COCKTAIL & DINING ENHANCEMENT
It takes expert crowd scanning to play appropriate cocktail and dining enhancement. Is that guy tapping his foot? Does that woman recognize this standard? Did that guy just come up and say, 'dudes, i can't believe you guys are playing Floyd!' It's all about creating the right vibe. But most importantly, it's about not playing too loud.
Dred is available as a soloist or with his trio. Browse the above tracks to hear examples:
Track 1 - Poinseana
Track 2 - The Joker
Track 3 - I'm in the Mood for Love
Track 4 - I've Got You Under My Skin
As a multi-instrumentalist, Dred plays drums, percussion & piano in bands featuring NYC's best vocalists. Browse and book through http://orchestrationsinc.com:
WATCH AVALON - featuring Hillary Gardner
WATCH FOUR LEAF CLOVER - featuring Sasha Dobson
WATCH DESIFINADO - featuring Sara Serpa
Cole Porter, Ellington/Strayhorn, Rodgers/Hart, Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Hoagy Carmichael, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Ray Noble, Jimmy VanHeusen, Johnny Mercer, Vernon Duke...
Miles, Trane, Mingus, Monk, Herbie Hancock, Bud Powell, Lennie Tristano, Brubeck, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Bird...
rock, motown, funk, country, bossa nova, salsa, tango, cha-cha, irish, jewish, ju-ju, highlife...
Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, Chopin, Debussy, Joplin, Stravinsky...
PARTIAL CLIENT LIST
House pianist at 432 Park, NYC 2019-present
House pianist at Del Posto, NYC 2012-2020
AMFAR 2008-12 music director Cinema Against Aids - Cannes Film Festival gala fundraiser
2008 & 2009 Palisades Pictures - independent cinema parties, Hotel du Cap - Antibes, France
General Electric CEO Jack Welch retirement party
Mark Morris Dance Company 25th Anniversary Gala
MIT/Lemelson awards ceremony music director 2002-2006
Kennedy Library, Boston
Museum of Science and Natural History - NYC, D.C. and Portland, OR
MOMA - SF, NYC and Chicago
The Four Seasons The Palace Hotel The W Hotel The Waldorf-Astoria The Plaza
The Hyatt Windows on the World The Belle Haven Club The PGA The LPGA Pfizer
The MET MOMA The Rainbow Room Tavern on the Green Bayer Google RBS
Louis Vuitton Johnson and Johnson HSBC GQ Blue Cross/Blue Shield Master Card
The Robert The Soho Grand The Fairmont The Palace Hotel The St. Regis