Denis DAoust - Pianist Vocalist
Denis D'Aoust is an internationally acclaimed PIANIST - VOCALIST - KEYBOARDIST - ORGANIST - ACCORDIONIST with an extensive repertoire, a wide range of playing styles, and a natural talent that allows him to play & sing virtually any song – Standards, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Latin, etc. He has performed solo for Hollywood celebrities, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and for Queen Elizabeth II.
Denis has a smooth singing voice with an exceptionally wide vocal range, and is blessed with perfect pitch. Along with English, his repertoire includes songs in French, Spanish & Italian. Denis can provide music using –
Acoustic piano with bass pedals and a state-of-the-art digital rhythm programmer
Portable piano (Korg SP500), a digital wonder that allows him—as a single performer—to virtually sound like a trio, a quartet, and many types of bands . essentially making him a "one-man band"
Multi-manual pipe and electric organs
Accordion (piano style)
Vocals with all the above
Denis has played & sung at hundreds of private parties, weddings, and corporate events for Fortune 500 companies, and has performed at some of the world's leading hotels – from San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel to the Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach, from Toronto's Four Seasons and Sutton Place Hotels to the prestigious Carlton Hotel in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Besides solo performances, he has led and played in his own bands, and has appeared solo and as a band member on television.
Denis has recorded & released four solo CDs, including his new CD "Come Fly With Me" which features a variety of great standards such as Frank Sinatra's "Come Fly With Me" and "Fly Me To The Moon," a beautiful rendition of Edith Piaf's "La Vie En Rose," a fun version of "That's Amore, two contemporary classics – Elton John's "Your Song" and Billy Joel's "Piano Man" – and more, including the ever-popular "What A Wonderful World" and "The Way You Look Tonight."
DENIS IS A FULL-TIME PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN AVAILABLE FOR DAYTIME and EVENING EVENTS IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA and BEYOND.