charles lang, solo cocktail jazz piano and keyboard
updated 7/20/17. upcoming dates:
Vince's Ristorante, West Sacramento, tuesdays, 5-8pM. since 11-1-16.
Last Friday meal, grass valley united Methodist church, 7/28/17
Uvaggio wine bar, woodland, stroll through history, September 2017
Recent: Uvaggio Wine Bar, Woodland, California, many Saturdays 7-10pm. North Columbia Schoolhouse, art exhibit June 2017 Davis nbg festival. Central park, davis, 2017 Davis Community Meals, episcopal church of st. Martin 2017, 2016, 2015 Blue note Brewing Company Oct. 9, 2016 3-6pm
i have played regularly at Havana Bar in Potsdam, Germany, Monticello Seasonal Cuisine in Davis, California, Common Grounds Woodland, and uvaggio wine bar. I currently play regularly at Vince's Italian Ristorante in west sacramento. I played at haight/ashbury's club deluxe twice in 2016. I have played at two festivals, at art exhibit openings, and at private parties.
blending the traditions of cocktail piano and jazz piano, my repertoire features tunes recognizable to a broad audience, from many genres (see tunes list below), from the early 20th century to the present, as well as tunes especially appreciated by listeners of jazz. the pianists who have influenced me most are dave frank, keith jarrett, esbjörn svensson, art tatum, michel petrucciani, bill evans, abdullah ibrahim, francois rilhac, and dave mckenna.
- Tunes list - (Up to several new tunes weekly) Turn, Turn, Turn What a Wonderful World Take Me Home, Country Roads She's Always a Woman to Me Top of The World (The Carpenters) A Few of My Favorite Things Scarborough Fair Autumn Leaves Agua de Beber (Jobim) Someday My Prince Will Come The Girl From Ipanema My Way It Was a Very Good Year Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve) Let It Be Piano Man The Way It Is (Bruce Hornsby) Take Five Giant Steps Tiny Dancer Gridlock 9AM (Dave Frank) Memories of Tomorrow (Keith Jarrett) On Green Dolphin Street Don't Get Around Much Anymore Somewhere Over the Rainbow Theme From I Love Lucy moon river Theme From Peter Gunn Take the 'A' Train Blue Monk Billie's Bounce 12 bar blues A Night in Tunisia Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana) Lady Madonna When You Wish Upon a Star Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) You Belong With Me (Taylor Swift) When I Saw Her Standing There Nocturne (Billy Joel) Hey Jude summertime in venice Edelweiss encore from tokyo 1984 (keith jarrett) Hotel California speak softly love (theme from the godfather) eleanor rigby crazy (patsy cline) Lodi Bad Moon Rising A Day in the Life of a Fool When You're Smiling Happy Birthday Sunny The Pink Panther People Are Strange If You're Going to San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair) Sweet Georgia Brown California here i come those were the days (theme from all in the family) cantelope island (herbie Hancock) Theme from New York, New York Amazing grace I'm beginning to see the light No woman no cry What the world needs now Moondance Theme from m.a.s.h.