Lucy Sassoon is an accomplished pianist, television presenter & voice over artist – smooth jazz, blues or pop with musical interpretations characterised by that distinctively smoky Sassoon style. Her first foray into performing overseas was in Hong Kong where she became a musical fixture on the elite corporate & exclusive hotel scene. If you’re looking for a quality professional and international pianist for your events in Cheshire East and Manchester South give Lucy Sassoon a call. We’ll work with you to ensure a successful event – in or out of the country where possible.
A pianist (pee-AN-ist) is an individual musician who plays the piano. Since most forms of Western music can make use of the piano, pianists have a wide repertoire and a wide variety of styles to choose from, among them traditional classical music, jazz, blues, and all sorts of popular music, including rock and roll.
Most pianists can, to an extent, easily play other keyboard-related instruments such as the synthesiser, harpsichord, celesta and the organ. Popular pianists might work as live performers (concert, theatre, etc.). Session musicians, arrangers most likely feel at home with synthesisers and other electronic keyboard instruments. Notable popular pianists include: Victor Borge who performed as a comedian; Richard Clayderman, who is known for his covers of popular tunes; Singer and entertainer Liberace, who at the height of his fame, was one of the highest paid entertainers in the world.
Jazz pianists almost always perform with other musicians. Their playing is more free than that of classical pianists and they create an air of spontaneity in their performances. They generally do not write down their compositions; improvisation is a significant part of their work. Well known jazz pianists include Art Tatum, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Oscar Peterson and Bud Powell. (Wikipedia).