Need to hire a New Jersey pianist? NJ wedding, party and holiday entertainer Arnie Abrams will add real sparkle to your New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, or Connecticut wedding ceremony or cocktail hour, Civil Union, holiday party, birthday or anniversary party, engagement party, or most any event calling for live music, with his expressive and energetic piano entertainment.
As one of New Jersey's most popular pianists serving the NJ, Philadelphia, metro New York & Connecticut region, Arnie performs for private and corporate events, receptions, dinners, holiday parties, restaurants and all special occasions.
Arnie has a wonderfully varied repertoire of music for all ages and occasions that makes him easily adaptable to most any event. Arnie also has a talent for mingling with your guests to involve them, and designing his music selections to capture the theme and mood of your special event.
Whether your wedding takes place in a garden setting or in the grandest of churches or temples, Arnie will perform the perfect wedding ceremony music to set the mood and cocktail hour music to exhilarate your guests. Cocktail hours, engagement parties, bridal and baby showers, rehearsal dinners, champagne brunches and dinner receptions are his specialties. Free consultation is always available for personalizing the music for your ceremony or function.
Arnie can use your piano or provide his professional portable piano/keyboard and sound system for small, intimate gatherings, or larger venues. He also works with some of the most talented vocalists, specializing in songs from Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, & those great performers & song writers of the 40's, 50's & 60's, to Linda Ronstadt, Anita Baker, Elton John, Billy Joel, Harry Connick, Jr., and the great American Songbook.
Arnie performs many of the most popular tunes of the 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's & 70's, 80's, 90's, and current ones, including those of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Perry Como, Dean Martin, Barbra Streisand, Nat King Cole, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Big Band tunes, as well as more contemporary artists like Michael Feinstein, Harry Connick, Jr., Billy Joel (he played in a Billy Joel cover band), Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, Daniel Powter, Josh Groban, Anna Nalick, and much, much more. Arnie also performs many Broadway show tunes, including those of Phantom, Les Miserables, Cabaret, and many of the classic show tunes of the 40's, 50's & 60's, like those from the My Fair Lady, Camelot, Fiddler on the Roof, Paint Your Wagon, West Side Story, Oklahoma, South Pacific, The King & I, and The Sound of Music era. Arnie can also learn songs if you have special ones in mind for your event.
If you or your guests would like to request music, that's also fantastic, since Arnie really enjoys playing requests. Although Arnie Abrams' website has a short list of about 100+ popular songs that people frequently request from, Arnie knows over 600 songs by memory, and is happy to play any of them for you and your guests.
Contact NJ wedding & party pianist Arnie Abrams today for your worry-free live piano entertainment.
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
The Way We WereBarbra Streisand
You Don’tBring Me FlowersBarbra Streisand & Neil Diamond
Memory (Theme From Cats)Barbra Streisand
Moon RiverHenry Mancini
Send In The ClownsJudy Collins
Happy Days Are Here Again
On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)Barbra Streisand
All I Ask Of YouAndrew Lloyd Webber
MasqueradeAndrew Lloyd Webber
I’ve Got A Crush On YouLinda Ronstadt
The Music Of The NightAndrew Lloyd Webber
My Funny ValentineFrank Sinatra
Someone to Watch Over MeLinda Ronstadt
Over The RainbowJudy Garland
My Heart Belongs To MeBarbra Streisand
My Favorite ThingsJulie Andrews
As Time Goes ByBillie Holiday
How Do You Keep The Music PlayingJames Ingram & Patti Austin
Killing Me Softly With His SongRoberta Flack
The First Time Ever I Saw Your FaceRoberta Flack
Tonite I Celebrate My LoveRoberta Flack
Where Is The LoveRoberta Flack
Feel Like Makin’ LoveRoberta Flack
Hopelessly Devoted To YouOlivia Newton John
I Honestly Love YouOlivia Newton John
Don’t Know MuchCarly Simon
Blue BayouLinda Ronstadt
What’s New?Linda Ronstadt
When You Wish Upon A StarLinda Ronstadt
Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To DryLinda Ronstadt
Someone To Watch Over MeMichael Feinstein
What’ll I Do?Linda Ronstadt
Wind Beneath My WingsBette Midler
The RoseBette Midler
Do You Want To DanceBette Midler
Nobody Does It BetterCarly Simon
That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard It Should BeCarly Simon
Coming Around AgainCarly Simon
Haven’t Got Time For The PainCarly Simon
Fly Me To The MoonFrank Sinatra
The Way You Look TonightFrank Sinatra
The Lady Is A TrampFrank Sinatra
I Get A Kick Out Of YouFrank Sinatra
Somethin’ StupidFrank Sinatra
I’ve Got You Under My SkinFrank Sinatra
Cheek To CheekFred Astaire
Everybody Loves SomebodyDean Martin
Night And DayFrank Sinatra
All The WayFrank Sinatra
Love Is Here To StayHarry Connick Jr.
