Judy with Paul Williams

JUDY ACCOMPANIES PAUL WILLIAMS!
Judy had the honor of accompanying actor-singer-songwriter PAUL WILLIAMS on the closing night of the 36th Cleveland International Film Festival on Sunday, April 1, 2012. Williams, the subject of the documentary film, PAUL WILLIAMS, STILL ALIVE, surprised the audience by coming onstage with a performance of "The Rainbow Connection" with Judy as his accompanist. Judy was contacted based on her credentials and samples of her playing, and accompanied Mr. Williams with no prior rehearsal. The performance was a smash!

CLIENTS
Judy Ann has played for many clients including private clubs, restaurants, corporate and non-profit/religious groups in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan as well as for weddings, anniversaries and other private celebrations at Tangiers in Akron, Barrington, Glenmoor in Canton, Union Club, Signature of Solon, Shaker Country Club and Canterbury Club as well as other venues. She plays for both large (over 200 people and experience playing for as many as 5000 people) and small venues, and can be the featured entertainment or a talented accompanist.

She can bring her own keyboard if a piano is not available. In addition to standard piano settings, it has the ability to replicate pipe, church and jazz organ; strings; classical, grand and jazz piano and harpsichord.

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Following is a short list of just a few of Judy Ann's clients.

  • Adoption Network Services (3 years)
  • Akron Civic Theater
  • Avon Lake Country Club
  • Barrington Golf Club
  • Beechbrook
  • Black and Blue Ball, fundraiser for Hemophilia (3 years)
  • Bonfoey Gallery
  • Carnegie Mellon Reunion picnic at Breezy Bluff
  • Carnegie Mellon 2016 Recruit Alumni Luncheon
  • Canterbury Golf Club
  • Cerebral Palsy Charities
  • Chagrin Valley Athletic Club
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland Clinic Performing Arts Program
  • Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Cleveland Natural History Museum
  • Cleveland Playhouse
  • Cleveland Yacht Club
  • Country Garden & Cottages
  • Darice/Pat Catan
  • Euclid Symphony Orchestra pianist
  • Euclid Symphony at Euclid Shore Center 12-4-16
  • Europa
  • Executive Landerhaven Club 25th Anniversary
  • Flying Horse Farms charity function
  • Glenmoor Country Club
  • Grand Robbie Miller Pavilion Cleveland Clinic
  • Kirtland Country Club
  • Hyatt Hotel
  • Hyatt Place@Legacy Cleveland
  • Hyde Park Grill
  • Lakewood Baptist Church
  • Lupus Foundation
  • Murphy Oil Soap family compound
  • Nami
  • Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation
  • O'Neal home Bed and Breakfast
  • Pickwick and Frolic
  • Playhouse Square Foundation
  • Rustic Hills Country Club
  • Sawmill Creek Resort
  • Shaker Heights Country Club
  • Shea Brewing Tap Room - Akron
  • Signature of Solon
  • Silver Lake City, Ohio
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • The Ritz-Carlton
  • The Renaissance
  • Tower City
  • Tri-C East Orchestra
  • Trumbull Country Club
  • Tudor Arms Hotel
  • Union Club
  • University of Akron - accompanist for ballet classes and adult piano teacher
  • Vocational Guidance Services
  • Walden Country Club
  • We Thee Wed Bridal Showcase
  • Westlake Country Club
  • Wayne College

NOT IN THE CLEVELAND AREA?
NOT A PROBLEM! Judy will travel to your event - even bringing her piano when needed! She has played at events in Warren, Jackson Township (Canton), Canton, Bloomington Hills, Grosse Pt. Farms, Farmington Hills, Michigan, Irwin, Pa.

