• PRIVATE EVENTS

    “JV do you play private events?” You bet I do!

ABOUT

Over the past few years, private events have quickly become a major part of how I make a living. What started with a tour of House Concerts in 2011, grew until I was getting requests for Weddings, Engagements, Birthday Parties, you name it!

I’ve found I’m able to provide a wide range of music for special occasions. Here’s a list of the different types of acts that are available for bookings . Click one for more information.

If you want my musical stylings to be the soundtrack for your next happening, submit away!

SUBMIT FOR YOUR NEXT PRIVATE EVENT

Since 2011, house concerts have become a regular part of my touring schedule. I’ve been driving around America and Europe, bringing my music into living rooms, patios, backyards, community centers, and more. To give you some insight into what playing someone’s home is like, I made a documentary about it.

A house concert is a focused listening event and is not intended for cocktail parties, birthdays, weddings. They are on a first come, first serve basis and are usually booked around my touring schedule. Travel and fees can be covered by 30+ guests.

If you are interested in having me play your cocktail party, wedding, or other event, please specify that in your submission.

Since the middle of 2015, I’ve been playing once a week at Sid Gold’s Request Room, a piano karaoke bar in the heart of Chelsea in NYC. One of the city’s best kept secrets, Sid’s has become a favorite of celebrities, and has been written up in New York Times, The New Yorker, Time Out New York, and named “the best karaoke bar in New York City” by this GrubStreet article featuring yours truly.

Click here for the latest edition of my song list here. Over 400 selections!

Over the past year I’ve done piano karaoke for a variety of private events, including Train’s Sail Across The Sun cruise in February 2017. If you’re interested in throwing a piano karaoke party at your home, Sid Gold’s, or another space, reach out!

About 5 years ago I started a side project with Grammy Nominated Singer/Songwriter Ari Hest. We created an all-Jewish, all-NYC celebration of the music of our youth, blue-eyed soul and yacht rock classics by Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Toto, Supertramp, Hall & Oates and more. The band includes musicians who play with Joe Jackson, Christopher Cross, The Waterboys, David Cassidy and more!

Click here for our complete playlist of songs

We regularly play weddings and private events and are available for your next party. If you like AM Gold and Seinfeld, we are the band for your next shindig!

Every Friday I host a revue of the Modern American Songbook at Pier A Harbor House in Battery Park, NYC. Our song list specializes in the classics from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s with a focus on the music made in NYC. Artists we cover include Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Carol King, Barbara Streisand, Carly Simon, Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman and more.

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If you’re in NYC, come visit us at Pier A any Friday. There’s NO COVER charge. If you’re interested in having your private event at Pier A and having Torchlite play, drop me a line!

JV