John Austin Clark

Pianist / Keyboardist

(6 Reviews)5.0
Also Performs As: Pianist / Singer
Country: United States
Based In: Louisville, Kentucky
Performs: Worldwide
From: $500
Cabaret pianist/vocalist John Austin Clark hails from Bourbon Country Louisville, Kentucky where he is a local favorite singer/piano entertainer performing local festivals and full theatrical productions–all replete with his hilarious candor at the piano.
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My entertainment runs the gamut from classical keyboard music to lite jazz/broadway/pop vocals. My repertoire is varied enough to accommodate many client requests. In addition to my skill set as a musician, guests will delight in my microphone candor and ability to entertain all ages.


If Ever I Would Leave You (Camelot) - B Flat Major
Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’ (Oklahoma) - E Major
People Will Say We’re in Love (Oklahoma) - D Major
ONE MAN LITTLE SHOP (Little Shop of Horrors) - Various
•Skid Row
•Grow For Me
•Somewhere That’s Green
•Some Fun Now
•Feed Me
•Suddenly Seymour
Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid) - G Major
So in Love (Kiss Me Kate) - F minor
Anthem (Chess) - C Major
Taylor, The Latte Boy - A Major/B Flat Major
Whatever Lola Wants (Damn Yankees) - D minor
Moon River (Breakfas ...


Louisville native and Director of Music, John Austin Clark is an active piano/vocalist, conductor of both musical theatre and operatic genres, and performs regularly throughout the Louisville community in various venues. A trained practitioner of the Baroque, Mr. Clark founded and led Kentucky’s premiere Baroque orchestra, Bourbon Baroque, for sixteen seasons (2007-2023). He can be heard on the Naxos/Centaur label.

Reviews     (6 Reviews)

John Austin Clark - Pianist / Keyboardist - Louisville, Kentucky Event Location: French Lick, Indiana Event Type: Restaurant 6th October 2023
Austin provided a fantastic environment for 1875 :The Steakhouse at French Lick, Indiana . His wide rang of music enabled any song request to be honored. He is a great paring for the lively steakhouse environment and professional, concert style performance.. We look forward to having him back in the near future. Tom O’Connor Manager 1875: The Steakhouse
Reviewed by: Tom O'Connor
John Austin Clark - Pianist / Keyboardist - Louisville, Kentucky Event Location: French Lick Resort Event Type: Piano Entertainment 26th September 2023
Austin was a pleasure to work with. We were lucky enough to secure him for a last minute job. Austin arrived at the job early enough to familiarize himself with the setting and go over any requests we had. Austin was very professional and he played beautifully. We look forward to working with him again in the future.
Reviewed by: Kelsi Kendall
John Austin Clark - Pianist / Keyboardist - Louisville, Kentucky Event Location: Sacred Heart School for the Arts - Louisville, Kentucky Event Type: Choral Concerts 23rd September 2023
We are so fortunate John Austin Clark brings his artistry to our performing arts program. His ability to teach, direct and coach performers of all levels is outstanding. Communication, creativity, connection makes working with him a positive experience. Audiences and performers alike adore his presence.
Reviewed by: Jill C. Schurman (SHA Dir.)


My entertainment experience has run the gamut of accompanying music school students of all ages in recital, directing musical theatre, opera, and oratorio and of course my virtual shows online during the COVID19 shutdown. Covid is truly where my cabaret singer/pianist persona was birthed and in a way I am grateful for the opportunity it gave me to pause, re-evaluate my gifts, and turn on what had been silent and hidden behind the classical musician facade. There is no turning back though...John Austin Clark has a trousseau of flashy dinner jackets, knows how to work a microphone, and leaves pa ...

Previous Clients

My previous clients have included folks in need of a cocktail/dinner pianist at private homes, restaurants, and country clubs. I have been hired to curate fun gameshow nights at bars with my favorite "Name That Tune" with live piano music as I host and navigate the different groups competing. I curate wedding music for ceremonies and receptions. My background in classical music lends itself perfect for somber reverent settings, and my zest for the theatrical is a perfect compliment to parties. I do Christmas with plenty of ho, ho, ho and can send your lover over the moon for V Day. I add just ...

Suitable for

Anniversary Party Awards Ceremony Baby Shower Bachelor / Stag Party Bachelorette / Hen Party Bar / Bat Mitzvah Birthday Party (Adult) Birthday Party (Child) Birthday Party (Teen) Bridal Shower Casinos Charity / Fundraising Event Christening Christmas Party Club Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Community Event Concerts / Tours Conference / Meeting Corporate Event Cruise Ships Dinner Party Engagement Party Festival / Outdoor Event Funeral/Memorial Service Graduation Party Grand Opening Party Halloween Party Hanukkah Celebration High School Reunion HM Forces/Army/Navy/Military Event Holiday / Theme Parks Hotel Event Jewish Wedding New Year's Eve Party Nightclub Event Nursing / Care Home Event Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Prom Night Quinceañera / Sweet 16 Party Restaurant / Bar / Pub Event Retirement Party School Event Session Work Social Club Theaters / Stage Trade Show / Exhibitions University / College Event Virtual Event Wedding Ceremony Wedding Cocktail/Drinks Reception Wedding Reception

Physical Characteristics

Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 147
Chest: BIG
Waist: TEENY
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Brown
Shoe Size: 10
tan: very tan

Meet the Act

Yes, I can sing; yes, I can play...but what draws a crowd is my ability to work a mic, tie together music into a story, and pour all of myself into my work through humor and transparent candor.

Virtual Services Offer

Virtual Telegrams

I offer virtual telegrams sent via phone or email. This service began during the Covid-19 shutdown. Clients can request a song to be sung/played and sent to their loved one(s). Often birthday greetings, though I also send messages of hope and love to friends and family spreading a little light during a dark time.

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