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Pianist On Call - Steven Solomon

Piano from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$150 - $3500 per event
26 years old with over 1,000 gigs/performances to date (1st professional gig at age ten!). Carnegie Hall debut in 2010. All clients happy. Plays all genres, huge repertoire, easy to work with. Vocalist too. Extensive CORPORATE, private, fund raising, festival, restaurant, accompaniment experience. Steven Solomon plays a wide variety of jazz, pop, classical, holiday, and show tunes. Having Steven at the piano will help make your event extraordinary and memorable. He loves to improvise and is also an experienced/fast study sight reader. Steven can play at your event hours and hours without music in front of him or repeating a song. Featured on ABC-WLS TV Channel 7's "Someone You Should Know" news segment.

"I would like to thank you for your wonderful piano playing at our 'Work of Heart' dinner. Your beautiful work was a joy to listen to and the dinner was greatly enhanced by your really add elegance and class to our event... I hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we enjoyed your music...Your participation in our event helped raise much needed funds for the wonderful children at PACTT." TERRY H., PACTT FOUNDATION.

"What a wonderful job you have done at each of our After Hour Events! You are such a wonderfully talented young man and we are so honored to have you entertain our customers and community members."

There are very few Chicago pianists of any age that have had the playing experience and versatility that Steven already possesses at such an early age. Steven was a child prodigy, starting lessons at age 4 and going professional at age 10. Steven's client list and places played is a 'who's who' of Chicago. Steven has played for Chicago's former Mayor and Illinois' former Governor, the late Maggie Daley, different Chicago Aldermen, private parties for corporate CEOs, bank presidents, Kraft Foods, Marshall Fields, Macy's, Walnut Room, Peninsula Hotel, Signature Room on the 95th, CIC Corp, International Lions Club, select clients of high end event planners and so many more. He has performed in Chicago at Symphony Center six times, Pritzker Stage at Millennium Park, Jazz Showcase, Green Mill Jazz Club, United Center, Navy Pier and more. He had a seven year run at popular Chicago restaurant, and is in a current long run at another popular Chicago restaurant, Ethiopian Diamond in Edgewater.

Played at Chicago Jazz Festival, Lincoln Park Festival, Old Town Art Fair, Park West Antique Fair, Edgewater Art Fair, Lakeview East Fine Art Fair, Al Sears Jazz Festival and more. He has performed at fund raisers for PAWS Chicago, Edgewater Historical Society, Griffin Theatre, Rivendell Theatre, Alderman Mary Ann Smith and more. He has played around the country at Disneyland, Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone National Park, Liberace Museum in Las Vegas, Rincon Center in San Francisco, University of Maryland, University of Georgia, University of Illinois, Lyon College and more. Steven is also an accomplished and experienced accompanist. Along with accompanying individual singers and instrumentalists, he has been hired by choral groups such as the Edgewater Singers and different elementary schools and high schools as an accompanist to students and student groups.

Steven also gives back to the community. He has performed numerous times at senior centers and nursing homes and retirement communities. For the past 13 years, since the age of 11, Steven volunteers playing the piano and entering guests on Thanksgiving Day at a community event where over 1,000 needy residents of Uptown are served a free Thanksgiving Day dinner.

Steven is also an award winning pianist, winning the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Keiwitt-Wang Jazz Mentorship Award, The Union League Jazz Award and others. Steven was accepted to the college music programs at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Berklee School of Music in Boston, Lawrence Conservatory of Music and others, including the School of Music at Western Illinois University, where he enrolled and was awarded the school's highest academic full ride four year scholarship, as well as a four year Music Talent Grant and the Collins Jazz Piano Scholarship. He graduated in 2012, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education. At Western he took studios in both jazz and classical piano.

