For the perfect COCKTAIL PARTY, PIANIST JUDY BOWEN will give your party a wonderful ambiance, whether you are having an elegant Cocktail Party, Wedding Cocktail Hour and Dinner or a casual party. With a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Piano from the University of Illinois, 30 years of performing experience and a vast repertoire, Judy plays to please the crowd with elegant background piano music or more upbeat, party music and guests can request songs from her song list. She plays hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's and current hits, as well as standards and jazz and classical arrangements so your guests will enjoy all their favorite songs.
She has played solo piano at cocktail parties, wedding cocktail hours and dinners, wedding receptions, corporate events, holiday parties, birthday and anniversary parties, piano bars, elegant restaurants, resorts, malls, country clubs and private parties in the Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago areas. Recent venues she has played at include the John Hancock Center and Navy Pier in Chicago.
Her rich and expressive style encompasses a wide variety of music from the 60's, 70's and 80's, such as Lionel Richie, Elton John, Billy Joel, Luther Vandross, Frank Sinatra and Earth Wind & Fire, current hits by Bruno Mars, Maroon 5 and Coldplay and also standards, jazz arrangements and classical pieces.
She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in piano from the University of Illinois, studying with Joel Shapiro. Her classical background has influenced her smooth, elegant and expressive style of playing.
Judy will give your party just the right ambiance, so it will be the perfect cocktail party that your guests will long remember.
Venues performed at:
John Hancock Center
88 Keys Piano Lounge
Baby Grand Piano Bar
Lake Lawn Resort
Milwaukee Country Club
Bluemound Country Club
Tuckaway Country Club
Mequon Country Club
Ozaukee Country Club
North Hills Country Club
North Shore Country Club
West Bend Country Club
Wind Rose Wine Bar
Ruperts on the Top Restuarant
Grand Avenue Mall
High School Reunions
New Year's Eve Parties
Valentine's Day Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Wine Tasting Parties
60's, 70's & 80's*************
After the Love is GoneEarth Wind & Fire
Always and ForeverLuther Vandross
Blue EyesElton John
Candle in the WindElton John
Colour My WorldChicago
A House is Not a HomeLuther Vandross
I Honestly Love YouOlivia Newton-John
I'll Be AroundSpinners
Just the Two of UsBill Withers
Just the Way You AreBilly Joel
Let it BeBeatles
Let's Stay TogetherAl Green
Long & Winding RoadBeatles
My LovePaul McCartney
New York, New YorkFrank Sinatra
New York State of MindBilly Joel
Nights in White SatinMoody Blues
ReminiscingLittle River Band
Rocket ManElton John
Sail OnLionel Richie
Stuck On YouLionel Richie
Summer BreezeSeals & Crofts
Sweet LoveAnita Baker
Unchained MelodyRighteous Bros.
Under the BoardwalkDrifters
Waiting for a Girl Like YouForeigner
What a Wonderful WorldLouis Armstrong
Whiter Shade of PaleProcol Harum
Wonderful TonightEric Clapton
Wrapped Around Your FingerPolice
Your SongElton John
All Night LongLionel Richie
Piano ManBilly Joel
Movin' OutBilly Joel
My LifeBilly Joel
Don't Stop Till.. Jackson
Shake Your Body DownMichael Jackson
I Just Can't Stop Loving YouMichael Jackson
Benny & the JetsElton John
Crocodile RockElton John
Honky CatElton John
Someone Saved My Life TonightElton John
Tiny DancerElton John
California GirlsBeach Boys
I Get AroundBeach Boys
Another Brick in the WallPink Floyd
Rock On David Essex
Brown Eyed GirlVan Morrison
I Heard It Through the GrapevineGaye
Bad Bad Leroy BrownJim Croce
Cold As IceForeigner
Hold the LineToto
Saturday in the ParkChicago
Sweet CarolineNeil Diamond
Twist & ShoutIsley Bros.
