Matthew Casey–Classic Crooning and Jazz Piano! (also Swing Duo or Trio)
Matthew Casey is one of the Northwest’s premier Swing Era crooner/pianists. Having entertained audiences for over 20 years, Matthew specializes in the music of Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, and other Swing Era greats. A Portland native, his diverse musical background has taken him across the country and includes countless live settings, albums, and extensive radio and television performances.
Closer to home, Matthew has played numerous venues such as Pittock Mansion, the Portland Golf Club, the Benson Hotel, serving on the piano staff at Lloyd Center Nordstrom, and as a featured entertainer at Portland International Airport (PDX). He is also in regular demand in the area’s most exclusive Retirement Communities.
Want a combo that really swings, but won’t break your event budget? Look no further – in the Matthew Casey Swing Duo, Matthew is joined by standout trumpeter Rick Homer, one of Portland’s finest jazz horn players.
And for events needing a little larger musical sound, call on the Matthew Casey Swing Trio, where jazz drummer Dave Averre (one of Portland’s very best) brings his percussive mastery to the musical mix.
Whatever combo fits your event, you’ll find that the music is classic Swing, the presentation is strictly first class, and the rates are reasonable!
PORTLAND/VANCOUVER AREA, AS WELL AS MID-WILLAMETTE VALLEY AND OREGON COAST
Contact: Matthew Casey
Phone: (503) 927-0716
Video performance samples: http://portlandcrooner.com/videos/
Just a few of the many testimonials for Matthew’ Casey’s performances:
“Matthew Casey is an artist whose musical talent is matched by his compassion for our audience. He brings a professionalism and respect that changes the room into a Vegas club for an hour. Not only does he pay tribute to the great singers of our time, he is one of them.” Douglas Webster, professional vocalist (Les Miserables on Broadway, Bernstein’s Mass in Carnegie Hall, Kennedy center, etc.) and former Active Living Director at Merrill Gardens at Orchards Village
“Pam, Just wanted to let you know Matthew Casey performed for us at SpringRidge for our annual anniversary party last Friday. He is a talented musician and vocalist as well as very personable. He adapts to situations readily as well. We will certainly request his services again and again. Please pass on to you readers. He was great!!!! ” Linda B. SpringRidge Campus Activity Director
“Matthew is clearly 5 stars in every area! He is very talented, and well as professional and thoughtful in all ways. He gave us the perfect background and dancing music for our birthday party and has out HIGHEST recommendation. Thanks for helping to make a very special event. ” Margie C., Beaverton
“You have a great voice, style and presence.” Greta B., Entertainment Coordinator, Portland International Airport (PDX)
“Thank you so much. (Everyone) had a great time and loved your music!” Christy C., Entertainment Coordinator, The Springs at Tanasbourne
“We had great feedback for your trio, and I want to have you back!” Shelly B., Life Enrichment Director, Miramont Pointe
“Thank you so much for helping to make our party such a big success. Everyone loved your music!” Mary V., Vancouver
“You should be on Broadway – your voice competes with anyone on the stage there.” Diana L., attended performance in Beaverton (visiting from New York City)
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