Lounge Lizard Stylings, Doug Gortner Party Pianist

Jazz Piano from Nashville, TN - Will travel up to 100 miles
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A well dressed, happy fella who will arrive early;flexible, courteous, a good communicator, 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, Star,s Fell on Alabama, Rainy Days and Mondays, Moon River, All the Things You Are, When Sunny Gets Blue, Sinatra songs, etc.) or LIVELY and UPBEAT (Lady is a Tramp, 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. If you reside within 20 miles of Hillsboro Village, I will AUDITION for you at no charge. My Fees are MODEST: $100 minimum. Request a 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 can no longer sing, and in Nashville that is a requirement to work in restaurants and lounges, so I have jumped into the niche of Party Pianist, where one does not want the distraction of singing. As I am just starting this business, I have very low fees -- probably the lowest in town for what I do. I love to play for people, but am not trying to support myself in this manner. I am an enthusiastic (and relatively accomplished) photographer, tennis, golf and bridge player, and enjoy gardening and the life of the mind. I read scripture, usher, play the piano,and greet at St. Georges Episcopal Church.

HERE ARE A FEW REVIEWS FROM OTHER WEBSITES -- I WAS AWARDED FIVE STARS IN ALL CATEGORIES:

!!!!! 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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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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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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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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Lounge Lizard Stylings, 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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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
2017
Apr
29
Wake for J.N.
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Apr
29
Bridal Shower
Brentwood, TN
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2017
Apr
22
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER Art Show Opening
Nashville, TN
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Mar
30
St, Georges Art Show Opening Party
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
One Note Samba
ntônio Carlos Jobim
Rainy Days & Mondays
Carpenters
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Everyone
Misty
Errol Garner/Johnny Mathis
The Lady is a Tramp
Frankie/Ella
Send in the 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
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Please note Lounge Lizard Stylings, 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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