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John Kaplan, from Carnegie Hall to Your Event...

Piano from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$200 - $10000 per event
2016-17 Dates Still Available - ALL types of music ANY EVENTS
Performed from The Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall to YOUR NEXT EVENT!

*Award Winning Entertainer - World Stage Performer* Classical, Jazz, Pop - all types of music! Your piano or mine. Make your party an event to remember with the gift of music.

TRAVELS WORLDWIDE - THOUSANDS OF HAPPY LISTENERS ...hearing is believing!

Invite John-Paul to your next corporate or private event. Several 2016 Christmas / Holiday Dates are still available.

“John-Paul Kaplan holds his own Keys to the Kingdom, All 88 of them!” – said the Chicago Sun-Times in a recent review. John-Paul is internationally recognized as one the world's most versatile and entertaining pianists. His style, interpretation, and mastery of modern music has captivated audiences worldwide. John-Paul's debut album, “This Is The Day”, won The Unity Award for Best Instrumental Album of the Year and The Instrumentalist Magazines, First Chair Award. He is also designated as a Kawai Recording Artist. Kaplan has maintained an active performing schedule in his consistently growing career, ever since he won the first prize at The State of Illinois Music Olympics. His extensive appearances have taken him across the globe including engagements at Carnegie Hall, The London City Theater, The Kennedy Center, and The Lincoln Center, among many others.

John-Paul has amassed a broad performing repertoire in his young career; varying from Classical to Broadway and everything in between. He is also a dedicated composer and producer, having written over 50 songs internationally. His debut album “This Is The Day” received high acclaim worldwide. It is a collection of popular songs and hymns, recorded as a companion CD to Adoration, Prayer, and Reflection. Today, 'This is the Day' is considered to be one of the most popular Instrumental Catholic albums in the world. The United Catholic Music Video Association recognized his album in several categories; winning for Best Instrumental Album of The Year, a nomination for Best New Artist of the Year and also a nomination for Best Song of the Year for his melodic interpretation of “Reflections of Prayer.”

His next release was “Keys of Time: My Favorite Piano”. This album included well loved piano classics arranged with a modern touch and flair. It includes songs by Gershwin, Porter, Webber, and Kaplan himself. The album was nominated for Best Album of the Year in 2007. John-Paul also produced several songs and albums for International Irish Tenor, Mark Forrest. Their first collaboration was on the album “Come Walk With Me”. “I am so blessed to be able to convey the messages of Christ through music”, says John-Paul. This was a first for him, combining spoken word with music. Their latest release, “You Raise Me Up” is full of inspirational and uplifting well loved songs.

John-Paul and Mark can be often found performing together at venues worldwide. In December of 2009, John-Paul and Mark performed together at New York's Lincoln Center. A 1st generation American, Kaplan comes from a Czechoslovakian immigrant family. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Kaplan studied classical piano with Doreen Sterba De Zur and Jazz with Mark Streder. During his classical music studies, Kaplan was the winner at many state and National piano competitions.
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John-Paul was crucial to making our party the hit of the season! Our 40+ guests had never been invited to such as event, described by one as a "New York style" party, where live music was offered in an intimate setting, so John-Paul, being the first had a high mark to set, and he did! I was the one who insisted on a live piano player, and had the highest expectations. John-Paul helped make "my" party. Even my wife, who got many compliments on everything, received compliments on his performance and our good taste in making it the type of party it was, and none of that would have been possible without John-Paul's work. My wife's "mixer" of Sing with the Piano Player was only possible because John-Paul was so accomodating and made our guests comfortable. On the objective points, arrival on time, dress, deportment staying with it to the end, and always performing...all "5's", but when engaging a performer. one looks for the subjectives, and John-Paul's subjectives were also "High 5's".

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Great pianist. We enjoyed the music greatly. Would certainly consider having him back at our next function.

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2008
Jul
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WYD Concert
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2008
Jan
30
CMN Tradeshow
Ontario, CA
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2008
Jan
23
Private Event
Washington, DC
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2008
Jan
19
Private Concert
Anaheim, CA
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2008
Jan
11
Liberace Foundation
Las Vegas, NV
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2007
Nov
13
Private Event
Washington, DC
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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JAZZ
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Please note John Kaplan, from Carnegie Hall to Your Event... will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
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