2017 Piano Entertainers Convention and Music Festival

New Orleans LA

Mar 26 - 29, 2017

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Join Musicians including Dueling Piano Players, Great Pianist, Drummers, Gutarist, Vocalists etc.... This event features many Piano Bar Owners, International Booking Agents and more on Infamous Bourbon Street for four days of LIVE performances, masterclasses and seminars with celebrity musicians and speakers.

Join us in celebration here in New Orleans music culture and jam sessions. This year features a 4 Day NON-STOP performance       Fundraiser for The Fisher House Organization!

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Albinas Prizgintas

Master Organist, Master Organists

Bio: Master organist Albinas brings out the full range of sound from Trinity’s grand 5000 pipe organ. He deftly moves between musical genres from Bach to Rock to Gospel improvising effortlessly. With fluid grace and confidence, he weaves musical styles and eras creating a rich tapestry of sound. The result is a magical and deeply satisfying experience of what is possible when musical genius meets magnificent organ console.

Bob Baker

Owner of The Buzz Factor-Music Marketing, Friend, Considered Number 1 Music Marketing Guru!

Bio: Bob Baker is an author, musician, and workshop leader who is dedicated to helping indie musicians, authors (and creative people of all kinds) get exposure, connect with fans, and increase their incomes through their artistic passions. Bob's books include "Guerrilla Music Marketing Handbook," "55 Ways to Promote & Sell Your Book on the Internet," "Unleash the Artist Within," "Guerrilla Music Marketing Online," "Branding Yourself Online," and more.

Chris Foster

CEO of Chris Foster Songs, 25 Year Professional Musician, Best Friend, Winner of Lifetime Achievement Award

Bio: Chris has been performing professionally for 25 years. To date he has performed over 4000 gigs for Such clients as Walt Disney World, Ritz Carlton Resorts, The American Red Cross and many many more. In 2006 Chris and co-writer Stacey Knights won the American Idol Underground songwriting competition (jazz category) with the song titled "Morning Monk". Also in 2006 Chris won the Liberty Missouri Performing Arts New Artist Showcase. In 2003 he was recognized by the Government of Key West Florida for his Composition titled "Storm of the Century" and his musical depiction of the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane. In 2002 His song "Palma De Mallorca" was recognized by the King of Spain. He is noted for his great skill of guitar playing that is showcased on his Christmas CD and his Back To Brazil CD.

David Clark

Billy Joel and Sting Impersonator!, VIP Guest Performer

Bio: David Clark originates from New York City! He is a Piano Entertainer who is considered to the best in the business when it comes to performing music from Billy Joel and Sting! He is a master piano player which is supported with his master vocals!

Clark Rosen

Professor, University of Pittsburgh Voice Center

Bio: ENT Specialist

Dr. Dirty John Valby

Legendary Comedic Piano Entertainer, VIP Artist

Bio: John R. Valby (born November 22, 1944)[1] is a musician and comedian who plays in barrooms and college campuses up and down the East Coast. Using an old-fashioned piano, he creates comedic, obscene parodies of classic songs. Known as "Dr. Dirty", he typically performs in a classic white tailcoat and black bowler hat. His songs and shows focus on a mix of current and historic people and events. X-RATED is your WARNING!!!

Gray Gregson

WWC HANDY Blues Award winner, VIP GUEST Performer

Bio: Gray Gregson (aka Graybone) was born in the great state of Texas near the small East Texas town of Nacogdoches He began his musical career at a very young age. Taking voice from the age of six onward, he grew up singing in choirs, acting and singing in stage plays, learning to play piano, guitar, and bass and playing in bands. In college, Gray was a music theater major at Steven F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. While attending, Gray was lead singer in a band with jazz great Ronnie Laws. After leaving S.F.A., Gray went on to share the stage with such artists as Hootie and the Blowfish, Mickey Gilley, Elvin Bishop, Hank Williams Jr., George Strait, Ricky Skaggs, Bruce Conte (formerly with Tower of Power), Rusty Wier, Etta James, Willie Nelson, Shemekia Copeland, Double Trouble, Marcia Ball, Koko Taylor and W.C. Clark just to name a few. Gray moved to California in 1978 and earned a degree in Audio Engineering and has spent countless hours in the studio engineering, producing, and playing on sessions for many different projects. He has produced hundreds of albums for a great variety of artists. Gray’s writing career includes writing songs since 1970 with a compilation of well over two hundred songs. He has collaborated and recorded songs with number one hit songwriters such as Randy Sharp, Bill Wildes, and Bobby Boyd. He has also received awards for his songwriting from BMI and Billboard Magazine, and most recently a 2003 W.C. Handy Award for co-writing the Blues Song of the Year with W.C. Clark and Bobby Boyd. Gray is now living in San Marcos, Texas. He is truly entertaining and has a smokin’ band made up of some of the finest musicians in Austin. Gray and his band put on an incredible show packed with energy that you do not want to miss.

Marty Richardson

Co-Owner Savannah Smiles Dueling Piano Bar, VIP GUEST SPEAKER-Club Owner of Savannah Smiles

Bio: New Millenium Smiles, LLC Owner/Entertainer · Savannah, Georgia Dueling Piano Bar Marty has owner and operated some of the most successful Piano Bars on the planet for over 25 years! Please join us as Marty Richardson shares his experiences and talents in this seminar that is designed to open up a frank discussion of where our industry is heading and how to wood shed to make our work place more professional!! I am truly looking forward to hearing Marty Speak!!!

Michael Windish

CEO of Windish Music, Windish Music

Bio: Michael, is the leading talent agent providing entertainment for Cruise Ships!

Susan Erwin

Co-owner, Big Red Dog Studios

Bio: A Rockabilly pianist, singer, songwriter, international performing artist, Nashville recording artist, and painter, Susan Erwin is an artist whose home is behind a piano. Susan's versatile voice, impressive skills as a mutli-instrumentalist, dynamic stage presence, and rare ability to make every person in the audience feel a part of her show have made her successful in major venues worldwide. Susan has over 250 international performance dates every year and has developed a loyal fan base. Susan began her professional music career in the Midwestern United States. From Little Rock, Arkansas and Branson, Missouri to Los Angeles, CA, Las Vegas and beyond, she has performed for people all over the world. In 2010, she began a yearly international tour booked in venues in the Caribbean (St. Maarten, Barbados, Aruba, British Virgin Islands), Europe (Amsterdam, Germany, Spain) and in Norway. In October 2015 she started her Pink Piano Show duo which has been a huge success and is the feature at Oaklawn Horse Racetrack and Casino in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Her show showcases her performance artistry in an all-request driven cover and original music 4+ hour long show with multi-instrumentalist Cliff Prowse. Susan completed her first original self-released 12-song album out of Nashville, Tennessee titled Painting You Gone in 2014. She cowrote these 12 songs with David Norris of Norrisong Productions and other Nashville-based songwriters. She raised over $50,000 to complete this album through a crowd funding campaign.

Tom Basler

Industry Leader for Live music and The Piano Bar World, VIP Guest Artist

Bio: Tom Basler is one of the top real deal Piano Entertainers who has more than paid his dues! He has trained hundreds of players and is responsible for opening more than 20 clubs!!

Liberty Devitto


Bio: Liberty DeVitto - is an American rock drummer. He is best known for his work as a drummer for New York singer-songwriter Billy Joel's recording and touring band, but he has also played with the NYC Hit Squad and has been a session drummer on recordings of other artists. If you have heard a Billy Joel song after the Piano Man Album, then you have heard Mr. Liberty Devitto!!!

Ryan Bueter

CEO of The Killer Dueling pianos, The Killer Dueling Pianos

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