2017 was our 20th year online!

Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 3 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Shop our online store for music lovers
SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Wessell Nickel & Gross
PianoForAll
(ad)
Best of Piano Buyer
 Best of Piano Buyer
(ad)
Faust Harrison Pianos
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinway pianos
Who's Online Now
79 members (AntonAnton, A. Lucato, Arthur18, AWilley, Beemer, 36251, anotherscott, Adem, 20 invisible), 461 guests, and 468 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
Live Piano Music Venues - Where Are They? ...
#1332216 12/23/09 10:24 AM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,423
Founder - Owner - Host
6000 Post Club Member
OP Offline
Founder - Owner - Host
6000 Post Club Member
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,423
I'd like to put together a master list of venues where you can go to hear live piano music (and/or play).

I'll start off with some Piano Bars:

Keys - in Key West, Florida
Rotating live pianist, often down from NY.
Waitstaff sings (they are also often down from NY, usually off-broadway performers).

Don't Tell Mamma - NY
I haven't been to this one, but the folks at Keys spoke highly of it.

Manhattan Inn
A new old-timey piano bar on Manhattan Avenue (in Brooklyn) opened by Brooke Baxter and Rolyn Hu



- Frank B.
Founder / Owner / Host
PianoWorld.com
www.PianoSupplies.com
Maple Street Music Shop
Find Us On:
Facebook.com/PianoWorldDotCom
ProRecord.info
www.youtube.com/PianoWorldDotCom
www.linkedin.com/in/pianoworld
Skype: PianoWorldDotCom
My Keyboards:
Estonia L-190 w/ ProRecord, Yamaha P-80, Harpsichord (kit), Clavichord (kit), Bilhorn Telescope Organ c 1880, 2 - Antique Pump Organs
-------------------------
It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
Please invite every piano enthusiast you know to join our piano forums!


(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
Re: Piano Bars - Clubs - Restaurants
Piano World #1332402 12/23/09 02:16 PM
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 832
P
500 Post Club Member
Offline
500 Post Club Member
P
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 832
Hi Frank,

I have been thinking of starting something like this, so I'm glad you did it! It's really important for people (especially musicians) to patronize places that feature live music. Whenever you're visiting a restaurant, hotel, club, bar, whatever, that offers live piano music it is CRUCIAL to compliment management on their music policy. After three and a half decades in the biz I can assure you that this makes a huge difference.

So here are my first entries:

Waldorf Astoria, New York City, Peacock Alley
My pal Emilee Floor plays Tues-Sat from 9-12. She is GREAT. Stop by and tell her I said hello.

Schlosshotel Lerbach, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
A 5-star European castle with a Michelin 3-star restaurant featuring solo piano music (Robin Meloy Goldsby) Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30. Robin plays in the main hall of the castle, so you can visit for the price of a coffee or a glass of wine.
Sunday lunch with solo piano (Robin Meloy Goldsby) music from 12:30-14:
30

Reservations: 49-(0)2206-866513


Additional posts on the way!


Robin Meloy Goldsby
www.goldsby.de
Author of PIANO GIRL: A Memoir
RHYTHM: A Novel
RMG is a Steinway Artist
Re: Piano Bars - Clubs - Restaurants
Piano World #1332427 12/23/09 02:49 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 267
T
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
T
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 267
Great idea. Once place to go for reference.

Michael's on East - Sarasota, Florida
Great Hall of Fame restaurant with a piano bar in the center.
The regular performer is Joe Micals, originally from NYC area.

Re: Piano Bars - Clubs - Restaurants
TomFL #1332614 12/23/09 07:33 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,313
C
2000 Post Club Member
Offline
2000 Post Club Member
C
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,313
If in Sydney on a Thursday night, head to the AB Hotel Glebe. One band per night. Starts approximately 9:20pm.
Jazz fusion might be the best way to capture the diverse range.

Re: Piano Bars - Clubs - Restaurants
custard apple #1333593 12/25/09 01:34 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 6
Junior Member
Offline
Junior Member
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 6
If you are in New York City, one of the best places to hear Jazz and great piano play is at Smalls, 183 West 10th Street, they have a website to see talent appearing, www.smallsjazzclub.com

Re: Piano Bars - Clubs - Restaurants
mtraininjax #1334495 12/27/09 02:55 AM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 28,921
B
BDB Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
B
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 28,921
I ran across this list of bars and restaurants with traditional jazz in the SF Bay Area. Not all of it is just piano.

