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Valerie A. Higgs

Jazz Piano from Rockville, MD - Will travel up to 10 miles
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$200 - $2000 per event
A classically trained musician, Valerie has musically directed/conducted/accompanied various theater productions in Philadelphia, New York and Chicago. In 1996, Valerie music directed the world premiere of The Three Willies, a musical theater work conceived by the late jazz violinist and composer, Leroy Jenkins, in collaboration with multimedia performance artist/poet, Homer Jenkins, and choreographer/dancer, Rennie Harris. In pursuit of her bachelor's degree in Music Performance, she has studied at Temple University and DePaul University. She currently teaches music at the Pritchard Music Academy and was nominated for Outstanding Musical Direction for Jekyll & Hyde at Kensington Arts Theatre (KAT) in 2011.

Valerie also accompanies vocalists and instrumentalists and has a long history playing for various college, community and church choirs. While she has this experience, her favorite gigs include wedding ceremonies and private parties/receptions. Supplying music for these events showcase Valerie at her best.

Looking forward to hearing from you, and I am certain that I can bring the necessary atmosphere for your event.
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Valerie was extremely accommodating with all of the logistical arrangements, and she sounded perfect. We were very glad we hired her!

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I hired Valerie to accompany for a vocal competition. As a fellow gigging professional pianist myself, I will happily advise that Valerie is an exceptionally talented pianist and a wonderful person. Her sightreading skills are incomparable (dare I say potentially better than my own? :0)) and she was ontime to everything, well-prepared, and personable. I highly recommend her!

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Valerie is easy-going and friendly.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2014
Mar
14
Kensington Arts Theatre
Kensington, MD
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2014
Mar
7
Kensington Arts Theatre
Kensington, MD
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2014
Feb
28
Kensington Arts Theatre
Kensington, MD
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2014
Feb
21
Kensington Arts Theatre
Kensington, MD
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2012
Dec
22
Pritchard Music Academy
Gaithersburg, MD
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2012
Dec
16
Quotidian Theatre - James Joyce's The Dead
Bethesda, MD
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Satin Doll
Duke Ellington
The Way You Look Tonight
Isn't it Romantic
Michael Feinstein
The Way You Look Tonight
Fred Astaire/Frank Sinatra
'Swonderful
George Gershwin
Quiet Nights and Quiet Stars
Frank Sinatra
Wave
Frank Sinatra
Besame Mucho
Various/Diana Krall
Laura
Easy to Love
Keyboards
Jazz Piano
Weddings
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Fundraisers
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Holiday Parties
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Wine Tasting Parties
Church Services
Easter Celebrations
Valentine's Day Parties
Please note Valerie A. Higgs will also travel to Derwood, Gaithersburg, Kensington, Potomac, Bethesda, Garrett Park, Silver Spring, Washington Grove, Suburb Maryland Fac, Olney, Cabin John, Chevy Chase, Glen Echo, Germantown, Greenway, Sandy Spring, Ashton, Brookeville, Washington, Brinklow, Great Falls, Mc Lean, Spencerville, Takoma Park, Vienna, Adelphi Chillum, Boyds, Hyattsville, West Mclean, Arlington.
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