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 throughout the planning phase 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.
Upon booking, Fred is prepared to go that extra mile to make you and your guests talk about his services fondly for years to come.