Doug Gortner Party Pianist

Jazz Piano from Nashville, TN - Will travel up to 100 miles
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22 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2015

$100 - $375 per event
About
A well dressed (Blazer & Bow Tie or Tuxedo), happy fella who will arrive early; flexible, courteous, a good communicator, willing to MC your event if requested, willing to stay later than contracted, connects well with your guests, and someone to whom you will gladly give an enthusiastic review when all is done.

I play solo piano to add a touch of class to your party, corporate function, or wedding reception. I play Classic Standards, Show Tunes, and Modern Jazz. I can play MELLOW: (Misty, Over the Rainbow, Summertime, Send in the Clowns, Angel Eyes, Amazing Grace, Stars Fell on Alabama, Rainy Days and Mondays, Moon River, All the Things You Are, When Sunny Gets Blue, Ella & Sinatra songs, etc.) or LIVELY and UPBEAT (Lady is a Tramp, Watermelon Man, Satin Doll, Teach Me Tonight, Moanin',There Will Never Be Another You, and Modern Jazz Blues). I often receive compliments on the warmth of my chord-voicings and my obvious passion for the music.. If you reside within 20 miles of Hillsboro Village, I will AUDITION for you at no charge. Request a full playlist and a quote today!

I am retired from senior administrative positions in educational and arts institutions in the North and Canada, followed by a management consulting career. I cannot learn to read music as my ears have "a much faster processor" than my eyes, so, much as I adore it, I cannot play classical pieces (although I did perform for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Ask me about that!) I started playing professionally in a Coffee House (remember them?) while a student at Brown University and have played in restaurants, lounges, and many private parties since that time. I no longer bill myself as a singer, but will gladly sing a few tunes if requested.

HERE ARE A FEW REVIEWS FROM OTHER WEBSITES -- I HAVE BEEN AWARDED FIVE STARS IN ALL CATEGORIES ON ALL MY REVIEWS:

!!!!! Awesome Entertainer Tuck H. June 3, 2019

Doug did an absolutely fabulous job entertaining our guests at a house warming event for approximately 60 people. The selection of tunes was spot on and Doug knows how to keep the party lively with the right combination of music. He is also a heck of an interesting guy as we learned from talking to him during a break. You can't go wrong if you are looking for a pianist for your event.!!!!!


DOUG WAS FANTASTIC! By Christine J. on November 19, 2017

Doug was fantastic at our brunch wedding reception! Working up to the big day he was very responsive and helpful, even accommodating a few last minute requests the day before. He did a great job MC-ing for us to announce our entrance and other wedding day items, and really helped pull the day together. Highly recommend!


!!!!! DOUG PLAYS MUSIC THAT WARNS YOUR HEART! By Renee W., Nashville, on June 16, 2016

We've had Lounge Lizard play for several events at our organization - social gathering, recognition lunch and garden butterfly release. At each event he played suitable music with warmth and caring. Doug's personality is genuine and humorous and he is very amiable! The guests all loved him and his music!
N.B. This was from ALIVE HOSPICE where I also volunteer playing for the residents and their families, Doug


!!!!! PERFORMED FOR TWO EVENTS AT OUR LUXURY DEALERSHIPS. By Mat C., Nashville, on May 5, 2016

We booked Lounge Lizard Stylings to play at events for two of our luxury dealerships here in Nashville TN. Our guests provided us with extremely positive feedback regarding the music that Doug Gortner (Lounge Lizard Stylings) played during the two events. Lounge Lizard Stylings provides a touch of class to an evening, and we would highly recommend booking him for future events. N.B. These two events were Customer Appreciation Dinners hosted by LEXUS , Doug


!!!!! PLEASANT EVENING By Liz K., on June 27, 2015

Lounge Lizard performed at the birthday of a 70-year-old friend. The music was a lovely time-period appropriate background to an outdoor cocktail hour and an indoor dinner. He was very talented and entertaining. Also, prompt, agreeable (needed to relocate during the evening and had to move his piano) and very cordial to guests.


!!!!! WHAT A PLEASURE By Dr. Ned J., on July 30, 2015

Doug at our party of 40 + people was a smashing success!! What an evening! Thank you, Doug!
N.B. Cocktail Party at Rokeby Condominiums, Doug


!!!!! FABULOUS! By Laura H. on May 11, 2015

Thanks so much to Lounge Lizard for making our party fabulous! He is a talented and fun performer. I highly recommend him!
N.B. This was a seventieth Birthday Party for the head of a recruiting firm in Murffresboro, Doug
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!

Summer Olympics Party

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I have had Doug at a number of events; from a large opening at the Nashville Public Library, to Christmas parties, to small intimate events, and is always beyond terrific. He can play anything, so that makes it really fun and easy. He is extremely personable, and is just a pleasure to have as a guest, much less someone who is working the event. He is completely self-contained in terms of equipment, so if you have a piano, great. If you don't, that is great too. Doug is always on time, and truth is will play longer than necessary, and is not a "clock watcher." I could not recommend Doug more highly, and I cannot wait to have the need for his musical skills again!

