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"John Bianculli is always spot on.  I don't get a chance to see him often
but when I do it reminds me why I love his playing not only is he a wonderful technician on the piano
but the versatility of his tune selection is what really made the day for me.
 He brought bassist Earl Sauls and drummer, Taro Okamoto and the trio was in sync throughout the brunch. Gershwin's "Loved Walked In" opened.  Among tunes he played were "Too Soon" and "Try a Little Tenderness."
- all were great favorites.  The tunes had just the right amount of balance as they bounced from piano to bass and to drums throughout..."  -Andrea Tyson, former President of New Jersey Jazz Society


“It invokes beauty and playful fancy, stirs the imagination,
and goes straight to the heart. It is unique, lyrical, dynamic,
rich, and uplifting. . .“ - Home News and Tribune
“It is music that will draw you in and make you listen. . .”
- The Star Ledger

“...A beautiful touch.” - Earl May

“Everyone enjoyed your playing very much, John...
I'm still getting compliments about it. Thanks to you
it was one of the best parties we’ve been to in a very long time!
- D. Sansanelli

“When you leave, you’ll leave singing. The next
morning, you’ll wake up humming. And if you’re
not a die-hard fan yet, you will be.” - M. Kushner
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The John Bianculli Group
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It bubbles... It brims... And then...
It explodes with the driving energy of World Beats:
jazz, Afro-cuban, Brazilian, Latin, rhythm & blues,
funk and gospel.
Here is music on the edge of a new century;
The sounds of four continents brewed
and blended together
by a band of masterful musicians led by composer and pianist, John Bianculli,
who was born and raised on the apron of the jazz world, Greenwich Village.
From Birdland, the Blue Note and Smalls in NYC
to New Jersey’s supper clubs and coffeehouses to
African-American churches and outdoor jazz festivals,
John Bianculli’s berth is wide,
creating rhythms and melodies
that reach deep inside the audiences
who embrace his music.
Bianculli is indeed, a master of melody and rhythm.
You can’t help but feel the original passion that drives him
to compose each piece.
The incredible excitement of “Hoofin’ Home”,
“Cueste Lo Que Cueste” and“New Brasilia”
literally brings crowds to their feet,
not to mention, dancing in the aisles!
When you leave, you’ll leave singing.
The next morning, you’ll wake up humming.
And if your not a die-hard fan yet, you will be.
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~~MORE REVIEWS AS PIANIST AND BANDLEADER~~
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Everything! Always the BEST! We have been working with John for years! As a solo pianist, he is fabulous. He has also performed with many other musicians. He has arranged for many trios, quartets, bands and has DJ'd for our parties and special events for many years, all have been absolutely wonderful. We look forward to what the future brings!
Sherry W Exec Director, Princeton Windrows 
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I have discussed music and pianos many times with John. He has always been willing to give me advice and direction. I appreciate his offers for help. Also, he is a wonderful musician. I would recommend him has a teacher or performer without hesitation.   -Don J 
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John is an excellent musician, band leader and teacher. I would recommend him anytime and to anyone who is looking for a person with these qualities. And most of all - he is dependable and a very gentle human being. -Peter S  
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John Bianculli is a true musician, composer and teacher who communicates is life long commitment to bringing a love of music to all he meets on stage and off.  -Valeri W 
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John is  very exceptional on the ivories - I personally have a lot of connections with Jazz groups and keyboard players, and John rates as one of the very best. In additional to his playing, he engages other musicians for various functions and handles things professionally and it always goes smoothly.  -Carl K 
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John Bianculli was the DJ at my wedding reception this past summer. He arrived early, brought all his own equipment, and set up everything so that our guests heard music as they entered the room. He played some live music on the keyboard and also did traditional DJ-ing. He played all of the artists and songs we had requested in the preliminary form he asked us to fill out. He was also able to accommodate spur of the moment requests on the day of the wedding. We had a few last minute changes to our itinerary for the day and John handled all of them without a hiccup. Overall, he was professional, cheerful, and a pleasant presence at our wedding reception. I would highly recommend him as a DJ!  -Ariana and Eric