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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

SOPHISTICATION WITH PIZAZZ AD

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Steel Drums Long Island

Voted Best of 2014

 

Steel Drum Band Solo

Steel Drum Performer

 

By Long Island Brides

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Steel Drums Steel Drum Band Solo Steel Drum Player voted best of 2014 by Long Island Brides www.stanwiest.com/steel_drums.htm
Contact Stan Wiest (631) 754-0594
email stan@stanwiest.com

- Steel Drum Band Steel Drums Solo Steel Drum Player voted Best of 2014 by Long Island Wedding Brides.

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STAN WIEST MUSIC (631) 754-0594
email stan@stanwiest.com

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Solo Steel Drum Player on Long Island available for wedding cocktail hours and private parties .

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The Steel Drums consist of fantastic performers. These are authentic performers from Trinidad and Jamaica -dressed in Caribbean Attire. They toured with The Mighty Sparrow, Greg Allman, Doobie Brothers, Kool and The Gang and Cher and Harry Belafonte.  They play everything from Bob Marley to Jimmy Buffet and everything in between. Performed with Jimmy Buffet at Jones Beach

WATCH STAN WIEST WEDDING PLANNING INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE BELOW
CLICK ON THE TRIANGLE IN THE PHOTO TO START THE VIDEO INTERVIEW
YOUTUBE – STAN WIEST WEDDING PLANNING INTERVIEW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXuh50jZTQQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXuh50jZTQQ)

JOAN HAMBURG -WOR AM RADIO PERSONALITY IN NEW YORK RECOMMENDS STAN WIEST MUSIC

In Her New Book “City Weddings”Joan Hamburg says:

“With over 17 bands and orchestras working for him, Stan Wiest can get you the perfect music for your wedding, and, because he’s a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants, Wiest really understands the intricacies of wedding performances. The list of musicians he can get for you is enormous, since he handles everything from ballroom dance bands to steel drums, mariachi groups, bagpipers, bluegrass bands,classical groups, Greek bouzouki music, sitars, German Octoberfest, and  DJ’s. Go to his website and take a look at the 112 music pages he has set up. He’s great to work with and an amazing wedding resource.”

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcRIL23uH0Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcRIL23uH0Y)

STEEL_DRUMSBEST OF 2014

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

MUSIC TO DRIVE BY

LIBRARY PROGRAMS BY

STAN WIEST PIANIST

LONG ISLAND NEW YORK CONNECTICUT

NEW JERSEY WESTCHESTER MANHATTAN

(631) 754 – 0594    

email   stan@stanwiest.com

 

STAN WIEST has led the Winter Holiday Sing Along  at 

the  Locust Valley Library for the past 2 years.

 

BARNES AND NOBLE EAST NORTHPORT LONG

ISLAND  PRESENTS

STAN WIEST “MUSIC TO DRIVE BY”

www.music-you-will-love.com

SUNDAY JUNE 8, 2014  from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

FREE ADMISSION

 

Programs offered by STAN WIEST all can include 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  1 – 1 ½ hours

 

 

GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK PRESENTATIONS

 

PROGRAM 1

Audio and video presentation of STAN WIEST’s new piano

CD “MUSIC TO DRIVE BY” featuring the music of the

Great American Songbook. Stan plays selections from the

CD , shows a video of Stan playing Eddy Duchin’s piano

and tells anecdotes of his performances with and for

celebrities such as Victor Borge, The Ink Spots, Irving

Caesar (George  Gershwin’s lyricist) etc and takes

questions .

www.music-you-will-love.com   Up to one hour

 

PROGRAM 2

STAN WIEST plays piano (or brings his keyboard) and

plays  selections from The Great American Songbook

–featuring selections from Stan’s new piano CD “MUSIC

TO  DRIVE BY”. Stan tells anecdotes of his performances

with  and for  celebrities and takes questions.

www.music-you-will-love.com      One Hour

 

Option- PROGRAM 2  closes with sing along of music from

the Great American Songbook –Stan will provide master

song book to be copied and lead the sing along. Up to 1

½ hours

MUSIC TO DRIVE BY

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Thursday, April 10th, 2014

BARNES AND NOBLE EAST NORTHPORT LONG ISLAND  PRESENTS PIANIST STAN WIEST

SUNDAY JUNE 8, 2014

STAN WIEST will provide and audio and video presentation of his new Piano CD “MUSIC TO DRIVE BY” at Barnes And Noble Bookstore

4000 East Jericho Turnpike, East Northport 11731 (631) 462-0208 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Free Admission.

Stan will also be telling anecdotes of his performances with and for celebrities  and signing CD’s.

