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Monday, January 8th, 2018

STAN WIEST GIVES THE FIRST PIANO LESSON TO ISABEL and plays a JINGLE BELLS DUET during a piano concert -holiday sing along at the Locust Valley Library December 2017.

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Saturday, January 6th, 2018

STAN WIEST PIANO CONCERT AND CHRISTMAS SING ALONG AT THE LOCUST VALLEY LIBRARY
DECEMBER 2017

PART 1 STAN PLAYS LAST 2 SONGS OF CONCERT AND STARTS THE CHRISTMAS SING ALONG
WATCH THE PIANO DUET WITH THE LITTLE GIRL ON :JINGLE BELLS”

PART 2 CLOSES WITH “THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS”

MORE INFORMATION AT

Christmas Holiday Music Sing Along 2017 2018 Long Island

During the year Stan performs in concert and leads a Great American Songbook full audience sing along at the end of the concert. Stan provides master sing along books to be copied. Contact STAN WIEST (631) 754-0594 regarding availability. Performances available throughout the United States Email stan@stanwiest.com
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Thursday, December 21st, 2017

“MUSIC TO DRIVE BY” STAN WIEST PIANO CD SONGS downloaded 2965 times since October. Go to Itunes and type in STAN WIEST and the album immediately comes up. The CD is on every major download site. Most downloads are on iTunes and Spotify. Lots of downloads from Europe, Switzerland, Australia as well as the United States. This is a wonderful Christmas present

Songs on the CD are
ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE

2 A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQUARE

3 YOU WERE MEANT FOR ME – SINGING IN THE RAIN

4 MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE

5 WHERE OR WHEN – EAST OF THE SUN

6 LOVE LOOK AWAY

7 LOVELY WAY TO SPEND AN EVENING – YOU’RE SENSATIONAL

8 WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
9

10 USE YOUR IMAGINATION

11 I’LL BUY YOU A STAR

11 MOON RIVER – WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR –SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME

12 THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT
13

13 I KNOW WHY AND SO DO YOU

14 NIGHT AND DAY

15 OVER THE RAINBOW

16 TILL THERE WAS YOU

17 NEW YORK NEW YORK – ONE – IT HAD TO BE YOU

REVIEWS FOR “MUSIC TO DRIVE BY”
STAN WIEST PIANO CD www.music-you-will-love.com

A Top seller on Amazon.com

This CD is a standout for its beautiful arrangements of beautiful music. For anyone who likes American “standards,” this is a great pick.
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.”

PAUL RICHARDS
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.”

John Bohannon
WRHU

“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”

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

STAN WIEST MUSIC
271 BREAD AND CHEESE HOLLOW ROAD
FORT SALONGA, N.Y. 11768-2609
(631) 754-0594 FAX (631) 754-4236
Email stan@stanwiest.com Website www.stanwiest.com
New Piano CD “Music To Drive By” www.music-you-will-love.com

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Monday, October 9th, 2017

STAN WIEST DJ ENTERTAINMENT
DJ AND PERCUSSIONIST THIS PAST FRIDAY PLAYING WEDDING IN THE SOMMERLY ROOM OF THE FOX HOLLOW INN
GUESTS DANCES ALL NIGHT- PACKED DANCE FLOOR ALL NIGHT

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Thursday, September 21st, 2017

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Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

The below videos are from recent weddings by STAN WIEST MUSIC

DJ WEDDING LESSINGS THE VIEW OAKDALE LONG ISLAND

DJ AND PERCUSSIONIST LESSINGS THREE VILLAGE INN STONYBROOK

DJ WEDDING LESSINGS STONEBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

STAN WIEST KEYBOARD/SYNTHESIZER WEDDING CEREMONY AT LESSINGS COINDRE HALL HUNTINGTON

STEEL DRUM PERFORMER WEDDING AT LESSINGS THREE VILLAGE INN STONYBROOK

SPANISH GUITARIST WEDDING LESSINGS THREE VILLAGE INN STONYBROOK

STRING DUO WEDDING LESSINGS THREE VILLAGE INN STONYBROOK


DJ WEDDING AT THE VINEYARD IN ACQUEBOGUE

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CONTACT STAN WIEST (631) 754-0594 FOR MORE INFORMATION
Emails stan@stanwiest.com and stanwiest@earthlink.net