I’ve Got The World On a StringFrank Sinatra
All Of MeFrank Sinatra
Embraceable YouMichael Feinstein
Pennies From HeavenFrank Sinatra
When You’re SmilingTony Bennett
Autumn In New YorkFrank Sinatra
Sentimental JourneyFrank Sinatra
Begin The BeguineCole Porter
My Blue HeavenFats Domino
Angel EyesFrank Sinatra
The Very Thought Of YouMichael Feinstein
Girl TalkMichael Feinstein
You Can’t Lose ‘Em AllMichael Feinstein
How Little We KnowMichael Feinstein
Our Love Is Here To StayHarry Connick Jr.
Let’s Call The Whole Thing OffMichael Feinstein
But Not For MeHarry Connick Jr.
The Man I LoveMichael Feinstein
Oh Lady Be GoodFrank Sinatra
Isn’t It Romantic?Bobby Short
So Far AwayCarole King
It’s Too LateCarole King
I Feel The Earth MoveCarole King
You’ve Got A FriendCarole King
Girl (Boy) From IpanemaAstrud Gilberto
It Had To Be YouHarry Connick Jr.
For Once In My LifeStevie Wonder
The Shadow Of Your SmileFrank Sinatra
Put On A Happy FaceTony Bennett
On The Street Where You LiveDean Martin
If Ever I Would Leave YouJulie Andrews & Richard Burton
StardustNat King Cole
Call MeNancy Sinatra
I Could Write A BookHarry Connick Jr.
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A LetterNat King Cole
This MasqueradeGeorge Benson
Don’t Get Around Much AnymoreHarry Connick Jr.
Ain’t She SweetErroll Garner
Alexander’s Ragtime BandTraditional
All By MyselfEric Carmen
An Innocent ManBilly Joel
Bad DayDaniel Powter
Ballad of Billy The KidBilly Joel
Bennie & The JetsElton John
Breathe (2 am)Anna Nalick
Can You Read My Mind?Roderick Dunk & The London Symphony Orchestra
Candle In The WindElton John
Could It Be MagicBarry Manilow
Darktown Strutters BallTraditional
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely ToniteJames Taylor
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On MeElton John
Etude in EbChopin
Fire & RainJames Taylor
For YouFor Me
Funeral For A FriendElton John
Rhapsody In BlueGeorge Gershwin
An American In ParisGeorge Gershwin
Girl Of My DreamsPerry Como
Goodbye Yellow Brick RoadElton John
Hernando’s HideawayJohnnie Ray
How Can You Mend A Broken HeartBee Gees
I Left My Heart (in San Francisco)Tony Bennett
I Think I’ll Hang My Tears Out To DryLinda Ronstadt
Just the Way You AreBilly Joel
LaylaDerek & The Dominos
Love Me TenderElvis
Lucy In The Sky With DiamondsBeatles
Maple Leaf RagScott Joplin
Maybe I’m AmazedPaul McCartney
Melancholy BabyFrank Sinatra
New York New YorkFrank Sinatra
Only Fools Fall In Love (Wise Men Say)Elvis
Piano ManBilly Joel
Rocket ManElton John
Saturday In The ParkChicago
She’s Always A Woman To MeBilly Joel
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest WordElton John
Stand By MeBen E King
Streetlife SerenaderBilly Joel
Summer Highland FallsBilly Joel
Take Me To The PilotElton John
The EntertainerScott Joplin
The Godfather Theme(Speak Softly Love)Andy Williams
The Night The Lights Went Out On BroadwayBilly Joel
The StrangerBilly Joel
They Can’t Take That Away From MeFrank Sinatra
Theme From Ice CastlesTatiana
Theme from Somewhere In TimeJohn Barry
TimeAlan Parsons Project
Tiny DancerElton John
When I’m 64Beatles
You Are Too BeautifulOscar Peterson
You Ought To Be In PicturesFrank Sinatra
You’re 16 You’re Beautiful & You’re MineBeatles
Your SongElton John
AND MANY, MANY, MANY, MORE
70's Hits Keyboards
70's Hits Piano
80's Hits Piano
One Man Band
$250 - $1200
Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
Billy Joel, Elton John, Frank Sinatra, Barry Manilow, James Taylor, Chicago, Eagles, Jim Brinkman, Burt Bacharach, Tony Bennett, The Beatles, Steely Dan, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin, Scott Joplin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harry Connick, Jr.
