Pianist - Ken Young

Piano from Port Angeles, WA - Will travel up to 400 miles
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Though I'm a newcomer to Gigmasters, I've had 53 years experience as a pianist.

Experience matters when it comes to gigs. Because when the performer starts the gig, he/she needs to have a feel about the total atmosphere of the venue. In other words, the performer needs to be able to adjust "on the fly" to the surrounding conditions. Maybe people just want to be having conversations, and don't want the performer to intrude by playing too loudly. Or maybe the atmosphere is dead, and the performer needs to pick things up a bit.

I try to perform all of my music from memory, because lots of people walk up to me while I'm playing to say how much they like it, and I enjoy that more than reading sheet music.

If you need someone to play a piano for your event, I'm the one!

Your event will not be "just another gig" for me. It will be as special for me as it is for you.

I've performed live at least once a week for over 30 years now.

Even with my experience, I still study to improve my skills with an internationally renowned concert pianist in Victoria, BC, hopping on the ferry boat from Port Angeles to Victoria every other week for my lessons. Going through customs/immigration so often is a chore, but it's worth it!

I have an earned master's degree in music, but I play more than classical music. I'm at home in any musical situation that requires a pianist -- classical recital, church service or wedding, piano bar, private party, dance band, fund raiser, rock band, indoor, outdoor and more!

Even if you just need something made up on the spot, I'm comfortable with that. Music theory is my "forte"!

I provide top-quality piano performances to meet your specifications.

If you'd like, I can provide a recorded ambient background music CD of my own compositions. Please refer to my audio samples to hear them. This is if you'd like to have some background music at your event that's unique, to set it apart from the rest! (My CD was self-recorded. Being both an electrical engineer and a musician, I'm quite the audio-geek!)

I guarantee you'll be more than satisfied with my performance at your event.

Please refer to my extensive song list for the music I've performed in last six months. Some of these are in my video samples.

My extensive collection of youtubevids is at (cut-n-paste) /channel/UC43uy--EGhlNBDPhNMu7LdA?feature=watch

I'm ideal for weddings, receptions, dinner parties, church services, fund-raisers or full-length concerts. Or even memorial services! I've played many of these, where the deceased's favorite song is requested to be played. If you have a favorite song, or songs, I'll be happy to play them for you. (Please let me know in advance!)

If you have a loved one who has a memorial service coming up, I'm very experienced with playing for all types of memorial services.

I'll play any piano that you have; if you're happy with it, so am I! If you wish, I'll bring my own quality electronic piano.

If you have a singer or instrumentalist who needs a piano accompaniment, I'm happy to help! I've been a professional choral accompanist and church organist/pianist for over 23 years! I have extensive experience as a vocal instructor's accompanist.

I've provided piano accompaniment for professional drama productions, and have produced two CD albums.

There are many other talented pianists that you could select for your event, so I'd be honored and humbled if you were to choose me.

I'll look forward to hearing from you! Please let me know what you need for your event, and I'll respond promptly.

Sincerely,

Ken Young

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What a wonderful musician and person. I hired Ken to be my accompanist with my award winning music program Encanto. I was not sure at first if a new pianist could adapt to the bolero music that I perform. But Ken was nothing short of Brilliant. He was a first rate professional. And I would recommend Ken to anyone looking to hire a pianist. He also worked with with my string section and made sure my performance was given the attention it deserved. Thank you very much for you talent Ken. I am very appreciative for your work ethic and professionalism.

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Pianist - Ken Young’s Response:

Thanks, Jose! Performing with Encanto is a joy and an honor. Perhaps I can hire Encanto to come to Port Angeles sometime to play a concert ... maybe Cinco de Mayo 2018!

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He did a great job!

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2017
Dec
2
Corporate Function
Bothell, WA
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2017
Oct
19
Community Event
Tacoma, WA
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
2017
Aug
4
Community Event
Sequim, WA
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2017
May
27
Concert
Walla Walla, WA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Original Rags
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Maple Leaf Rag
Scott Joplin
Swipesy
Scott Joplin
Sunflower Slow Drag
Scott Joplin
Peacherine Rag
Scott Joplin
The Easy Winners
Scott Joplin
The Entertainer
Scott Joplin
A Breeze from Alabama
Scott Joplin
Elite Syncopations
Scott Joplin
The Strenuous Life
Scott Joplin
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Please note Pianist - Ken Young will also travel to Joyce, Sequim, Carlsborg, Sooke, Gardiner, Victoria, Malahat, Waldron, Central Saanich, Clallam Bay, Port Townsend, Hadlock, Chimacum, Friday Harbor, Quilcene, Beaver, Lopez, Sidney, Nordland, Shawnigan Lake, Coupeville, Cobble Hill, Brinnon, Neah Bay, Port Ludlow, Whidbey Island N A S, Greenbank, Forks, Deer Harbor, Oak Harbor.
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