For all your musical needs, look no further than award-winning pianist and composer Jim William Mooney, recent honors graduate with two music degrees from UWM! Whether you need sophisticated background music, something you can dance to, a familiar tune to hum or sing along with, or just relaxed listening, Jim provides a beautiful variety of musical entertainment from his extensive repertoire by performing Classical, show tunes, country, contemporary, holiday songs, jazz, pop, children's favorites, love songs, the 50's and 60's, patriotic and service songs, his own original compositions, and more.
As one of Milwaukee's favorite pianists, Jim has been highlighted on local television and has performed at diverse venues such as community and corporate events, private parties, cinemas, pre-theater gatherings, charitable events, weddings, senior care facilities, open houses, the Wisconsin Governor's Mansion, the Mall of America, and so much more. He is also Resident Artist at the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, also known as "The Domes".
Jim has studied Classical and other types of music for ten years under pianist and composer, S. Marion Verhaalen at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Jim has also studied Classical music for four years under Professor J. Jaimes at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has also taken some jazz lessons at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music with jazz pianist Mark Davis. His awards include 4 WSMA gold medals and 1 silver medal as well as 2 NFMC gold cups in piano solo. Jim has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music Composition and Technology, graduating with gold cord honors from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. This rich background in music has enabled Jim to play with depth and emotion in all music genres, conveying that heartfelt feeling to his listeners.
Jim will give your event or party the perfect music to fit the occasion as his endearing and concise style makes every performance unique and memorable.
Children's Birthday Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
All I KnowFive for Fighting
Amazing GraceJohn Newton
Angels Among UsAlabama
Ave MariaFranz Schubert
Bella's Lullaby (from the "Twilight" saga)Carter Burwell
Beauty and the Beast (from Disney's "Beauty and the Beast")Alan Menken, Howard Ashman
Black CatJanet Jackson
Can You Feel the Love Tonight (from Disney's "The Lion King")Elton John, Tim Rice
Can You Read My Mind? (Love Theme from Superman)John Williams
Can't Help Falling In LoveElvis Presley
Candle on the Water (from Walt Disney's "Pete's Dragon")Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn
Canon in DJohann Pachelbel
Clair De LuneClaude Debussy
(Everything I Do) I Do It For YouBryan Adams
From A DistanceBette Midler
Georgia On My MindRay Charles
Glory of Love (from "The Karate Kid Part II")Peter Cetera
Hedwig's Theme (from the "Harry Potter" series)John Williams
Hot N ColdKaty Perry
How Do I Live?LeAnn Rimes
I Believe I Can FlyR. Kelly
I Don't Know How to Love HimAndrew Lloyd Webber
I Don't Want To Miss a ThingAerosmith
I Just Called to Say I Love YouStevie Wonder
I Will Always Love YouDolly Parton, Whitney Houston
I Wonder (from Disney's "Sleeping Beauty")George Bruns, Winston Hibler, and Ted Sears
How Can I Help You Say Goodbye?Patty Loveless
Linus and LucyVince Guaraldi
Look Through My Eyes (from Disney's "Brother Bear")Phil Collins
Love Letter to SueGeorge A. Kiorpes
Love Rock, TheBill Boyd
My Life Would Suck Without YouKelly Clarkson
Nobody Does It Better (from "The Spy Who Loved Me")Marvin Hamlisch
One Song (from Disney's "Snow White")Frank Churchill, Larry Morey
Over the RainbowJudy Garland
Part of Your World (from Disney's "The Little Mermaid")Alan Menken, Howard Ashman
Pink Panther, TheHenry Mancini
Puff the Magic DragonPeter, Paul, and Mary
Queen Anne's LaceJeanine Yeager
Rainbow Connection, The (from "The Muppet Movie")Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher
Reflection (from Disney's "Mulan")Matthew Wilder, David Zippel
Romeo and Juliet (Love Theme)Nino Rota
Scarborough FairSimon & Garfunkel
So This Is Love (The Cinderella Waltz)Mack David, Al Hoffman, and Jerry Livingston
Someday My Prince Will Come (from Disney's "Snow White")Frank Churchill, Larry Morey
Sometimes When We TouchDan Hill
Somewhere In Time (Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini)Sergei Rachmaninoff
Somewhere Out ThereLinda Ronstadt and James Ingram
Sonatina 4, 2nd MovementMuzio Clementi
Star Wars (Main Theme)John Williams
Summer's NocturneCatherine Rollin
Theme from Beauty and the Beast (1980s TV Drama)Lee Holdridge
Unchained MelodyThe Righteous Brothers
Way We Were, TheBarbra Streisand
When She Loved Me (from Disney's "Toy Story 2")Sarah McLachlan
When You Wish Upon a Star (from Disney's "Pinocchio")Leigh Harline, Ned Washington
Whole New World, A (from Disney's "Aladdin")Alan Menken, Tim Rice
Wind Beneath My Wings, TheBette Midler
You Belong to MeJo Stafford
You'll Be In My Heart (from Disney's "Tarzan")Phil Collins
Jim Brickman, Victor Borge, Yanni, David Foster, Mozart, Beethoven, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lady Gaga (her piano style), Scott Joplin, Karen Taylor-Good
Cocktail Party in Pewaukee, WI on 01/26/2013
"Jim was very accommodating and a great communicator throughout the entire booking process and performance. My fellow employees enjoyed his performance at our Holiday Party; he really added to the atmosphere of the event. I would certainly recommend Jim, and book him again for any future events. THANKS JIM!!!"
- Andrea M.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Barrington, IL on 10/27/2012
"Jim did an excellent job at a suprise birthday party. The music was great and he was very polite and accommodating. We will certainly use Jim again for other events."
In addition to Milwaukee, Jim William Mooney will also travel to West Allis, Elm Grove, Greendale, Brookfield, Hales Corners, New Berlin, Saint Francis, Cudahy, Butler, Franklin, Oak Creek, South Milwaukee, Muskego, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha, Caledonia, Lannon, Big Bend, Mequon, Franksville, Germantown, Pewaukee, Sussex, Colgate, Merton, Waterford, Cedarburg, Hartland, Hubertus, Racine
and many other locations in and around the Milwaukee area.
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