David Kellen, Pianist

Piano from Geneva, IL - Will travel up to 300 miles
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$150 - $600 per event
Since 1986, when I was in college at Northern Illinois University, I have been a freelance jobbing musician. I have performed as a solo piano player and with several top notch jobbing bands in the Chicago area. I have performed at most of the major hotels in the city and suburbs for weddings, corporate events, and even a few bar-mitzvahs! My past clients include McDonald's Corporation, The Private Bank, Olson Rugs, Catholic Diocese of Rockford, Chicago Contract Roofers Association, CASA Kane County, and The Heritage Foundation. For nine years I was the resident pianist at the Mill Race Inn in Geneva, and for two years at the Tivoli Restaurant in West Chicago. I currently perform with incredible band Swing Assembly. I am available as a pianist/vocalist/organist, so, I can play for wedding ceremonies as well as the reception. I have many other talented musicians whom I work with regularly, so, I can also put together any size ensemble for your musical needs.

I am also involved in Christian worship music. I have worked full and part time over the last twenty-five years at various churches, Catholic, Protestant, Evangelical and Pentecostal. I have led worship for small, medium and large events. The largest being a Catholic Men's Conference of 5000 men. I am available for church services, retreats, and other worship events.

Since 1991, I have been the owner of Studio K Music in Geneva and Oswego. We are a piano education facility that has instructed thousands of children and adults over the years. I also am available as an arranger and studio musician. I am well respected as a solid performer and music educator in the Fox Valley Area, in the western suburbs of Chicago.

I have released four Piano CDs over the years; three Christmas and one ethereal piano CD.
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10+ GigMasters Bookings

Birthday Party (Adult)

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With David Kellen we found someone who went “above and beyond” to be prepared for the evening. He was attentive, kind, easy going, professional and made the experience of hiring from this website a pleasure. Moreover, his library of music brought class to the evening and he even possessed the good nature to provide impromptu background music for sketches during the toast portion of the evening! As someone who has produced live entertainment and performed 300 concerts a year as the singer of The Glenn Miller Orchestra, I know a good musician when I hear one. David is the complete package... a first-class musician! Michael Whelan Producer & Professional Singer

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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David was absolutely wonderful. He arrived in plenty of time to set up and begin on time. He instantly picked up on the tone of the party and we had a great time requesting & singing to the tunes David played. He was able to accommodate our varied and random song requests. It was very impressive! David also provided appropriate and beautiful background music when we moved on from singing. It was a joy having him part of the birthday party!

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Private Party

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David was amazing in every aspect. David and I spoke numerous times before the event, through email and telephone. He was easily reachable, extremely kind, and very receptive. I was proposing to my fiancé and the evening required quite a few people being part of the secret and a lot of coordinating. Everything was perfect and went as planned. He played absolutely beautifully, took our requests, and made the evening one we will never forget. He even stayed later than asked. We will without a doubt, we will be having David at our next event. Thank you David!

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David Kellen, Pianist’s Response:

THANK YOU SO MUCH NICK!!! SUCH A GREAT TIME! DAVID

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2016
Jul
16
Wedding Ceremony
Yorkville, IL
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2016
Jan
23
Private Party
Chicago, IL
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2015
Sep
5
Wedding
Chicago, IL
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2015
Jun
27
Wedding Ceremony
Sandwich, IL
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2015
May
16
Wedding Ceremony
Harvard, IL
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2014
Oct
18
Wedding
Chicago, IL
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2014
Jul
25
Wedding Ceremony
Naperville, IL
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Just About Any Song
You Can Think Of!
Keyboards
Piano
Jazz Piano
Pop Piano
Gospel Piano
Ambient Piano
Top 40 Keyboards
Swing Keyboards
Rock Keyboards
Ambient Keyboards
Classical Organ
Singing Pianist
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fund Raisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Please note David Kellen, Pianist will also travel to Batavia, Saint Charles, Lafox, Mooseheart, North Aurora, Wasco, Wayne, West Chicago, Elburn, South Elgin, Warrenville, Aurora, Eola, Winfield, Carol Stream, Fox Valley, Naperville, Sugar Grove, Bartlett, Bloomingdale, Elgin, Oak Brook, Plato Center, Wheaton, Kaneville, Maple Park, Montgomery, Streamwood, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights.
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