Forest books 182 birch hill road locust valley ny 11560
Stan Wiest new piano cd
“music to drive by”
Stan wiest totally new website
December 12, 2013 thursday forest books locust valley features stan wiest cd presentation and signing at 7 pm
Books and books 265 aragon avenue coral gables florida featured the cd “music to drive by” presentation and signing by pianist stan wiest (weest) and the story of eddy duchin’s piano (which stan wiest owns)
Sunday november 3, 2013 at 4 pm
This is the first time books and books has ever had a cd signing
At age 69 stan wiest records his first solo piano cd featuring the american songbook to critically acclaimed revues
Hook for the story
This is a new direction career opening for someone at age 69. It highlights that those in their 60’s and beyond are a vibrant and involved generation that knows no limitations. Stan wiest will be “on the road again” performing concerts and promoting the cd as he did in his 20’s
Stan wiest has performed for barbara walters, sally jessy raphael, tony randall,
Frank sinatra, sammy davis jr, wedding for royal family of sri lanka, the du pont wedding, wedding for family member of conductor arturo toscanini, the tonight show band.
Sept 26, 2013 taped three radio interviews on the bill miller radio show -kansas city – on oct 10 taped 3 more interviews 6 consecutive weeks starting october 14. March 5 back to kansas city for 3 more bill miller shows
Syndicated to over 180 radio stations
Reviews for “music to drive by”
Stan wiest piano cd www.music-you-
A top seller on amazon.com
This cd is a standout for its beautiful arrangements of beautiful music. For anyone who likes american "standards,"
Amazon.com 5 stars revue
“not only is he a terrific pianist, but his choice of material is absolutely first rate- some truly great songs, very well played” peter duchin
“you’re clearly a talented guy”
Joe fay – wnew metromedia radio
“completing the recordings in eight hours was “a feat,” says euphoria owner david sokol, who was impressed by wiest’s performance. “the man knows every tune, he knows music history,” sokol says. “he’s a serious musician and ‘serious musician’ is the highest compliment i can pay . . . I’ve heard the greatest musicians in the world, and stan is excellent.”
David sokol - owner euphoria studios
“pianist stan wiest adds ‘recording artist’ to his long musical resume”
Long island newsday
Dick robinson, host of whli/1100 am’s “american standards by the sea,” is also impressed by wiest’s piano stylings. “his album is a nice reflection of the american songbook,” he says. “i love that a song like ‘night and day’ is just piano. No trio, no big band, no singer. Stan does a wonderful job.” dick robinson whli
“american standards by the sea”
“it is as beautiful of piano playing as one would ever want to hear. It’s absolutely delicious. It’s gorgeous. wonderful renditions of these songs. Each and every one a classic song. And you do a beautiful job, a masterful job on them. I want to compliment you on absolutely marvelous piano playing. A great great keepsake album. It simply could not have been better. It really is a group of brilliantly played selections. It’s as good as it gets. And you have every right to be proud of it.”
Program director whli
The times union
Piano virtuoso stan wiest offers “music you will love –volume one: music to drive by” – draws from the great american songbook and beyond; wiest’s wonderful technique and flair for interpretation are front-and-center. A generous 17 tracks of solo piano and it lives up to its title.”
“stan wiest has the perfect touch for the american songbook. You can recognize the melody because he cares about the composers. A delightful cd, one you'll listen to many times.
You’re a delightful guest. You have something to say and you say it in a most interesting way.”
"move over clayderman...there's a new kid at the 88's who not only tickles the ivories, but gives us 17 tracks of pure american songbook pleasure. That "new kid" is stan wiest, a piano wizard. Stan's "music to drive by" is "pure piano". My radio show audience love's stan!
I can't wait for volume 2"
Bill miller. Host of the syndicated bill miller show, and charter member of the kansas broadcaster's "hall of fame"
Music to drive by
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