Steven currently is in demand as a solo pianist, singer and accompanist. Has Duo/Trio/Quartet too.He composes music, transcribes music and gives private music lessons to all ages. He also writes and performs original pop music under his band name moniker "Skatterplot" and in February 2014 released his debut CD of original pop songs "Digital Woman." A few years ago he also released a solo piano Holiday CD "Traditional Christmas Tunes - All Jazzed Up." And Steven looks great in a tuxedo ;)

I'm looking forward to talking with you and providing quality and memorable entertainment for you, your guests, and clients. Thanks, Steve
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!

Retirement Party

Overall Talent

Steven Solomon was great! The party started slow because everyone was catching up so Steven played soft back ground music.Later everyone was into the music Steven took request and I found the entire party group was singing and dancing a good time was had by all. I would recommend Steven highly. He was professional, and accommodating to all my guest.

(more) Review by . from Lincolnwood, IL on

Pianist On Call - Steven Solomon’s Response:

Thanks Jackie for the kind words. What a fun party you put together. Appreciated the nice comments your guests gave me during the evening and fun interaction at the piano with you and your guests. Great piano and delicious food :) Looking forward to your next party!



Overall Talent

Working with Steven was a pleasure from beginning to end. He promptly responded to my initial inquiry and since that point was incredibly accommodating, available and enthusiastic about working at our event. We were hosting a school fundraiser and he was nothing less than wonderful. His music was broad reaching, took requests from guests and read the feel of the night perfectly. We had other audio questions (I am technologically challenged) and his manager- who happens to be his dad- was more than helpful throughout the night. I would HIGHLY recommend Steven to play at your party. He was a fantastic addition to the night!

(more) Review by . from Highland Park, IL on

Pianist On Call - Steven Solomon’s Response:

Thanks for the nice review Stefanie. It was a real pleasure working with you too and to providing the entertainment at your fun and successful fundraiser. I enjoyed meeting all the parents and school supporters. Also had fun with the variety of the requests that many of your guests had for me. And the piano at the venue was terrific too!


Birthday Party (Adult)

Overall Talent

Gigmaster provided professional quotes from various artists, Harpists, Pianists, guitarists, etc. I connected with Pianist On Call - Steven Solomon. Steven was great to work with. Once we clarified our respective needs; placement of his equipment, recommendations on the songs and the character of the audience ~ several perform in community theater, Steven was quick to propose that he would assist any caring to perform and he offered his setup to my son-in-law's playing of classical. I had requested Steven play certain songs at specific times, and he didn't miss a beat. I could be no more pleased than I was with Mr. Solomon's management of the event.

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Pianist On Call - Steven Solomon’s Response:

Thank you Joyce. It was a fun birthday celebration in the very nice and intimate private dining room. I enjoyed working with you and our conversations while we planned the music for your special day. I appreciate your kinds words and those of many of your guests about my music during the party. And I too enjoyed hearing your son-in law perform and talking with him afterwards about the music business.

Christmas Holiday Party
Chicago, IL
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Retirement Party
Lincolnwood, IL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Pianist For Edgewater Art Fair
Chicago, IL
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pianist for Edgewater Art Fair
Chicago, IL
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Highland Park, IL
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Holiday Entertainment
Los Angeles, CA
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Private Holiday Party
Chicago, IL
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Jazz - Pop Trio Available Too! Book the Duo of Steven (pianist-singer) and Miss Illinois 2014 (vocalist)!!
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This list is only a small sample of my extensive repertoire
that spans all genres of music :)
Take Me The Way I Am
Ingrid Michaelson
Accentuate the Positive
Johnny Mercer
Afro Blue
John Coltrane
After The Gold Rush
Neil Young
Ain't Misbehavin'
Fats Waller
All of Me
Ella Fitzgerald
All Of Me
John Legend
All the Things You Are
Jerome Kern
All The Young Dudes
Classical Piano
Jazz Piano
Pop Piano
Big Band Piano
Rock Piano
Oldies Piano
Broadway Piano
60's Hits Piano
Ambient Piano
Christmas Music Piano
Singing Pianist
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Happy Hours
Bachelorette Parties
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Bachelor Parties
Halloween Parties
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Pianist On Call - Steven Solomon 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.