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Matt Peterson - Pianist

Jazz Piano from Wheaton, IL - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$100 - $1500 per event
Award-winning pianist Matt Peterson possesses a mastery of classical, jazz, pop, R&b, soul, and 70's music. He brings a unique enthusiasm and professionalism to every event he plays. From Chopin to Frank Sinatra to Billy Joel to Stevie Wonder, Matt brings a special attention to detail and creative flair to everything he performs. His encyclopedic repertoire allows him to meet the specific needs of each event and take song requests. Below is just a small sampling of some of his favorites - his repertoire includes over 3000 tunes and his policy includes learning as many as 20 new tunes not in his repertoire for any event. Matt prides himself on his customer service, punctuality and professionalism, making sure that each guest's musical experience is an enjoyable one.

Matt has a Bachelor's Degree in Classical Piano from Wheaton College and a Masters Degree in Jazz Piano from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, where he studied under the Artistic Excellence Scholarship. During his undergraduate studies, he was the overall winner of the 2009 Ben Heppner Concerto Competition, performing Gershwin's Concerto in F with a full symphony orchestra. In addition to extensive classical and jazz performance experience, he has played for musical theater productions and film scores, as well as for weddings, corporate events, private parties, and receptions. Matt has played regularly at restaurants in Seattle, Chicago, and Bloomington, and Los Angeles. In the summer of 2013, he played piano in the All-American College Band at Disneyland under Ron McCurdy. He was an invited performer to the 2013 Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival. He looks forward to working with you!

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Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!

Wedding Ceremony

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Matt was the pianist for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour on May 14, 2016. He was very professional and was ready to start on time. We asked him to play a combination of genres one of which was "Earned It" by The Weeknd after our "I Do's" and our guests really got a kick out of it. I LOVED Matt and would give him 10 stars if I could.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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This was for my wife's birthday. It was her big request, so I did the research and hired Matt. My wife was very happy and all our guests enjoyed the music. We have quite a few performers in our family. Matt was great about taking requests and having some of my guests sing along on some songs. When there weren't requests, he picked out some great songs. My big thrill was when he played The Who's "Love Reign O'er Me." I would definitely recommend Matt to anyone for a Pianist at a party or event. It was a great experience. Thanks again, Matt!!!

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Matt Peterson - Pianist’s Response:

Thank you for the feedback, Paul - I had a blast!

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Wedding

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Matt is a consummate professional. He arrived on time (early), accommodated all of our requests, and rolled with the changes to the wedding ceremony. He is extremely talented, with a repertoire ranging from classical to jazz to contemporary. His arrangements were tasteful and also at the appropriate volume to allow for conversation. He played for 5 hours after the ceremony and many of our guests asked where we found such a talented musician. You should have absolutely no reservations about hiring Matt. I only wish we had another event so that I could listen to him play some more!

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2016
Oct
8
Birthday Party (Adult)
Palos Heights, IL
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Oct
1
Wedding
Evanston, IL
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Sep
15
Anniversary Party
Chicago, IL
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
May
21
Rehearsal Dinner
South Bend, IN
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
May
14
Wedding Ceremony
Alsip, IL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2015
Dec
12
Private Party
New Lenox, IL
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
My Romance
Bill Evans
My Funny Valentine
Chet Baker
Don't Be Cruel
Elvis Presley
Mr. Blue Sky
ELO
Clair de Lune
Debussy
All of Me
John Legend
In the Mood
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Unforgettable
Nat King Cole
Misty
Erroll Garner
Just the Way You Are
Billy Joel
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Bachelor Parties
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Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Matt Peterson - Pianist will also travel to Glen Ellyn, Winfield, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Lombard, Warrenville, Bloomingdale, Lisle, West Chicago, Addison, Downers Grove, Naperville, Villa Park, Bartlett, Hanover Park, Medinah, Oak Brook, Roselle, Elmhurst, Wayne.
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