-St. Martin This Week, 10/92
"The music's best asset is VIRTUOSO Zipse at the piano..."
-Jeff Murphy, News-Journal, 02/03
"Zipse and his combo, full and rich ... a sturdy foundation ..."
-Leo Irwin, News-Journal, 10/02
Hello, I am a pianist who plays festivals, concerts, casinos, theaters, restaurants and clubs, as well as weddings, parties and corporate events. Besides playing solo piano or doing a one-man-band (w/ NO canned sequences) I also have a rock duo, a jazz trio, and an excellent party band.
You see, I just simply LOVE to play! As I tell my students, it's easy to be good at something if you love it. That's why I've been a full-time musician for 28 years. This IS my day job!
I also play in church, and perform free at various fundraisers and charities, for talent is a gift, and what I do with it is my gift back.
Now I would be honored to provide the music for your wedding ceremony, reception, cocktail party or dinner dance. From classical music for the ceremony to jazz for cocktails, from soft romantic music for dinner to dance party music for the reception, whatever you prefer, I know I can provide the perfect mix to please all your guests. I have a vast repertoire of over 1000 memorized songs, (including Rhapsody in Blue) and am able to play most requests.
But instead of my words, read what others say:
(from my website's Guestbook)
"David played for my folks' 50th anniversary party last September at The Farmhouse in Avondale. I knew from previous experience that he would put on a good show with just the kind of music the "old folks" would like, as well as a few for us younger people, too. Not only did he exceed my expectations in that regard, but he brought the house down, to the point where other restaurant guests came wandering in to see where the great music was coming from. By the end of the evening we were all up dancing, and hearing Rhapsody in Blue was the icing on the cake. Wonderful!" -Carolyn Hendrix, Port Deposit, MD
"We had the distinct pleasure of producing "Nunsense" last year..David was the pianist. WOW! Standing ovation from the full houses every night after his pre-show gig. Used him again in Dec. for "Nuncrackers" at Milton Theatre. Also booked him for a major Lewes fundraiser. THEN I booked him for a private party at my home (can't get enough!). Excellent musician...great fun to work with..superb show!" -Sue & Charlie Meyer, Lewes, DE
"David has entertained us for over 6 years, both at my home for various parties, and at our Black Tie events. He is outstanding and gets people excited and dancing! David is the requested favorite and we love his varied music, he can play almost anything you request!" -George Cascia, Rehoboth Beach, DE
"Dave - You rock! Simply the best in the tri-state area! I always run into you when our band Remedy plays The Reef and just sit back and enjoy! You are just one fabulous keyboard player -- great form, technique, and a great ear. You are most certainly something for me to aspire towards!" -Pat Bush, Wilmington, DE
"This is Cheryl Romano Banquet Coordinator from the Rehoboth Beach Country Club in Delaware, we are a members only country club. I have had the distinct pleasure in booking David individually for many years as a piano player for our members and they always look forward to hearing him play. We recently had his group here for our Saturday evening entertainment, and they really had our crowd on the dance floor! Comments and raves continue to come in! We are looking forward to their return later this year!" -Cheryl Romano, Rehoboth Beach, DE
"David you are a most talented musician as well as an excellent orchestra conductor and music director. Your work on CAPA's High Society and Little Shop of Horrors was outstanding. I look forward to working with you in the future. Always, Alex " -Alex Handy, Easton, MD
"During the Chautauqua Tent Show in Lewes this summer, David Zipse created a fabulous experience of George Gershwin's music for an audience of over 500 people. Due in large part to the amazing talent of Mr. Zipse, it was a record-breaking attendance for an event that has been going on for ten years. As an organizer for the event, I found it great to be working with such a music professional. It was a top-notch performance! -Andrea Anderson, Lewes, DE
One last note to prospective clients,
Realizing how important client reviews are, I've included the testimonials above, from my website, and I will do my best to EARN a review as glowing as those above.
So, how can I help YOU? Just let me know!
Wow...what can I say. Dave was exceptional. Everyone at the reception was asking where we found him. He played every request asked of him (by memory) and was very professional. His Rhapsody in Blue was a big hit. We initially told Dave what we would like our reception to be and he delivered. BRAVO!!
I would highly recommend Dave, he's easy to work with, responds promptly to any questions you might have, and will give you exactly what you want.
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