Providing Extraordinary and Memorable Music to Every Client
- Here's a partial list of testimonials from some of Steven's
very selective clients who expect the best in services -
- Here's a partial list of testimonials from some of Steven's
very selective clients who expect the best in services -
"Just a note to let you know it was a pleasure to meet you and listen to your music at our special event. You are extremely talented and personable. I also want to thank you for your great CD (FIRST UP) for me and my wife, Maggie. Please know your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated. You have our warmest regards and best wishes for much continued success."
RICHARD M. DALEY, MAYOR (former), CITY OF CHICAGO (Steven played at 3 events with the Mayor when he was in office and at 2 events with Maggie Daley when she served as Chicago's First Lady)
"Steven Solomon has found his voice at the piano. At a very young age he's already reaching a lot of people through his love of music. He is a young musician with an abundance of talent that is catching the attention and praise of a lot of folks. This young and already accomplished musician is someone you should know."
ABC-WLS TELEVISION NEWS, CHICAGO. (Steven was featured in the news program "Someone You Should Know")
"As co-founder and chair of the Al Sears Jazz Festival, I want to express my appreciation for your consummate musicianship and professionalism as a performer at the Festival. Your facility at the piano was impeccable and the fine audience response was proof of that. In addition, your solo bookings at Shiloh's Bar & Bistro over the past couple of years have been highly successful, and your devoted followers miss your monthly gigs. I have lost count of the number of times your fans have shared with me their amazement at your ability to so beautifully transition from the music of Bach to Brubeck to The Beatles!"
WILLIAM MAAKESTAD, CO-FOUNDER AND CHAIR, AL SEARS JAZZ FESTIVAL (Steven performed at the festival for four consecutive years and at Shiloh's for two years)
"What a wonderful job you have done at each of our After Hour Events! You are such a wonderfully talented young man and we are so honored to have you entertain our customers and community members. And you looked just fabulous in your tux!"
KUSTEN J. HUNGER, VICE-PRESIDENT, BYLINE BANK. (Steven has performed at many events for the bank)
"The customers and staff really enjoyed the entertainment...I was very impressed by your playing...your memorization of all the songs. You are a talented young man..."
MARC SHULMAN, PRESIDENT, ELI'S CHEESECAKE.
"Steven was a hit. He played songs from the 60’s-90’s including, pop, rock, jazz, musicals, and ragtime. He eagerly invited requests and had guests singing along, and dancing. My mom enjoyed playing duets with him. Steven is talented, accommodating, fun, and worked easily with us. He arrived on time and looked fantastic in his black tux. He stayed beyond the planned duration
and our guests were thrilled. Due to his enthusiasm the energy of the party continued deep into the night. We will hire Steven for future events and have referred him to many people who I understand will be hiring him soon. He will make your party a special occasion you will never forget!!" ...SUSAN
"Steve Solomon was the sweetest, most wonderful person to work with. He is an incredibly talented pianist and our Christmas party would have been nothing without him. We appreciated his company and you should ABSOLUTELY use him for your event!" ...MORGAN
"I hired Steven to play piano at my birthday party, for a fun sing-along event. At first I was nervous that no one would sing, but Steven knows so many songs and he quickly got people off their feet singing and dancing! My friends have all told me what a memorable and unique idea this was to have Steven play live piano music and I couldn't agree more. Steven was very kind and professional from the start, clearly laying out the terms in advance, he responded quickly to emails, and the follow through was a breeze. He could play all the songs my guests requested, transpose keys, read sheet music, sing, and play from memory. He's very talented! We all had a blast!" ...RUDY
"Steven Solomon was great! The party started slow because everyone was catching up on old times, so Steven played soft back ground music.Later everyone was into the music and Steven took requests and I found the entire party group was singing and dancing. A good time was had by all. I would recommend Steven highly. He was professional, and accommodating to all my guests." ...JACKIE
"Steven is a great young pianist with AMAZING talent. He learned popular songs in a matter of minutes and mashed them all together in a nice piano arrangement for me. After listening to it, I knew he got the job. He showed up on time, was very helpful, and really appealed to the crowd. People in the crowd were mentioning how they were amazed that he could play songs by artist
such as Drake (personal request) on the piano and made it sound classy. I definitely recommend." ...SHANE
"Steven did such an amazing job at our wedding ceremony. He was very professional, always answered all my calls and the music was perfect. I would definitely recommend him to everyone." ...TERRY
"My wife and I are very thankful for the beautiful piano playing that Steven provided for our wedding ceremony. Within hours of obtaining the songs we were considering for our wedding service, Steven had made us a personalized MP3, and we knew that we had found our wedding pianist. He was very
responsive in the weeks leading up to our wedding, and he was extremely helpful in determining how our pianist should perform. As the professional, we decided to defer to his expertise, and it could not have worked out any better. I wish Steven all the best, and I would tell anyone considering his services that they would be lucky to have him!" ...THOMAS