 Barnes And Noble Bookstores nationally are carrying the CD “MUSIC TO DRIVE BY”  

http://www.music-you-will-love.com

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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

STAN WIEST will be performing on piano at the LOCUST VALLEY LIBRARY Sunday May 18, 2014  170 Buckram Road Locust Valley Long Island NY 11560   (516)  671- 1837  from 5 PM to 7 PM to celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of the Locust Valley Library  – Free admission.

Stan Wiest will be performing selections from his new Piano CD “MUSIC TO DRIVE BY”

http://www.music-you-will-love.com      featuring selections from THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Listen to selections from the album at

CD BABY

http://cdbaby.com/cd/stanwiest

Album also available at Amazon.com, Barnes And Noble, Tower Records and Itunes

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Friday, April 4th, 2014

Wearable Art Jewelry

by Diane Wiest

 

 

 

 

www.stanwiest.com/wearable_art_jewelry_by_diane_wiest.htm

 

Design studio gemstones wearable art – by Diane Wiest wiest designer one of a kind jewelry sculptures – by diane wiest custom made necklaces pendants and rings – by DIANE WIEST  (631) 235-2598 Long Island NewYyork

 Design studio gemstones

Http://www.stanwiest.com/wearable_art_jewelry_by_diane_wiest.htm

wearable art – by DIANE WIEST (631) 235-2598Designer one of a kind

jewelry sculptures – by DIANE WIEST  (631) 235-2598

Long island new york

Custom made necklaces

pendants and rings – by DIANE WIEST (631) 235-2598

Cut and polished gemstones

Unique one-of-a-kind jewelry

Creations in bronze and copper

Exotic jewelry original designs

Handcrafted handmade jewelry

Sculptured custom fine jewelry

Rare natural minerals natural gems

Creations in sterling silver and 14k gold

Commissioned jewelry

Own and wear a unique piece of art

smokey topaz stone     in sterling silver

pink calcite stone          in sterling silver

turquoise stone        in sterling silver

barite – lepidolite          in sterling silver

rose amethyst crystal      in sterling silver

mexican opal    in sterling silver

large laser cut ametrine ring  in sterling silver

ametrine ring in sterling silver

rare mimetite    in sterling silver

pyrite disc stone          in sterling silver

black tourmaline stone      in sterling silver

chrysocolla and peacock ore   in sterling silver

wulfenite in sterling silver  and brass

For further information and purchases

Contact diane wiest

C/o stan wiest at (631) 754 – 0594

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Contact
DIANE WIEST
631-235-2598
a_cherished_affair@hotmail.com

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

“Music To Drive By”

 

Stan Wiest Piano Cd

 

www.music-you-will-love.com

 

The perfect Mother’s Day Gift- MUSIC TO DRIVE BY – the new Piano CD by STAN WIEST featuring Stan’s personal and emotional arrangements of the music of the Great American Songbook . www.music-you-will-love.com , amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com

The perfect Mother’s Day gift – “Music To Drive By”  Piano CD – The personal and emotional piano arrangements  By STAN WIEST Pianist of The Great American Songbook songs.

Available at
http://www.music-you-will-love.com
www.cdbaby.com
www.barnesandnoble.com
www.towerrecords.com
itunes.com
FOREST BOOKS -Locust Valley Long Island

STAN WIEST Pianist

http://www.music-you-will-love.com

(631) 754-0594
email stan@stanwiest.com
CD BABY
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/stanwiest
LONG ISLAND NEWSDAY STORYSTAN 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.

MUSIC TO DRIVE BY- A PERFECT MOTHER’S DAY GIFT
STAN WIEST  began his lifetime career as a six year old carving his name into the wood of the  upright piano his family had as a protest to having to practice piano. This attitude abruptly changes when at twelve he fell in love with his new piano teacher. She inspired him to practice long hours and encouraged his musicianship by taking him to classical concerts. Out of this puppy love a career was born. Stan graduated from Hofstra University on full piano scholarship with a brilliant classical piano concert for his musical graduation requirement playing Scarlatti, Schumann, Debussy and Franz Liszt.

As a performer in the late 60’s Stan played all the major hotel and supper clubs in Manhattan. He also appeared as a supper club pianist on the soap opera “Another World Bay City” and “Another World Somerset” on NBC television. In the same era he was performing on stage Off-Broadway and in several movies. After that period his performances moved to the country clubs and yacht clubs of Long Island and the tri-state area. What then began as simple recommending of a few musicians when Stan was already booked for parties exploded into a full time agency  - A.WIEST ENTERTAINMENT GROUP which is extant to this day.Stan is President and CEO of this agency but has never stopped performing as orchestra leader and also as solo pianist.

