Katya A Williams is a very dedicated and accomplished piano and keyboard player and singer with solid musical background. Her song selection is very versatile, ranging from Swing and Jazz standards, Show Tunes, Ballads, Smooth Jazz Instrumentals to Classic Rock Ballads, Contemporary Pop & R&B, Bossa Nova, Samba and Latin Pop. Her music style is a reflection of a unique performing history in Russia and US. She is classically trained and a red diploma graduate (outstanding performance) from a music school in Russia. Her musical career in US took off when she stumbled into one of Las Vegas local piano bars where she flourished and polished her musical skills as a lounge pianist and a singer, having learnt hundreds of popular tunes, also having presented some of her original musical arrangements. Later she became an entertainment director, seeking talented jazz soloists and bands, organizing special musical events, celebrations and shows. One of the highlights of Katya's Las Vegas experience was having been hired personally by the former mayor of Las Vegas Oscar Goodman to play at the restaurant that carried his legacy Oscar's Steakhouse at the Plaza Hotel and Casino. Katya also played many special events around Vegas and did various guest appearances at lounges, restaurants and hotels.
Later, her career took her to Maui, Hawaii where she established herself as a very successful piano player, performing full time at most popular tourist destinations: shopping malls, bars, restaurants and hotels with most spectacular views of the ocean and yellow sand beaches. She was meeting hundreds of people from all over the world each day and was able to connect with each and everyone, satisfying everybody's musical taste and providing the best atmosphere, making their vacation even more relaxing and pleasant.
She also composed, recorded and produced over twenty tunes in her home studio while being inspired by the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands.
Coming from Western Siberia, Russia, in her heart she was always longing for colder weather, gray skies, endless rain, pine forests, changing seasons and colors.
Portland, Oregon, that has it all and more, appeared to be a perfect destination for Katya to gain new inspiration.
One of Katya's best qualities is to read the audience and know exactly what they want to hear. She is not a mind reader, but she has an ability to analyze the crowd and create perfect ambience. She plays form her heart and touches many hearts with her music. She often becomes friends with her fans and creates a solid following. She is not just a piano player - she is a messenger. Every song she plays carries an emotional message. Many people said that "her music heals and takes you on a journey".
Katya is a very hard worker, extremely reliable and very flexible. She is very easy to work with, as professionalism is her strong feature. She is friendly, always happy and very appreciative. Her personality projects only positive vibes and so does her music.
She has an enormous amount of experience performing and she will definitely be a very valuable asset to your event.