After thousands of engagements, Allan is the consummate cocktail pianist. He has shared the limelight with Ray Charles, Judy Collins, Tom Petty, John Denver, the Metropolitan Opera, and the New York Philharmonic. In some of America's top 5 star resorts, he has entertained Presidents, royalty, prime ministers, movie stars, and nearly everyone else from around the world. (reviews below)
His repertoire is huge, deep, and varied. Unlike many pianists, Allan is an accomplished vocalist. He performs favorites as background instrumentals, or piano bar style entertainments. He has an uncanny ability to gage the correct volume, intensity, and style for a group; to help break the ice, keep the conversation flowing, or to rivet the crowd with his virtuosity.
His playlist includes e finest jazz, Broadway, and pop. The great jazz masters from the 20's to the present and classic to current Broadway are huge. Pop icons like the Beatles, Elton, Billy Joel, are all covered. Polkas, waltzes, baroque dances, holiday specials, are waiting for the right moment.
He shines in receptions, ceremonies, banquets, lobbies, night clubs, or any venue where people gather near a piano. His large number of selections make requests fun and easy, he's always ready for sing- a- longs and dancing, and his virtuosity always shines.
Allan is a lifelong professional who loves bringing music and people together, and he is always excited and ready for the next engagement.
-"Bearing a striking resemblance to David Bowie, Allan Stuart entertains with a style all hie own..." Vail Daily
- "Elegant and refined, a great personality with the audience..."
- "Colony Bar patrons enjoy Stuart's renditions of jazz, pop, classical, Broadway and New Age Tunes..."
- "...Maestro..." Andre Boesell, Director Manor Vail
- "...electricity at the piano..." Dana Del Bosco, Resort Entertainment
- "A real jazz cowboy" Henrick Bach, owner of Bach's of Copenhagen
- "Like Gordon Lightfoot meets the Moody Blues" Denver Post
- "Best pianist who ever played my place" Sue Parry, owner Colony Piano Bar, Aspen
Venues performed include:
In Vail: Hyatt Regency, Manor Vail, Cascade Hotel, Ritz Carlton, Ford Ampitheater, Sonnenalp, Splendido, In Aspen: Colony Piano Bar, St, Regis Hotel, In Denver/Boulder etc: Brown Palace, Adam's Mark, Boulderado, Broadmoor, In Europe: Bach's, Rathskaller (Copenhagen), Tango Bistro (Quebec City), Torkerhaus (Stockholm), Prinzskeller (Amsterdam), Downtown Athletic Club, 5th Street Market, Red Lionl (Eugene), HMS royal Princess, HMS Splendour of the Seas (royal Caribbean)
Current reference: Kevin Bozada, F&B director, DownTown Athletic Club Eugene at
Allan comes from Boulder, Colorado, from a musical and artistic family that included circus
musicians, band leaders, symphonic performers and fine artists. He majored in trumpet
performance at the University of Colorado, then studied composition with Cecil Effinger,
a peer of Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copeland in the Boulanger composition salon of Paris .
Switching to piano as his main instrument, he did graduate work at the University of Wyoming with
Werner Rose and and Charles Willman, a former student of Claude Debussy.
Turning down an opportunity to attend Eastman, Allan chose to go to work as a performer,
spending several years with successful dance, rock, and jazz ensembles. In 1988 he began
a solo career, becoming a cocktail pianist and singer in five star resorts in Vail and Aspen, Colorado,
as well as venues in Copenhagen, Quebec City, and several cruise ships. During his years
in Vail he shared the stage with many well known performers such as Ray Charles, Judy
Collins, Tom Petty, and John Denver, also accompanied singers from the New York Met and the Central
City Opera, and performed with ensembles from the New York Philharmonic. He continues to
perform as a jazz and new classical pianist and singer, bandleader, and as an accompanist
in Colorado and Oregon.
After twelve years and thousands of engagements, He founded Green Shadow Music to publish
his recorded compositions, placing many works with music libraries and production companies in
Los Angeles and New York. Allan uses real performances in all his recordings, including many
live players, avoiding letting computers perform via midi. When using samples,
such as his Vienna strings, he uses a breath controller for performing the parts to create realism
and the human touch.
In addition, Stuart has released six solo and seven ensemble albums, signing with Eroica Classical
Recordings in 2007 for distribution of his new classical piano works and orchestrated material.
Currently he works in a production studio in Oregon and his solar powered Lyftwyn studio near the
head waters of the Rio Grande in Colorado.
