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Nolan Gasser  

Nolan Gasser is a preeminent pianist and bandleader, providing exceptional musical performance services for all types of events – from high-profile public, corporate, and private concerts to more casual private events such as weddings, birthday parties, etc. He has brought his roster of outstanding instrumentalists and vocalists to events across the country, and the world, providing memorable musical performances for an endless list of outstanding clients – including the Wynn Las Vegas, M Financial Group, Morgan Stanley, Qwest Communications, Brown & Brown Insurance, Northstar Lake Tahoe, Tamarack Resort Idaho, and many others. He is the Music Director of Lynmar Winery in Sonoma County, and works with numerous other wineries, resorts, and clubs through California.

 

In all these events, Nolan works directly with the clients to select just the right style of music – Jazz, Pop, Rock, Broadway, Classical, etc.– and the perfect performers to meet their objectives, as well as to organize all of the logistical and practical aspects that make the event a success (sound, staging, lighting, instrumental rental, travel, etc.). No style of music is beyond his reach or expertise, and satisfaction is always guaranteed. Particularly popular and unique are the chronological / thematic programs that Nolan designs for clients’ birthdays, anniversaries, etc. – where the song selection and renderings are tailored to the biography or theme in question; clients and their guests are literally “blown away” by these uniquely crafted and superbly executed programs.

Among the many top professionals that Nolan utilizes for his concerts and events include, as a common denominator, the members of the recently named San Francisco Jazz Quartet – a jazz and eclectic group featuring Nolan on piano and keyboards, vibes/reeds player Roger Glenn, bassist Terry Miller, and drummer Andrew Eberhard; the Quartet recently released their debut CD, Ode to Swing (see News for more detail), and will be beginning work on their second release shortly. The Quartet also provides a solid backup ensemble for a host of outstanding vocalists and instrumentalists, including Broadway veterans Marcus Lovett and Annie Kozuch, Bay Area cabaret favorite – and America’s Got Talent semifinalist – Tim Hockenberry, soul diva Michelle Jordan; as well as saxophonist John Handy, jazz guitarists Brian Nova and Ray Obiedo, trumpeter/vocalist Rich Armstrong, and countless others.

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San Francisco Jazz Quartet: (from left to right) Roger Glenn, Terry Miller, Nolan Gasser, Andy Eberhard

Nolan also performs frequently as a piano soloist – likewise in a variety of styles: Pop/Rock, Jazz, Classical, Broadway, as well as performing his own compositions. His recent solo piano CD Reminiscing is now available for sale at Amazon. Samples of the new CD can be heard below. See also the Reminiscing page for more information on this CD. A follow-up CD, dedicated to great songs from Broadway will be completed in summer 2013.

For information on booking Nolan to design the musical program for your event, contact him at ngasser@prs.net.


Here are a few samples of performances featuring Nolan and his collaborators:

             
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Last update: March 24th 2013