Steve Brown has been performing live music in the north central Ohio area for over 30 years. As a piano player/vocalist, he performs a variety of musical style including jazz, blues, 60’s-80’s pop and oldies rock and roll. He brings his own blend of jazz and pop style of playing, along with his ability to sing. His wide gamut of material is demonstrated by his incredibly diverse song list. A typical set might include Nat King Cole or Frank Sinatra, to many of the great hits of Billy Joel, Elton John, Beatles, Jimmy Buffett, Elvis Presley, Eagles, Doobie Brothers, Credence Clearwater Revival, Neil Diamond, James Taylor, Neal Young, Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, Steely Dan, and many others. When performing live, Steve connects with his audience and is happy to play requests.
Steve has been more and more in demand as a solo performer, but he can also provide anything from a duo or trio to a 4-6 piece band. Depending on your venue, event or your taste in music, he can customize the music – instrumental jazz, 50’s-80’s pop, or a combination of both.
Steve Brown is a member of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 159, Mansfield, OH.
He is now booking engagements into 2019.
Music for All Your Needs
- Entertainment for sports bar, winery/wine bar, microbrewery, coffee house or casual restaurant
- Corporate Events, receptions, cocktail hours, private parties, festivals or other special occasions
- Concerts or Special Programs – solo or small band; programs include
- “Music of the Great American Songbook”
- “Rock and Roll, 50’s through 70’s”
- “Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John
- I can also provide music for your wedding ceremony
- Jazz – if your venue or private event is in need of authentic jazz music, I can play jazz piano with or without vocals, OR provide a great jazz trio or quartet. We specialize in the Great American Songbook.
- Senior Communities and Assisted Living Facilities – some of my best and most appreciative audiences are our wonderful senior citizens. I can provide an hour of the great music from the American Songbook. From Frank Sinatra to early Elvis Presley, I’m always able to put a smile on faces. For these venues, I’m happy to offer special pricing.
- Only Original Music for your venue? – if you refuse to pay the licensing fees from ASCAP and BMI which means you cannot provide copyrighted music in your establishment, I can bring you my “Outside the Covers” show. I can play up to 3 hours of original jazz and blues along with some original or public domain songs.
DO YOU NEED MUSIC FOR YOUR PRIVATE EVENT.
I’m available for any special event including anniversaries, birthdays, wedding receptions, class reunions, dances, cocktail hours, banquets or corporate events. If you have a larger budget and would like a band, I can provide a trio or 4-6 piece band.
NEED MUSIC FOR YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY?
I can make your special day even more special by performing music of your choice from classical to contemporary, sacred to secular. I can play solo piano or can include other musicians including flute, violin, trumpet, guitar or vocalist. I always meet with the bride and groom and discuss the musical choices. If you have a vocalist selected for your wedding ceremony, I can provide piano accompaniment. If your wedding ceremony is in the same venue as your reception, I can easily move from one location to another and provide music for both.
Here are the TOP 5 REASONS that I would be a great choice for your restaurant, pub, wine bar or microbrewery.
- Reasonable Volume in a Small Space – many restaurants or pubs aren’t designed for full bands. It’s just me, my full sized digital piano and my small Bose tower sound system. I keep my volume down so customers can talk. Of course if you have a larger room, I can always “crank it up a bit”.
- More Affordable – you are only hiring one guy. I may charge a bit more than other solo acts, but you are getting top quality. If you want a bigger sound or have a larger budget, I can also work as a duo or trio.
- Large Variety of Music – with a repertoire of over 400 songs, including everything from the jazz standards through the 70’s and 80’s, I can start out by providing softer music to enhance the dining experience. For the listening and drinking crowd, I can kick it up a notch and get into high energy mode. These are the songs that people love to listen to and sing along with – favorite requests are “American Pie”, “Brown Eyed Girl”, “Sweet Caroline”, “Living on a Prayer”, “Piano Man”, and many more.
- Personable and Professional – I get to the gig early and work with management to make sure the evening will be a success. With my background as an educator, I’m very comfortable talking to the crowd, both while I’m playing and during my break.
- I’m the Piano Man – I create a “piano bar” atmosphere, with no loud guitars or drums; just me at the piano playing the songs that people want to hear. Customer requests are a specialty. When the audience is enjoying my music and having a good time, I’m having a good time.
INTERESTED IN A BAND?
STEVE BROWN JAZZ TRIO
The instrumentation includes me on keyboard and two additional musicians. It could be one of many different combinations including piano/bass/drums, piano/bass/trumpet, piano/guitar/trumpet, piano/guitar/trombone. This is a traditional jazz trio, specializing in swing, blues, and ballads, including some vocals. Additional instruments can be added to result in an awesome jazz combo.
This is a 3 – 5 piece band specializing in 50’s–70’s rock and roll, jazz and blues. Instrumentation consists of keyboard, bass, drums, and vocals. A guitar and horn can also be included.
Saxophone/Guitar Duo, Piano/Guitar Duo or Piano/Saxophone Duo
This combination provides a unique sound perfect for background music or entertainment for a smaller venue.