I was fourteen when I first played music for a wedding ceremony, when my father remarried. I still remember the lovely suspension of time and space as the wedding party processed, and the arc of music progressing from spacious and slow to embellished and spirited.
It is an honor to create music for celebrations, to weave together the various elements of an event. I find it exceptionally magical the ways in which music inspires us, reaches us in ways that words cannot, and fills us with a sense of connection, joy, reverence or understanding.
I have been performing for parties, weddings, funerals, ministerial ordinations, conferences, and other events since 1995. I play piano, organ, and accordion, and am connected to a broad network of other musicians with whom I collaborate. My repertoire is diverse; I am classically trained, and also play jazz, folk, pop, and Argentine tango music.
For wedding ceremonies, I am delighted to play traditional selections—Pachelbel’s Canon, Schubert’s Ave Maria, or Here Comes the Bride, which has a lovely text in it’s original German—as well as less traditional songs. Engaged couples have asked me to play The Cure, Bill Withers, Coldplay, Louis Armstrong, and songs from the Muppet Movie and the Amelie soundtrack. It’s all good!
I would be delighted to provide music for your next event. Please contact me to discuss details.