Turn Your Love AroundGeorge Benson
Boogie Oogie OogieA Taste of Honey
CelebrationKool & the Gang
December 1963Frankie Valli
Get Down TonightKC & the Sunshine Band
Let's GrooveE W & F
Play That Funky MusicWild Cherry
Shake Shake ShakeKC & the Sunshine Band
Super FreakRick James
That's The Way I Like ItKC
You Make Me Feel Like DancingLeo Sayer
Kiss from a RoseSeal
Ordinary PeopleJohn Legend
Viva La VidaColdplay
Born This Way Lady Gaga
Marry the NightLady Gaga
Bloody MaryLady Gaga
Runaway BabyBruno Mars
All I AskPhantom of the Opera
Music of the NightPhantom of the Opera
Don't Cry for Me ArgentinaEvita
April in Paris
Don't Get Around Much Anymore Ellington
Me and Mrs. JonesBilly Paul
Moonlight in VermontFrank Sinatra
My Funny ValentineRogers/Hart
Night and DayFrank Sinatra
Over the RainbowJudy Garland
Satin DollDuke Ellington
The Shadow of Your Smile
Star DustHoagie Carmichael
Strangers in the NightFrank Sinatra
Summer WindFrank Sinatra
Take the A TrainBilly Strayhorn
TenderlyNat King Cole
The Way You Look TonightFrank Sinatra
This MasqueradeGeroge Benson
UnforgetableNat King Cole
What You Won't Do For LoveBobby Caldwell
When I Fall in LoveLinda Ronstadt
You Are So BeautifulJoe Cocker
18th Variation of Paganini (arr.)Rachmaninoff
Canon in DPachelbel
Air in GBach
Jesu, Joy of Man's DesiringBach
Prelude in CBach
Piano Concerto in C (arr.)Mozart
Sonata K. 545 AndanteMozart
Ode to JoyBeethoven
Pathetique Sonata - AdagioBeethoven
Moonlight Sonata (arr.)Beethoven
Preludes - b,A,c Db, eChopin
Nocturne - e minorChopin
Clair de Lune (arr.)Debussy
Prelude - AndanteGershwin
70's Hits Piano
$100 - $400
Lionel Richie, Elton John. Billy Joel, Luther Vandross
Wedding Reception in Madison, WI on 11/02/2013
"Judy played the cocktail hour of my wedding reception in November 2013. She played beautifully, creating a lively, festive atmosphere for the social hour. She was great to work with, prompt with her responses and clear in her communication. I would highly recommend hiring her for your next event! "
- Amanda S.
Wedding Reception in Chicago, IL on 08/03/2013
"Judy played the piano at the cocktail hour of our wedding reception. She was amazing!! She contacted me weeks before the event to go over everything (which I very much appreciated as I was busy with so many things at that point) and she was very accommodating to my requests. Many of our guests commented on how talented she was and what she choose to play for our event was just perfect. My mom (who can be very picky!) was extremely happy with Judy. I would highly, highly recommend her to anyone for any type of event where they need someone to play the piano. "
- Lauren K.
Cocktail Party in Fox Point, WI on 07/19/2013
"Judy was very professional and an excellent pianist. Everyone enjoyed her selections. I highly recommend Judy and will use her in the future. "
- Pat K.
Engagement Party in Chicago, IL on 05/24/2013
"Judy did a wonderful job playing during a surprise proposal for my now fiancé at the John Hancock Building. Her music choices were perfect and she plays beautifully. We had friends who joined later in the evening and all enjoyed the music a great deal. Judy was very accommodating and learned to play Andrea Bocelli’s ‘Time to Say Goodbye’ which was the song I proposed to, and she arrived plenty early to rehearse the song with my sister who accompanying her by singing the song in Italian.
Judy, thank for helping to make our evening special!
- Mike D.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Oak Park, IL on 11/10/2012
"Judy drove all the way down to Oak Parl Il from Milwaukee and did an outstanding job. We had a party with about 60 people and my friends loved her! I feel very lucky that she was willing to grace our event with her talent!"
- Howard P.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in Lombard, IL on 10/06/2012
"Judy was wonderful to work with and exactly what we were looking for. She was the perfect pianist for our wedding reception cocktail hour and dinner. She was also so quick to respond during the planning phases. Thank you Judy!!! We adore you and would use you again in the future!"
- Michelle T.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in Madison, WI on 08/06/2011
"Great performer. Very reliable. Would hire again and would recommend to anyone!"
- Jordan C.
Corporate Function in Lisle, IL on 06/30/2011
"Ms. Bowen is an excellent musician with a great repertoire."
- Tom G.
Wedding Ceremony in Milwaukee, WI on 05/14/2011
"I booked Judy to play ambient music following my wedding ceremony. Judy and I discussed the details two weeks prior to my event and agreed to all the terms verbally over the phone. I chose Judy because she offered a great price and had experience in what I needed including a great song list.
Judy did a phenomenal job, she played just what I was looking for and added a great element to this part of my event. Thanks so much Judy!!! "
In addition to Milwaukee, Judy Bowen 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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