The weather is getting warmer.
Things are looking up.
I am playing more parties :-)
Isn’t it time to have a party?
Live music in your living room or back yard.
Everyone should have a piano in their living room…
and I don’t know why everyone doesn’t have a piano in their backyard ;-)
Actually, fine instruments should be kept indoors.
Solo piano is perfect entertainment for a house party, cocktail party or dinner party. Solo piano helps set the mood. Solo piano is “live entertainment”.
Don’t have a piano? Don’t let that stop you from having a party. If you don’t have a piano I will bring mine; I have several great sounding portable keyboards that honestly sound better than some acoustic pianos I have played.
I recently played a party at a newly renovated private club in Los Angeles. The host requested that I play music from “The Great American Song Book”. Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin…
This is a great piano.
It was a great party!
See: Solo Piano Song List
What’s more fun than solo piano?
For me, it’s performing with other musicians. By the way, Elegant Music started with my wife Sheila and I performing Flute and Piano music together; that was over 25 years ago and yes, we have a large repertoire.
Here, Sheila and I are performing Japanese Anime Themes
for a First Communion Celebration.
Watch video: Who’s Hungry? Ingredients of a Successful Party.
What are your favorite instruments?
Start with piano and you could easily add other instruments…
Piano and Flute is a beautiful instrument combination, but you could add cello to the piano to form a Piano Cello duo kind of like “The Piano Guys”.
May I also suggest other instrument combinations: Piano and Harp, Piano and String Bass (Jazz), Piano and Guitar, Piano and Violin…
Poolside Party With Pink
Poodles @ the Purple House
Please pardon this peculiar impromptu pontification: One of my favorite yearly events to play is a birthday party at a very interesting location we affectionately call, “The Purple House.” This party was postponed for 2 years due to health department concerns. By popular demand this party is back and rescheduled this year on the celebrant’s exact birthday date. I will be there with The Purple House Jazz Trio: Piano, Guitar and String Bass.
The Dinner Dance
The Dinner Dance is all about dining and dancing. Just think of it:
- Guests arrive to solo piano music during the cocktail hour.
- Then doors open to the ballroom.
- To the Piano we add String Bass and Drums. (already setup in the ballroom)
- Guests entering the ballroom take a turn on the dance floor and are then seated to enjoy their first course with wine and conversation.
- After their first course, guests are invited to the dance floor. The ensemble plays some easy ballroom dance tunes. During this short dance set the table is cleared and set for the next course.
- Then with a nod from the banquet captain, an announcement is made inviting guests to be seated for their next course; more wine and more conversation.
- After the second course the trio starts up again this time playing more upbeat yet elegant dance music. Again, while guests are enjoying themselves on the dance floor the table is cleared and set for the next course.
- Guests are seated, next course is served, and so on.
That’s a Dinner Dance:
Dining and dancing alternate throughout the evening and everyone has a good time :-)
Friends are contacting friends, “hi! It’s been a while”. Let’s get together.
I think that’s a great idea!
Have fun planning your party.
Eric Zimmermann 323-270-3650 cell