Matt Peterson - Pianist

Jazz Piano from Warrenville, IL - Will travel up to 100 miles
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Multi-award-winning pianist Matt Peterson possesses a mastery of classical, jazz, pop, R&b, and soul. 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. He possesses a unique enthusiasm and professionalism and his encyclopedic repertoire allows him to meet the specific needs of each event and take song requests.

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. He is the overall winner of the Ben Heppner Concerto Competition with Gershwin's Concerto in F.

At Indiana University, Matt studied with David Baker, Luke Gillespie, Steve Houghton, and others, and played in the Brent Wallarab Jazz Ensemble, the top jazz ensemble at the school. In 2013, he was invited with to perform at the Monterey Jazz Festival.

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 venues and restaurants in Seattle, Chicago, and Bloomington, and Los Angeles. In the summer of 2013, he played piano in the All-American Band at Disneyland under Ron McCurdy, where he played with jazz luminaries such as Gordon Goodwin, Gregg Field, Peter Erskine, Willie Murillo, John Clayton, and Wycliffe Gordon.

He currently performs with the Joffrey Ballet Company in Chicago for rehearsals, classes, and shows, where he collaborates with some of the top dancers in the country.

He currently lives in the greater Chicagoland IL area where he is an in-demand performer and educator.

He looks forward greatly to working with you!
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
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A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!

Wedding Ceremony

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Simply phenomenal! Matt recently performed for my wedding pre-ceremony cocktail hour and ceremony. He knew exactly what I wanted immediately and executed it flawlessly. All of the professional musicians attending my wedding were impressed. And on top of that, he was a delight to work with. I feel truly grateful to have found him, he far exceeded my high expectations. If you are considering hiring a pianist for a special event, stop right here. You have found the right person!!

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Matt Peterson - Pianist’s Response:

Thank you Kathryn! It was a beautiful wedding!

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Matt arrived early, was very polite, and provided a great atmosphere for our cocktail reception. I definitely recommend him!

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We hired Matt to provide music for our wedding ceremony. He was very prompt in his replies and flexible in accommodating our requests. We asked for a jazz playlist prior to the ceremony, requested more traditional numbers during the ceremony, and pop for the recessional. Our requests included two songs he had not performed previously. Matt put together a fantastic ensemble to meet the varying needs we had for the music and arranged the new songs in a manner that was outstanding to hear. We received as much positive feedback on his work and his ensemble's work as any vendor we worked with for our wedding and would instantly hire him again in the future.

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Matt Peterson - Pianist’s Response:

Thank you Brian and Kerry and congratulations!

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2018
Aug
11
Wedding Ceremony
Chicago, IL
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Jul
30
Corporate Function
Chicago, IL
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Jun
30
Wedding Ceremony
Glenview, IL
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
Jun
9
Wedding Ceremony
Wheaton, IL
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2018
May
12
Wedding Ceremony
Wheaton, IL
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
2018
May
6
Corporate Function
Chicago, IL
11:30 AM - 1:30 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
Piano
Classical Piano
Jazz Piano
Pop Piano
Broadway Piano
Jazz Keyboards
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
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Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
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 Naperville, Winfield, Aurora, Eola, Fox Valley, Oak Brook, West Chicago, Wheaton, Lisle, Batavia, Carol Stream, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Mooseheart, North Aurora, Downers Grove, Glendale Heights, Bolingbrook, Bloomingdale, Lombard, Saint Charles, Wayne, Bartlett, Montgomery, Addison, Darien, Lafox, Medinah, Roselle, Villa Park.
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