Jacky Naylor

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Multi-award winning jazz pianist and composer, Jacky is in high demand nationally as a performer, sideman and improviser.
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Jacky is a jazz pianist based in London having graduated from The Royal Academy of Music with a Masters in 2020. His repertoire consists of well known jazz standards from The Great American Songbook, as well as well known pop songs, and he’s used to creating an atmospheric musical backdrop to parties, receptions and corporate events. As a solo pianist his prior clients include: The Savoy, Marco Pierre White’s Restaurant, ITV, Mercedes Benz and Harrods.

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This act has been working with Encore for over 6 years
5 gigs
Experienced: 5 bookings through Encore
Jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Easy listening, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Arranger, Composer, Transcription, Accompanist
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Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I do my best to accommodate any changes.

How much time do you need to set up?

No time if there is a piano at the venue, 15 minutes if I'm using my own.

If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?

Yes! As long as the piano is in working order, and relatively in tune!

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes I can, all my gear is fully insured and PAT tested.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Of course.


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£350
Up to 1 hour£350
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£425
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4.9 out of 5
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From Encore customers:

Paul N
7 months ago
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4.8 out of 5

It was very nice to have Ricky - personable, co-operative and a lovely musician - play jazz piano at our wedding reception, and we’re happy to recommend him whatever the occasion.

Beate B
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Jacky was marvellous . His jazz piano vibes created a very relaxed test very classy atmosphere. highly recommended . He also is a composer (gift?) and he does jazz education . Simply very easy going , sympathetic personality . A real star !

Nuha A
3 years ago
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5 out of 5

Jacky was absolutely fantastic at our post-wedding brunch. Everyone really enjoyed it, and we had lots of our guests comment on the beautiful playing - thanks Jacky!

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Robert K
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Greenwich
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5 out of 5

Jacky played at my wedding reception this weekend and was absolutely amazing. He captured the tone that we wanted and played all of our special songs effortlessly. My wife, I, and all of our guests would highly recommend to anyone!

Lucy J
3 years ago, for a Wedding in Wheatfield
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5 out of 5

I found it so easy to book On the Rocks for my wedding reception. The email correspondence was very quick and easy and they took all my wishes and requests on board. I wanted some upbeat jazz to create an atmosphere for my wedding reception, and this is exactly what On The Rocks did. They played beautifully! I didn't have to worry about any logistics once I had given them all of the info and they liaised directly with my DJ to ensure they were making use of the space and equipment at the party. I would absolutely book them again for a future party - they are very talented and great value!

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