A. As a self-taught pianist and a classically trained composer, I love to play a range of music – jazz, pop, Motown and classical.
A. Most sets I play are 12 or 15 songs, so a three-hour booking would total 36-45 songs.
A. Yes. Most frequent bookings are as a solo pianist and vocalist (wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, corporate, etc.). I also play as a trio, consisting of piano, upright bass and drums. I am often asked to add a sax, guitar or both to the trio and sometimes ukulele for the ceremony.
A. Music is in my blood. My grandmother taught me to play the ukulele when I was six, my mother was a professional performer and teacher, and my father’s side of the family had six members in the symphony orchestra. I started performing in my early teens. Although my degrees are in concert and film composition, my passion for performing keeps me busy playing 100+ performances per year.
A. Near Charlotte, North Carolina
A. My keyboard and I have spent a lot of time traveling the Southeast. My usual coverage is a triangle between Richmond, Atlanta and Asheville. On occasion I will perform 500+ miles away in the US, and also in Canada, the UK and Europe.
A. I am flexible and able to adapt and change plans at a moment’s notice. Clients often comment on the range of my repertoire/vocals and professionalism. I have years of experience performing for a variety of events, both as a soloist and with my trio, and that experience has prepared me to handle any occasion. I love to personalize my playlists for clients and am happy to include any new songs and pieces, often arranging them myself.
A. I provide my own sound, and I travel with minimal lighting.
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