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Ken Watson

Piano from Boston, MA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$150 - $650 per event
One of Boston's premier pianists, Ken Watson provides music for social events of all types - wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, dinner parties. He loves to perform and delights in being among those who love piano music.

Ken's repertoire includes American and popular standards and Broadway favorites as well as more contemporary artists, including the Beatles, Elton John, Billy Joel, Journey, Sting, Buffet, the Eagles, Morrison, Clapton, Garth Brooks, Rascal Flats, Ben Folds and many others. Ken also is constantly mastering and performing classical pieces. He has long entertained at holiday parties and has compiled arrangements of carols and holiday songs. He has played for many holiday party sing-alongs.

For decades Ken has played at venues in and around Boston, including the Sheraton Tara Framingham, Seaport Hotel, The Four Seasons, the Commandant's House, the Long Wharf Marriott Hotel, the Commonwealth Hotel, the College Club, the Boston College Club, the Boston University Castle, the Hyatt, Marriott and Hilton Hotels, Boston World Trade Center, the Seaport Hotel, the State Room, the Boston Harbor Hotel, and many other city and area hotels. He has played throughout New England at venues such as Granite Links, the Henderson House, the Aldrich Mansion, the Blithewold Mansion, Lake View Pavillion, Lake Pearl, Spenelli's, Mount Washington Hotel, the Colony Hotel in Kennebunkport, the Riverview in Simsbury, CT, and many banquet halls, inns, and private homes throughout the region.

Ken is a graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Winchester, Virginia. He was the last pianist for the WBZ/CBS4 Children's Hospital Telethon, held annually during the holidays years ago. Ken has been a long-time music teacher and accompanist to many accomplished soloists and instrumentalists.

Ken can bring up to three of his professional quality Yamaha digital pianos to any venue where an acoustic piano is not available. At a wedding, for example, he can set up one piano for the ceremony, another for the cocktail hour, and another in the dinner area. He also provides a microphone when needed.

Ken has complimentary demo CDs available. More than forty years of experience and a youthful passion for the piano make Ken Watson a natural performer and a good choice for your event.
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We hired Ken to play for our ceremony and cocktail hour during our wedding at the Stratton Mountain Resort on 10/1/16. Throughout the booking process, Ken was professional, prompt, and pleasant to work with. We requested a few songs be played during key parts of the ceremony, and he was accommodating and reassured us that everything would go smoothly and sound wonderful. On the wedding day, Ken's playing during the ceremony added the perfect ambiance. His timing was impeccable and he is truly, truly talented. Our guests loved the live music during the cocktail hour as well. Ken played the grand piano at the venue like a master and looked great doing it. Amazing job!!

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Ken was excellent! He showed up early, was impeccably dressed and played beautifully. Ken added the perfect ambiance to our wedding. He handled our requests easily and everyone raved about him. I definitely recommend Ken and would hire him again.

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Everything about Ken was great! perfect music choices, very professional and friendly. Would highly recommend Ken and would certainly hire him again. -Marie

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2016
Dec
9
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Waltham, MA
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Dec
2
Club Event
Sudbury, MA
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Nov
26
Birthday Party (Adult)
Newton, MA
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Oct
1
Wedding
South Londonderry, VT
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Sep
26
Corporate Function
Boston, MA
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
2016
Aug
14
Wedding
Newport, RI
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2016
Aug
6
Wedding
Worcester, MA
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
At Last
Let's Fall in Love
Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart
Love Changes Everything
Fly Me to the Moon
It's Impossible
Because of You
Falling in Love is Wonderful
I've Got the World on a String
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
Keyboards
Piano
Classical Piano
Jazz Piano
Pop Piano
Oldies Piano
Cabaret Piano
Broadway Piano
70's Hits Piano
80's Hits Piano
90's Hits Piano
60's Hits Piano
50's Hits Piano
40's Hits Piano
80's Hits Keyboards
90's Hits Keyboards
40's Hits Keyboards
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Please note Ken Watson will also travel to Braintree, Cambridge, Newton, Readville, Brookline Village, Medford, Randolph, Milton, Quincy, Wallaston, Watertown, West Medford, Weymouth, Arlington Heights, Holbrook, Melrose, Nonantum, North Quincy, Waverley, Dorchester, East Weymouth, Hyde Park, Mattapan, North Weymouth, Oakdale, South Weymouth, Waltham, Babson Park, Avon, Canton.
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