Glenn has been delighting audiences at the piano professionally for over 26 years. His 150-page Request Book showcases over 4,000 songs in styles covering jazz, ballads, contemporary, pop, show tunes, movie themes and Broadway hits.
In the thirteen years that Glenn has resided in San Diego, he has performed at over 350 events. He was the musical director of two San Diego improvisation troupes and is the founder and director of AmateurPianists, a recital series which gives performing opportunities for outstanding non-professional pianists.
Glenn will supply break music and provide a microphone and speaker for your event at no extra charge. This is ideal if you have speeches or singing and need sound amplification. He has a professional keyboard and speaker system which can provide acoustics for small groups to large events of over 500 people.
Glenn believes that your event is as important as you do, so he will personally work with you to ensure that the music turns out just as you expect. The music should compliment and accompany your event so that is both enjoyable and successful.
"We used Glenn for our outdoor wedding so that we could have both ambient music for the ceremony and entertainment during the reception. Glenn was absolutely A+ in his performance. During the ambient portion the music flowed gently – the transitions between songs were buttery smooth and we didn't notice any gaps – it was perfect. For the reception we kicked it up a little bit and Glenn selected a great mix based on our tastes. My wife and I heartily recommend Glenn, he's a master at what he does and we were lucky to have had him." — J. K., September 2007
"Glenn Kramer is fabulous! Vi at La Jolla Village is a 5-star rated Senior Community who only hires the best for our residents. Glenn always adds a touch of class to our events and parties with his gifted piano playing and wonderful personality." — Luanne, B., Care Center Community Relations Manager, Vi Living, July 2010
"We hired Glenn Kramer for an improvisation show because we were aware of his ability to
make up tunes on the spot in a given style. What a difference it made in our show! Besides the fact that the audiences loved that we made up songs to go with his melodies, he added colorful music that suited the styles of our scenework. We were so glad that we chose to
enhance our show by having Glenn there. When he told me that he had composed a classical CD, I had to have that as well. Unbelievable! If he can create and play works like that in addition to making up a jazz number, a rock number, and a torch song for us on the fly, any event I can imagine - from high-brow to bar-crowd - the attendees would love him!" — M. Shapiro, July 2010
"Glenn's music is a perfect enhancement to any engagement. He has a very pleasant and professional demeanor that makes guests feel at home and at ease. He is very accommodating with repertoire, able to play in many different styles. I would highly recommend booking him for any occasion, large or small." — C. Stropes, May 2009
"Glenn is the best. Not only technically fantastic, but entertaining, warm, funny and with an uncanny ability to improvise anything. We've had him play at our parties numerous times and traveled to see him play." — Lee K., December 2009
"Glenn is a master on the piano! He wowed our guests with his command of all genres – from classical to broadway to popular tunes. The audience favorite, and ours, is when he takes requests and improvises an amazingly seamless weave of unexpected and delightful themes. He's also charming and gracious – a wonderful performer!" — Kathy K., January 2010
"As a wedding event designer and planner, Glenn is our first call when a client requests a pianist for their event. Not only is Glenn exceedingly talented, but his sweet personality and professional demeanor make him a pleasure to have at any celebration." — Rebecca G., Red Letter Days, December 2009
"Glenn Kramer is a gifted pianist who brings a unique quality and dimension to every professional engagement and performance. I am a professional pianist and teacher who has had the pleasure of having Glenn play at many parties and celebrations. All who attended were fascinated with his ability to play any requested popular song and his large repertoire of arrangements of popular, semi classical and classical selections. I congratulate Glenn on his success in providing his piano artistry for any occasion with the highest degree of accomplishment." — Richard Warnick, July 2010
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Air On The G StringJ.S. Bach
All For LoveBryan Adams
All I Ask of Youfrom "The Phantom of the Opera"
All Of Me/ It Had To Be YouMarks & Simons/Gus Kahn
All Out Of LoveAir Supply
All Shook UpElvis Presley
All the Things You AreJerome Kern
Alley Cat SongLenny Dee