Office hours 11 AM to 10 PM Daily by Appointment

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Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

STAN WIEST PIANO CONCERT GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK MEDLEYS
STAN WIEST (631) 754-0594 email stan@stanwiest.com and stanwiest@earthlink.net

Performs in concert programs throughout the United States.
His most recent program included two sets of medleys

“ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE” and “A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQUARE”



“NIGHT AND DAY” “I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN” “BEGIN THE BEGUINE” “BESAME MUCHO”

Above concert included humorous stories of STAN WIEST performances with and for celebrities such as Victor Borge, Frank Sinatra etc. and ended with a full audience SING ALONG of Great American Songbook Favorites. Free song books given to the guests.

I have led the Winter Holiday Piano Concert and Holiday Sing Along at the Locust Valley Library for the past five and I return again this December. Performances have been in Savannah Georgia, Hampton Bays Library, Long Beach Library, Books And Books in Coral Gables Florida, the Landmark Theater in Port Washington, Glove Performing Arts Center, the Bill Miller Show in Kansas City, on WLW-TV in Cincinnatti- recommended by New York Times, Daily News and New York Newsday.

Programs can close with a sing-a-long for audience participation. Stan Wiest will provide a master song book to be copied. Sing-a-long led by Stan Wiest (Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, July 4, December Holiday Celebrations, Valentine’s Day etc). All these programs are family oriented.

PROGRAM 1 to 1 ½ hours Depending on location
STAN WIEST plays piano and plays selections from The Great American Songbook –featuring selections from Stan’s new piano CD “MUSIC TO DRIVE BY” www.music-you-will-love.com. Stan tells humorous anecdotes of his performances with and for celebrities such as Victor Borge, Frank Sinatra etc. and takes questions from the audience. A program of beautiful piano music and laughter. Use your sound system or self contained with sound system

OPTION –Program can be with or without sing along
Program closes with sing along of music from the Great American Songbook throughout the year or Holiday Songbook in December –Stan will provide master song book to be copied and lead the sing along.

STAN WIEST BIO

AS A MUSICIAN STAN WIEST HAS PERFORMED FOR BARBARA WALTERS, SALLY JESSY RAPHAEL, TONY RANDALL, FRANK SINATRA, SAMMY DAVIS JR, VICTOR BORGE, TOURED WITH IRVING CAESAR (GEORGE GERSHWINS’S LYRICIST) PERFORMED WEDDING FOR ROYAL FAMILY OF SRI LANKA, THE DU PONT WEDDING, WEDDING FOR FAMILY MEMBER OF CONDUCTOR ARTURO TOSCANINI, THE TONIGHT SHOW BAND.

AS AN ACTOR STAN WIEST APPEARED ON THE NBC TELEVISION SOAP OPERA “ANOTHER WORLD” BOTH “BAY CITY” AND “SOMERSET”. IN MANHATTAN WORKED ON STAGE WITH ADRIENNE BARBEAU

STAN WIEST
A.WIEST ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INC.
271 BREAD AND CHEESE HOLLOW ROAD
FORT SALONGA, N.Y. 11768-2609
(631) 754-0594 FAX (631) 754-4236
Email stan@stanwiest.com and stanwiest@earthlink.net
Internet www.stanwiest.com
Piano CD “Music To Drive By” www.music-you-will-love.com

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Sunday, May 21st, 2017

STAN WIEST performed in piano concert at the Elmont Memorial Library.
The follow are the closing numbers from the concert

“It’s ALLRIGHT WITH ME”

“CUMANA”

“BUMBLE BOOGIE”

STAN WIEST closed the program with a full audience sing along from the Great American Songbook. During the concert Stan Wiest told humorous stories of his performances with and for celebrities. The audience had great piano music and lots of laughter. Stan answered questions from the audience.

