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.