In my neighborhood, the local piano dive is The Alley, 3325 Grand Avenue
(between Elwood Ave & Lake Park Ave)
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 444-8505
Rod Dibble is the pianist. I have never gone there, as bars are not my thing.


Semipro Tech
Re: Piano Bars - Clubs - Restaurants
BDB #1335460 12/28/09 12:49 PM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,421
T
4000 Post Club Member
Offline
4000 Post Club Member
T
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,421
My brother plays Dixieland here
http://www.kozlaks.com/

for Sunday brunch, Minneapolis Saint Paul area. I'm not sure what the current instrumentation is, but it's live music, professionally done.


gotta go practice
Re: Piano Bars - Clubs - Restaurants
TimR #1342230 01/06/10 10:45 AM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 654
H
Hop Offline
500 Post Club Member
Offline
500 Post Club Member
H
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 654
What a Great Idea! I wish there was such a place near me, but I haven't found one.

Here is one I heard about in Seattle, Washington.

Walt Wagner at the Canlis restaurant. Google his name, and lots of hits come up. Try listening to Cry me a River here:

http://www.waltwagner.com/Merchant2...uct_Code=79313&Category_Code=Current

Hop


HG178, Roland FP-5, Casio PX 130
Re: Piano Bars - Clubs - Restaurants
Hop #1342251 01/06/10 11:15 AM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 18,356

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 18,356
Lexington, Kentucky has its very own dueling piano bar:

The Penguin Dueling Piano Bar

http://www.penguinpianobar.com/

And according to the website, they have a branch in Columbia, Missouri, too.


Re: Piano Bars - Clubs - Restaurants
Monica K. #1345631 01/10/10 11:54 AM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,423
Founder - Owner - Host
6000 Post Club Member
OP Offline
Founder - Owner - Host
6000 Post Club Member
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,423
Vintage Piano Lounge
110 West Main Street
Turlock, CA 95380

(209) 668-4680


- Frank B.
Founder / Owner / Host
PianoWorld.com
www.PianoSupplies.com
Maple Street Music Shop
Find Us On:
Facebook.com/PianoWorldDotCom
ProRecord.info
www.youtube.com/PianoWorldDotCom
www.linkedin.com/in/pianoworld
Skype: PianoWorldDotCom
My Keyboards:
Estonia L-190 w/ ProRecord, Yamaha P-80, Harpsichord (kit), Clavichord (kit), Bilhorn Telescope Organ c 1880, 2 - Antique Pump Organs
-------------------------
It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
Please invite every piano enthusiast you know to join our piano forums!


Re: Piano Bars - Clubs - Restaurants
Piano World #1359797 01/27/10 09:07 PM
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 9
Junior Member
Offline
Junior Member
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 9
Cleveland
http://www.nighttowncleveland.com/

Bloomington, Indiana, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
http://www.music.indiana.edu/events/
...fyi that many university schoolsofmusic offer wonderful weekly/monthly performances

Denver: El Chapultepec, jazz/blues, close to Coors Field
http://denver.citysearch.com/profile/1823085/denver_co/el_chapultepec.html

San Diego: Croce's, in the Gaslamp District
www.croces.com

Ensenada, Mexico: Bodegan del Artes
http://www.mexicomatters.info/bajagourmet/01_bodegondelarteensenada.php
...if your travel plans include a trip to Ensenada, holler

Grand idea of a post. These cities are where I have lived. Lived for 28 years in Denver before moving to Ensenada in 2006. El Chapultepec is a dive bar, but, serves world class jazz.

Re: Piano Bars - Clubs - Restaurants
bajadock #1359806 01/27/10 09:19 PM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,423
Founder - Owner - Host
6000 Post Club Member
OP Offline
Founder - Owner - Host
6000 Post Club Member
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,423
Thanks bajadock, nice job on the list.

I hope we can keep this going.

I'm sure there are lots of good places to catch live piano music, we'd like to find them all :-)

Best,

Frank B.
Piano World

Re: Piano Bars - Clubs - Restaurants
Piano World #1361801 01/30/10 06:30 PM
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 9
Junior Member
Offline
Junior Member
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 9
OOPS, "Bodegon" is now 3er Piso(third floor) located just south of Cruiseport, 1 block west of Costero, next to Hotel Corona. They moved end of November 2009. Will report on the new venue soon. Should be good with the ocean view.

