone enjoyed. Would highly recommend him. A great addition to any party
Scott exceeded expectations and made my rehearsal dinner one to remember! Guests were so impressed by his talent, and all of the songs he played. He showed up early, he stayed late, and we will recommend him to all friends and family!!!
In one word..... GREAT!!!
Scott was absolutely wonderful. He was professional, friendly, and a great keyboard player. We received many compliments on his playing. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a piano and/or keyboard player. He was set up before we arrived, and you didn't even notice him breaking down and leaving. Very, very professional. We enjoyed his talents immensely.
Will be hiring Scott again to play Piano at the restaurant.
Each table of diners were delighted to listen to him and were still able to hold their own conversations. He performed a nice range of song stylings for all musical tastes. Well done Scott.
Scott played the cocktail hour at our wedding reception, and every guest was blown away by how beautiful the music was. Not just that, but the song selection was spot-on. It added SO MUCH to the experience. ALSO, I made a few last minute song requests (which weren't exactly mainstream choices!) and he LEARNED THEM and played them BEAUTIFULLY! I cannot say enough wonderful things about Scott. As far as I'm concerned, if you're looking for a pianist for your event, I can't imagine anyone providing a better, more pleasurable experience than Scott. THANK YOU!
Price Range: $150 - $500 per event
Gig Length: 60 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
I try to play a bit of everything for people if they are ok with it. Light classical pieces, the great standards, Broadway, ragtime, jazz, 60'-70' music as well as some hits of today.
Depending on what type of room I'm playing I will gernally play a bit of everyting mentioned above. I'm also open to taking requests or even having a sing along if the people so desire.
I like to play a combination of upbeat tunes followed by something along the lines of a ballad but that will change depending on the mood of the audience. Many times folks enjoy a few more upbeat tunes.
My style of play is along the lines of pop with elements of jazz and classical interspersed. I enjoy all types of music from classical to rock so I've picked up these influences along the way.
My introduction to music started with my father who played the Hammond organ for enjoyment. At the age of 7 I became interested in it as well and began to learn the fundamentals of music through the instrument. I became familiar with the great standards as well as what was the "rock & roll" era of the 60's and 70's.
Around the age of 12 I became interested in the piano as well and my parents were kind enough to let me start classical piano for a period of time. After having studied the piano I began to include some classical and ragtime music as well.
I started playing out a little bit in the late 1990's and just kept going. I have had the opportunity to play all over the tri state area. I've played functions in many well known places such as the Waldorf Astoria, the Kitano Hotel and the Water Club in NYC as well as the Somerset Palace in NJ and Penn Ryn Mansion in Pennsylvania. In 2003 I played solo piano at the Cornerstone Cafe for a year in Metuchen NJ as well. I continue to play all over the northeast for all types of functions.
Upcoming Booked Events
|June 29, 2019 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|February 16, 2019 • 4:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday Party|
|January 05, 2019 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Party|
|August 17, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Dinner Party|
|December 31, 2016 • 9:30pm - 11:00pm||House Party|
|December 23, 2016 • 1:30pm - 3:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 02, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Dinner Party|
|October 22, 2016 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Weekly/Recurring Performance|
|August 20, 2016||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|April 02, 2016||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
All of Me
Theme from "Chariots of Fire"
Just The Way You Are
All The Things You Are
For Once In My Life
Something About The Way You Look Tonight
You and I
Basin Street Blues
Can't Help Lovin Dat Man of Mine
I'll Be Seeing You
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Polka Dots and Moonbeams
The Entertainer (Scott Joplin)
Song in the Sand
Somewhere My Love
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Bennie and the Jets
Here's That Rainy Day
I Can't Get Started
The Lady Is A Tramp
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Little Girl Blue
I Got Rhythm
Take the A-Train
I Want Love
Theme From "Laura"
If I Loved You
Stray Cat Strut
Third Man Theme
Surrey With the Fringe On Top
10th Avenue Freezeout
Hundreds of others!!!!!
Influences & Inspiration
Roger Williams, Bob Ralston, Erroll Garner, Vladimir Horowitz, Liberace, many others.
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