 

article from Chagrin Valley Times

TESTIMONIALS
Just.  Thank YOU for your  music last night. It was perfect and fit the evening beautifully.
We will be sure that we give you a call the next time we are here to see if you are available.
—Vicki Bowman
She played beautifully and was very professional! We loved having her for our event!
—Shady Hollow Country Club
As the bride, I was in my own world during my wedding ceremony, so I didn't really hear the music, but everyone said Judy did a beautiful job and it was an added touch to the ceremony! I can't wait to watch my wedding video so I can see what everyone was talking about :)
- Alexis J
You were wonderful! I will have you back again! (Minister  Charles Paulman was there with resident who was receiving gift for day and said he might need me in the future.)
- Ilona Rodgers, Director Crossroads ISS
I hired Judy to play for my ceremony and reception. She is overwhelmingly talented and has extensive experience. She worked with me to select just the right songs for my wedding. She was accommodating in every way and was a pleasure to work with. I would hire her again in a heartbeat!
Thank you so very much, Judy, for playing piano at our wedding on August 22 in Westfield. You helped make my dreams come true!  I appreciated everything you and your husband did the day before with driving all the way to Westfield for the rehearsal and for the wedding. You played beautifully and everyone of my guests commented how wonderful and elegant it was! Thank you so much Judy!
- Amanda

Judy was great. Would use her again for certain.
- Rich B

Judy Ann Kamen performed during the cocktail hour of our daughter’s wedding reception on October 25, 2014. Judy Ann arrived early and was playing before the first guest arrived. This talented pianist played beautifully the many selections that we requested and we received numerous compliments.  Judy Ann provided that extra touch of class that helped make the evening special.  We recommend her highly and look forward to the opportunity to one day have the pleasure of again hearing her perform.
Martha and Donald Craig
Thank you so much for playing for our wedding! You are amazing and we were blessed to have you.
I wanted to thank you again for including me in the recital. It was my pleasure to meet and hear some of your students. They certainly hold you in high esteem and affection!!
Carolyn (a professtional pianist who played as a "special guest performer" at Judy's recent 16th piano rectial)
Judy Kamen was wonderful. She is an excellent pianist and was an awesome addition to our wedding reception. She is also very reasonable. I really enjoyed meeting her and she was very accommodating and professional!
Jane S.

Thank you so much for playing beautiful music for our wedding reception and for driving so far. I'm so glad I found you and you were available for our date. Thanks again!
—Carrie

Judy Ann played the piano for my brunch wedding reception and she was perfect! She was extremely accommodating and not only put up with my extreme indecisiveness but also went out of her way to get sheet music for a specific song I wanted. Communication was always prompt and she was willing to travel over an hour to my event. She was the only entertainment for my wedding reception and I got many comments from my guests that they loved the music. Her repertoire had a lot of variety and many great songs. I am so glad I chose her and would recommend her to anyone. Thank you so much Judy!
—Carrie B.
I am terribly late in thanking for for the WONDERFUL job you did in serenading our wedding reception on Sept. 7th with your piano playing! We loved it and you played so beautifully, adding to the joy of our day. Thank you for playing for me as I sang too. It was so fun!
— Danielle

Thank you so much for playing for our ceremony on our wedding day. You have been so helpful and patient with us. We are extremely grateful. I know today is going to be perfect and you're a huge reason why! Best wishes.
— Mark and Jen

Judy Ann Kamen is an amazing musician and performer in general. We didn't have a chance to hear her prior to our reception and weren't sure how she was going to be, though we had seen positive reviews. If I could give her 6 out of 5 stars it wouldn't be enough...she made our reception extremely classy and entertaining. There wasn't anything we requested she couldn't play, and play it well. Many of our guests commented to us throughout the evening how great she was. We would not hesitate to request her to perform at an event again. Thank you Judy Ann!!!
— Abby & Rico
Thank you Judy!  Everything was perfect, and you helped make that happen for us!
—Jacki
Judy Ann was great. We had her play at during the cocktail hour for our wedding and she was perfect! Very easy to work with and professional. I would highly recommend her.
—Erin