CONTACT STAN WIEST (631) 754-0594 email stan@stanwiest.com
STAN WIEST performs throughout the United States. Available for Corporate Events, Provate Celebrations, Weddings, Concerts. Full Audience Sing Alongs of Great American Songbook or Holiday Season.

Listen to STAN WIEST PIANO CD “MUSIC TO DRIVE BY”
http://www.music-you-will-love.com

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Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Stan Wiest leader of The Stan Wiest Orchestra
Of A. Stan Wiest Music
Discusses planning wedding reception music for your band and orchestra
In New York, New York City, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut

Stan Wiest is a member of the New York and National Association of Bridal Consultants

WEDDING RECEPTION MUSIC PLANNING – BAND AND ORCHESTRA MUSIC

WEDDING RECEPTION MUSIC

Taking the time to plan and thoroughly think about your wedding reception music will eliminate a lot of problems down the road.
Some of the most common complaints I hear are:
1) The music is too loud
2) The band is always on a break
3) The band only played one type of music
4) The wedding reception seemed so unorganized
5) The band did not play what I requested
6) There was a problem with the band equipment, sound system etc
7) I was embarrassed by some of the speeches from the guests
8) I missed many important parts of my wedding reception

Let’s take each point and solve these problems in advance.
1)The Music Is Too Loud
In many cases the complaint is from an elderly guest that is seated right next to the band speakers. Always seat the older guests as far from the band as possible-always seat the youngest guests next to the band. There is a certain level of sound that must be maintained in order to create the excitement for dancing. Disco music cannot be played softly-it just does not work. Too many times the attitude of the band is “louder is better” and this ruins a wedding. There should be a definite understanding between the client and the band prior to the reception. The client should always have the final say as to the volume level-the client is paying for the band services.

2) The Band Is Always On A Break
This is another major problem. Bands use the term “continuous flow” and
Tells the client there will always be music playing. This is a big misunderstanding. This really means the band plays 20 minutes then puts on a CD for 20 minutes. The band actually plays 30 minutes or less per hour. Continuous music means the full band performs 55 minutes per hour. Make sure the specific time is written in contract.

3) The Band Only Played One Type Of Music
Many times this is the fault of the client in restricting the repertoire to be played. Remember- a wedding is not only for the bride but also for the guests attending. The music should suit the needs of all attending. The ideal wedding guest should be able to say “the band played my kind of music”
Regardless of the age group. Everyone should have the opportunity to participate in the dancing.

4) The Wedding Seemed So Unorganized
The problem here is that the client did not establish clear lines of
Who will be handling east aspect of the wedding. You always need someone who will coordinate with all the vendors. If you are not having a wedding consultant or a wedding coordinator for the day then make sure your band leader takes the responsibility to coordinate with all vendors involved. The band leader is the one person who can see all that is going on and can also
See possible problems before they become serious and out of control.

5) The Band Did Not Play What I Requested
This is an area you have to be very specific about. Many clients make the mistake of leaving the music selection totally to the band. Always give the band a guideline -again keeping your guests and their age groups in mind.

6) There Was A Problem With The Equipment, Sound System etc
The band should always have back up equipment in case of “Murphy’s Law”
This includes back up amplifiers, speakers, microphones, cables etc.

7) I Was Embarrassed By Some Of The Speeches Of The Guests
Other than toast and blessing no guest should be allowed to use the microphone without your permission. No surprises is the best way to go. After a few drinks a guest may unintentionally say something less than diplomatic.

8) I Missed Several Important Parts Of My Wedding
Make sure you coordinate with your band leader – that he will send a member of the band to find you before any important ceremony, dance etc is done. Also make sure the bandleader finds the photographer so there are not any missed photos. Leave enough time between the ceremony and reception so that you can enjoy the hour prior to the reception with your guests.

By Following the above suggestions and carefully planning in advance you will eliminate much of the stress and problems for your wedding reception.
For more information visit our main website at

Home Page Stan Wiest Music

271 Bread And Cheese Hollow Road

Fort Salonga NY 11728

631-754-0594

STAN WIEST WEDDING MUSIC PLANNING INTERVIEW PART 1

STAN WIEST WEDDING MUSIC PLANNING INTERVIEW PART 2

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