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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 provided the most beautiful music for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. It is so easy and fun to work with Fred because of his exceptional talent and wonderful personality. At our first meeting, Fred listened to our somewhat vague ideas of music that we like, and almost immediately Fred started playing music pieces that perfectly captured what we had envisioned. Hiring Fred is absolutely one of the best decisions that we had made in this wedding planning process. Many of our guests commented on how Fred's music had added an extra dimension of beauty and grace to our ceremony. Thank you Fred for making our wedding so beautiful and moving.

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Anniversary Party

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Wow...such an amazing talented pianist. He was wonderful, talented, organized, efficient and so pleasant to deal with. We feel like we have met a new friend!! I can not imagine that you would even be disappointed with hiring the amazing gentleman....just the best!!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Mr. Yacono was a delight for my Father in law's 90th birthday picnic. Mr. Yacono is extremely talented, and played from the era we had requested. My beloved Father in law has many challenges, he cannot see, and has difficulty talking. But Fred's music touched his heart. My Father in law clapped along to the beat, smiled, and even sang! As my Father in law was leaving the party, he became overwhelmed with emotion. He is often unable to speak, so he pointed to the piano with tears in his eyes and burst into laughter saying "music!" The piano was from my Father in law's home, and Mr. Fred Yacono played it as never before. His piano playing was the greatest gift.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2016
Oct
1
Wedding
Saint Paul, MN
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Oct
8
Wedding Ceremony
Saint Paul, MN
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Oct
9
Wedding
Cottage Grove, MN
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2016
Oct
16
Private Party
Eden Prairie, MN
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Oct
22
Wedding
Bloomington, MN
2:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
Nov
6
Wedding
Saint Paul, MN
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2016
Sep
17
Wedding
Plymouth, MN
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Sep
15
Celebration
Minneapolis, MN
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2016
Sep
10
Mother's Day Party
Bloomington, MN
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2016
Sep
8
Anniversary Party
Lanesboro, MN
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Sep
4
Wedding Ceremony
Saint Paul, MN
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2016
Aug
6
Wedding
Minneapolis, MN
4:30 PM - 7:00 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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