Thank you again for taking the time out of your busy schedule to be a part of the Winter Wonderland Bridal Show at Rustic Hills Country Club this past weekend.
I heard a lot of great comments throughout the day. It couldn’t have been done without you and your business.
Kind Regards,
—Jenn

Dearest Judy,

I am humbled and flattered that you thought to grace me with your Christmas CD. I've enjoyed listening to your exquisite piano playing countless times already. It is a joy to hear and it has already become my favorite Christmas CD. I shall treasure it always and cannot thank you enough for remembering me. Clearly, you are a most special and talented friend. May the New Year be a healthy and happy one for you and yours.
Best regards,
—Becky

Thanks for doing more than your share :-)
—Abe and Rachel

Judy is an amazing pianist...she did a wonderful job for us! She is also a very sweet person, and made the guests feel so comfortable durin cocktail hour with her music and inviting smile! I highly recommend her!
—Liz

Judy was wonderful to work with. She showed up EARLY to set up and was ready to go as soon as we needed her. I would not hesitate to hire her in the future!
—Blair

I spoke with you about 2-3 months ago about having you play the piano at a wedding here. The bride listened to your music and thinks you sound amazing. We would like to reserve you. I have the contract filled out and will be sending it once it hear that you still have that date open. Thanks!
— Monica Willetts
Country Cottage & Gardens

I just wanted to send you an email and thank you for your kind note and your beautiful performance at our party. It has always been so nice whenever you and Shelly have been able to join us! I also wanted you to know that I noticed how wonderfully you played so much of the music I had requested. II would have wished to just sit and listen to you play!

I also received many compliments from guests about how nice the music was and that they knew so many of the selections. And also, I wanted to thank you for being so cooperative with your musical accompaniment to our tribute to Mr. Reno! I appreciate you help and I think everyone had a good time.

We should get some pictures back in the next week or so and I will email them to you. We specifically asked our photographer to take some pictures of you and I am hoping you will enjoy them or maybe even use them on your website if you want!

Thanks again! Best wishes always,
—Don & Diane
Thank you!

I wanted to let you know that my favorite instrument is piano. I often seek out versions of songs played on solo piano. I often find I like them better than the original. For me, piano seems to often have a greater emotional depth. And your playing adds even more to these songs. You have made many memories for me and my friends!

There are many pieces that I enjoy. I have attached the sheet music to one that has always captivated me. But please don't feel ANY pressure. I thought I would email this to you just in case it were possible to play it. I ordered the sheet music which you can keep. I have included a sound file if it helps you in any way, but I do not intend to impose any restrictions on your interpretation and personal style. Music is always best when played from the heart.
—Don
All 5's for professionalism, overall talent, handling special requests, and recommendations. Very satisfied!
—Shayna Reffert

Just wonderful and fabulous! It was our honor to have a professional pianist like you play at our wedding. You did a tremendious job! I wish you the best of luck in your career, and be sure you will be the first on my mind for any pianist recommendations in the future.
—Racha Bazzi

Your music is beautiful and you were wonderful. Best of life to you and your husband.
—Judith Flemming (aunt of bridegroom)

Judy was on time, professional, great attitude and overall just such a pleasure. 5 stars across the board! You were delightful!
Lesa Lakin, following the performance with Paul Williams at the Cleveland International Film Festival, 2012

Judy was excellent. I would recommend her to everyone and will use her again. Thank you for the assistance on such short notice!
—Michelle Johanns

Judy Ann provided the perfect background music for our mother's 90th birthday. She played all the songs from the 40's that the crowd loved. She was very accommodating in terms of scheduling. We definitely appreciated her help in making the day so festive!
—Lois Dress

Once again, what a great addition you were to our Christmas party. Not only is your playing perfect, but you look elegant! I hope our paths cross again in the future.
—Andrea Cygan

I should be the one thanking you. Your performance was amazing! I am glad you enjoyed the experience. I hope to see you again in the future.
—Elizabeth Spencer