"Steven is your guy. He played at our New Years Eve party. Very professional. All my guests had a great time with Steven. Played for hours, with no music in front of him, which was also remarkable, considering the number and variety of songs he played. We also had 20 kids ages 3 to 13 at the party. He entertained and engaged the kids, easily getting them to participate in impromptu interactive music games, dancing, singing and more. He returned to playing music for the adults again. What a trouper and talent...and Steven is just 25 years old...which I consider another reason to hire him! I look forward to having Steven again at another event of ours." ...TRACY
"As with any "planned event" things typically happen that need to be adjusted to. In our case it was the weather. Rolling thunderstorms meant that having our outside vow renewal in a tent might have to move inside. Steven quickly adjusted to the changes we had to make when we moved the ceremony inside. He also worked beautifully with our two singers and sax player to make our event
very special! His extensive repertoire and playing ability amazed us! He also was able to play softly when needed when he sensed that our guests wanted to converse. I would totally recommend Steven and plan on using him in the future." ...KEN
"We booked Steve for my daughter’s first birthday party, it was a brunch and bloody marys thing. He kept in touch leading up to the party and worked with the site on the technical requirements. Steve showed up early and set up with more than enough time to spare. Once the party started, he was great! He played exactly the kind of music that we asked for and took requests like a champ…not to mention he’s a very talented guy! I’m so glad that we had Steve play the party because we have had nothing but compliments on the way it turned out, I've recommended Steve to several friends and my wife is already trying to come up with an excuse to hire him again for a future party." ...MATT
"We wanted live music for our outdoor retirement party. Steve was exactly what we were looking for. Great mix of piano and vocals. I'd highly recommend him for your event." ...VINCE
"Working with Steven was a pleasure from beginning to end. He promptly responded to my initial inquiry and since that point was incredibly accommodating, available and enthusiastic about working at our event. We were hosting a school fundraiser and he was nothing less than wonderful. His music
was broad reaching, took requests from guests and read the feel of the night perfectly. We had other audio questions (I am technologically challenged) and his manager was more than helpful throughout the night. I would HIGHLY recommend Steven to play at your party. He was a fantastic addition to the night!" ...STEFANIE
"Gigmaster provided professional quotes from various artists, Harpists, Pianists, guitarists, etc. I connected with Pianist On Call - Steven Solomon. Steven was great to work with. Once we clarified our respective needs; placement of his equipment, recommendations on the songs and the character of the audience ~ several perform in community theater, Steven was quick to propose that he would assist any caring to perform and he offered his setup to my son-in-law's playing of classical. I had requested Steven play certain songs at specific times, and he didn't miss a beat. I could be no more pleased than I was with Mr. Solomon's management of the event." ...JOYCE
"Steven was fabulous to work with. Due to his extensive experience in playing for groups and parties, it was very easy to convey what we wanted from him, and the logistics of setting up the event was very simple. At the event itself, Steven was very good with the guests and involved them in the holiday music and was very accommodating (event went on for longer than planned time). We would happily rehire Steven for our next event. " ...VIVEK
"Stephen was amazing! He was professional showed up before call time to check out the venue and play for my guests as they arrived to our church. This artist played beautiful classical music that made everyone feel the love of our pre -matrimony bliss. Stephen went above and beyond for us at our wedding, on my request, he learned a special song to play so I could surprise my future husband. Choose Stephen for your event, he is one of the best!!!" ...ASHLEY
"Steven was a tremendous addition to our bridal shower and we are looking forward to hiring him again in the very near future! Our home was filled with beautiful music that was played by an extremely talented and gifted musician who was more than willing to play virtually any tune requested--and without sheet music. Everyone loved his piano playing and we were truly entertained. I wished I had hired him for a longer time period. We would have had him play
all night. Steven is extremely easy to work, very punctual and articulate in everything he does. He is also a consummate gentleman in all respects. What a wonderful musician and person! Thank you!" ...NOLA
"Steven was absolutely phenomenal! He was a great addition to my sister in laws bridal shower. All the guests were so impressed and commented on how talented he is. Stevens music pleased the masses and he played a wonderful arrangement. He and his manager are very professional and great at organizing. They were right on time and minimal set up. I cannot speak highly enough of Steven as a musician and professional. I look forward to having him play at future events!" ...KAYLIN
"He's wonderful! Our residents and guests loved his music and his personality." ...HOLLY
"Thank you for your wonderful performance. It was most enjoyed. You are very talented! Our party people definitely enjoyed your performance and I hope to contact you in the future for another time for you to come...You were the highlight of the evening!"
