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Jorge Martinez Wedding Pianist

Fairfax , VA
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Fairfax, VA 22030 US (map)

PHONE

703-887-3605
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ABOUT US

Jorge Luis Martínez Padrón

Professional Pianist

Objective:

To apply my education, in a position as a piano instructor, accompanist, or performer.
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Jorge Luis Martínez Padrón

Professional Pianist

Objective:

To apply my education, in a position as a piano instructor, accompanist, or performer.



Experience:

1998 – 2003 Choral Accompanist in Alajuela, Costa Rica

Accompanied youth and adult choirs for rehearsals and concerts.
Performed with choir on a Central American music tour that included concerts in Nicaragua, Panama, and Costa Rica.
2003-2008 Vocal Accompanist at George Mason University

2006-2008 Jazz pianist in Jazz ensemble at GMU

2008-2016 Pianist and Band Director for “Tumbao timba Band” Performing weekly at Bossa Bistro Lounge in Adams Morgan Washington DC.





Piano Instructor:



2000-2003 National University of Costa Rica Heredia, Costa Rica

2005-2010 Worked as piano instructor at Heart Beats Music and Art

center in Springfiled VA

2003-2016 Private Piano Instructor.

Give weekly lessons to private students
Host tri-annual recitals every four months at the Lyceum in Alexandria, Jordan Kitts, and Fairfax Hall Steinway Hall at Tysons Corner. Work closely with the parents to ensure continued practice.


Education

1989-1996 Guillermo Tomás Conservatory, Guanabacoa, La Habana Cuba
Graduate in piano performance. Elementary level.
1997-1999 Castella Consevatory, Heredia Costa Rica.
Graduate in piano teaching and performance.
2000 – 2003 National University of Costa Rica Heredia, Costa Rica
Worked towards a degree in piano performance and instruction, under the supervision of Dr. Alexander Sklioutovsky.
2004-2008
BM in piano performance at George Mason University Fairfax VA


Language skills

Fluent in both English and Spanish.

Musical skills

Classically trained, versatile pianist, comfortable and able to perform jazz, Latin, blues, and any modern lead sheet type chart. Able to arrange and transcribe for Jazz ensemble, strings, Latin and various other types of ensembles.

Experience in playing for: weddings, cocktails hours, restaurants, dinners, dance studios, dance clubs, church services and more.





Performance History

-Over 20 years of piano studying and performing in:


Played for Open House of Aspen Ridge Senior Assisted Living complex located in Los Alamos, NM 2003. Performed at The National University of Costa Rica Auditory in several recitals. Cultural and Community Center in La Habana Cuba. Performed at The National Theatre of Costa Rica in concert with UNA symphonic Chorus. Performed in Master class with Dr. Alexander Sklioutovsky at the Instituto Superior de Arte. (Superior institute of the Arts) Performed in concert with Norma Lynn at The University of New Mexico Los Alamos Branch Worked as an accompanist, helping choirs, soloist and small groups such as Camera Orchestra and strings quartets. Selected to perform at the Honors recital at George Mason University May 2005 Participant at the National Symphony young soloist competition Feb 2005 at Levine school of Music Performed in Master class with Dr. Ruskin Cooper at GMU Concert Hall .April 9 2006 Competition winner played with George Mason University Symphony Orchestra as featured Soloist for Scholarship Concert, Antonio Maielo Conductor. April 28 2006. Performed around the DC area at local festivals, Hotels and community centers as part of Latin jazz ensemble. 2006 to 2009 Dec 2008 performed at the Cuban embassy in Washington DC April 2009 Featured Artist At Jordan Kitts in Fairfax VA Sept to Dec 2009 Performed weekly at the Beacon Hotel in DC Feb 2010 performed for NCLR annual convention in Washington DC May 2010 performed at Fairfax International Country Club August 2011 gave piano Master Class at Falcon international School in Costa Rica 2011 Play weekly at Bossa Lounge and Rumba Cafe Washington DC Nov 21st 2011 performed at Kennedy Center with Timba St. 2011-2016 Perform regularly a various venues in the DC area. Read less
Ceremony Music

