Chicago Piano Player

Clients and guests love Chris Martin and his genuine dedication to customer satisfaction. Chris is available to play piano at private parties and ceremonies. He commands a wide repertoire of songs and can tailor the playlist to your tastes. Here are testimonials from just a few clients and guests.

Recent Events

Chris Martin TestimonialChris is very talented pianist and extremely professional. He was very accommodating as we had a slight change in timing day of event. I would highly recommend to anyone considering his services.
5 stars on The Bash (GIGMASTERS)

Mathew M
Chicago Atheletic Club | June 2021

Chris Martin TestimonialChris was absolutely a joy to work with: on time, professional, talented and very personable! Can’t wait to hire him again!!

Maureen C
Crystal Lake, IL | Outdoor Celebration | June 2021

Chris Martin TestimonialCHRIS WAS D’LOVELY! We recently hired Chris to play background music at a vintage tea party themed event in Naperville. He was a pleasure to work with, answered promptly, played our requested music, showed up on time and was completely professional. Volume and timing perfect and even instinctively stopped while I made announcements. I highly recommend Chris to add that touch of class to your event!

Debbie B
Naperville, IL | June 2021

Chris Martin TestimonialChris was WONDERFUL. Talented and professional and friendly. We enjoyed having him and can’t wait to hire him again for our next event.

Kristin T
Christmas party | December 2020

Private Events

Chris Martin TestimonialChris was fabulous. Guests were extremely pleased with his performance. He added that special touch to our party. Chris was courteous, very talented and just what we needed to make our Christmas party a memorable one. I will be using him again. Geri, Christ the King Church

Geri B
Chicago, IL

Chris Martin TestimonialA consummate pianist! Chris Martin performed flawlessly for the entire party, playing hours of music that we had chosen from his extensive song list. Our guests were delighted–we were delighted! I can’t recommend him highly enough! Chris is professional (for example: promptly answering all of our questions leading up to the event) and extremely talented. A pleasure to work with and a pleasure to listen to. Our guests are still passing along compliments. Thank you, Chris, for making our party a real celebration.

Chicago, IL

Chris Martin TestimonialChris 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.

Tom C
Libertyville, IL

Weddings & Receptions

TestimonialThere aren’t enough words to describe how thrilled we are to have had Chris Martin perform at our daughter’s wedding. He was extremely professional and amazed our guests with his ability to play a tremendous amount of music by heart during the 3 1/2 hours he played. Not only did he play during our guests arrival, but also during the wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner. He even extended his performance an extra half hour while our guests were still dining. His talent and skills are so remarkable, I would love to be in the audience of any event he would perform at. We were so lucky to have had the privilege of finding this talented man.

Linda M
Northbrook, IL

Chris Martin TestimonialMy wife and I hired Mr. Martin to play parts of our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Very pleased with all aspects. I was quite impressed that Mr. Martin took the time to meet with our minister ahead of time to understand the unique attributes of our ceremony. His timing was flawless. He played all songs requested from his repertoire and augmented the playlist with very appropriate music left to his discretion. Very responsive and professional in every sense. While he played for a wedding / cocktail hour, Mr Martin would also be appropriate for corporate or other occasions. Highly recommended artist. Many compliments from guests.

Howard M
Chicago, IL

Chris Martin TestimonialChris is a talented musician and the utmost class-act. He helped make my wedding reception at the University of Chicago’s Quadrangle Club the beautiful evening that it was. I’d be happy to recommend him to anyone.

Victoria Y
Chicago, IL

Chris Martin TestimonialChris was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is an incredibly talented musician, very easy to work with, and the consummate professional. We were thrilled to have him perform at our wedding, highly recommended!

Matt O
Chicago, IL

Chris Martin TestimonialWhat a wonderful performer! I was so worried about the music as this was so important to me – and it was PERFECT!

Megan F
Chicago, IL

Chris Martin TestimonialChris Martin was an absolute joy to work with. He played solo piano at our wedding, and through his musicality and expertise in song choice, created the exact 1920’s jazz era feel that we had requested and had hoped for. His musical repertoire far exceeds the genre of jazz, however he was effortlessly accommodating and eager to help us realize our vision. He was always professional and easy to reach when wedding details needed to be discussed, and is an extremely talented musician who we would recommend to anyone. Thank you Chris! -Jessica and Brent

Jessica M
Chicago, IL

Chris Martin TestimonialHi Chris – I just wanted to thank you for a job well done at our wedding. The music for the ceremony was perfect – Jason loved the song you played for him to walk down the aisle, and really appreciated all of your efforts to perfect it. The night was seamless, and we were thrilled with how everything came out. We would be happy to be a future reference for you.

Sarah and Jason

Corporate Functions

Chris Martin TestimonialChris 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 he would welcome using Chris at future events. Thank you so much! Lee Bernstein

Ms. Lee B
Eley-Graham financial Services
Merrillville, IN

Chris Martin TestimonialChris, I want to thank you for making another of our firm’s Christmas dinners at Marchetti’s a memorable event. We look forward to hearing you again next year.

Joan G.
Madden,Jiganti, Moore, Sinars LLP
Chicago, IL

Chris Martin TestimonialChris has added just the right touch to our client celebrations at the bank. We have used him repeatedly and hope to continue to do so in the future.

Emily M., Public Relations
Lake Forest Bank and Trust
Lake Forest, IL