Tanner Palmer is a preferred solo pianist of choice for weddings, private and corporate events in the Denver metro area.
Playing piano exclusively by ear since age 4, Tanner's services are couture, with tailored performances to fit the tastes and styles of each individual client.
Tanner has performed on piano at affluent, private and fine events around the greater Denver, Colorado area.
Rates are by appearance - not by the hour, and are reached after all requests, requirements, and expectations are openly discussed and taken into account.
Indulge in that extra touch of class by booking Tanner today!
Tanner was professional, talented and just a pleasure to have at our formal evening wedding. He is also very accommodating to your needs. I could not have been more pleased with his beautiful ambient music. It added so much to the atmosphere. I am so glad that he was apart of our wedding. Thank you Tanner , your just amazing !
Tanner was incredibly professional and so easy to work with! We chatted by phone a few months before the wedding date, and Tanner took detailed notes of my preferences for the music for the ceremony. He immediately understood the vision that I was hoping for in terms of the ceremony music. On the day of the wedding, Tanner arrived early and stayed until all the guests had departed, and provided beautiful ceremony music the entire time. He worked very well with my wedding coordinators, and was polite and professional with every interaction. We would highly recommend Tanner for any wedding music needs!
Tanner was absolutely fantastic! As an out of town bride I was having issues booking a pianist but as soon as I spoke with him I knew everything would be alright. Working with him was super easy. He is so straight forward and professional. All of my guests were blown away by his performance. He help make my wedding absolutely fantastic and I am so thankful he was apart of my big day. I highly recommend him for anything you may need.
Response from Tanner Palmer:
Samantha, it was truly an honor to perform for you and Joey on the grand piano! Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your wedding day and thank you so much for your kind words of recommendation.
gifted, talented and knows how to work the crowd. We just had another party 12/30 and Tanner entertained two years in a row. There were about 80 guests present. We received overwhelming reviews from our guests about Tanner's playing and his reportoire. I think we will pre-book for next year
Very talented provided wonderful music
Very professional and aware
Tanner is professional and very kind. His music is just right for background or easy listening. Very beautiful.
Thank you, Tanner, for playing for our party.
I already sent & answered this survey over a week ago. But I'll do it one more time: Tanner was prompt and efficient. His piano music was beautiful and enjoyed by all.
He played at our daughters cocktail hour on her wedding day(Sept. 23, 2017).
Tanner was the pianist for 2 family memorial services in the last 4 months. The events were very different and he stepped up and did an amazing job. For the 2nd event the also did a vocal and it was beautiful. Tanner is not only very talented he is a very caring person and handled our situations with compassion and love. Thank you
Tanner did such an amazing job. I was so pleased with his work, and I absolutely loved his composition of my bridal processional song. Tanner was professional, easy to work with, and played beautifully.
we had a party at our house for about 80 people. Tanner was wonderful. He was very professional and our guests were entertained and impressed. I think he's gonna be the pianist for all of our future events!
Tanner, thank you for joining us at our event and playing a great variety of music. The sound was great and you are such a light! You were professional and a delight to work with... I highly recommend using Tanner for any event you have a need for music!
If you're looking for a true artist, you've found one! Tanner played for residents and guests at our Holiday Party and we were all blown away by his talent. He helped make the night especially magical and memorable, and we would love to have him back! Thank you, Tanner!
Tanner plays beautifully and fit our venue perfectly! We had a Christmas party and wanted background music and he did a great job! Thank you, Tanner.
We met Tanner at a bridal show and were impressed right away. We waited several months before contacting him, but when we were ready to book him, he was ready to help us. He guided us through the booking process and professional, but also personable and friendly. His music style is pretty fantastic. He learned a couple songs for us and when he performed them at our wedding, we had no idea the songs would sound as good as they did - totally amazing style. He made the songs his own.
I definitely recommend Tanner.
Response from Tanner Palmer:
Shawn, it was a pleasure working with you and your lovely bride. The wedding event was truly wonderful. I am thankful that you thought of me as your wedding pianist!
Tanner provided the background music for our unusual corporate event of financial TED-style talks set in a nature photography gallery. His choices of music and transitions from one piece to the next were flawless. Tanner demonstrated his flexibility by agreeing to play some short "musical chairs" music interspersed between talks - something we had not discussed when he agreed to the gig. Tanner was punctual, professional, pleasant, and flexible to the needs of the event. I highly recommend Tanner for your private or corporate event.
His music was absolutely beautiful. It was perfect. It honestly could not have been better. He was charming, very timely in communicating and was able to offer what we wanted showing adaptability. We didn't anticipate any song requests, but he told us if he knew the song, he'd play it... and he did just that! Fantastic.
We hired him to play at our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner reception. He played everything we wanted to hear and was really easy to work with.
What to Expect
Tanner's piano music can best be described as thoughtful, emotional, nostalgic, diverse, and for lack of a better term, "couture". Some of Tanner's musical influences are Yanni, Danny Wright, Michael Buble, Jim Brickman, The Andrew Sisters, Glenn Miller, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Kander & Ebb, Rogers & Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Each performance is tailored to fit the tastes and styles of his patrons in addition to the atmosphere of the event at hand. Tanner's music never over powers the event or venue. The music is meant to add to the aura of the event or venue with sensitivity to the nature of the event or venue and not detract from it.