Almost ParadiseAnn Wilson & Mike Reno
Always On My MindWillie Nelson
American PieDon McLean
An Innocent ManBilly Joel
And I Love HerThe Beatles
Angel of Music/ All I Ask Of You/ The Point of No Return/ The Music of the Nightfrom "Phantom of the Opera"
Angel of the MorningJuice Newton
Anniversary SongAl Jolson & Saul Chaplin
Anything For YouGloria Estefan
Anything GoesCole Porter
Are You Lonesome Tonight?Elvis Presley
As Tears Go ByThe Rolling Stones
As Time Goes By(standard)
At This MomentBilly Vera
Autumn LeavesJoseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer
Ave MariaJ.S. Bach
Away In A Manger(Christmas Traditional)
Baby What a Big SurprisePeter Cetera
Bali Hai (South Pacific)Rodgers & Hammerstein
Beauty and the BeastAlan Menken & Howard Ashman
Besame MuchoEnrique Granados
BewitchedHart & Rodgers
Bidin' My TimeGeorge Gershin
Big Girls Don't CryThe Four Seasons
Blue EyesElton John
Blue MoonRodgers & Hart
Blueberry HillFats Domino
Born FreeJohn Barry
Boxer, TheSimon & Garfunkel
BrazilBarroso & Russell
Brazil (Aquarela do Brasil)Ary Barroso
Call MeTony Hatch
Can You Feel the Love Tonight?Elton John/Tim Rice
Can You Read My Mind?John Williams (Love Theme from "Superman")
Can’t Help Falling In LoveElvis Presley
Candle in the WindElton John
Canon in DPachelbel
Can't Help Lovin' Dat ManJerome Kern
Can't Take My Eyes Off of YouThe Four Seasons
Cat's In The CradleHarry Chapin
Change the WorldEric Clapton
Cheek To CheekIrving Berlin
Cheers (Where Everybody Knows Your Name)Portnoy & Andelo
(In no particular order): Michael Bublé, Joshua Bell, Arcadi Volodos, Steve Tyrell, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Andrea Bocelli, Chopin, Liszt, J.S. Bach, Il Divo, Harry Connick Jr., John Williams, Matt Dusk, Josh Grobin, Linda Eder, Peter Cincotti
Wedding Reception in Yorba Linda, CA on 11/08/2013
"If you're looking for a pianist, you can stop your search now and hire Glenn Kramer. We hired Glenn for our wedding reception and we could not be happier. Yes, he plays beautifully and his range of songs is incredible. And yes, his rate is very competitive. What really sets Glenn apart is his professionalism and his focus on the client. From the very beginning, Glenn was one of the few people we hired who really made my wife and me feel special and that they were honored to play at our wedding. Any bride and groom (or host and hostess) will agree that that feeling makes a world of difference on your important day. Can't wait to hire him again for a future event!"
- Mark N.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in San Diego, CA on 10/26/2013
"Glenn was absolutely the best! He was so professional and very communicative. He made my wedding cocktail hour amazing! He had my best interest at heart. He even called me to ask me if a suit or tux would be best for my wedding. I thought that was extremely considerate since it was a formal occasion. I would recommend Glenn to everyone! "
- Brittany F.
Club Event in San Diego, CA on 06/25/2013
"Mr. Kramer completely fulfilled our needs for entertainment at our recent evening dinner celebration. He was easy to contact and helpful in planning the event, arrived early, was courteous and over all a very, very pleasant person. He seemed to truly enjoy playing for our event! His talent at the piano is astonishing and we would hire him again in a flash. We strongly recommend Mr. Kramer to anyone seeking a professional pianist! San Diego Downtown Lions Club"
- Victoria W.
Birthday Party (Adults) in San Diego, CA on 02/09/2013
"Glenn was the perfect choice for our birthday Cabaret Party. He clearly put a lot of thought and effort into the spirit of the event. He has a vast and appropriate repertoire. Our guests raved about him. Some even danced. Several asked for his contact info. His lively, easy playing style suited our party so well and his personal charm added to its success. I was impressed with how conscientious he was about communicating with me before the party regarding every little detail. He's a gem and we will be booking him again, no question."
- Sharon H.
Celebration in San Diego, CA on 12/29/2012
"Glenn provided music for our Blessing and Commitment Ceremony in December at St. Paul's Cathedral. He met with us before the event to discuss the timing, song selections and even the best placement for the piano! Nothing was too much trouble for him and he went out of his way to ensure that our day would be special. At our request, Glenn quickly learned a new song that has special meaning to us and played it beautifully as we entered the reception hall. We received many compliments from our guests regarding Glenn's artistry, versatility and professionalism. We highly recommend Glenn and look forward to hearing him play again. Richard Lee and Antonio Pena Ruvalcaba"
- Cathy H.
