KASS - Pianist / Keyboardist - New Orleans, Louisiana

KASS

Pianist / Keyboardist

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Also Performs As: Double Bassist
Country: United States
Based In: New Orleans, Louisiana
Performs: Worldwide
From: $350
"Piano bar (vocalist/pianist)" describes my current work in New Orleans, playing for restaurants, requiring cocktail-style music, and more often, 'entertainment"/rapport with customers; I also perform on vocal/upright bass with a jazz combo for private events.
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Description

Piano bar/vocalist, performing a wide range of music, including jazz standards, popular tunes (radio), country, instrumentals, latin, some Spanish/French;
Any of this music can be performed as quiet background music, or as it is most often in my work...integrated with customer rapport; I engage customers in conversation to ascertain what they may want to hear (within my repertoire, though I'll occasionally stretch outside the bounds to accommodate their requests);
I also perform on upright bass in jazz combos, often singing while playing. When I'm asked to back another singer, I can als ...

Set-List

*MASTER SONGLIST pianobar (2/1/23)
STANDARDS
Ain’t Misbehavin’ (F)
As Time Goes By (G)
At Last (F)
Autumn Leaves (Am)
Begin Beguine (C)
Besame Mucho (Am)
Black Orpheus
Blue Moon (C)
Blue Skies (Am)
Corcovado (D)
Desifinado (F)
Dindi (C)
Do You Know What it (G)
Ebbtide (G)
God Bless the Child (C)
Gonna Sit Right Down (G)
Hallelujah (D)
Harlem Nocturne
I Can’t Give you Anything (C)
I Only Have Eyes (F)
I Will Wait for YoLa Vie En Rose (G)
L.O.V.E. (C)
Makin’ Whoopee (Eb)
Miss Celie’s Blues (C)
Moonlight in Vermont
Moon River
My Baby Just Cares ( ...

Biography

It's nearly a birthright, to grow up as a musical performer in South Louisiana, as did KASS.
After having performed countless times for festivals and special events (Joni Mitchell Paz Fest, St. Louis Pedal Steel Convention, Abita Springs Opry, Kerrville Folk Music Festival) and many local clubs (Snug Harbor, Bombay Club, Polo Club at the Windsor Court Hotel, Southern Hotel, Live Oak Cafe, The Homestead in Homer, AK), KASS has finally arrived in a place where she is performing the music she has loved all her life---vocal jazz. The most recent version of KASS' performance identity sees her ...

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Experience

Vocalist/alto sax player in 9-piece party band (pop to Glen Miller) (10 yrs);
Vocalist/guitarist/percussionist playing solo/duo for local Americana gigs (2005-present);
Vocalist/upright bassist performing in jazz duo/combo (2017 - present);
Piano bar/vocalist entertainer (2021 - present)

Previous Clients

Chophouse, New Orleans, LA
Flemings Steakhouse, Metairie, LA
The Homestead, Homer, AK
Pardo's, Mandeville, LA
Desi Vegas, Covington, LA
Irene's, New Orleans, LA
Snug Harbor, New Orleans, LA
Southern Hotel, Covington LA
Covington Country Club, Covington, LA
Rotary Club, LA
Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans
Pontchartrain Hotel, LA
American Legion, LA
Joni Mitchell Paz Fest, New Orleans, LA
Abita Springs Opry, LA
Town of Abita Springs, LA
Town of Covington, LA
St. Louis Pedal Steel Convention
Gulf Coast Pedal Steel Convention
Rabadash Recording and promoting, Covington, LA
Tre ...

Suitable for

Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Corporate Event Cruise Ships Dinner Party Private Party

Meet the Act

Finally...after many years of 'jobs' in the field of math education, I made the leap to make music performance my priority! And that led to a transition from occasional party band singer, to upright bassist/vocalist and piano bar entertainer. The piano bar work particularly, allows me freedom to learn all of the music a I love most, without having to run it through committee! There are so many fantastic songs in the universe. So I am now free (my time is my own) to do what I love, and hopefully to travel more often. Cruise ship work is my goal, though I still intend to work in the New Orleans ...

Additional Information

*I typically learn new tunes very quickly (so quickly in fact, that it sometimes means slipping out during break-time to learn a request!); although I do not sight-read melody lines, I do sight-read chord charts---on both piano and upright bass. If I need to learn a new tune or melody for a customer at a regular gig, I normally do my homework and return with the tune at the very next opportunity.

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