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Frederick James McCray

Ambient Piano from Salt Lake City, UT - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$125 - $200 per hour
Frederick James McCray, also known as Salt Lake City's "best kept secret" by those that have been fortunate enough to discover his amazing talent, performs with an unparalled passion that's contagious to anyone listening to him. His engaging style of music is the cummulative result of the jazz, blues, and gospel music surrounding him while growing up in the outskirts of the "Big Easy", New Orleans. Frederick's artistry is displayed with a playful approach, which keeps the listener very attentive to where he's taking the music. The creative spontaneity produced with such soulful feeling will touch the listener in such a way as to make them just FEEL GOOD. Frederick has performed extensively as a soloist nationally & internationally over the past 30 years for Festivals, Weddings, Corporate Events, Night Clubs & Five Star Diamond Lodges/Hotels such as entertaining at the acclaimed Sunday Jazz Brunch and Apres Ski at Stein Eriksen's Lodge in Deer Valley, Utah for 13 years to performing for the Olympic Committee during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. He's performed at "Top of the Pops" in London, England and at the Valentino Jazz Country Inn in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and also the Silahis International Hotel in Manilla, Phillipines. He performed at the Sundance Film Festival for the awards ceremonies hosted by Variety Magazine and also the Fidelity Investments Park City Jazz Festival in 2004. He's been a regular performer over the years at the House of Blues in New Orleans for the WWOZ Piano Night. Frederick's versatility and unique style, would lend ambience to any event and his repertoire includes classic standards of the century.

*Frederick also performs frequently with a trio (bass, drums & piano) and could have the trio available with terms to be negotiated.
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Restaurant Event

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Frederick has been wonderful. He has a way of controlling the ambiance to absolute perfection. Never too loud for guests to hold a conversation but loud enough for everyone to enjoy. We have used him multiple times and he is always such a pleasure to work with. He engages with guests and they all love him as well. We have been so lucky to have him play for us. Truly is a remarkable pianist.

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Private Party

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Frederick was a delight to work with in every aspect. He made contact prior to the party to check on details of dress, music preferences, and directions and he nailed all of those to perfection. He is delightful, amazingly talented, and I would hire him again without hesitation.

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Wedding Reception

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Frederick set the mood perfectly and made my reception so classy!

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2016
Jan
29
Restaurant Event
Salt Lake City, UT
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Dec
10
Holiday Party
Salt Lake City, UT
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2015
Oct
2
Private Party
Salt Lake City, UT
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Mar
18
Wedding Reception
Orem, UT
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2012
Mar
14
Corporate Function
Salt Lake City, UT
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2010
Dec
23
Christmas Party
Salt Lake City, UT
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Weddings
Baby Showers
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Bachelorette Parties
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Halloween Parties
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Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Frederick James McCray will also travel to Ogden, Roy, Clearfield, Layton, Hooper, Syracuse, Cache Junction, Kaysville, Huntsville, Eden, Farmington, Bear River City, Morgan, Willard, Centerville, Bountiful, Woods Cross, Mantua, Brigham City, Croydon, North Salt Lake, Plymouth, Howell, Paradise, Corinne, Enterprise, Millville, Riverside, Logan, Newton.
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