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JD Sebastian, Los Angeles Pianist, Organist & Guitar-Singer

JD Sebastian, Los Angeles Pianist, Guitar-Singer, Organist For HireJD Sebastian:  Hollywood-based musician, plays for hire in Los Angeles and beyond–an exceptional Pianist, Organist, and Guitar-Singer, plays for weddings, parties, all types of celebrations, and corporate events.

Jazz, Gershwin, Classical, Broadway, Movies, Disney, Country, Rock, Motown/Soul, Gospel, Golden Oldies as well as the current hits on the radio, Sebastian’s repertoire currently exceeds five thousand songs.  This massive collection is supported by a music database of his own creation, displays both the music and the lyrics in large-sized letters on a large monitor, inspiring participation and interaction for anyone who draws near.   These things differentiate JD Sebastian as a musician-techie driven to please the many groups, clients and events he plays for in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.

Sebastian’s three-decade music career has included musical director for churches, musicals, and jazz (piano-bass-drums) trios and quartets (adding saxophone players or singers).  Most recently, he directed a musical play which included accompanying a dozen vocal soloists and duets at Loyola Marymount University in West Los Angeles. Prior to that, music director of MCCLA, an inclusive spiritual community located in West Hollywood, at the time.  He has held long-standing gigs in restaurants, country clubs, and senior living communities.

As one with a natural gift and passion for music and for each and every song, Sebastian has enjoyed thrilling singers with the accompaniment support of their dreams, with just the feeling and support they need to really let go and shine!

Springfield, Ohio News & Sun Article on JD's Overall Best Soloist Award and Berklee College of Music ScholarshipWith a classical concert pianist for a mother and a singing-guitarist song leader for a dad, JD began playing at the age of 4 and was playing professionally as a jazz pianist in Springfield, Ohio, by the age of 14.   At a state-wide Jazz Band Festival, JD was awarded “overall best soloist” and was awarded the Oscar Peterson Scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, of which he is an alumnus.

Today, JD Sebastian’s passion and professional drive is the creative and adventurous life of being a musician on call in Los Angeles, volunteer pianist at Kaiser Permanente Hospital on Sunset Boulevard, and a joy bringer to senior citizen communities, wooing them with piano performances and leading them in the most-loved songs of our world’s past century of music.

JD Sebastian's Musical Keyboards and Speakers

As a keyboardist, he plays the piano, organ or pipe organ which is already on location or when needed, provides his own professional keyboard (Yamaha Motif, PSR-530, and/or Roland FP-10 models).

Booking

  • You can hire JD Sebastian directly, or through GigMasters, or through GigSalad
  • The base rate for most gigs in the immediate Los Angeles Area $350 for up to two hours, $125 per hour thereafter.  Rates for weddings and engagements with considerable travel may vary. Discounts may apply for multi-series engagements and for charities.
    These rates reflect the current standard median price for professional pianists/organists musicians in Los Angeles.

Repertoire

  • Selections from Broadway Musicals:  the music of Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein (like West Side Story), Andrew Lloyd Webber (such as Phantom of the Opera, Cats), Cole Porter, Lerner & Lowe, on and on and on.
  • Most of the songs sang by Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, and many of the songs written and performed by Elton John, the Beatles, James Taylor, Neil Diamond, Carol King, etc.
  • Love Songs and Ballads, such as The Wind Beneath My Wings, Stardust, I Love You, Stella by Starlight, My Heart Will Go On, Misty, Unforgettable
  • Singalong standards, such as That’s Amore, Theme from New York, New York, You Are My Sunshine, Piano Man, You’ve Gotta Friend, and many, many more.
  • Gershwin, Classical PIano Standards, Soundtrack Themes

What You Can Expect!

JD will always

  •  Dress professionally
  •  Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to starting time
  •  Discover musical preferences, song requests, etc. with you in advance
  •  Be cordial and approachable before, during, and after performing
  •  Dynamically adjust volume, tempo, song selections, and styles to enhance the ambiance
  •  Communicate and coordinate with other talent and related personnel prior to the event
  •  Leave you fantastically glad you chose him as your pianist, organist, guitarist or guitar-singer!

JD Sebastian Jazz Trio with Upright Bass and Drums, performing at a Corporate Holiday Party in Glendale, California

JD Sebastian Wedding Musician Organist, Pianist and Guitar-Singer in Los Angeles for Hire

The Joy Of Singing Along with a Good Piano Player, JD Sebastian playing at a private party in Laguna Beach, California

JD Sebastian, Pianist, Organist, Guitar-Singer, and Musical Director in Los Angeles