We received many comments from our guests on how lovely the music was. Our dj even commented on how well she played the piano! She is highly recommended!
—Kara Roy

Dear Judy, Just had to express our warmest appreciation for your beautiful music at our 50th celebration.  It and you made our day very special. Our guests loved your playing too.
—Sandy and Dave

It was a wonderful event. All are happy and you contibuted to that happiness. I am certain we will be seeing you again.
Thank you again,
—Marilyn, Sales and Marketing Manager, The Fairways: A Brookdale Senior Living Community

Thank you so very much for the beautiful music for the wedding ceremony.  You did a fantastic job from start to finish. Sincerely,
The Oliveris

I highly recommend Judy Ann Kamen. She communicated very well. She was on time and played the music that I the bride wanted her to. She is a very sweet lady and very reasonable in price wise. She is an excellent piano player. It was overall a wonderful day. Thanks again Judy Ann Kamen.
—Jennifer Bursiel

You provided entertainment for the Turnaround Management Association at their Holiday Party on December 16 at Ponte Vecchio.  We received many wonderful comments on you and your music. We would like to you play for ACG's upcoming event at the Shoreby club June 14/11.
Louise Walsh
TMA Ohio

THANK YOU.  We enjoyed listening to your music very much.  I will certainly keep you in mind for future events.  Take care and best wishes.
Jackie Ashbaugh
Coord. of Student Activities | Wayne College | The University of Akron

Before any more  time passes, I wanted to say once again how much our party was enhanced by your beautiful piano playing Saturday night.  Hopefully you could see that the guests really enjoyed the music during dinner and afterwards.  Because you are so flexible and talented, we were able to pull together our sing along at the last minute.  Thanks, Judy Ann.
— Andrea

We are scheduling the next year's BBB at the Ritz and I am wondering if you are available to play again on Friday, Aprl 15, 2011.  I know it's early, but if you'd like, I would really like to get on your schedule asap. That is, if you are willing to play again. You were quite the big hit!! Let me know.  Thanks!
— Lisa

Long time no hear! Well, guess what?!  It’s that time again to start planning for our 2010 Annual Gala.
It will be on Thursday, October 14, 2010. Our staff enjoyed you so much that they wanted to see if you would like to perform for them again. So, I am offering you the first choice to see if you would like to perform at our event this year. Please think about it and try to let me know within the next week or so if you are interested.I look forward to working with you, again!
—Katrina Hill, ESOP

Judy was fantastic! She is a very talented pianist & provided a very relaxing atmosphere with her music.
—Liesl Bell
Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us last evening.  You were quite a hit.  I hope you will join us again next year, and certainly any time I need a piano you will be my "go to girl."ThANK YOU Also for the CD. I have Bose sound system and have been completely enjoying your playing all day.  What a wonderful gift. It will get much use. I Promise! Thank you again, and please thank your husband for sharing you with us for the evening. Take care
— Lisa
Thank you so much for providing your wonderful music for the Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union 2010 Annual Meeting. You play the piano beautfully! We received so many comments from our staff and members on how much they enjoyed the music. It added such a special-and elegant-touch to the day.  Again, we thank you, and we will be sure to contact you for future events. Wishing you and yours a bright Spring season.
— Randy Trimm Chief Execcutive Officer

Many thanks for the inspirational program you gave us. Everyone enjoyed your elegant piano stylings. You turned a gloomy day into a lovely afternoon.
- Susan Hass, Program Chairman, Estelle Barron and Sandy Rubenstein, Program Committee NA'AMAT

We want to tahnk you for a most enjoyable afternoon yesterday at NA'AMAT. Your music was outstanding. My friends and guests could not stop talking about the delightful afternoon and your talents.
- Florence Gerson, Member NA'AMAT

Your performance today was superb! Your repertoire and the way you entertwined all the music was terrific. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
- Natalie, Member NA'AMAT

