Professional Pianist Specializing in all Types of Events.
Available Anywhere in Southern California.
I can play at any event such as weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, holiday parties, corporate events, cocktail lounge, restaurant, or jazz club. With my years of professional piano playing, any client can be sure to have a great musical experience.
I have been a professional pianist for most of my life
some of my performance highlights include:
-Played at The Concord and Grossinger's at the Catskills (Kiamesha Lake and Liberty, N.Y.).
-Played for the Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island, Michigan.
-Various clubs in New York City including the Village Vanguard in Greenwich Village.
-Numerous private parties
-Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
-Large and small fundraisers
-Soloist for background music during cocktails
-Performed as an accompanist for vocals
-Played piano with jazz quartets and with larger jazz orchestras.
-During years 1978 and 1979, I was the piano accompanist for Gaines Steele, the last surviving member of the famed “Ink Spots”.
-I Frequently gave private piano lessons throughout my career.
My musical Genre includes:
I have always been extremely passionate about piano playing. My goal is to have as many people enjoy listening to my music just as much as I enjoy playing it.
I'm a professional pianist who will always please any client by providing elegant ambiance to any event.
PLEASE NOTE: - If a venue has no piano, that is not a problem for me since I possess a high-quality electric keyboard and a top quality Bose sound system.
Frank R., San Diego, CA. - 5.0 star rating 11/14/2017
We had Sanford play a beautiful Steinway, a wonderful combination, for a Tenth Anniversary Remembrance of our late son, who died at age 19 of brain cancer, Sanford played background as guests toured exhibits related to our son. The ages ranged from youth to our 97 year old neighbor and all raved about the beautiful music. The variety of songs he played without any music was amazing and appreciated by all!
While not every occasion can have a Steinway piano, you can have Sanford Blaze,a skilled pianist who plays a wide variety of songs bringing beautiful music to those in attendance. I am grateful for his presence at our event and highly recommend him.
Josh N., San Diego, CA. - 5.0 star rating 5/15/2017
I'm very happy to have found Sanford. His jazz/classical style was perfect for our private party. He came by himself, set up a very high quality speaker system and everything sounded great! I'll be hiring again and referring him to others. Thanks Sanford!
Adina R., Irvine, CA. - 5.0 star rating 8/11/2017
I can't say enough good things about Sandy Blaze! He played piano for our wedding and he was wonderful!! He's very talented and personable and all my guests loved him. His music really set the tone for the wedding and everyone complimented us on the live music. He can play a variety of styles based on your preferences. I highly recommend hiring Sandy for your next event.
Alex P., Beverly Hills, CA. - 5.0 star rating 5/28/2017
Blaze Piano provided the best ambiance possible for our dinner party. The music was exquisite and provided the perfect level of class and sophistication to our evening. We'll absolutely use Blaze Piano again in the future. Thanks again!