Kevin Fox, New York Style Cocktail Pianist Serving Southern California and the Central Coast.

(805) 689-3970


Pianist Kevin Fox performing for an event at the beautiful Catalina Island Casino Ballroom in Avalon, California.

If you enjoy classic New York style cocktail piano jazz, have longtime Manhattan pianist Kevin Fox bring elegance and sophistication to your event with his renditions of the great American standards of the twentieth century. For 20 years, Kevin performed at many of New York City's finest hotels, private clubs and restaurants - playing the timeless and enduring songs of "The Great American Songbook" and jazz standards of the 1950s and 1960s. Now based in Southern California since 2009, Kevin continues to capture the glamour and romance of "Old Hollywood" playing classic cocktail piano for parties, events and at fine hotels, restaurants and clubs in Southern California and the Central Coast. Kevin performs for events in Montecito, Beverly Hills, on Catalina Island and throughout Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties.


Kevin Fox Plays The Great American Songbook.

Jazz pianist.

What is the Great American Songbook? This refers to the most memorable American popular songs that were originally published during the time period considered to be "The Golden Age" of popular songwriting - from the early 1900s until about 1950. Many of these songs were written for Broadway musicals and Hollywood films during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. These are songs that have withstood the test of time and have become an everlasting part of our popular culture. For example, people of all ages are likely to recognize such classics as, "It Had To Be You", "Over The Rainbow" and "As Time Goes By". Pianist Kevin Fox plays all the classic songs from "The Great American Songbook" - including the music of Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter and others.


Kevin Fox Plays Classic Cocktail Music of the 1950s and 1960s.

Kevin Fox at the piano on New Year's Eve at Birnam Wood Golf Club in Montecito, California.

There are many classic popular songs from the 1950s and 1960s that were originally written for motion pictures and Broadway musicals and have become standards in the cocktail jazz piano repertoire - and Kevin plays them all. This includes songs written by Henry Mancini, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mandel and others. This also includes songs that were popularized by vocalists, such as Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin. Many of these songs are familiar to everyone - such as "Unforgettable", "The Girl From Ipanema" and "Fly Me To The Moon".

Recent Testimonials:

"Kevin was great from start to finish! I needed someone who could come in and play that perfect jazz piano background music for our cocktail/birthday party. He pulled that off with ease and by the end of the evening, people had gathered around the piano making requests to sing along to. Things were going so well that I further enlisted his services beyond the originally agreed to time-frame and he was very accommodating. As a piano player of 30+ years myself, I can vouch for his skills to entertain. I'd definitely hire him back again should the opportunity present itself. Thanks, Kevin!"
-Marc

"Kevin Fox is in my experience, one of the most talented, and experienced pianists I have ever had the pleasure of working with. We hired him for semi-regular playing at the hotel that I manage and everyone was absolutely in love with him. His ability and talent for music is amazing. He would often accompany me while singing in the hotel lobby with no prior experience with music that I would give him. His sight reading is impeccable and his ability to follow a singer, is excellent. Not to mention he dresses very sharply for the part, and couldn't be more of a pleasure to be around. He has an extensive library of songs he knows, and has never failed to take a request. If you are looking for someone to bring a ton of class, elegance and talent to your get together, look no further than Kevin Fox. We were extremely lucky to have such a talented musician play for us! He will absolutely liven up your occasion!"
-Kenneth


Cocktail Piano Sample Song Lists:

The Great American Songbook

  • Ain't Misbehavin'
  • All Of Me
  • All The Things You Are
  • Alone Together
  • Always
  • Angel Eyes
  • April In Paris
  • As Time Goes By
  • Autumn In New York
  • Begin The Beguine
  • Bewitched
  • Blue Moon
  • Blue Skies
  • Blues In The Night
  • Body And Soul
  • But Not For Me
  • Cheek To Cheek
  • Chicago
  • Cocktails For Two
  • Come Rain Or Come Shine
  • Dancing In The Dark
  • Dancing On The Ceiling
  • Darn That Dream
  • Deep Purple
  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  • Dream
  • Dream A Little Dream Of Me
  • Embraceable You
  • Everything Happens To Me
  • Everything I Have Is Yours
  • Fascinating Rhythm
  • Foggy Day, A
  • For All We Know
  • Get Out Of Town
  • Ghost Of A Chance, A
  • Have You Met Miss Jones?
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • How Long Has This Been Going On?
  • I Can't Get Started With You
  • I Concentrate On You
  • I Could Write A Book
  • I Cover The Waterfront
  • I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire
  • I Had The Craziest Dream
  • I Only Have Eyes For You
  • I Remember You
  • I Thought About You
  • I'll Be Seeing You
  • I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
  • I'm Glad There Is You
  • I'm In The Mood For Love
  • I'm Old Fashioned
  • I'm Through With Love
  • Imagination
  • In A Sentimental Mood
  • Isn't It Romantic?
  • It Could Happen To You
  • It Had To Be You
  • It's Only A Paper Moon
  • I've Got A Crush On You
  • I've Got The World On A String
  • I've Got You Under My Skin
  • Lady Is A Tramp, The
  • Laura
  • Lazy River
  • Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
  • Let's Face The Music And Dance
  • Love For Sale
  • Love Is Here To Stay
  • Love Walked In
  • Lullaby Of Broadway
  • Lullaby Of The Leaves
  • Lush Life
  • Makin' Whoopee
  • Manhattan
  • Memories Of You
  • Midnight Sun
  • Moon Over Miami
  • Moonglow
  • Moonlight In Vermont
  • More Than You Know
  • My Funny Valentine
  • My Heart Stood Still
  • My Ideal
  • My Old Flame
  • My Romance
  • My Ship
  • My Silent Love
  • Nearness Of You, The
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • Night And Day
  • Oh, Lady Be Good!
  • On Green Dolphin Street
  • On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  • Once In A While
  • One For My Baby
  • Out Of Nowhere
  • Over The Rainbow
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • Polkadots And Moonbeams
  • Prelude To A Kiss
  • Prisoner Of Love
  • September In The Rain
  • September Song
  • Serenade In Blue
  • She's Funny That Way
  • Skylark
  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  • Softly As A Morning Sunrise
  • Somebody Loves Me
  • Someone To Watch Over Me
  • Song Is You, The
  • Sophisticated Lady
  • Speak Low
  • Spring Is Here
  • Stardust
  • Stars Fell On Alabama
  • Stella By Starlight
  • Stormy Weather
  • Summertime
  • Sweet And Lovely
  • 'S Wonderful
  • Tangerine
  • Tea For Two
  • Temptation
  • Tenderly
  • There Is No Greater Love
  • There Will Never Be Another You
  • These Foolish Things
  • They All Laughed
  • They Can't Take That Away
  • Things We Did Last Summer, The
  • This Can't Be Love
  • Thou Swell
  • Until The Real Thing Comes Along
  • Very Thought Of You, The
  • Way You Look Tonight, The
  • What Is This Thing Called Love
  • What's New?
  • Where Or When
  • Willow Weep For Me
  • With A Song In My Heart
  • Yesterdays
  • You And The Night And The Music
  • You Are Too Beautiful
  • You Go To My Head
  • You Stepped Out Of A Dream
  • You'll Never Know