Judy was very sweet and easy to work with. She played the requests that we had and was also very good at "playing the crowd" and performing her personal favorites during our wedding cocktail hour. We would definitely recommend her to other couples!
- Rita Schneider

Thank you so much for your wonderful performance at our wedding in October. Everyone commented about how lovely it was to have such a variety of live music. We appreciate how nice you made the ceremony, cocktail hour, and will definitely keep your card for any future performances. Thank you again!
- Craig and Aulbrie Kitson

First of all we thank her for driving the distance to our town of Irwin to play for our wedding.Judy is a simply gorgeous,personable woman who was prompt and prepared to play to our mixed crowd in age and musical interest.Our guests thought she was FANTASTIC--so did we.She was easy to work with and felt like one of the family-we would recommend her to anyone! Sincerely,John and Denise Palladino
-Denise H, 11/27/2009, Wedding, Irwin, PA
Judy was wonderful! She was easy to work with and even rehearsed with a singer who was performing at our event. She was very punctual and knowledgeable. She was able to give me suggestions on what types of music to play, which made things easier for me on the big day! I would definitely recommend Judy to anyone looking for a live musician!
-Aulbrie S, 10/31/2009, Wedding Ceremony, Cleveland, OH
Judy was a pure dream to work with. She was very flexible with the changes that occurred before the day of the event. The music was great. She showed up very early. Her selections were appropriate and presented beautifully. No one requested anything because she played a wonderful variety. I would highly recommend her for future events. She was great!
-Katrina H, 10/8/2009, Fundraiser, Dayton, OH
Judy was on time, looked great,and worked very hard on my music.She is a gifted piano player. I hope to work again with her in the future. James Kocher song writer
-Jim K, 9/21/2009, Studio Session, Solon, OH
Judy made our wedding night very special. I am very satisfied with her work, and appreciate gigmasters help in finding a excellent performer.
-Timothy M, 8/16/2009, Wedding Ceremony, Pepper Pike, OH
Judy Ann Kamen played piano and accompanied a soloist for our recent dinner party. Her wonderful talent added enormously to the event, and her willingness to customize the program helped achieve the warm, memorable experience we desired. The attendees loved her participation. We'd strongly recommend Judy Ann and wouldn't hesitate to have her play for us again.
-Andrea C, 12/13/2008, Christmas Party, Westlake, OH
Judy was wonderfull. She was very accommodating and worked with all of our special requests for my Parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary. I would highly recommend her for any function.
-Andrea D, 6/6/2009, Anniversary, Wickliffe, OH

Thank you for a wonderful repertoire of beautiful music! Everyone loved it - I received so many compliments about your accompaniment to our event - it was a great success!
Karen; Nexus Engineering Group, LLC

Thank you very much, everything was nice and everybody enjoyed your music and we had good comments from customers. I will definitely call you for other occasions.
—Fadi Daoud, owner of Heck's Café

Great job last evening. Wonderful piano music and excellent musical choices. I'll recommend you to colleagues and will use you again when the opportunity arises.
—WVIZ PBS Idea Stream

Your piano playing was terrific and so much appreciated. You are welcome to come and play our Steinway anytime. In fact, we can't wait. Let's do it soon!
—Dr. Mirfee Ungier

You did a great job, we did enjoy the music very much.
—Wendy; Miller Transfer

I enjoyed your website and listening to your sample songs - you have a great style!
—Debbie; Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Thank you so much for playing such beautiful music at our wedding.  You are so talented.  Thanks.
-Carl and Shamika

Thank you so much for doing an excellent job. I'm sorry I never got a chance to meet you in person but I'm sure there will be other times in the future. Take care and be blessed.

I am currently listening to the cd you sent and I love it! You are very talented! Move over Jim Brickman!
-Ms . Denise Haines (soon to be Mrs. John Palladino)

I received your contract and cd on Friday. I just wanted to tell you how much I loved it, and how excited I am about you playing for our celebration
-Lori Trimm

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