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Bands and Ceremony Music in Chicago,

Chicago's Pianist Kathie Nicolet

Serving Chicagoland Over 20 Years
Chicago, IL
Services: Bands | Ceremony Music | Login to save vendor
(630) 830-2345

About Us

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!! Are you looking for amazing piano for your ceremony? Festive, upbeat, fun music to set the tone for your cocktail hour? The perfect, romantic ambiance to complement a perfect dinner? Look no further!!

Kathie is a Full Time Chicagoland Solo Pianist / Event Professional for THE most beautiful weddings - All phases of your wedding celebration from engagement parties, wedding showers, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, cocktail receptions, lovely dinners, to post nuptial brunches!

* Easter 2020 - April 12th - Kathie will be performing for the beautiful Hilton Chicago Oak Brook HIlls Hotel Holiday Brunch with seatings from l0:00 am to 12:00 pm and l:00 pm to 3:00 pm located in the Grand Ballroom. Please call the hotel for more information/reservations.

This artist is in high demand for her elegance, professionalism, superior musical artistry, and exceptional customer service!

She is delighted to help select the perfect music - recommend the best additional vendors for you if you'd like suggestions - to make your planning so much easier. Although classically trained 12 years, Kathie's repertoire includes a great variety of music to complement your special event. A sample songlist can be found on her "Music" page on the website.

For over 20 years, Kathie has performed at the Yamaha Grand Piano as Lead Pianist for Von Maur in Lombard & St Charles. Kathie was also featured as Nordstrom's Lead Pianist playing a beautiful Steinway Grand in Oak Brook and Woodfield Locations from 1994-1997. Today you can find Kathie in the Von Maur Lombard store / Yorktown!

She was selected by Today's Chicago Woman's Magazine as One of "100 Women Making A Difference" for her charitable contributions on behalf of children's organizations including "Make A Wish", The "Children's Center in Wheaton, & United Cerebral Palsy ;/ Chicago Chapter for the Annual Chef Fest at the Hyatt Lisle Hotel.

Among her steady work early on, Kathie performed in the Fairmont Hotel Lobby/Chicago - Knickerbocker Chicago Hotel Prince Of Wales Dining Room, Holiday Inn Willowbrook, Chez Paul on Rush Street, Holiday Inn/Skokie Lobby - Oak Brook Hills Hotel Lobby, Marriott Schaumburg Hotel Lobby - Drury Lane (Oak Brook) Courtyard Dining Room, and Villa Olivia Country Club - Bartlett. She was also substitute pianist at Medinah Country Club from 2005 to 2014 for the Club Members' Dining Room.

~ For 2020 Kathie performs for corporate/social events, exclusively. 95% of her business is based on referrals from hotels, banquet facilities, private clubs, and private event planners.

Memorable Past Events Include:

Rose Bowl Special Aboard a Santa Fe Railway Train to Pasadena, California

Ms Oprah Winfrey - ALSAC St Jude's Luncheon

Sundance Film Festival Fundraiser on the Gold Coast with actors Robert Redford and Sally Field in attendance

Cocktail Reception At Four Seasons Hotel Chicago For The Alzheimer's Association Fundraiser

Holiday Party at the Chicago History Museum for Mayor Richard J Daley's Staff

Press Parties For Tony Bennett - - (Oak Brook) Kenny Loggins (Pump Room / Ambassador E Hotel)


Some upscale venues where Kathie is recommended include: ABBINGTON BANQUETS Glen Ellyn - RUTH LAKE COUNTRY CLUB - Hinsdale - BARRINGTON WHITE HOUSE - Barrington MAKRAY GOLF CLUB Barrington METROPOLIS BALLROOM Arlington Heights. SCHRAM CHAPEL Glenview and JW Marriott Chicago COMPANY 251 Aurora MCDONALD HYATT LODGE HOTEL Oak Brook OAK BROOK HILLS HOTEL Oak Brook PALMER HOUSE HOTEL CHICAGO

* Please visit Kathie's Website: Muisic samples available, pictures, testimonials, references,

Kathie's Facebook Page - Chicago Pianist Kathie Nicolet where upcoming performances are listed.

Rates vary due to day of week, time, location, length of event, and parking. PLEASE CALL FOR YOUR PERSONAL QUOTE - Fees begin at $250.00 for a one hour cocktail reception in the suburbs on Friday or Sunday.

Trust a professional to provide the perfect music for your event -- Kathie has performed for hundreds of the most memorable occasions -- She'd love to perform for yours! You and your guests deserve the best. Congratulations!!



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  • Kathie Nicolet played piano for our ceremony and during cocktail hour. She was fantastic!!! Very easy to deal with while choosing from her vast selection of music she can play. She is extremely talented and professional. We received many compliments on how beautiful the music made the ceremony and cocktail hour.

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