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Doug Gortner Party Pianist’s Response:

Thanks Tom, Playing at your events is always a privilege.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Doug is the absolute perfect pianist if your are looking for talent, professionalism, personality, likability and depth of knowledge of piano standards and jazz in general. He and Kathleen blended perfectly with all our guests and his renditions of all the best lounge numbers added just the right amount of conviviality and gaiety to our party.

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Doug Gortner Party Pianist’s Response:

Thanks for your kind words Gary.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Doug is an amazingly talented pianist with an ear for playing just the right songs at the right time. He's very charming and beyond dependable. He was just the icing on the cake for my mother's surprise birthday party. We will definitely hire him again when the occasion arises. Thank you doug!

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Corporate Function

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Doug was excellent to work with. He played at our company's 25th anniversary party/open house and it was a great addition to the evening. He gave the event a new level of sense of "occasion" that was very special. The communication was easy, and he was professional and punctual. We appreciate him doing our smaller scale event.

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Doug Gortner Party Pianist’s Response:

Thanks so much to Trace Ventures for the good time and the good review. I was most impressed with the staff and their beautiful new headquarters building. A real high class real estate operation. http://traceventures.com/

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Inauguration Party

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Doug was wonderful and fun! A class act. A true professional. A Renaissance man. A new friend. Thank you for being so flexible and so accommodating!

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Wedding

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Doug is a pleasure to work with! We recently had our wedding reception at The Hermitage Hotel in downtown Nashville, and he played the piano during cocktail hour. We received so many compliments regarding his performance!! We would definitely recommend Doug for any event as he is easy to work with, friendly but professional, and very talented!! Thank you, Doug, for making a special event even better!!

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Cocktail Party

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Doug was very professional. He was well dressed and arrived on time and played the piano even longer than we had agreed. I would highly recommend Doug and Lizard Lounge for your next event!

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Doug Gortner Party Pianist’s Response:

Thanks, Kimberly, for the good time and the great review! Cheers............Doug N.B. The event was the New Parents Reception at Harpeth Hall School

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Corporate Function

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Lounge Lizard Stylings, Doug Gortner Party Pianist was very entertaining at our Lexus of Nashville events! He is very professional and accommodating. I highly recommend booking him.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Doug was the perfect addition to my Mother's birthday party. His choice of music was top notch and everyone at the party enjoyed the music. He was professional and well dressed and again perfectly rounded out the party. Would recommend him for future gatherings.

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Doug Gortner Party Pianist’s Response:

Thanks Amos, Coming from a full-time music professional it means a lot. I had a wonderful time.

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2019
Mar
18
Corporate Function
Nashville, TN
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
Dec
15
Private Party
Brentwood, TN
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Dec
8
Christmas Party
Gallatin, TN
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Nov
23
Birthday Party (Adult)
Hendersonville, TN
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2018
Oct
18
Summer Olympics Party
Nashville, TN
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Oct
14
Wedding
Nashville, TN
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Sep
16
Birthday Party (Adult)
Symsonia, KY
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2018
Aug
18
Inauguration Party
Florence, AL
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Jul
12
Corporate Function
Nashville, TN
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Dec
15
Holiday Party
Nashville, TN
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Jun
3
Birthday Party (Adult)
Nashville, TN
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
May
19
Celebration
Brentwood, TN
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Everyone
I'll be home for Christmas
Everyone
The Christmas Song
Mel Torme
Santa is coming to town
Everyone
Greensleeves
Everyone
White Christmas
Bing Crosby
Silver Bells
Everyone
Frosty the Snowman
Everyone
Jingle Bells
Everyone
Rudolph the Red
Everyone
Let it Snow
Everyone
Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Everyone
Winter Wonderland
Everyone
Stardust
Hoagy Carmichael
Rainy Days & Mondays
Carpenters
Over the Rainbow
Everyone
Misty
Errol Garner/Johnny Mathis
The Lady is a Tramp
Frankie/Ella
Send in Clowns
Streisand
When Sunny Gets Blue
Johnny Mathis
Here's That Rainy Day
Sinatra
In the Wee Small Hours
Sinatra
I Left My Heart in S.F.
Bennett
Summertime
Gershwin
Ain't Misbehavin'
Fats Waller
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
Cohan
As Time Goes Bye
Bogie
My Favorite Things
Rogers & Hammerstein
One Note Samba
ntônio Carlos Jobim
Moanin'
Bobby Timmons
My Funny Valentine
Sinatra
The Nearness of You
Hoagy Carmichael
Ol' Rockin' Chair
Hoagy Carmichael
I Loves You Porgy
Gershwin
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Please note Doug Gortner Party Pianist will also travel to Madison, Lebanon, Mount Juliet, La Vergne, Hendersonville, Hermitage, Ridgetop, Smyrna, Antioch, Gladeville, Old Hickory, Lascassas, Arrington, Murfreesboro, Nolensville, Brentwood, Norene, Watertown, Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Milton, Auburntown, Castalian Springs, Franklin, Mitchellville, Whites Creek, Christiana, Alexandria, Readyville, Rockvale.
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