“…this album is a culmination of all the years of maturing as a soloist and orchestra leader enhanced by the many years of classical training. ”  Stan Wiest

On November 30 , 2012,  Stan recorded at Euphoria Studios in Manhattan for 8 hours. He was offered two ways to record: One result would be a CD recording  that sounded like it was done in the studio. The second way, which was more difficult, would sound  as if the piano was in the car or room with you when you played the CD.  Stan chose this method, resulting in a dramatically increased presence in the sound of the piano, it sounds like you are right next to the piano when you play the CD. This method of recording allowed no overdubs, each track had to be recorded straight through from beginning to end.  The resulting sound, on a fantastic Yamaha Grand Piano, is an elegant journey through Stan’s piano arrangements and interpretations. When listening to this CD one can hear all the echoes of years of training. The finesse and grandeur of a truly classical training blaze forth in glorious details in finger dexterity.

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  old 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”

Listen to all of Stan’s piano samples at CD BABY

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/stanwiest

MUSIC TO DRIVE BY – WATCH STAN WIEST PLAY EDDY DUCHIN’S PIANO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcRIL23uH0Y

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Contact
STAN WIEST
631-754-0594
stan@stanwiest.com

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

STAN WIEST MUSIC has just been voted BEST of 2014 by Long Island Brides.

From DJ MC, Band DJ Combination, Ceremony to cocktail hour music and reception as well

as specialty music such as Steel Drums,Mariachi,Sitar And Tabla, DJ Lighting and Wedding Planning.

Please visit our totally  new website at http://www.stanwiest.com  and click on all the categories.

BEST OF 2014

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

I just finished taping three weeks of interviews on the Bill Miller Show in Kansas City – syndicated to 180 stations.Bill is fantastic to work with – very easy going and makes a guest feel right at home.

On Monday March 17 I will be live on the John Bohannan Jazz Show 88.7 FM from Hofstra University at 3 PM. Both shows are dedicated to my new piano CD “MUSIC TO DRIVE BY” http://www.music-you-will-love.com

The album was recorded in one non stop 8 hour recording session in Manhattan. I hope you enjoy listening to the album as music as I enjoyed recording it.

Segments from each song can be heard at

CD BABY

http://cdbaby.com/cd/stanwiest

The website for the album is http://www.music-you-will-love.com/

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Saturday, February 15th, 2014

The term piano player covers a wide variety of possible styles and abilities. The seasoned pianist has put in his time in the hotels and supper clubs in Manhattan as well as traveling around the United States and Europe.

The first few years of my marriage my wife and I passed notes to each other. I was performing as an actor – pianist on NBC television soap operas   during the day and playing and singing in the hotels and supper clubs in Manhattan nightly. On my Monday night off  I hosted three radio shows in Manhattan . My wife taught school . I would get home around 3 AM and she would leave for work at 7 AM.  She eventually left teaching to travel with me. We spent about 10 years traveling in Europe with our children.On coming back to New York I was working on stage with Adrienne Barbeau as actor, singer, dancer and pianist for an Off Broadway Musical show written by Jacques Urbont -composer of  the music for the television show Mission Impossible . When he left for California I took over as musical director of the show  teaching the new actors  the songs as well as performing eight shows a week. I played the entire score for the show on stage while acting one  of the four lead roles.

Traveling with Irving Caesar (George Gershwin’s lyricist) Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers, Little Anthony And The Imperials, The Ink Spots as well as performing for  Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, The Du Pont Wedding, The wedding of the Royal Family of Sri Lanka , weddings for the editors of Redbook, Cosmopolitan and Bridal Guide Magazines, the Tonight Show Band and many other artists taught me the understanding and flexibility of what is necessary to be able to appeal and relate to a wide variety of audiences.

My current piano CD “Music To Drive By”

www.music-you-will-love.com   is a culmination of many years performing as a classical pianist, jazz pianist and supper club pianist. It is considered a jazz influenced piano CD featuring my arrangements of  music from  The Great American Songbook.

I am currently back to traveling promoting the CD by way of radio interviews , CD presentation and live performances – in addition to playing weddings  and corporate events as  President  CEO  of  STAN WIEST MUSIC    www.stanwiest.com .

Sound clips from the CD can be heard at

CD BABY

http://cdbaby.com/cd/stanwiest

along with the album notes of how I obtained Eddy Duchin’s  personal Steinway Grand Piano and several anecdotes.

I hope you enjoy listening the the CD as much as I enjoyed recording it.

STAN WIEST NEW PIANO CD

“MUSIC TO DRIVE BY”

http://www.music-you-will-love.com

 

STAN WIEST TOTALLY NEW WEBSITE

http://www.stanwiest.com

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

                                                   

REVIEWS FOR “MUSIC TO DRIVE

BY”

STAN WIEST PIANO CD
    

http://www.music-you-will-love.com

 A Top Seller on AMAZON.COM

 

The 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

NEW YORK CITY

 

“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.”

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”

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