Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono

Piano from Minneapolis, MN - Will travel up to 200 miles
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$150 - $600 per event
Fred Yacono brings elegance, class and the very best in beautiful piano music to any event! As one of Minnesota's premier pianists, you and your guests will truly enjoy his masterful arrangements and improvisational talents. Fred's dazzling repertoire of more than 1,000 songs draws from all decades and genres and is enriched by his warm style of brilliant melodies, cascading harmonies, and pulsating rhythms.

Your wedding is one of the most memorable events of your lifetime. Fred will delight you and your guests in all of the phases of your wedding celebration–your rehearsal dinner, the ceremony, and also the reception. He provides a complimentary planning session for the bride and groom and also consults with them prior to the wedding to make sure that every detail of their music is perfect!

Fred is an accomplished song stylist and has spent his entire career as a performer, composer/songwriter, conductor, music educator, and band director. Classically trained in New York where he also prepared students for the Julliard School of Music, he plays a wide variety of music in every genre, including pop, blues, Latin, Broadway and movie themes, jazz, ethnic, classical and so much more. If you can whistle it, he will play it!

In addition to his solo piano performances as an event and wedding pianist, Fred can also provide additional performers and instruments upon request, such as violin, harp, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone and drums.

If a piano is not available, Fred will supply your event with one of his state of the art digital pianos and sound equipment. He also has a silent portable generator if an electricity source is an issue.

Fred is a graduate of New York University where he majored in piano performance and music education, and studied composition under the direction of Aaron Copland. He pursued his graduate studies at The Hartt College of Music of the University of Hartford, Duquesne University, and the University of North Carolina.

Fred will add "pizzazz" to your special event with beautiful piano music to help create a truly unique and memorable occasion for you and your guests.
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Wedding

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Fred was a joy to work with! We are so glad he was a part of our wedding day. At our initial consult, we selected the playlist for our ceremony. He knew every song we inquired about, with no hesitation! He was very accommodating and offered to be present for our rehearsal since we did not have a coordinator. Fred was friendly, personable, and open to all of our ideas. On the wedding day, his piano music brought tears to many eyes; absolutely beautiful! We invited Fred to stay for dinner because he felt like a friend to my husband and I. We have already recommended him and will continue to recommend him to others. Excellent! 5 stars! Thank you Fred!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Fred was the consummate professional in every sense for a combination birthday/neighborhood party! He delighted the guests, playing instrumental versions jazz standards on a spinet piano. He didn’t need sheet music, so he was able to be more “present” as an entertainer. It was a perfect balance between energizing the party, but not competing with the volume level of conversation. A great experience!

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Valentine's Day Party

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Fred was amazing in all aspects. He arrived early and started playing as residents were still arriving. He came dressed in attire appropriate for the event, and he was both pleasant and extremely talented. We will definitely ask Fred to to come back for another performance. Thank you Fred!

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2016
May
7
Mother's Day Party
Bloomington, MN
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2016
May
8
Mother's Day Party
Excelsior, MN
10:30 PM - 2:30 AM
2016
May
14
Anniversary Party
Stillwater, MN
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
May
28
Wedding Reception
Saint Paul, MN
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Jun
18
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Minneapolis, MN
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Jun
25
Wedding Ceremony
Minneapolis, MN
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Apr
30
Fundraiser
Eden Prairie, MN
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
Apr
21
Event
Edina, MN
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
Apr
15
Celebration
Anoka, MN
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2016
Apr
9
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Minneapolis, MN
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
Mar
27
Easter Celebration
Saint Paul, MN
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
2016
Feb
14
Valentine's Day Party
Edina, MN
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
A Day in the Life of a Fool
Frank Sinatra
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes
"Cinderella"
A Fine Romance
Ella Fitzgerald
A Foggy Day in London Town
Michael Buble
A Kiss to Build a Dream On
Louie Armstrong
A Lovely Night
"Cinderella"
A Moment Like This
Kelly Clarkson
A Natural Woman
Carole King
A Summer Song
Chad & Jeremy
A Taste of Honey
Herb Alpert
Piano
Classical Piano
Jazz Piano
Blues Piano
Swing Piano
Broadway Piano
70's Hits Piano
80's Hits Piano
60's Hits Piano
50's Hits Piano
40's Hits Piano
Latin Piano
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
Fund Raisers
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 Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono will also travel to Saint Paul, Arden Hills, Hopkins, Mendota, Plymouth, Bloomington, Mendota Heights, Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Minnetonka Beach, Orono, Osseo, South Saint Paul, Wayzata, Circle Pines, Inver Grove Heights, Champlin, Burnsville, Chanhassen, Crystal Bay, Long Lake, Newport, Savage, Willernie, Excelsior, Hamel, Saint Paul Park, Dayton, Hugo.
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