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Send In The Clowns (ALittle Night Music)Sondheim
Cabaret (Cabaret)Kender & Ebb
I Love Paris (Can-Can)Porter
C'est Magnifique (Can-Can)Porter
You'll Never Walk Alone(Carousel)l)Rodgers & Hammersein
If I Loved You(Carousel)Rodgers & Hammersein
Journey To the Heavyside Layer (Cats)Webber
The Ad-Dressing Of Cats (Cats)Webber
Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful? (Cinderella)Rodgers & Hammerstein
Boys and Girls Like You & Me (Cinderella)Rodgers & Hammerstein
In My Own Little Corner (Cinderella)Rodgers & Hammerstein
A Lovely Night (Cinderella)Rodgers & Hammerstein
Ten Minutes Ago (Cinderella)Rodgers & Hammerstein
Don't Dry For Me Argentina (Evita)Webber
Another Suitcase In The Hall (Evita)Webber
We Kiss In Shadow (King & I)Rodgers & Hammerstein
Getting To Know You (King & I)Rodgers & Hammerstein
Ellington, Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Debussy, Porter, Basie, Mingus, Gershwin, Loesser,
Wedding Reception in Portland, Or on 11/30/2013
"Allan was wonderful! He was very good about being in touch with us. He offered ideas for music choices and was easy to talk to. His confidence and experience enables him to understand the crowd very well. He created an atmosphere of class and magic. Truly, he made our daughter's wedding day so beautiful. I enjoyed his positive, energetic personality. Allan is professional and punctual. He played straight through the whole evening, even though we didn't want him to skip dinner! At one point a friend who is a beautifully trained singer sang with him and it was an amazing blend of both their talents. Everyone loved him. Thank you Allan! You're the best! "
- Janice C.
Wedding Ceremony in Wilsonville, OR on 10/26/2013
"My fiancé and I decided we wanted classical, yet fun and festive live music played while we wed in lieu of an iPod of canned music. Mr. Stuart is brilliant! He was so easy to communicate with, highly professional, and certainly knows his field. I told him the feeling we were going for and asked for one specific song for the processional, leaving the rest up to him. On the day, he arrived early, had learned our song, took his place at the piano and set the scene for our guests. It wouldn’t have been the same without him there. I can happily recommend Mr. Allan Stuart to anyone looking for a ceremony musician. We were very, very pleased."
- Shelley M.
Wedding Reception in Portland, OR on 10/20/2013
"Allan was a delight and a true asset to our wedding. He accommodated special requests, was on time, communicative, and fun. I'm so glad I hired him, I would recommend him to to anyone. "
- Rachal J.
Wedding in Eugene, OR on 09/14/2013
"Allan was delightful and priceless. Everyone at the wedding enjoyed him professionally and personally. He made my wedding day just perfect. I requested a duet with Opera Star Teris Sinclair and the two of them sang to an appreciative crowd. He was the perfect selection and I will be sure to book him again and again. He's the best. Love Allan!!!"
- Carin W.
Wedding in Gleneden Beach, OR on 04/27/2013
"We could not have been happier with Allan. He is a professional in every sense of the word, possessing the talent and experience to read the vibe of our wedding reception and play the appropriate music. It was perfect.
Mike and Kari"
- Mike D.
Christmas Party in Sherwood, OR on 12/08/2012
"Alan was great. We had a wonderful time. Thanks"
- Anthony P.
Christmas Party in Lebanon, OR on 12/07/2012
"Allan was fabulous for our event. We enjoyed him tremendously and would love to work with him again. He is very talented musician who really added a wonderful touch to our evening!"
- Becky L.
Corporate Function in Portland, OR on 08/21/2012
"Allan was absolutely fabulous! Numerous folks at the party asked about him and his beautiful music. He arrived early, set the tone of the party with the perfect music choices, was easy and pleasant to work with and we would hire him again in a heartbeat! "
- Coni C.
Community Event in Boise, ID on 02/23/2012
"We hired Allan to do some recording studio work. Allan was prompt with his responses, professional, easy to work with, and his work was high quality. The recording was exactly what we needed. Allan went above and beyond by sending back two variations of the song, and a practice track with the original artist vocals dubbed over it. He does excellent work. I would highly recommend him. Terrific job!"
- Laura S.
Banquet in Lake Oswego, OR on 01/15/2012
"Excellent performance with outstanding musician"
- Ali K.
Funeral in Portland, OR on 10/01/2011
"I booked Allan to play for a memorial service. He was professional, prompt, courteous, and a talented pianist. I will definitely use Allan again and highly recommend him."
In addition to Eugene, Allan Stuart will also travel to Springfield, Alvadore, Junction City, Thurston, Veneta, Cheshire, Harrisburg, Elmira, Greenleaf, Pleasant Hill, Creswell, Marcola, Noti, Saginaw, Lorane, Halsey, Cottage Grove, Lowell, Monroe, Fall Creek, Brownsville, Blachly, Crawfordsville, Dexter, Shedd, Walterville, Walton, Curtin, Dorena, Sweet Home
and many other locations in and around the Eugene area.
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