Corporate Function in San Diego, CA on 01/05/2013
"Glen was the perfect compliment to my client's corporate event. He played upbeat pieces with a smile on his face. I received many compliments on his behalf and we look forward to working with him again.
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- Liz B.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in San Diego, CA on 09/22/2012
"We hired Glenn to perform at our wedding on 9/22/12 and were absolutely thrilled with both his performance and professionalism.
Leading up to the event Glenn maintained regular contact confirming the details of the event including arrival time, dress code, preferred playlist request, etc. Glenn was absolutely on point in all of these areas!!
On the performance side, Glenn is clearly a master of his craft. His current playlist is something like 160 pages and his range is huge! In addition to the playlist, Glenn demonstrated his versatility by accepting any requests from our guests.
We really enjoyed having Glenn play our wedding and highly recommend him!"
- David A.
Birthday Party (Adults) in San Juan Capistrano, CA on 07/21/2012
"In addition to his wonderful talent and his delightful and extensive repertoire, Glenn was warm and personable, and very accommodating to our needs. We could not have been more satisfied! Thank you, Glenn!!"
- Virginia H.
Private Party in La Jolla, CA on 04/22/2012
"I could not possibly have chosen a better performer. Glenn played at the Celebration of Life for my late stepfather, recently-deceased, who would have been 90 years old this week. Glenn played the several songs that were especially important to my mother, brought a full repetoire of songs from the 40's (for my mom), and also coordinated a song with my nephew, Todd (saxophonist), that my stepfather had asked Todd to play 'after he was gone' two years ago. Glenn kept in touch in advance of the event, arrived on time immaculately dressed, brought/set up a microphone & speaker for our speeches, & played a song for brother/sis-in-law to dance. I give Glenn an A+. "
- Ann L.
Event in Carlsbad, CA on 01/13/2012
"What a perfect evening, made more perfect by this great entertainer. He read the audience just right, and was a gentleman in every way. I would highly recommend Glenn!"
- Nancy W.
Christmas Party in Huntington Beach, CA on 12/11/2010
"He was a great piano player who was very accommodating to all my guest requested. I loved how he was able to play everything beautiful. He added to making my party a great success and I would highly recommend him. My 125 guests in attendance really enjoyed him and thought he was the best I have ever had for my parties over the years. Thank you."
- Fern Z.
Wedding Ceremony in San Diego, CA on 10/03/2010
"My husband and I had the priviledge to have Mr. glenn Kramer perform at our wedding at the Westgate hotel last Sunday. His music was simply breathtaking!!
Mr. Kramer was very professional,organized,and prepared well in advance of the wedding. He always smiled as he played beautiful romantic songs.Couples came up to him and he immediately played their requests. My mother who grew up in a family of pianists was highly impressed as were our guests.
Mr. Kramer is a highly talented musician who added that magical touch to our wedding. From his cheerful personality to his amazing talents, I would highly recommend him without any reservation."
- Mona A.
Birthday Party (Children) in San Diego, CA on 10/09/2010
"Amazing talent! Besides the fact that Glenn is a gifted musician, he had the charm and charisma to entertain everyone at our party. He arrived on time as promised, took our requests and left us wanting more. It was my daughters 15th birthday and having Glenn there was a hit. It's not easy to please a teenager, and this did it. I would recommend Glenn to anyone."
- Joe P.
Club Event in La Quinta, CA on 10/03/2012
"WOnderful addition to our night"
- Dawn N.
Trade Show in Palm Springs, CA on 01/05/2012
"Glenn was an absolute pleasure to deal with. He was prompt, came utterly prepared and performed beautifully for our corporate event. The music was outstanding and was a perfect fit for us. Glenn did exactly what we asked and even suggested we filter the music through the hotel speakers for that ballroom. Something I would have never thought of. Overall a super choice! So glad we chose Glenn!"
In addition to San Diego, Glenn Kramer will also travel to Poway, Rancho Santa Fe, Escondido, Del Mar, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, Cardiff By The Sea, La Jolla, Encinitas, El Cajon, Lakeside, Ramona, La Mesa, Carlsbad, Vista, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, Oceanside, Valley Center, Alpine, Coronado, Bonsall, Lincoln Acres, National City, Bonita, San Luis Rey, Chula Vista, Pauma Valley, Jamul
and many other locations in and around the San Diego area.
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