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Voted Chicago Magazine
2002 Best Ambient Music
Chris Martin has been a house pianist at the Ritz Carlton and Four Season hotels in Chicago since 1989. In this capacity he has played piano for President George H. W. Bush, Chinese President Jiang Zemin, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Tony Bennett, and Cardinal George. The list is as wide and varied as are the distinguished guests who stay at these establishments. In addition to his work as a hotel pianist, he has played piano at corporate functions in every major venue in the city. In 2002 he was voted best ambient music in Chicago Magazine's Best of Chicago issue.
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What People Are Saying About Chris Martin - Chicago Piano Player
Chris played piano at a private Christmas party and helped create a most festive atmosphere. His many years of experience are evident in the rich, deep songbook he carries in his head, and he was willing and able to indulge any guest request. And in the lead-up to the event, he was accommodating of our needs and nothing but professional in our dealings.
Chris played at our company Open House and I have to say that he was unbelievable. The music was wonderful. I will recommend Chris to all of my associates. His professional and talent is something that is not readily found! Thanks Chris!!!
Chris did an outstanding job for us, and we received a lot of very positive feedback about his talent. Most important, Richard Graham (the host of the event and my boss)told me today that we will be using Chris at future events. Thank you so much!
Chris is outstanding! He can span the era of music with great skill and is most accommodating to the audience for selections. Chris has a gift of being able to connect to the audience with his music and interesting background in music. We have enjoyed a number of talented musicians for various parties and occasions, and I would place Chris right at the top. Very highly recommended.
What People Are Saying About Chris Martin - Wedding Piano Player
Chris was absolutely amazing at my wedding ceremony!!! I was so impressed with his professionalism and talent. He arrived early and played so beautifully. I even sent him a song to play the night before the wedding and he had everything ready and played it wonderfully even thought I gave him such late notice. I was definitely book Chris without a doubt..he is amazingly talented!!! He made my ceremony beautiful!
Chris played at our wedding ceremony and brunch and did a fantastic job! We felt so lucky to have found him. He was flexible, punctual, professional and friendly. Not to mention, plays very well and knows a ton of songs! We would highly recommend him.
Chris was absolutely amazing at my wedding ceremony!!! I was so impressed with his professionalism and talent. He arrived early and played so beautifully. I even sent him a song to play the night before the wedding and he had everything ready and played it wonderfully even though I gave him such late notice. I was definitely book Chris without a doubt..he is amazingly talented!!! He made my ceremony beautiful!
What People Are Saying About Chris Martin - Jazz Piano Player
I have been a meeting planner for C-Level and VIP Events for 24 years and never have I experienced such professionalism and talent.
Chris was charming and very talented, and he did his utmost to accomodate our very demanding guests. And little did I know that he's a talented singer as well as pianist! I'd love to have him back for another party sometime.
Just a short note of appreciation for the wonderful music you have been providing for our annual Christmas and summer events these past 15 years. The firm is very lucky indeed to have your musical talents at our social events. Your piano interpretations and insights are truly a pleasure and treasure to experience. And our events could never be the same, or as good, without you.