Klay Dumas-Copas is an MOBO-winning pianist, who, since being presented with the award in 1998 for Best Jazz Act, he has worked with many other reputable and talented performers such as Roy Ayers and guitarist Martin Taylor M.B.E. He has recorded three solo albums and is currently playing music from the Great Depression, or from the 20s and 30s, more specifically songs by composer and entertainer Billy Mayerl as well as George Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue.
His act can take up to one and a half hours. Ideally, the piano will be provided by you or the venue that you have chosen, in either case, the piano must be well-maintained. Otherwise, an electronic piano and amplification will be provided to your event.
How he works
In addition to being influenced by Billy Mayerl (stride piano) and George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue (Classical), he is more that willing to play requested music such as Jazz standards, Latin, and pop classics. Usually, he will take some time before his show to set up equipment unless it is already set up for him.
What is included in the wedding package?
£200 fee is for up to one and a half hours performance. Piano provided by client (venue has own piano) Piano must be well maintained. Electronic piano and amplification can be provided. Fee applies
How far in advance should I contact you?
Preferably a minimum of 7 days notice
1930s - Billy Mayerl (stride piano), George Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue ( Classical)
Other music available on request - Jazz standards, Latin classics, pop classics
Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?
Bespoke repertoire available. Subject to negotiation and additional fee
I have performed toured with many artists including Jocelyn Browne, Roy Ayers and Martin Taylor M.B.E. Solo I have played at weddings, functions, concert venues and hotels
Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?
Are you able to travel?
Is there a charge for traveling?
Yes, up to 1 hour = free. Over one hour is charged at negotiable rate
Do you cover more than one wedding a day?
Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?
What is the length of time of the act?
1 to 1 1/2 hours
How much time do you need to prepare for an act?
Set repertoire requires no time aside from set up of equipment if required. Bespoke repertoire dependent on request
Do you do open-air acts?
Do you charge per hour or per event?
If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?
How do you charge extra time?
What are the forms of payment?
Cash or cheque payable on the day on completion of the booking