Tanner Palmer is a solo pianist of choice for weddings, private and corporate events in the greater 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 throughout the greater Denver, Colorado area.
Rates are by appearance, not by the hour. Rates reflect all requirements and details openly discussed during consultation. Tanner focuses on quality over price receiving rave reviews from his clients. See for yourself!
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Wow. I mean, Wow. Tanner is an incredible musician, performer, and all-around wonderful person to work with. I can’t express how truly amazing he was, both at our wedding, and throughout the entire planning process. We were first introduced to Tanner at a bridal show at the Grant-Humphreys Mansion, and we knew from the second we heard him start playing, that we needed to hire him for our wedding. His performances are truly that powerful. He single handedly took our wedding to the Next Level! We weren’t even planning on hiring a pianist for our wedding…Tanner is That Good. For our ceremony, he learned a custom song of our choice by ear and played it flawlessly. He also listened to our music requests for the guests’ arrival and during cocktail hour and continuously played/responded to the mood of the crowd with a variety of genres. He was incredibly responsive and flexible during the ceremony, meaning when the wedding party processionals took longer than expected but were supposed to be finished within the length of one song, he extended that song so effortlessly and without hesitation that no one could even tell we were over the anticipated time. He plays every song wholeheartedly and with intention. Our guests loved it. During the planning process, he was very attentive and professional. He remembered details that my husband and I had talked to him about almost a year prior, which made us feel really listened to and important. His price is very reasonable, and well Worth Every Cent! Trust me, you will not regret hiring Tanner as your wedding pianist— it might even be the best decision you’ll make throughout your wedding planning efforts! Seriously. Tanner, we can’t thank you enough. You are amazing, and you will forever have a glowing client reference if you need one! Thank you for making our wedding day so memorable. -Brooke and Bobby Macauley
Response from Tanner Palmer:
Brooke & Bobby, thank you so much for your kind and generous words. I am speechless!
I appreciate how willing you both were to trust my expertise and trust my process to produce perfection. I obsess over treating my clients with professionalism, offering flexibility and communicating authentically at all times. It was my honor and my pleasure performing for your wedding. Your review is so meaningful to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Here's to you both! ...To your love, to your future, to your happiness!
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
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!
5 star performance!!
Tanner is an excellent pianist, thank you so much!
We couldn’t have been more pleased. We hired Tanner for a Christmas lunch for our family. He provided beautiful background music and then got the family involved singing our favorite Christmas melodies. Very pleasant, professional entertainer that will be flexible to your exact needs. He has the talent and spirit to adjust. You will love Tanner as we did!
Response from Tanner Palmer:
Ken, thank you so much. It was very special to be apart of your holiday celebration. Thank you for your hospitality, your smiles, and your kindness.
Thank you, Tanner! You were a great addition!
Tanner is truly an amazing talent! He performed for my daughter’s wedding and made it so special creating the perfect ambience. I’m so glad we found him! Thank you Tanner!
Thank You Tanner for the beautiful music for our open house it provided the perfect ambiance for the day!
Response from Tanner Palmer:
Thank you so very much for your kind words. Your guests were a delight to perform for. So many of them appreciated my diverse genres, especially my WWII and Big Band era music. Such a delight! I would perform for you and your guests anytime.
I couldn't be more happy, more impressed than I am. Tanner was amazing, I am absolutely in love with his performance, everything was pure perfection!!
Response from Tanner Palmer:
Mavis, your words are so kind. Congratulations!! I appreciate how enjoyable it has been getting to know you and your wedding needs. It was an honor working with you. Cheers!
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.
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 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 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 is 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 ambiance 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 logistics can easily be discussed. Tanner prefers to keep it simple, providing fine piano music for fine events.
Tanner plays piano exclusively by ear. Playing music by ear is an art form which in most cases cannot be taught.
In the course of Tanner's career he has performed thousands of songs for live audiences. Songs phase in and out of popularity. Tanner stays informed of the most current music trends while also reaching into yester-year for more nostalgic music. Even "the greats" rehearse - It is very typical for A-List professional musicians like Beyoncé and Lady Gaga not to have lyrics to every song they've ever performed on total recall. 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. The greats even use teleprompters for lyrics. Musicians typically use sheet music, etc.
Some clients may be inclined to ask Tanner for a master song list or repertoire. Since Tanner's repertoire is constantly changing to fit the newest trends, Tanner does not publish his 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.)
Set list varies since all performances have greatly varied needs.
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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.