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Acapella, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
4-6
What instruments does your group play?
Drums, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Viola, Violin
What services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Music During Breaks, Reception Music

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Larissa & Byron
Wedding:
9/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Jorge is the best!! He played for our church ceremony. We had so much fun meeting with him to select the pieces. We brought him some modern pieces and he did such an awesome job with them! As well, he was able to select some pieces for us that fit into our style perfectly. He is so talented, and it was a huge peace of mind for us that he could loop, etc if the processional got off on timing. He did such a great job - our guests were talking about him all night! He is also a fun, energetic, and really nice guy. We would highly recommend him to anyone!!!
Jorge is the best!! He played for our church ceremony. We had so much fun meeting with him to select the pieces. We Read more...
Jorge is the best!! He played for our church ceremony. We had so much fun meeting with him to select the pieces. We brought him some modern pieces and he did such an awesome job with them! As well, he was able to select some pieces for us that fit into our style perfectly. He is so talented, and it was a huge peace of mind for us that he could loop, etc if the processional got off on timing. He did such a great job - our guests were talking about him all night! He is also a fun, energetic, and really nice guy. We would highly recommend him to anyone!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Jorge is very professional, flexible, and most important easy to work with. He is knowledgeable in music for weddings. He helped my fiancé and I to put together the music for our wedding ceremony with a combination of our requests and his suggestions. We gave him some notes that we wanted him to play in our ceremony and he did a great job playing it in the piano. He played in our ceremony and our cocktail hour, the music was wonderful! We had many compliments from family and friends on the music for the ceremony and the cocktail.

We would highly recommend Jorge to anyone who is planning on getting married. We look forward to have him in another family event.
Jorge is very professional, flexible, and most important easy to work with. He is knowledgeable in music for weddings. He Read more...
Jorge is very professional, flexible, and most important easy to work with. He is knowledgeable in music for weddings. He helped my fiancé and I to put together the music for our wedding ceremony with a combination of our requests and his suggestions. We gave him some notes that we wanted him to play in our ceremony and he did a great job playing it in the piano. He played in our ceremony and our cocktail hour, the music was wonderful! We had many compliments from family and friends on the music for the ceremony and the cocktail.

