Piano

Hire a Jazz Pianist for your wedding or event

Pianist Jon Pickard for hire

 

“All music is folk music, Ain’t never heard no horse sing a song!”

— Louis Armstrong

Are you looking for a Wedding Pianist to play jazz piano for your wedding, party or restaurant in Bristol, Bath, or across the South of the UK?

 

Jon plays Piano for weddings, parties, corporate events, hotels and restaurants, even in hospitals.  He started doing this over 20 years ago as a teenager in hotel restaurants.  On Piano he plays mostly light Jazz standards, cocktail music and love songs.

Wedding pianist playing jazz piano  with bride and groom behind
Jazz pianist playin at evening event
pianist for weddigs parties and corporate evets

Timeless classics to create a very stylish atmosphere. If you love early Jazz and songs by masters such as Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, Nat King Cole and G&I Gershwin to name a few then Jon can play you many romantic favourites to recapture this genre of music.

 

He also plays some more modern songs (see playlist below) and am happy to learn pieces on request.  Please mention this at the time of booking as this sometimes incurs an extra, depending on the song.

For an unforgettable evening of live piano playing timeless Jazz classics please get in touch for a chat and a free quote.  If your event needs music for a long time period then why not have Jon play both piano and guitar at different times?

 

This adds a real change of mood and keep the party fresher than just having the same instrument for the whole time.

Piano Music For Receptions

Pianist for Weddings / Parties

Evening Jazz Piano Restaurant Music

What Piano?

If there is no piano at your venue Jon can bring his own Roland digital piano (pictured right) which is compact, smart looking and one of the best sounding available.

 

This can be amplified if required through various amplification systems, depending on the size of your event. All of Jon's equipment is PAT tested and insured to meet legal requirements.

 

Alternatively you could hire in a Grand Piano especially for your event.  Jon has experience of dealing with hire companies and would be happy to arrange this on your behalf.  This does incur hiring fees.

portable digital piano for weddings and events
Wedding Pianist plays Clair de Lune on black grand piano

Other Piano repertoire includes:

All of Me - S Simms / G Marks
Autumn Leaves - Joseph Kosma
Baby, It's Cold Outside - Frank Loesser
Bewitched - Rogers / Hart
Black Coffee - P F Webster / S Burke
Blue Skies - I Berlin

Candy - M David / J Whitney / A Kramer

Cant Help Lovin' Dat Man - Hammerstein / Kern

Carillon - Herbie Flowers
Cheek To Cheek - I Berlin

Cry Me A River - A Hamilton

Day In, Day Out - Mercer / Bloom
Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Ellington / Russel

For Sentimental Reasons - D Watson / W Best

Happy Birthday - Stevie Wonder

Happy Talk - Hammerstein / Rogers

Imagination - Van Heusen / Burke

I'm In The Mood For Love - Fields / Mc Hugh
It Don't Mean A Thing - Ellington / Mills
It Had To Be You - Isham Jones
JD's Boogie Woogie - Jimmy Dorsey

Let There Be You - Young / Cavanaugh

Lets Face The Music and Dance - Irving Berlin
Makin Whoopee - Donaldson/Kahn
Maple Leaf Rag - Scott Joplin
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
My Melancholy Blues - Freddie Mercury
On The Sunny Side Of The Street - Fields / Mc Hugh
Pink Panther Theme - Henry Mancini
Puttin On The Ritz - Irving Berlin
Sentimental Journey - Brown/Homer
Side By Side - H Woods
Some Day My Prince Will Come - Morey / Churchill
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Harburg/Arlen
Strangers In The Night - Singleton/Snyder/Kaempfert
Sway (when the Rumba rhythm) - P B Ruiz
The Entertainer / The Sting - Scott Joplin

Unforgettable - I Gordon

What A Wonderful World - G Weiss / B Thiele
Young At Heart - Leigh / Richards

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Clair De Lune - Debussy
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
Hey Jude - Beatles
Imagine - John Lennon
In Only 7 Days - Queen
Jelousy - Queen
Let it Be - Beatles
Save Me - Queen
Somebody To Love - Queen
The Best That You Can Do - Bacharach/Sager
This Is My Life - Billy Joel
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Watermark - Enya
We Are The Champions - Queen
Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum
Yesterday - Beatles

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Jon Pickard
Bruton
Somerset
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