And add..
La Jolla(north side of San Diego): Clay's has lots of music and an ocean view.
http://www.clayslajolla.com/clays-lajolla.html for the music schedule

Re: Piano Bars - Clubs - Restaurants
bajadock #1364326 02/02/10 09:09 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 796
500 Post Club Member
Offline
500 Post Club Member
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 796
Early evenings
Mayflower Renaissance Hotel Lobby
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC


If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient.
[Linked Image]
Re: Piano Bars - Clubs - Restaurants
rustyfingers #1364338 02/02/10 09:39 PM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,239
G
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
G
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,239
rustyfingers, do tell, was it cocktail style? any singing?

Re: Piano Bars - Clubs - Restaurants
guest1013 #1364365 02/02/10 10:06 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 796
500 Post Club Member
Offline
500 Post Club Member
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 796
Cocktail style. The pianist is there most evenings that I've been here. Piano only. He was playing Somewhere Over the Rainbow as I sprinted through the lobby for my dinner date tonight.

Will try to have a drink and hang out tomorrow evening.


If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient.
[Linked Image]
Re: Piano Bars - Clubs - Restaurants
rustyfingers #1366533 02/05/10 04:05 PM
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 832
P
500 Post Club Member
Offline
500 Post Club Member
P
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 832
Here are some pianos I've run into recently!

Pittsburgh: Oxford Center, downtown. Gorgeous Steinway B that is played in the lobby every day at lunch

Duesseldorf Airport: Nice Yamaha grand played every day during cocktail hour

Atlanta Airport: Yamaha grand in the food court. No one was playing it when I passed through, but there was a tuner there working on it, which is a good sign.

Excelsior Hotel, Cologne, Germany, music daily during cocktail hour


Robin Meloy Goldsby
www.goldsby.de
Author of PIANO GIRL: A Memoir
RHYTHM: A Novel
RMG is a Steinway Artist
Re: Piano Bars - Clubs - Restaurants
Piano Girl RMG #1366674 02/05/10 07:39 PM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,423
Founder - Owner - Host
6000 Post Club Member
OP Offline
Founder - Owner - Host
6000 Post Club Member
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,423
Thanks Robin,

I actually stopped and played the Yamaha in the Atlanta airport when we came through there on the way back from the NAMM show.
It's pretty well maintained.

They have a sign that essentially says they would prefer to limit the
playing to people who actually know how to play. They let me play it anyway.


- Frank B.
Founder / Owner / Host
PianoWorld.com
www.PianoSupplies.com
Maple Street Music Shop
Find Us On:
Facebook.com/PianoWorldDotCom
ProRecord.info
www.youtube.com/PianoWorldDotCom
www.linkedin.com/in/pianoworld
Skype: PianoWorldDotCom
My Keyboards:
Estonia L-190 w/ ProRecord, Yamaha P-80, Harpsichord (kit), Clavichord (kit), Bilhorn Telescope Organ c 1880, 2 - Antique Pump Organs
-------------------------
It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
Please invite every piano enthusiast you know to join our piano forums!


Re: Piano Bars - Clubs - Restaurants
Piano Girl RMG #1366875 02/06/10 12:14 AM
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,941
2000 Post Club Member
Offline
2000 Post Club Member
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,941
Originally Posted by Piano Girl RMG

Duesseldorf Airport: Nice Yamaha grand played every day during cocktail hour


It's now a Kawai RX-2. I played on it last September while waiting for my flight back to USA. smile

You are talking about the one next to the round coffee bar, right?

Last edited by LisztAddict; 02/06/10 12:16 AM.
Re: Piano Bars - Clubs - Restaurants
LisztAddict #1369990 02/10/10 07:04 AM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 76
J
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
J
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 76
I played the Atlanta grand a few years back, before they put up a sign ! It was also before the tuner came. Conveniently located near the bar, it helped pass the time until they could get the plane cranked.


Baldwin L - Rhodes 73
Yamaha P250 - Nord NP88
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6

Link Copied to Clipboard
(ad)
Pianoteq
Steinway Spiro Layering
(ad)
PianoDisc

PianoDisc
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Mason & Hamlin Pianos
What's Hot!!
News from the Piano World
Our October 2020 Free Piano Newsletter is Here!
---------------------
3,000,000+!
------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Fingering Queston
by TBell - 11/25/20 02:31 PM
Experiences with Tonebase?
by ClsscLib - 11/25/20 12:29 PM
What note combination or chords are these
by Jack Gately - 11/25/20 08:10 AM
playing problem
by alecras234 - 11/25/20 07:23 AM
Download Sheet Music
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Forum Statistics
Forums41
Topics203,039
Posts3,027,064
Members99,370
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Please Support Our Advertisers


Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways

Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

 Best of Piano Buyer

PianoTeq Bechstein
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads



 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2020 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4