Matthew Kern has provided music for hundreds of weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, private parties and corporate events over the past ten years at nearly every Portland area venue. He served as the house pianist for the Nordstrom store in downtown Portland for over nine years. He began playing at the age of three and has an instantly recognizable style that encompasses many musical genres and eras from jazz and pop standards to rock classics and the hits of today. He has an intuitive sense of timing, atmosphere and what songs will be most enjoyable for you and your guests. Matthew’s playing is inobtrusive yet engaging, and has been described by The Oregonian as “wildly romantic” and “wonderful.” His versatility makes him the perfect choice for music lovers of all ages and the ideal musician for any style of event from the most traditional to the most casual. He will meet with you in advance if you wish to discuss your musical preferences. Friendly and professional, Matthew believes the music for your celebration should be as special as you are and will work with you to make sure your ceremony and reception are accompanied by the music that you love the most.
“Thank you for everything-- the music was gorgeous and more beautifully played than we could have hoped for. We were so lucky to find you and so happy to have you as a part of our day!”
- Erin and Nathan
“Thank you, Matthew! The music during the ceremony and the reception was just perfect. You made the whole process really fun, and our guests all raved about your playing”
- Doug and Katie
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