Tanner's musical signature is two fold. He has mastered the art of blending music from song to song creating one continuous medley, thus contributing appropriately the event. Additionally, he has an extremely light touch on the piano and can finesse the keys of a piano to extract the most tender sounds possible. In these moments, Tanner's true gift unfolds as he offers his music to his listeners. He never desires to "force" but to entice his listeners into engaging the music. This is best accomplished by using the most soft touch possible on the piano keyboard.
Former exclusive pianist at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa performing in the Vineyard Rose- a fine dining establishment. Previously the exclusive pianist for Penfold's Cattle Company, a fine dining establishment now known as the Gambling Cowboy, located just North of San Diego, California.
Featured as the exclusive pianist for the privately owned and reservation only, Briar Rose Winery located in the heart of Temecula California's wine country. Tanner Palmer has performed on piano at high-end, private and fine events all over Southern California including: Coto de Caza, Downtown Long Beach, Seal Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Costa Mesa, San Juan Capistrano, Newport Coast, Carlsbad, and La Jolla to name a few. Private Parties, Luncheons, Business/Private Dinners, Guest of Honor Parties, Fine Dining Restaurants & Experiences, Home Tours, Themed Parties, Christmas/Holiday Gatherings, Wine Tastings, Wedding Ceremonies, Cocktail Hours, and more...
Established in Colorado since 2010, Tanner has been the preferred pianist of choice for several exclusive events at the Grant-Humphreys Mansion, the Ritz Carlton-Denver, the Manor House, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the Palazzo Verdi, former DU Phipps Mansion, the Mile High Station, the University Club of Denver and the Capitol Grille.
Piano genres include: light classical, jazz standards, big band & WWII Era, Broadway & show tunes, pop, classic rock, contemporary/new age piano, movie themes, today's alternative, Disney medleys and more...
Additional Booking Notes
Any technical needs can easily be discussed between Tanner and his clients. Tanner prefers to keep it simple, providing fine piano music for fine events.
Tanner plays piano exclusively by ear. This means that he does not work from set song lists.
In the course of Tanner's career he has performed thousands of songs for live audiences. However songs phase in and out of popularity. Tanner stays up to date with the most current music trends while also reaching into yester-year for more nostalgic music. Example: during the Christmas and holiday season, Tanner performs Christmas and holiday music almost exclusively. Therefore, those genres are the focus whereas non-Christmas and non-holiday music need some brushing up to get to performance standards. Even "the greats" perform this way - It is very typical for A-List professional musicians like Beyoncé and Lady Gaga not to know the words to every song they've ever performed and typical for similar musicians not to know how to play every piece they've ever performed live. Artistic brains typically do not work that way. We rehearse and rehearse and rehearse, to ensure every note is perfect for the next upcoming performance, typically one performance at a time.
Some clients may be inclined to ask Tanner for a master song list or repertoire. Since his repertoire is constantly changing to fit the newest trends, Tanner does not work from a master song list. He's not a DJ or Karaoke manager. There's a little more finesse and artistry in what Tanner offers than acting as a live version of iTunes.
(We felt the aforementioned process needed further clarification since most people do not regularly book musicians for live music.)
Upcoming Booked Events
|May 27, 2018 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 05, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 07, 2018 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 27, 2018 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm||Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party|
Past Booked Events
|March 24, 2018 • 3:30pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 03, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 30, 2017 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||New Year's Party|
|December 23, 2017 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 21, 2017 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|December 17, 2017 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 09, 2017 • 8:30pm - 10:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|September 23, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|September 16, 2017 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|August 26, 2017 • 9:30am - 1:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 01, 2017 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 29, 2017 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 15, 2017 • 9:00am - 10:00am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|January 22, 2017 • 11:00am - 3:00pm||Free Bridal Show ~ Grant Humphreys Mansion|
|December 30, 2016 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Holiday Party (New Year)|
|December 20, 2016 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 14, 2016 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 10, 2016 • 8:30pm - 10:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 08, 2016 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 03, 2016 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding ~ The Pinery at the Hill|
|November 13, 2016 • 1:00pm - 9:00pm||Free Bridal Show ~ The Pinery at The Hill|
|November 12, 2016 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Event|
|October 30, 2016 • 11:00am - 1:30pm||Private Party|
|October 27, 2016 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event ~ The Nature Conservancy|
|October 16, 2016 • 10:00am - 2:30pm||Private Party ~ The Landmark|
|August 28, 2016 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Event|
|August 20, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Private Wedding Event|
|July 01, 2016 • 2:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Wedding Event|
|June 04, 2016 • 11:00am - 4:00pm||Private Party|
|April 30, 2016||Wedding Reception|
|February 06, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 05, 2016||Corporate Event|
|December 13, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Residence|
|December 12, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Residence|
|December 11, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Residence|
|December 09, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Residence|
|October 23, 2015||Cocktail Party|
|December 12, 2014||Christmas Party|
Set list varies since all performances have greatly varied needs.
|Tanner Palmer||Solo Pianist|
Influences & Inspiration
Some of Tanner's musical influences are Yanni, Danny Wright, Michael Buble, Jim Brickman, The Andrew Sisters, Glenn Miller, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Kander & Ebb, Rogers & Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Tanner pulls from the musical nostalgia of different time periods to create sounds any age can enjoy.
Tuned piano or plenty of room for a full sized, digital piano.