Allegro Piano Entertainment. Com

The Wedding and Party Live Piano Music Resource for Boulder, CO and the Front Range Vicinity

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(303) 545-9199

Frequently Asked Questions
 
  1. What kind of music do you offer?
  2. Why choose Solo Piano rather than a DJ or Band?
  3. What is your booking policy?
  4. What does it cost to engage Allegro for my affair?
  5. In what kind of settings do you play?
  6. Can I hear a sample of your playing various styles?
  7. Do you have a CD that I can purchase?
  8. How far do you travel?
  9. What kinds of additional costs might there be and why?
  10. How do I hire Allegro Piano? Is a deposit required?
  11. What does a special request involve?
  12. Why is the choice, and delivery of music, one of the most important decisions I will make for my upcoming affair?
  13. You specialize in stride. What is it?
  14. What do you mean that your music is upbeat, upscale and unique?

 

1.   What kind of music do you offer?                                                                                                                                 

I play upscale music. No matter what the category, what I mean by upscale music is my philosophy  that music should never sound like noise. Music should convey emotions, mood and atmosphere. Categories are classical, jazz, ragtime or popular. For examples see Listen To Us.

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2.   Why choose Solo Piano rather than a DJ or Band?                                                                                 

At  Allegro, we offer  the widest range of upscale music repertoire at a substantially more affordable price than that of a DJ or a Band. See Comparison Chart.

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3.   What is your booking policy?                                                                                                                                      

To book a performance for your wedding or special affair or to get specific answers to questions about pricing, special requests, accommodations, please call me at 303 545-9199 or email me at eben@allegropianoentertainment.com for general questions or information. For more detail, see How To Engage Us For Your Event.

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4.   What does it cost to engage Allegro for my affair?                                                                     

 My Basic Performance Rate for performance is $100/ hour, $25/quarter hour.

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5.   In what kind of settings do you play?                                                                                                                     

The standard venues I play are for weddings in hotels, cocktail parties, business special events, corporate functions, outdoor summer functions and more.

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6.   Can I hear a sample of your playing various styles?           

Contact me and I can send you a demo CD or see Listen To Us.

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7.   Do you have a CD that I can purchase?                                                                                                                

I am just completing a CD ; “Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller, Stride Piano Solos, Transformational Masterpieces of Early Jazz." It should be available for purchase by May 2005.

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8.   How far do you travel?                                                                                                                                                                      

A one way driving distance of more than one hour requires me to consider an additional charge above and beyond my normal rate. Travel charges are determined on a case by case basis.

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9.   What kinds of additional costs might there be and why?                                                     

There can be equipment charges, travel charges and charges for special requests. For more comprehensive information see How To Engage Us For Your Event.

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10.   How do I hire Allegro Piano? Is a deposit required?                                   

Agreement for my services requires filling out and returning a Performance Agreement with a Deposit.  See Performance Agreement.

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11.   What is  a special request and what does it involve?                                                                

If you want special music, accompaniment, special sounds, that would constitute a special request.  If your request involves a minimal amount of my time and energy, then I would charge minimally or not at all. If, your request requires more of my time and resources to accommodate, then I would have to consider some additional charge. The amount of notice given factors into extra charges.

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12.   Why is the choice, and delivery of music, one of the most important decisions you will make for your upcoming affair?                                                                   

Music permeates all aspects of our lives. Music sets a mood or an emotional state unlike any other medium that we know. As an example, think of motion films that you know and love. Can you imagine the film ‘Love Story’ or the ‘Godfather’ or any film you know without music? What would that film “look” like? How would that change your experience of the film? Music for films is required to be appropriate, complimentary and specific to the mood and subject matter being portrayed. That is why Hollywood awards Oscars for music.

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13.   You specialize in stride. What is it?                                                                                                                

Stride has often been incorrectly characterized as fast ragtime or worse, associated with the old-time "silent movie music" cliché. In actuality, the expressive range of stride is much wider, and includes an introspective side often marked by a strong blues feeling. One of the most demanding and interesting jazz piano styles, Stride acted as a link between the ragtime and blues styles and the Swing pianists of the 1930s. It stepped out from the long black musical tradition of Eastern Ragtime. Stride Piano flourished mainly in Harlem during the 1920s and the 1930s.

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14.    What do you mean that your music is upbeat, upscale and unique?

 By upbeat I am referring to the fact that a good portion of the early jazz (stride) and ragtime that we play has to be some of the happiest music in existence. Upscale means that the music is well thought out and bears proportion and aesthetics that guarantee that it doesn't sound like noise. And by unique, I am referring to the fact that some of this music, especially the stride, has been underrepresented or not represented at all by most jazz musicians. I have made it my specialty because I enjoy it and my listeners love hearing it..  Back to home page


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Allegro Piano Entertainment. com

8083 Meadowdale Square

Niwot, CO 80503

Contact at:

(303) 545-9199 or eben@allegropianoentertainment.com

The Wedding Music Resource for Boulder, CO and the Front Range Vicinity

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