SANDY CHAET, SOCIAL COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON, MALIBU EAST CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION. (Steven has played multiple times at this annual event)
"Steven was so relaxed playing in front of so many people. Everyone at the banquet was amazed at the variety of songs Steven played and the talent he possesses. His skillful playing was a lovely part of our successful event." SISTER MARIE CELESTE, S.C., AUTHOR & RETIRED LOYOLA UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR.
"What a delight it was to have you entertain my guests at my holiday party....All of my guests enjoyed your acompanying us on the piano as we sang carols. We were very impressed with your musical talent and the extensive repertoire of music you played...Your skill at the piano and friendly outgoing personality that you have developed at such a young age are sure to open many doors of opportunity for you..."
MARY ANN SMITH, CHICAGO ALDERWOMAN, 48th WARD (Steven played at a number of events for Smith during her tenure as a Chicago Alderwoman)
"The comments received from all in attendance (at the Chicago Mayfair Lions Club 'Salute to American Heroes' dinner) ranged from wonderful to marvelous to outstanding...all agreed your musical ability is extraordinary. Your music was very much in line with the tone of the festivities and your contribution added to the success of the afternoon. To have this kind of talent at this young age, makes one wonder how even more extraordinary your talent will be in another five or ten years. We hope that you can join us again sometime soon."
JUDITH E. TOFT, SECRETARY, CHICAGO MAYFAIR LIONS CLUB (Steven has played a number of years at this special event)
"We were pleased to have you as our gifted pianist for the 'Art of Teaching' Exhibition and reception at Gallery 37... Your virtuosity and broad range of musical styles proved your skills are unique and quite advanced. You demonstrated ease and grace as you transitioned from one musical score to another. I applaud you, your parents and your teachers for your talent and poise as a performer."
DIANE CHANDLER, DIRECTOR, BUREAU OF CULTURAL ARTS, CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
"Thanks for another great performance at the Edgewater Historical Society fund raiser at Calo's restaurant. There were a lot of people, but the music came through. We thoroughly enjoy hearing you play. We are looking forward to more of your performances."
BETTY MAYIAN, PRESIDENT, EDGEWATER HISTORICAL SOCIETY. (Steven has performed at many events for this group).
"Thanks so much for playing at the Griffin Theatre benefit. Your playing made the event all the more festive...Your fabulous playing added atmosphere and delight to the night...You played beautifully, and perhaps as important, you seemed to be enjoying yourself. That combination of talent and personality will take you far, and we'll be proud that we 'knew you when.' DIANE AITKEN, CLAIRE CONLEY and LYNDA RUNNFELDT, BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND CO-CHAIRS, STAIRS TO THE ROOF BENEFIT, GRIFFIN THEATRE, CHICAGO.
"The day care children thoroughly enjoyed (Steven's) skills at the piano and the wide range of music he played. He truly has a gift and was an inspiration to many of the children."
DONITA ALLEN, DIRECTOR, UPTOWN HULL HOUSE ASSOCIATION DAY CARE/AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM.
"I would like to thank you for your wonderful piano playing at our 'Work of Heart' dinner. Your beautiful work was a joy to listen to and the dinner was greatly enhanced by your presence...you really add elegance and class to our event... I hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we enjoyed your music...Your participation in our event helped raise much needed funds for the wonderful children at PACTT."
TERRY HERBSTRITT, BOARD CHARMAN, PACTT FOUNDATION, PARENTS ALLIED WITH CHILDREN AND TEACHERS FOR TOMORROW.
"I want to sincerely thank you for participating in both my 2006 and 2007 Senior Fair and providing your valuable entertainment services. The hundreds of seniors in attendance were truly impressed and very appreciative and entertained with the music you played. Your participation helped make this event a great success for the past two years. I would also lke to thank you for making the effort to participate in the fair despite the adverse weather conditions."
HARRY OSTERMAN, ILLINOIS STATE REPRESENTATIVE, 14TH DISTRICT (currenty Chicago Alderman, 48th ward, who has hired Steven to perform at different events he's sponsored).