Cocktail Piano Standards Of The 1950s

  • All Of You
  • All The Way
  • An Affair To Remember
  • Around The World
  • Arrivederci, Roma
  • A Sleepin' Bee
  • Autumn In Rome
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Because Of You
  • Because You're Mine
  • Best Is Yet To Come, The
  • Beyond The Sea
  • Blossom Fell, A
  • Blue Gardenia
  • Born To Be Blue
  • Canadian Sunset
  • C'est Manifique
  • Chances Are
  • Chega De Saudade
  • Come Fly With Me
  • Cry Me A River
  • Day In The Life Of A Fool, A
  • Ebb Tide
  • Getting To Know You
  • Here's That Rainy Day
  • Hey There
  • I Could Have Danced All Night
  • I Get Ideas
  • I Have Dreamed
  • I Love Paris
  • I Wish You Love
  • I'm A Fool To want You
  • If I Give My Heart To You
  • If I Were A Bell
  • Invitation
  • It's All In The Game
  • I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
  • Just In Time
  • Kiss To Build A Dream On, A
  • Lazy Afternoon
  • Learnin' The Blues
  • Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
  • Lullaby Of Birdland
  • Misty
  • My Foolish Heart
  • My Favorite Things
  • My One And Only Love
  • Never Let Me Go
  • Never Never Land
  • Nevertheless
  • No Moon At All
  • Old Cape Cod
  • Only You
  • On The Street Where You Live
  • Party's Over, The
  • Picnic
  • Que Sera Sera
  • Rags To Riches
  • Satin Doll
  • Secret Love
  • Smile
  • Something's Gotta Give
  • Somewhere
  • Somewhere Along The Way
  • Song From Moulin Rouge
  • Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
  • Stranger In Paradise
  • Sway
  • Take Five
  • Teach Me Tonight
  • Tender Trap, The
  • That's All
  • That's Amore
  • Three Coins In The Fountain
  • Till
  • Till There Was You
  • Too Close For Comfort
  • Too Late Now
  • True Love
  • Unforgettable
  • Under Paris Skies
  • Volare
  • Weaver Of Dreams, A
  • When I Fall In Love
  • When Sunny Gets Blue
  • Witchcraft
  • You Make Me Feel So Young
  • Young and Foolish
  • Young At Heart

Cocktail Piano Standards Of The 1960s

  • A Time For Love
  • Alfie
  • Apartment, The
  • Call Me Irresponsible
  • Charade
  • Corcovado
  • Days Of Wine And Roses
  • Desafinado
  • Dindi
  • Emly
  • Everybody Loves Somebody
  • Girl From Ipanema, The
  • Good Life, The
  • Hello Dolly
  • How Insensitive
  • I Left My Heart In San Francisco
  • I Will Wait For You
  • If Ever I Would Leave You
  • I Wanna Be Around
  • Last Dance, The
  • Look Of Love, The
  • L-O-V-E
  • Love Letters
  • Make Someone Happy
  • Meditation
  • Moon River
  • More
  • My Way
  • Nice 'N' Easy
  • O Grande Amor
  • On A Clear Day
  • Once I Loved
  • Once Upon A Time
  • One Note Samba
  • People
  • Put On A Happy Face
  • Second Time Around, The
  • Shadow Of Your Smile, The
  • Somewhere My Love
  • Soon It's Gonna Rain
  • Spanish Eyes
  • Strangers In The Night
  • Summer Samba
  • Summer Wind, The
  • Triste
  • Try To Remember
  • Two For The Road
  • Watch What Happens
  • Wave
  • What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?
  • What A Wonderful World
  • What Kind Of Fool Am I?
  • Where Is Love?
  • Who Can I Turn To
  • Windmills Of Your Mind, The
  • Yellow Days
  • You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You