Michael Drexler - Ragtime, Jazz and Pop Piano

Piano from New York City, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
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Thank you for considering pianist Michael Drexler for your event.

An elegant jazz, pop and ragtime pianist for any special occasion; advanced degrees in piano performance and music production from Berklee College of Music and Music Conservatory Detmold.

Michael Drexler is a seasoned and award-winning pianist who frequently performs as a cocktail pianist for corporate and private events and as a featured pianist at ragtime, blues and boogie festivals throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Michael performs tasteful renditions of the American Songbook, Pop/Top 40, Ragtime Classics, Jazz Standards, Boogie-Woogie Showtunes and Classical repertoire and is a medal winner of the famous "world-championship of old-time piano playing" piano competition.

Available for: Weddings, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Celebrations, Fundraisers, Holiday Party, Cocktail Party, Christmas Party.

Michael's specialty is smooth background music a-la Keith Jarrett, Billy Joel, Jim Brickman as well as Holiday / Christmas standards and Ragtime, Stride and Jazz Piano.

Here is a sample tune list of recent gig a the Algonquin Hotel in New York City (4 Hours):

1. Jazz - Somewhere Over the Rainbow
2. Jazz/Pop - Memories of Tomorrow (Keith Jarrett)
3. Jazz/Pop - Falling Grace
4. Billy Joel - Root Beer Rag
5. Ragtime - Sunflower Slow Drag (Scott Joplin)
6. Disney - Beauty and the Beast
7. Ragtime - Calico Rag
8. Disney - A Whole New World
9. Disney/Jazz - Someday my Prince Will Come
10. Ragtime - Elite Syncopations (Scott Joplin)
11. The Eagles - Hotel California
12. James Bond - Skyfall (Adele)
13. Disney - Let it Go
14. Ragtime/Blues - Swipsey (Scott Joplin)
15. The Beatles - Imagine (John Lennon)
16. Jazz/Blues - Georgia on my Mind
17. Josh Groban - You Raise Me Up
18. Ragtime - Bohemia Rag
19. Billy Joel - New York State of Mind
20. Titanic - My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion)
21. Pop/Jazz - Don't Know Why (Norah Jones)
22. Ragtime - Original Rags (Scott Joplin)
23. Jazz - My Romance
24. Rod Stewart - I am Sailing (F)
25. Jazz – The Harlem Strut
26. Ragtime - Maple Leaf Rag (Scott Joplin)
27. Jazz - Ain't Misbehaving
28. Jazz - All the Things You Are
29. Billy Joel - Piano Man
30. Lionel Richie - Hello
31. Pop - Love Story
32. Ragtime - Charleston Rag
33. Ragtime - Easy Winners (Scott Joplin)
34. Jazz - Body and Soul
35. Ragtime - The Entertainer (Scott Joplin)
36. The Peanuts - Linus and Lucy
37. Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
38. Ragtime - Kitten on the Keys
39. Elton John - Can You Feel the Love Tonight
40. Sam Smith - Stay With Me
41. Pop - Hello (Adele)
42. Pop - Ballade pour Adeline (Richard Clayderman)
43. Pop/Blues - Walking in Memphis
44. Classical - Chopin Etude
45. Latin - Despacito
46. Ragtime - Pineapple Rag (Scott Joplin)
47. Ragtime - Something Doing (Scott Joplin)
48. Jazz - Handful of Keys
49. Jazz - Honeysuckle Rose
50. Jazz - Summertime
51. Ragtime - Finger Buster
52. Latin Jazz - Wave
53. Latin Jazz - Girl from Ipanema
54. Ragtime - Peacherine Rag (Scott Joplin)
55. Jazz - Joy Spring
56. Ragtime - The Cascades (Scott Joplin)
57. Jazz - Have you met Ms. Jones
58. Ragtime - Gladiolus Rag (Scott Joplin)
59. Jazz/Pop - What a Wonderful World
60. Ragtime - Lion Tamer Rag



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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Michael did a great job playing piano during the cocktail reception for a black tie event I held at the Burden Kahn Mansion. He was very communicative before the event and asked if I had any special requests. Guests commented to me that they enjoyed his playing very much. It allowed for easy conversation yet loud enough to fill the room. One guest jotted a letter commenting on “his ability to bring Nat King and Natalie Cole’s music to life!”. Thank you once again Michael!

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Private Party

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Michael was fun, talented and professional. He played for a dinner party and he made it memorable and musical! We thoroughly enjoyed his energy and piano playing. Our guests thought it was awesome too!!

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Michael Drexler - Ragtime, Jazz and Pop Piano’s Response:

Thanks Alyssa, it was a pleasure playing for you and your guests!

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2018
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Birthday Party (Adult)
New York City, NY
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Feb
10
Private Party
Chappaqua, NY
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
http://www.545jazz.com/song-list.html
Piano
Jazz Piano
Pop Piano
Top 40 Piano
70'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 Michael Drexler - Ragtime, Jazz and Pop Piano will also travel to Long Island City, Brooklyn, North Bergen, Bronx, West New York, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, Fairview, Edgewater, Hoboken, Jersey City, Ridgefield, Cliffside Park, Palisades Park, Fort Lee, Secaucus, Ridgefield Park, Leonia, Englewood Cliffs.
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