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Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono

Piano from Minneapolis, MN - Will travel up to 200 miles
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$300 - $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 and song stylists, 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 create a magical musical memory for your wedding day. He 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 class act and a great musician! His performance at my wedding reception was wonderful, he was very fun, caring and professional throughout the whole evening, and was so easy to work with during the planning phase. He helped make the Saint Paul College Club feel even more grand through his beautiful piano music and extensive repertoire. I can't recommend him enough!

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Memorial Service

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Mr. Yacaono was outstanding. He provided the music for my brother's memorial service and I greatly appreciated his professionalism during such a difficult time. He was extremely accessible, organized, and lovely to work with. He is very talented and the music was beautiful.

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Wedding

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Fred was great from the beginning to end. He took the time to meet with us to learn exactly what we wanted for our wedding music, reached out to our wedding planner, pastor, and other vendors to assure they were on the same page, and provided the speakers and sound system for his pianos. He even had a second set to use for our cocktail hour so he didn't have to break down and set up again. He went above and beyond by providing a way to play a special processional song we needed done via CD. We were very pleased with Fred and would be happy to recommend him!

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2016
Dec
11
Christmas Party
Anoka, MN
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Dec
15
Corporate Function
Minneapolis, MN
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
2016
Dec
17
Wedding Ceremony
Saint Paul, MN
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2016
Dec
17
Christmas Party
Saint Paul, MN
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2016
Dec
22
Church Service
Woodbury, MN
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
Dec
29
Wedding
Saint Paul, MN
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2016
Dec
10
Wedding Ceremony
Chaska, MN
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Dec
8
Holiday Party
Edina, MN
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Dec
3
Corporate Function
Minneapolis, MN
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
Nov
18
Memorial Service
Saint Paul, MN
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2016
Nov
12
Wedding
Minneapolis, MN
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Nov
9
Art Gallery Opening
Wayzata, MN
6:00 PM - 9:00 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
Swing Piano
Broadway Piano
70's Hits Piano
80's Hits Piano
60's Hits Piano
50's Hits Piano
40's Hits 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
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 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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