PAPA BAVARIAN Piano

Singing Pianist from New York City, NY - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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A beautiful blend of modern and traditional. ** Performed January 2018 at CARNEGIE HALL on piano & HOUSE OF BLUES BOSTON on accordion ** As seen on VH1 and in the WALL STREET JOURNAL.

Bringing you a vibrant set of live music honed from over a decade of performing in NYC: styles include rock, pop, classic rock, Top 40 and Hip Hop, plus all the classical and jazz you'd expect to hear at a cocktail hour. We go even further with offering European ethnic traditions--primarily performed on the accordion--Italian, German, French, Polish, Greek, Lithuanian, Portuguese and American styles.

Our renowned Piano Solo or TRIO with piano, saxophone and bass, is perfect for cocktail hours, holiday parties, corporate functions, weddings, birthdays, other celebrations, and fundraisers.

The musicians are versed in a wide selection of pieces from classical, jazz, pop, rock and Top 40 to ethnic Italian, German, Bavarian and French folk traditions spanning over 100 years of music!

Also sings in many languages including Italian, German, English, some Polish and some French.

Custom mobile piano and sound system provided. Or we will gladly play your acoustic piano.

Clients say: "Professional, talented and charming." / "A great voice with a rich tone" / "Would definitely re-hire for our next party."

Awards include: OFFICIAL TOP BOOKED ACCORDION PLAYER in the USA 4 years in a row (official Gigmasters Rising Star Award 2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013) **

Strolling or main stage, always entertaining, Papa Bavarian goes the extra mile to make you and your audiences extremely happy, as you can read in our voluminous Reviews Collection **

Available as an engaging SOLO performer on piano or accordion; and as a FULL BAND, including Smitty's Polka Band -- accordion centric polka and rock -- and Gruppo Di Gondolieri -- Italian folk and jazz **

Reviews include: "Papa Bavarian was a fantastic entertainer and helped to set the perfect ambiance for our special event. Josh was beyond accommodating. We received rave reviews from guests who thoroughly enjoyed his musical talents! Bravo!"

** PAPA BAVARIAN is a NYC-based artist who is taking the accordion world by the bellows. He's has had the distinction of performing at Carnegie Hall in January 2018, being the featured artist at Derek Jeter's retirement party, and performing on VH1.

Vocals in Italian, German, French, some Polish and English (among other languages)**

Besides all the great ethnic music, we can play a TON of pop, rock, Top 40 and standards to fill out your day!

Notable recent events and clients include:

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises (with Smitty's Polka Band 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Mercedes Benz USA company Oktoberfest
Mastercard company party
Two Roads Brewery, Ok2berfest Weekend (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Unilever Company Fall Festival
Adidas sponsored pro skateboard Oktoberfest

Hit the big "Request Free Quote" button to send an inquiry and someone will get back to you ASAP!

We're looking forward to hearing from you!

Cheers,

Papa Bavarian
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Gold Member
50+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!
2015 - Top Accordionist
2014 - Top Accordionist
2013 - Top Accordionist

Private Party

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Papa Bavarian helped me surprise my then girlfriend (now fiance) as I proposed to her on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. But, he didn't just play, he really helped in the surprising, too. He sat quietly on a bench as we approached, watched for my cue and helped orchestrate a magical evening for the both of us. He was incredibly flexible and helpful in coordinating, took all song requests I gave him, and was generally very friendly. There's simply no way I could ever recommend another accordion player. Papa Bavarian is second to none!

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Fundraiser

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Josh was the icing on the cake for our event!! It truly would not have been the same without him. I heard so many positive comments from our guests that we are planning to use him for our next event!!! Great crowd pleaser and very accomodating to our needs. Thank you , Josh!!! See you next year!!!

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Rehearsal Dinner

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We and our guests love Papa Bavarian! Josh did a wonderful job listening to the atmosphere we were trying to create and then executing the music as a backdrop to that atmosphere. While Josh's approach to our event was to be provide subtle, inconspicuous, background music, all our guests were pleasantly aware of his presence, and they RAVED about his skill and playlist. I would hire Josh again for an event for sure!

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2019
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Wedding Reception
New Rochelle, NY
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Dec
8
Birthday Party (Adult)
Far Rockaway, NY
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2018
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Wedding Ceremony
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
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Birthday Party (Adult)
Bovina Center, NY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
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Birthday Party (Adult)
Bovina Center, NY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
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Birthday Party (Adult)
Flemington, NJ
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
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Birthday Party (Adult)
East Hampton, NY
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Oktoberfest / Polka Party!
 
  • Full Lederhosen, Alpine hat, and other Trachten attire!
  • Singing in German and English
  • Oktoberfest Beer Drinking songs & sing-alongs
Italian Theme Party Accordion player
 
  • All Italian favs
  • Godfather music at its most authentic
  • Singing in Italian and English
  • Pizza Night, Meatball Night, Birthday parties
French Themed Party Accordion Music
 
  • Performance in full Parisian Street Performer costume
  • Top French hits from Edith Piaf & Yves Montand
  • Super romantic Love music for engagements, wine parties and fundraisers
Classy Oldies Party
 
  • American standards from Porter to Rat Pack
  • Elegant background music for cocktail parties and engagements
Accordion Weddings
 
  • Cocktail hours, ceremonies and special presentations at receptions
Holiday & Xmas Songs
We Three King s of Orient Are
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
What Child is this?
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Deck the Halls
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
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Jazz Piano
Pop Piano
Top 40 Piano
Rock Piano
Oldies Piano
70's Hits Piano
80's Hits Piano
90's Hits Piano
Ambient Piano
Pop Keyboards
Ambient Keyboards
Wedding Singer
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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 PAPA BAVARIAN 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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