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Carol Sarao

Jazz Piano from Mays Landing, NJ - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$125 - $900 per event
Carol Sarao, an accomplished pianist who specializes in cocktail hours and wedding ceremonies, would love to offer her talents to enhance your special day. Currently the official rehearsal accompanist for both the Ballet and Modern Dance Departments at Richard Stockton College, Carol began studying piano at age 6 with private teachers, and at age 11 went on to study classical piano at the prestigious Settlement Music School in Philadelphia. As an adult, Carol had the privilege of studying jazz improvisation for seven years under pianist Jimmy Amadie (longtime accompanist for the late, great jazz legend Mel Torme.), and made her living as a professional keyboardist, performing with many popular club bands throughout the '70s, '80s and '90s, and touring extensively, from Montreal, Canada to Naples, Florida. As a founding member of Cheetah, an all-girl pop/rock band, Carol appeared at the famed Hershey Park Amphitheatre, as well as traveling to Turkey, Greece, Italy, and Bahrain to perform for American troops.
In 1989, she joined the award-winning group "Cheers, the Band," (designated 'The East Coast's Top Show Band' by Steppin' Out magazine) with whom she played an array of high-profile jobs: casinos lounges, nightclubs, showrooms in the Poconos, corporate parties, opening act for Sister Sledge and The Trammps, bar and bat mitzvahs, and even mayoral inaugurations. And, of course, weddings.
In her 18 years with "Cheers," Carol has performed literally hundreds of cocktail hours and wedding ceremonies, and played at virtually every country club in the South Jersey/ Phila. area--among them such historic venues as The Ram's Head Inn, The Flanders Hotel, the Bellevue Stratford Hotel, and the Aronomink and Overbrook Country Clubs. To each event, Carol brings unfailing professionalism and courtesy, coupled with a fresh, enthusiastic attitude. A deep appreciation for the standards of the American Songbook --particularly the great, classic songs of Porter and Gershwin-- informs her playing, and makes listening to her a joy. Let Carol Sarao's unique interpretations and sophisticated phrasing provide an elegant background for your special day.
If an acoustic piano is not available on location, Carol will be happy to bring a digital synthesizer--featuring a realistic grand piano sound--and a small amplification system. If a duo or trio is required, she can bring in any number of talented partners, including violinists, mandolin players, guitarists, flute players, singers, saxophonists, trumpet players, percussionists, and bassists.
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Carol really made are wedding day special. She went out of way to make sure we were happy.

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2008
Oct
25
Wedding
Langhorne, PA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2008
Oct
20
Taj Mahal Casino
Atlantic City, NJ
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2008
Oct
19
Taj Mahal Casino
Atlantic City, NJ
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
All The Things You Are
L-O-V-E
My One and Only Love
There Will Never Be Another You
As Time Goes By
Night and Day
Wedding March
Wagner
Wedding Recessional
Mendelssohn
Trumpet Voluntaire
Purcell
Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
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 Carol Sarao will also travel to Egg Harbor Township, Dorothy, Estell Manor, Pleasantville, Cedar Brook, Egg Harbor City, Linwood, Northfield, Milmay, Somers Point, Absecon, Galloway, Galloway Township, Richland, Smithville, Winslow, Longport, Buena, Margate City, Marmora.
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