We would highly recommend Jorge to anyone who is planning on getting married. We look forward to have him in another family event. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jing
Wedding:
6/16/2012
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Jorge played beautifully at our wedding. Many of our guests came to us during to reception to praise the classical piano music before and during our ceremony. Our officiant even said he was one of the best he has heard and asked for his information. One thing to note is that he took the extra effort during our initial meeting to make sure we had the right music for our processional. Jorge is passionate about music which is reflected in his performance. Thanks Jorge!
Jorge played beautifully at our wedding. Many of our guests came to us during to reception to praise the classical piano Read more...
Jorge played beautifully at our wedding. Many of our guests came to us during to reception to praise the classical piano music before and during our ceremony. Our officiant even said he was one of the best he has heard and asked for his information. One thing to note is that he took the extra effort during our initial meeting to make sure we had the right music for our processional. Jorge is passionate about music which is reflected in his performance. Thanks Jorge! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Michael and Leslie
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Jorge was wonderful to work with and did a great job at our wedding. He was very generous with his time in working with us to pick out the music that we wanted and attending the rehearsal. As a amateur musician myself, I can attest that he is an incredibly talented musician, with both excellent technical abilities and an incredible ability to improvise and quickly learn new music. He was very friendly but also professional, and it was evident that he has a great deal of experience performing at weddings. His rate was very reasonable as well.
Jorge was wonderful to work with and did a great job at our wedding. He was very generous with his time in working with us Read more...
Jorge was wonderful to work with and did a great job at our wedding. He was very generous with his time in working with us to pick out the music that we wanted and attending the rehearsal. As a amateur musician myself, I can attest that he is an incredibly talented musician, with both excellent technical abilities and an incredible ability to improvise and quickly learn new music. He was very friendly but also professional, and it was evident that he has a great deal of experience performing at weddings. His rate was very reasonable as well. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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pkim360
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't give enough praises for Jorge. He was super helpful in the entire planning process (as we were clueless) and helped us the choose music. Right off the bat, you will realize that he is not driven by money (as I have found others to be) and is truly passionate about music. One of the things I was worried about was the timing and length of songs during the ceremony... you do not have to worry about that! He basically watches the procession and adjusts on the fly... it is so smooth that you would have sworn that everything was extensively rehearsed. He also played as the accompanist in the Solo during the ceremony with two professional Opera singers and even they were impressed! After the ceremony, he also played the cocktail hour. Everyone was so impressed, and he even took requests! Jorge charges at or below most other pianists in the Northern VA area and I believe he should be charging more. There are about a hundred things to stress about during your wedding and the pianist is definitely one thing you will have peace of mind with in Jorge, he know exactly what to do. If you are planning your wedding now, I would quickly book with him before his demand and prices go up!
I can't give enough praises for Jorge. He was super helpful in the entire planning process (as we were clueless) and Read more...
I can't give enough praises for Jorge. He was super helpful in the entire planning process (as we were clueless) and helped us the choose music. Right off the bat, you will realize that he is not driven by money (as I have found others to be) and is truly passionate about music. One of the things I was worried about was the timing and length of songs during the ceremony... you do not have to worry about that! He basically watches the procession and adjusts on the fly... it is so smooth that you would have sworn that everything was extensively rehearsed. He also played as the accompanist in the Solo during the ceremony with two professional Opera singers and even they were impressed! After the ceremony, he also played the cocktail hour. Everyone was so impressed, and he even took requests! Jorge charges at or below most other pianists in the Northern VA area and I believe he should be charging more. There are about a hundred things to stress about during your wedding and the pianist is definitely one thing you will have peace of mind with in Jorge, he know exactly what to do. If you are planning your wedding now, I would quickly book with him before his demand and prices go up! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Unique Services
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Jessy
Wedding:
12/4/2010
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Our orginial pianist for the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour fell through on us at the last minute I contacted Jorge a week before our wedding to see if he was able to provide us wedding music. He was very responsive, professional and quickly picked up our music list within minutes. He assisted us on picking different types of music which was very helpful since I wasnt quite sure which would work best. I would highly recommend his services to any bride and if you need any further recommendations please feel free to contact me! :-)
Our orginial pianist for the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour fell through on us at the last minute I contacted Jorge a Read more...
Our orginial pianist for the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour fell through on us at the last minute I contacted Jorge a week before our wedding to see if he was able to provide us wedding music. He was very responsive, professional and quickly picked up our music list within minutes. He assisted us on picking different types of music which was very helpful since I wasnt quite sure which would work best. I would highly recommend his services to any bride and if you need any further recommendations please feel free to contact me! :-) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Erica
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Jorge is a fantastic pianist. The venue I chose had a piano, which I wanted to take advantage of. About two weeks before the wedding, I found Jorge's ad on craigslist and my fiance and I met him at his home to hear him play. We provided the sheet music for a few songs we wanted played, which he had never seen. He still played them very well, only missing a few notes. He obviously practiced them because by the time of the wedding, he played them absolutely beautifully.

He arrived 20 minutes early as promised (although unfortunately the wedding started a little late) and was dressed appropriately, complete with a bowtie. Our guests were impressed with his playing and I would highly recommend using him.
Jorge is a fantastic pianist. The venue I chose had a piano, which I wanted to take advantage of. About two weeks before Read more...
Jorge is a fantastic pianist. The venue I chose had a piano, which I wanted to take advantage of. About two weeks before the wedding, I found Jorge's ad on craigslist and my fiance and I met him at his home to hear him play. We provided the sheet music for a few songs we wanted played, which he had never seen. He still played them very well, only missing a few notes. He obviously practiced them because by the time of the wedding, he played them absolutely beautifully.

He arrived 20 minutes early as promised (although unfortunately the wedding started a little late) and was dressed appropriately, complete with a bowtie. Our guests were impressed with his playing and I would highly recommend using him. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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