My name is Eric Zimmermann. I am a DJ/Master of Ceremonies, Pianist Bandleader and Host of Wedding & Event Podcast.
There is a lot of music written for Piano. As a Pianist I can play just about anything. I have a lot of fun playing Solo Piano.
Where an acoustic piano is not available I have portable pianos.
See: Los Angeles Pianist Eric Zimmermann Solo Piano Partial Song List
What’s more fun than playing solo piano?
Answer: Playing my piano and accompanying another soloist.
Elegant Music started with Sheila and I playing Flute and Piano Music together. That was several years ago and as a result we have a large repertoire of classical and popular contemporary music.
See: The Story of Elegant Music
Piano and Cello
The Cello is a versatile instrument having two personalities:
Played with a bow in its upper register it can play beautiful melodies.
Plucked in its lower register it is a lot like a Swing String Bass of a Jazz ensemble.
An iconic artistic reference of this duo is “The Piano Guys.”
Vocalist Actress Georgina Reilly
As a pianist I have a lot of fun accompanying vocalists.
Each event is unique. Each performer is unique.
Performing the right song for the occasion creates a huge effect on guests.
There is something special about a live performance.
Vocalist Actress Georgina Reilly sings an eclectic mix of Show Tunes, Jazz Standards and Popular Contemporary music.
Elegant Music Quartet
At the request of listeners, Sheila and I added Violin and Cello to the Flute and Piano and the Elegant Music Quartet was born. Though this quartet is a chamber music ensemble we play covers of popular contemporary music as well as variety of classical music. Adding these instruments has greatly expanded the music selections and styles of music Sheila and I perform.
To this ensemble already has a full sound. We can add additional instruments and soloists and it becomes an orchestra!
See: Excerpt from the Elegant Music 15th Anniversary Concert with Soprano Sisu Raiken
Also see: The Prayer performed by Soprano Sisu Raiken and Tenor Artur Hakobyan with the Elegant Music Quartet
Elegant Music Jazz Trio
I love Jazz… and playing Dance Music. Adding String Bass and Drums to Piano forms the core of any contemporary music group. This is called a Rhythm Section. With this group I can play Party Music, Dance Music and Jazz. I can play just about anything and have a lot of fun doing it! Depending on music requests adding instruments (Guitar, Sax, Female Vocalist, Trumpet) greatly expands music possibilities. See: Contemporary Music Song List
A Full Evening of Entertainment
Of course, as a DJ I can play any recording and I certainly enjoy conducting the festivities and getting a crowd going on the dance floor. Certain music is best enjoyed by hearing the original recording. And on the same token there is something unique about a live music performance. DJ or Live Music? Each part of a celebration can have its own music. Which is preferred can depend on the event, location, audience and style of music requested. I really enjoy planning music for a special event and creating the perfect atmosphere. Please see: A Full Evening of Entertainment.
The Adventure of Planning Music
It is quite an adventure to talk about music; I look forward to speaking with you about music you like! One great song leads to another :-)
Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann
Elegant Music 323-270-3650