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Kayvon Nabijou

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About Kayvon

Pro cocktail pianist working in & around London with over 20 years experience, adding an extra air of sophistication to your event!
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I have been playing piano for over 2 decades, with over a decade of regular performing experience (>50 shows a year), including regular residencies at The Bristol Hippodrome and Browns Brasserie, as well as a wealth of pubs, restaurants and venues in London. I was initially classically-trained as a pianist, giving me a firm technical basis on which to develop musicality. In recent years, I have honed my skills in jazz, pop, funk and soul, allowing me to play in a wide variety of styles and genres, Depending on the size and vibe of your event, I can offer a range of ensemble sizes, ranging from simply myself and a piano up to a full 6-piece swingin’ jazz and pop outfit. From background jazz to high-energy funk and soul, we can find the right energy, perfectly suited to your function. I greatly enjoy performing piano, in seeing how it adds to the atmosphere of the environment I am in, and how it brings happiness to people listening. I hope to get the chance to bring that special wow-factor to your event!

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Kayvon's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Fraser I
1 day ago
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5 out of 5

Kayvon added the perfect vibe to our wedding cocktail-hour, I really couldn't recommend him enough! Guests were so excited to be welcomed by his playing and many followed up to say what a great, buzzy atmosphere he created as we mingled and chatted over drinks. He had such skill to be able to play so effortlessly and confidently matched with great communication and friendliness in the lead up to the event. Thanks for being a real hit with guests and a highlight of the day!

Nimesha P
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Kayvon was incredible at our wedding and we couldn't recommend him highly enough! He played a beautiful piano set and so many of our guests commented on how lovely his playing was. He was also very accommodating when we asked for one of our friends to sing along and was incredibly easy to communicate with. Thank you, Kayvon, for adding a very special touch to our wedding!

From other customers:

Mark O
6 years ago

"A sophisticated addition to the event [corporate gathering] which complimented the ambience"

Leah O
5 years ago

"Really fit the mood of the night, good job!"

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Kayvon's Song list

Afro Blue
After You've Gone
Agua De Beber
Ain't Misbehavin'
All of Me
All The Things You Are
Almost Like Being in Love
Angel Eyes
As Time Goes By
At Last
Autumn in New York
Bag's Groove
Basin Street Blues
Beautiful Love
Bernie's Tune
Billie's Bounce
Black Coffee
A Blossom Fell
Blue Bossa
Blue in Green
Blues for Alice
Body and Soul
Born to be Blue
But Beautiful
Can't we be Friends
Canteloupe Island
Central Park West
Cheek To Cheek
Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)
The Chicken
Come Fly With Me
Comes Love
Con Alma
Cry Me A River
Darn That Dream
Day In, Day Out
Devil May Care
Dolphin Dance
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Fly Me To The Moon
A Foggy Day
Four On Six
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
Georgia On My Mind
The Girl From Ipanema
Gloria's Step
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Grand Central
Haunted Heart
Honeysuckle Rose
How Deep is Your Love?
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
I Got Rhythm
I Loves You Porgy
I Say A Little Prayer
I Wish I Knew How It'd Feel To Be Free
I'm Beginning To See The Light
I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket
I've Got You Under My Skin
If I Didn't Care
If I Had You
If I Were A Bell
In A Mellow Tone
In A Sentimental Mood
Isn't She Lovely
It Don't Mean A Thing
It Had To Be You
It's Only A Paper Moon
Jeepers Creepers
Jersey Bounce
Joy Spring
Just One Of Those Things
Knocks Me Off My Feet
La Mer (Beyond The Sea)
La Vie En Rose
Lady Bird
The Lady is a Tramp
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
Let's Get Lost
Let's Stay Together
Line For Lyons
Love Me Or Leave Me
Love You Madly
Lullaby Of Birdland
Lush Life
Mack The Knife
Mercy Mercy Mercy
Midnight Blue
Moment's Notice
Mood Indigo
Moon River
Mr. P.C.
My Baby Just Cares For Me
My Funny Valentine
My One And Only Love
My Ship
Natural Woman
The Nearness Of You
Never Will I Marry
Nica's Dream
Night And Day
Night Dreamer
A Night in Tunisia
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Nostalgia In Times Square
On Green Dolphin Street
Once I Loved
One For My Baby
One Note Samba
Over The Rainbow
Prelude To A Kiss
Pure Imagination
Red Clay
Round Midnight
Ruby, My Dear
Satin Doll
Scrapple From The Apple
Serenade To A Cuckoo
Sid's Delight
Sister Sadie
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
So Nice (Summer Samba)
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Some Enchanted Evening
Someday My Prince Will Come
Someday You'll Be Sorry
Sometimes I'm Happy
Song For My Father
A Song For You
The Song Is You
Sophisticated Lady
The Star-Crossed Lovers
Stars Fell On Alabama
Stella By Starlight
Stompin' At The Savoy
Stormy Weather
A Sunday Kind of Love
Take Five
Take The A Train
Tea For Two
Tenor Madness
That Old Feeling
There is No Greater Love
There Will Never Be Another You
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Tune Up
Turn Out The Stars
Under A Blanket Of Blue
Waltz For Debby
The Way You Look Tonight
Well You Needn't
When Sunny Gets Blue
When You Wish Upon A Star
When You're Smiling
You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
You Don't Know What Love Is
You Go To My Head
You Make Me Feel So Young
You Must Believe In Spring
You Took Advantage Of Me
You're Blasé
You're Everything
You've Changed
Young And Foolish
Young At Heart

Kayvon's Prices

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)£60
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400
Customer questions

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

I will always do my best to be flexible as I am aware that things don't always go exactly to plan. If timings change, let me know as soon as you can and we can work around this!

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

I can provide an iPod service between sets, provided I have a taste of the kind of feel you'd like to have in advance.

How much time do you need to set up?

No more than 20 minutes to set up, provided there is a power socket nearby!

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

Absolutely - pianos generally sound better than their electric counterparts so I would be very glad to, provided it is in working order and in tune!

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Within reason, yes! I am always happy to discuss with clients how I can provide the most bespoke service possible, and part of this is, of course, the choice of songs.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

I can bring my own piano, yes.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

The majority of the time, yes. This works on an ad-hoc basis and may incur extra fees due to rehearsal time, depending on the complexity of the song, but there is always the chance that I will know the song and therefore will not require any extra fee.
Jazz, Christmas, Classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Blues, Latin jazz, Dixieland, Jazz fusion, Swing, Pop, Covers, Funk, Soul, Easy listening, Light music
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Concert, Private event, Recording session, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Transcription, Ableton Live, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Examiner
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