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My new Piano CD "MUSIC TO DRIVE BY" features my personal and emotional renditions of music of the Great American Songbook. www.music-you-will-love.com It is currently being broadcast internationally on radio.I am currently on tour in piano concert in between performing for weddings. Next concert November 2, 2014 at the Glove Theatre in Gloversville New York.Nine interviews on the Bill Miller show in Kansas City. I would like to offer my services in the area of Wedding Expert covering questions concerning music, planning etc.I am President of A.Stan Wiest Music and have performed and planned the weddings for the editors of Red Book, Bridal Guide, Cosmopolitan Magazines, the Du Pont Wedding, female lead in the Broadway Show "Jekyl & Hyde", wedding for family member of conductor Arturo Tuscaninni.I just planned and performed the wedding for one of the Royal Family member from Sri Lanka. Receptions for Barbara Walters, Sally Jessy Raphael,Tony Randal.I am recommended for wedding music in the just published book (January 2001) "The Perfect Wedding Reception" by Maria Mc Bride Mellinger-editor at Bride`s Magazine.I am featured in the March-April 2001 issue of Bridal Guide Magazine in an article on the return to tradition at weddings. Please visit my website http://www.stanwiest.com to view the wide variety of services I provide and offer advice on. Please call me at my office (631) 754-0594 A.Stan Wiest Music 271 Bread And Cheese Hollow Road Fort Salonga, N.Y. 11768 Fax (631) 754-4236

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Stan Wiest is featured in "BRIDE'S MAGAZINE" "72 Wedding Tips,"THE KNOT" "How Vendors Saved The Day" Featured Interview "Dialogue Magazine" of Association of Bridal Consultants. Bridal Guide Magazine "The 75 Best Reception Ideas Ever". I am a member of the New York and National Association of Bridal Consultants. I give seminars on "How To Customize the Wedding to A Bride and Groom's Wishes", "How to Avoid Wedding Music Disasters" and how to spot and avoid problems before they occur. I just returned from a week around the country giving seminars and recently spent a week in London giving seminars to Bridal Consultants.I have been featured on Channel 12 New Television -interviewed on wedding planning. Joe Connolly of CBS Radio News featured interviews with me for several days.I am a contributing writer to "Dialogues" the magazine of The National Association Of Bridal Consultants. I lead the first band from my office-(The STAN WIEST ORCHESTRA) A.Stan Wiest Music. I provide specialty music such a Steel Drums,Mariachi, String Quartet,Strolling Musicians, Theme entertainment etc.On Long Island I am recommended by The Fox Hollow Inn, Chateau Briand, Bourne Mansion,Coindre Hall,Timber Point Country Club, Smithtown Landing Country Club,Crestwood Manor, Three Village Inn,The Woodlands, Woodbury Country Club,Terrace On The Park,Venetian Yacht Club, De Seversky , Stonebridge Country Club and my clients include Lockheed Martin, IBM, and many private country club.Stan Wiest was featured in the January 2002 issue of BRIDAL GUIDE MAGAZINE and performed the wedding for the editor of Bridal Guide Magazine.Recommended by Joan Hamburg in her book City Weddings published December 2002, Recommended by New York Magazine, Featured on WCBS News Radio 880 AM


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"Dialogues" -National Association of Bridal Consultants Magazine
"Bridal Guide Magazine" "The Knot" "Bride's Magazine" "New York Magazine" "New York Times" "Better Homes And Gardens" "Newsday" "The Times Union" "The Daily Gazette" "The Leader Herald"


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STAN WIEST RECORDED "MUSIC TO DRIVE BY" released June 2013 http://www.music-you-will-love.com a new piano solo CD featuring the music of the Great American Songbook.Album has received critical acclaim REVIEWS FOR “MUSIC TO DRIVE BY” STAN WIEST PIANO CD This CD is a standout for its beautiful arrangements of beautiful music. For anyone who likes American "standards," this is a great pick. AMAZON.COM 5 STARS REVUE “Not only is he a terrific pianist, but his choice of material is absolutely first rate- some truly great songs, very well played” PETER DUCHIN Completing the recordings in eight hours was “a feat,” says Euphoria owner David Sokol, who was impressed by Wiest’s performance. “The man knows every tune, he knows music history,” Sokol says. “He’s a serious musician and ‘serious musician’ is the highest compliment I can pay . . . I’ve heard the greatest musicians in the world, and Stan is excellent.” DAVID SOKOL - OWNER EUPHORIA STUDIOS “PIANIST STAN WIEST ADDS ‘RECORDING ARTIST’ TO HIS LONG MUSICAL RESUME LONG ISLAND NEWSDAY Dick Robinson, host of WHLI/1100 AM’s “American Standards by the Sea,” is also impressed by Wiest’s piano stylings. “His album is a nice reflection of the American Songbook,” he says. “I love that a song like ‘Night and Day’ is just piano. No trio, no big band, no singer. Stan does a wonderful job.” DICK ROBINSON WHLI “AMERICAN STANDARDS BY THE SEA” It is as beautiful of piano playing as one would ever want to hear. It’s absolutely delicious. It’s gorgeous. Wonderful renditions of these songs. Each and every one a classic song. And you do a beautiful job, a masterful job on them. I want to compliment you on absolutely marvelous piano playing. A great great keepsake album. It simply could not have been better. It really is a group of brilliantly played selections. It’s as good as it gets. And you have every right to be proud of it. PAUL RICHARDS PROGRAM DIRECTOR WHLI

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Performed and planned weddings for editors of Red Book,Cosmopolitan and Bridal Guide Magazines,The Du Pont wedding.Receptions for Barbara Walters, Sally Jessy Raphael, Tony Randall.Performances for Mayor Giuliani of New York City.

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Recent Answers from Stan Wiest

2010-02-10 wedding venue:

I have personally performed for many weddings at each of the locations with my band (also available as Band/DJ Combination). I have also provided ceremony music, cocktail hour music  and  DJ's at each

2009-11-24 Wedding Consulting:

Please feel free to use my name. Jerry Monaghan is now the former president but very active with the Association.    STAN WIEST  A.STAN WIEST MUSIC  Member Association of Bridal Consultants  www.stanwiest

2005-03-05 A small intimate ceromony:

Send me your name and address (mention this post in Allexperts)I will send you a package of information on the entertainments I provide-it might help you and you will be surprised how affordable it can

2005-01-17 de seversky:

Dear Lianne,  I have been associated with De Seversky for over 20 years providing Bands, DJ's and Ceremony and Cocktail Hour music. My personal band has played close to 100 weddings at De Seversky.I cannot

2004-10-30 how to beak into planning?:

Dear Jennifer,  Contact the Association Of Bridal Consultants  200 Chestnutland Road  New Milford Connecticut  06776-2521  Phone 860-355-0464    Tell them that you are interested in becoming a wedding


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