"I want to personally thank you for providing the residents of Sedgebrook with two exciting and quality performances on the 4th of July and Labor Day in 2007. The 'Someone You Should Know' TV interview and concert you did here on Labor Day was especially fun because along with hearing you play, we were able to meet Harry Porterfield of ABC-WLS News Channel 7 and see the filming of your interview with him prior to your concert. I hope we will see you at Sedgebrook again very soon. You are always welcome here. We are proud of all that you are achieving."
IAN LEE BROWN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SEDGEBROOK-ERICSON COMMUNITY. (Steven has played here on different occasions)
"Loyal Lodge had the good fortune to have you entertain us for our annual Ladies Night Banquets for the last two years. You not only provided dinner music but were able to accommodate requests ranging from 1920's jazz to Big-Band to Gershwin and contemporary selections as well. Your professional manner and vast repertoire of music would be pleasing in any musician, it is amazing in one of such tender years. We will certainly look forward to engaging your services again in the future and would highly recommend you to any individual or organization seeking quality entertainment." PATRICK C. KANSOER SR., SENIOR WARDEN-LOYAL LODGE NO. 1007 (Steven played at this annual event a number of times)
"It was a pleasure having you appear on our 'Tribute to Music' program, a part of our 'Career Awareness' event. Our students were amazed at your musical talent at such a young age. Your performance showed them how valuable it is to believe in something, work hard at it, and still be able to succeed in it and in school."
PATRICIA MERRIWEATHER, COUNSELOR, GUNSAULUS SCHOLASTIC ACADEMY.
"I would like to thank you for volunteering your valuable time to play the piano at our 14th and again at our 15th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the people of the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. You brought joy and cheers to our guests. Your excellent performances were very much appreciated by all 1000 plus guests present at each dinner. We appreciate you sharing the gift God has blessed you with."
PREM LALVANI, CHAIRMAN, THANKSGIVING DINNER FOR THE NEEDY OF UPTOWN, ALLIANCE OF SINDHI ASSOCIATIONS OF AMERICAS, INC. (Steven has played at this special and important event for over ten years, that provides a free Thanksgiving dinner to over 1,00o needy area residents)
"The program brought much joy and pleasure to our seniors. Your performance of popular music and jazz appealed to everyone. Our members would like to have you come and play another recital."
FAITH BLOCK, SENIOR PROGRAM COORDINATOR, COUNCIL FOR JEWISH ELDERLY, EVANSTON. (Steven has played for this organization on many occasions)
"Thank you for your talented piano performance at our meeting at the Rolling Green Country Club (in Palentine). Everyone attending was very impressed with your ability and stage presence. You truly added to the program that day. Thank your family for bringing you so far from home in order to allow you to perform for our group. You certainly have everyfhing it takes to go far in music or whatever else you choose to do." MARYLOUISE BURGER, PROGRAM CHAIRPERSON, NORTHWEST COMMUNITY HOSPITAL AUXILLARY.
"What a delightful performance you gave (for the residents) of the Mather Pavilion at Wagner. The residents showed by their delighted smiles and applause, how much your performance pleased them. Happy and upbeat, the music was a great mood elevator. Please come back soon." LEILA RAAB, ACTIVITY CORDINATOR, MATHER PAVILION AT WAGNER, EVANSTON.
"Thank you for helping to make the opening of our Museum such a success. Your musical renditions were outstanding."
MARIE MORRISSETTE, OFFICER, EDGEWATER HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Steven has played for this organization on many occasions)
"Thank you for entertaining us at our Pastor's retirement dinner. Many of the people that attended commented on the wonderful selection of the various songs you played as well as how accomplished you were in their presentation. Thank you for sharing your talents with us to make this event successful." KENNETH C. FLIEGEL, SR., PRESIDENT, MAYFAIR LUTHERAN CHURCH COUNCIL.
"Steven, you took my words and vision and put it to music with your instrumentation and singing. It's beautiful and listening to it brought tears to my eyes. Getting my song put to music has been a dream of mine for years. I'm elated with your work, it's more then I could have ever imagined. I appreciate your dedication to bringing my song to fruition." SYDNEY (client who had written lyrics for a song and needed it arranged to music and recorded)
"I really like playing all different kinds of music and playing piano for a performance or as background music during events and at different places. I have a lot of fun and I like to see people enjoying my music. At every performance my top goal is to provide my clients and their guests and clients extraordinary and memorable music." STEVEN SOLOMON, 26 YEAR OLD PROFESSIONAL PIANIST - Songwriter/Singer
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