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||JANE BLACKSTONE ,
From the moment Jane Blackstone stepped onto the streets of Union Square in New
York City at age 18, her determination to live her life’s passion as a
jazz vocal artist has never faded. She is a true musical spirit who can handle
it all. As vocalist, pianist, composer and ducator, her pursuit of musical expression
has taken her to four continents and through a diverse array of life-enriching
experiences. Performing with the greats like Lee Konitz, Mark Egan, Victor Lewis,
Sheila Jordan, George Mraz and Carla Bley, and with an international solo career
that has taken her to Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Berlin, Amsterdam and most of the
top New York clubs, Jane has finally released her first CD as a leader, the extraordinary
natural habitat/NYC on her own Motief Records.
, pianobar entertainer
Ian West, born 15th January 1963 in Birmingham UK , began learning to play at
age 7. By age 15 he was a regular player in Pubs and clubs whilst continuing
At 19yrs, Ian formed a Hammond organ and drums duo, backing cabaret singers and
working UK holiday villages.
At 21 yrs, he met a Piano Bar agent in London and began to travel overseas, and
during his first year as a pianobar entertainer played such venues as Dukes Marbella,
Maxims Amsterdam and Chez Alex Berlin.
Ian has never stopped since, and has been invited back to every venue he has
Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, third generation of musicians. Alexander
started at age 4playing the piano. He graduated with a Master's
degree in Sofia University.
Alexander started to work at 14 years
old in local hotels and bars.
In 1999 he started working in Switzerland in 5* hotels.
In 2002 he received an invitation to participate in World Championship
of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, USA, where he won 2 gold medals
for his Piano and Vocal performance.
, piano entertainer
Karen Benjey was born and raised near Detroit, MI, and was reared on the Black
Pop and Motown Soul music of the 60's.
Playing the piano and singing from the age of five, she also was active in her
church choir and plays and musicals in school.
From there she entered into a working marital relationship, fronting hotel lounge
Of recent past you could find her singing and playing at some of the finest hotel
lobby bars around the world [Japan, Scandinavia, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey].
Chris Turner has been fortunate enough to be able to combine his two passions
-music and tennis- into one career. His ear for music and his eye for the ball
were spotted at an early age and thankfully nurtured by loving parents and dedicated
He is a music graduate, majoring in composition, arranging and performance (piano
and saxophones) at University College, Salford, Manchester, and subsequently
a professional musician and entertainer.
, piano-bar entertainer
Morgan started to play professional at the age of twenty, with different kind
of bands, who had huge success in Scandinavia.
He started working as a piano entertainer, and he works most at different hotels
and piano bars in Europe.
Morgan plays the music the people want to hear. The repertoire from the early
50’s to new hit songs from today.
A lots of hits from the happy 50's 60's 70’s & 80’s, musicals,
funk, rock, jazz standard etc.
TOM STEPP, pianobar
Tom Stepp was born in Huntington, West Virginia and began playing piano by ear
almost before he could walk!
Based music instruction at age six and formed his first band when he was 12.
Tom first performed in a club in Michigan as part of a duo when he was fifteen.
Tom went into the Navy when he was nineteen and performed with bands at night.
When his enlistment was over Tom moved to Houston, Texas and began working as
an electronics technician during the day, and looked for piano and recording
gigs at night.
A classically trained pianist, Eric began his study of the piano at the age of
seven, and he started composing original music while still in high school.
He completed course work for a BA in business administration from the University
of Florida, graduating with honors in 2002. When in college, he received formal
vocal training, and he was influenced by a variety of musical styles including
rock, r&b, jazz and new age.
In February 2003, Eric got a job with Carnival Cruise Lines as a piano bar pianist/singer
after building an extensive repertoire of cover songs from a variety of genres
including rock, pop, country, r&b, and hip hop.
, pianobar entertainer
Jamie hails from the great state of Wisconsin – home
of cheese, snow, polka, and yes, da Pack! With a BA in International
Political Economics and an MS in Broadcast Journalism, Jamie’s
logical career endeavor was to travel the world playing piano!
The opportunity to follow her dream arrived as an emergency
opening for a keyboard player in a cruise ship show-band
two weeks after finishing her Masters.
Predominantly self-taught, Jamie was thrilled to be thrown
headfirst into her soul calling and through hard work and
determination she is living and loving her dream of playing
||KASAI JONFIN, pianobar
Naturally gifted with more than his fair share of musical ability, Kasai has
patiently honed his vocal, compositional and musical directing skills from garage
bands to cruise lines to Broadway productions.
He is now ready to speak with a voice that is unmistakably his own.
A voice that
makes original vocal and instrumental compositions with sultry interpretations
of classics by Stevie Wonder, Michael Franks and George Benson.
his star is already on the horizon
Ms"His strong voice and tasteful piano accompaniment has thrilled, delighted
and soothed travelers the world over." Bobby Hamilton is a pianist/vocalist,
entertainer and educator. His music is influenced by: Barry Harris, Roland Kirk,
Jaki Byard, Junior Mance, Thelonius Monk, to name a few.
Bobby's extensive vocal repertoire includes the music of Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong,
Nat King Cole, and Frank Sinatra. He is also quite at home in the blues and r&b
idioms and with the music of pop artists like Lou Rawls, Billy Joel and Elton
piano entertainer - one man band
Flavi started to play piano at home at an early age and later studied piano at
music school. He played in many bands, initially as a teenager and performed
locally with his friends in a cover band.
Later, Flavi performed in one of Romania's most famous heavy metal bands.
He is fluent in English, can speak Norwegian and is able to sing in Spanish,
Italian and Swedish.
Flavi's music is very diverse, he plays piano and keyboards as well.
||BOB BRADY, pianobar
Having worked across the world as a pianist, keyboardist
and singer with many rock and pop bands Robert Brady is a
versatile performer and a true ìproî of the
He has worked in clubs and piano bars across Europe and has the experience
to adapt to all situations from concerts and dance parties to sing alongs or
lounge music with his vast and diverse repertoire ranging from The Beatles,
Elton John and Billy Joel through contemporary pop such as Robbie Williams
to Country and Jazz standards.
PAOLO CARCANO, pianobar
Paolo has 25 years experience as a professional piano/vocal entertainer.
He used to perform in all kinds of piano bars all over the world in countries
Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Caribbean Islands, Maldives, USA, and Italy.
Most of the places where Paolo worked were four and five star hotels, resorts,
piano bars, or cruise ships, especially in Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Hong
Kong, USA, and the Maldives.
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