Ted Calisi

Piano from Phoenix, AZ - Will travel up to 100 miles
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Chosen by the Phoenix Examiner as one of the Top 5 Jazz Pianists in Phoenix!.

My specialty is playing the "American Standards." These wonderful songs are from the era of the 1930s, 40s, 50s, and 60s, and include songs like My Funny Valentine, Over the Rainbow, Misty, Autumn Leaves, and many more like them. These are songs made famous by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and singers like Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, and other luminaries. I am happy to play requests. I can use a piano at your location, or if necessary, I can bring my own portable piano.

My goal is to provide a steady flow of engaging music for you and your guests. Clients can expect me to act professionally at all times. I make a point of showing up early before each event so I can be ready to play at the appointed time.

Depending on the length of the event, I normally play three to four sets, with each set lasting approximately forty five minutes. Between sets I normally a short break. Of course, I remain amenable to changes according to each client's preference.

REVIEWS

- We chose Anthony after reading an article in the Examiner naming him as one of the top five jazz pianists in Phoenix for 2014. It was a good decision. Thankfully, no hype. - Susan B. Phoenix, AZ

- Hearing Anthony play was like having one giant CD with over a hundred of the finest songs ever written....at least that's what I think. My wife agrees. We would highly recommend Anthony. - Edward L. Scottsdale, AZ

- It was as if Frank Sinatra, Cole Porter, Nat King Cole and other greats were there at our event. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed Anthony's stylistics. Would highly recommend Anthony. - Aileen R. Tucson, AZ

- I did some research and found the Examiner named Anthony one of the Top 5 Jazz Pianists in Phoenix for 2014. Anthony was a pleasure to work with. He was a great hit with the young and not so young members of our extended family. - David U. Flagstaff AZ

- Ted delighted our guests with his piano playing. He was prompt and played great music for our crowd. I highly recommend Ted for any type of party. You can't go wrong with him! - Craig S. Santa Fe, NM

- Ted is a real professional. He showed up on time and is a very talented pianist. Ellie R. Daytona Beach, FL

- I recommend Ted highly and would certainly ask him to play again should we host similar event. He is very professional, prompt, polite, and an accomplished pianist. My only regret is not having enough time during the party to just listen to his playing. - Maria C. Sedona AZ

- Ted was a great addition to our event. I spoke to him ahead of time and we agreed on a time frame, songs, etc. He arrived on time and performed exactly what we had discussed. I would readily hire him again. Janice L. Tempe AZ

- Ted is a very talented and plays the piano phenomenal! I would definitely hire him again. Thank you Ted for making our event memorable. - Alice B. Yuma, AZ

- After reading Anthony's reviews posted on Gigmasters I knew he was the one we needed to make our event warm and inviting. Anthony's music was exactly as I hoped, and much more. I highly recommend him. - Ted S. Prescott, AZ

- Anthony was professional. He showed up at last 30 minutes before our event. His music was just as promised. Sweet, low and wonderful. Easy to work with. He even stayed past the end of the event and kept playing because some of my guests were lingering. Would highly recommend. - Amy T. Phoenix AZ

- Really loved Anthony. Great pianist. My guests thought he was terrific. Would highly recommend him. - The H. Family Scottsdale, AZ

- Anthony provided our guests with a wonderful array of songs. His style was smooth and engaging. He arrived on time, and even remained after the allotted time for his performance. Would recommend him to those who want to take a trip back to the halcyon days of the Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Sinatra, Garland, and other musical luminaries. - Jeannie H.

- He was there on time and did his job well. Many compliments from guests. Would highly recommend. Paul T. Carefree, AZ

- We had to decide whether to to use prerecorded music or to hire a live pianist for our corporate seminar. We decided to go with a live performer. Glad we did. Anthony's music put everyone in a relaxed mood which resulted in a lot of smiling faces one the first day of a week-long corporate seminar. Would highly recommend. Windsor, CT

- Anthony had a thoroughly proficient command of the songs of my parent's youth. My Funny Valentine was my parent's favorite song. Anthony played it so well he brought my parents to tears.....I would highly recommend Anthony to anyone who loves songs from Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Cole Porter, Nat King Cole, and other musical greats. - Amy M. Winslow, AZ
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Please note Ted Calisi will also travel to Glendale, Tempe, Peoria, Chandler, Sun City, Laveen, Mesa, Scottsdale, Cashion, Paradise Valley, Gilbert, Sun Lakes, Tolleson, Avondale, Higley, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Youngtown, El Mirage, Fountain Hill, Sun City West, Queen Creek, Sacaton, Surprise, Maricopa, Fort Mcdowell, Apache Junction, Waddell, Carefree, Wickenburg.
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