Anniversary Party in West Nyack, NY on 01/31/2010
"Arnie was magnificent. His music skills--singing, playing--were
exemplary. He has a magnetic personality that pleased everyone.
Everyone at the party loved his performance and many asked for
his card. He helped make our 50th a memorable event.
Dr. and Mrs. Allan Wolk"
- Allan W.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in Galloway, NJ on 11/15/2009
"We received nothing but accolades from our guests at our wedding regarding Arnie's playing. He was easy to work with, communicated well prior to and during the event and as a musician myself, I can only give the highest grade to Arnie. He played excactly the right type of music for the occcassion. Would recommend him to anyone and use him again in a split second. You won't be dissapointed."
- Myron P.
Anniversary Party in Upper Saddle River, NJ on 06/13/2009
"Arnie was fabulous and really made the party great. All of our guests were impressed with him, and he couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating to us. He even went around to the tables and asked for song requests from our guests, so he made sure that there was something played for everyone. The music was continuous and really kept the party going. It was perfect for the event and everyone loved it. His professionalism was wonderful and he is very talented. We were so happy we had him at our event and we feel lucky to have found him!"
- Robyn S.
Celebration in South Orange, NJ on 01/17/2009
"Arnie made our party!!! His smile, his talent, his wide range of music, made the party special to all the ages. we would use him over and over again"
- Jamie H.
Anniversary Party in Wilmington, DE on 11/30/2008
"Punctual, Professional, Flexible and Friendly! Truly a professional, able to provide a myriad of genres and styles, very attentive to performing at a volume that added to the evening, and still allowed our 30 guests to converse. Took requests and also provided a list, beforehand, of possible selections. Excellent in every way!
A pleasure to meet and work with!
Thanks Again Arnie!
Jeffrey R. Ward"
- Jeffrey W.
Corporate Function in Piscataway, NJ on 12/12/2007
"Arnie was professional and willing to accommodate all of our needs. He even went out of his way for some special requests. For our corporate event we needed someone who didn't mind being a "side dish" to the event and would be motivating and high energy. Not only was he but he added the music to the event that got people up on their feet and singing!
Do not hesitate to have Arnie Abrams at one of your events. We will be using him again and again.
Simple Creations School of Cooking, LLC "
- Mary Ann R.
Wedding in Long Branch, NJ on 11/08/2008
- Christine E.
Private Party in Monroe, NJ on 12/08/2007
"Arnie met with us prior to our event to "audition" and demonstrate his abilities. On the day of the event, Arnie arrived early and ran through a few numbers before guests arrived. During our party, Arnie performed exceptionally well and handled requests beautifully. Arnie circulated among the guests to encourage participation. He stayed a little late and played for a few guests who had special requests, since the party was still going on. As a musical performer myself, I can honestly say that we would definitely hire him again."
- John W.
Anniversary Party in Keyport, NJ on 08/14/2008
- Barbara A.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Fairfield, NJ on 07/20/2007
"Arnie was prompt and was already set up before any of the guests arrived. He was very reponsive to the group, displayed a great deal of professionalism in his demeanor, and was the perfect entertainer for the occasion. His sets were longer than we expected, was very engaging with the group, and contributed to the success of the evening. We all were very satisfied."
- Monica W.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Marlboro, NJ on 01/26/2013
"Arnie is a true professional. From the moment he arrived our guest had an evening they will not soon forget. Thank you Arnie your are the best. Stephen"
- Stephen B.
Fundraiser in New York City, NY on 10/18/2011
"Arnie was a pleasure to work with. He was very professional, reliable, and accomodating. All of the guests enjoyed the music. I will definitely be reading out to Arnie again in the future as needed."
- Sarah M.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in Cedar Grove, NJ on 10/19/2013
"Arnie was the perfect addition to our cocktail hour! As a piano player myself, it meant a lot to me to find someone with true talent and we could not have been happier. Our guests loved his playing and song selections, and he was beyond professional. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for piano playing at any event!"
In addition to Freehold, Arnie Abrams will also travel to Edison, New Brunswick, Sayreville, Piscataway, Princeton, Farmingdale, Manalapan, Marlboro, Colts Neck, South Amboy, Tennent, Blawenburg, Howell, Morganville, Perth Amboy, Roosevelt, Wickatunk, Windsor, Clarksburg, Flagtown, Jackson, Perrineville, South River, Holmdel, Plainfield, Adelphia, Jamesburg, Liberty Corner, Lincroft, Old Bridge
and many other locations in and around the Freehold area.
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