"Emile Pandolfi is not only a master at the piano, but a funnyman to boot."
When Emile take the stage, audiences get more than an evening of beautiful music. They also get an evening of laughter and fun, as Emile’s friendly humor—honed during his time as the house pianist at the famed Comedy Store in Los Angeles—punctuates the performance. This storytelling and comedy, combined with Emile’s incredible piano artistry makes this show truly unique.
Emile Pandolfi is, quite simply, a master of the piano. Pandolfi's intimate understanding of classical and pop music allows him to pour an expansive range of emotion into his arrangements of movie themes, musicals, and standards. He also includes performances of works by some of his heroes: Chopin, Debussy, & Rachmaninoff. His mastery of timing has spilled into his love of friendly comedy - he deftly moves his audience from giggles to tears to inspiration to guffaws.
You will love Emile's guest vocalist, Dana Russell whose smile lights up a stage! Her range, talent and interpretation allow her to present touching ballads, powerful show tunes, heartbreaking torch songs and legitimate opera within one show. Very few performers can bring complete authenticity to that range of genres, and Dana is simply magnificent at it. No matter the musical genre, Emile and Dana's artistic chemistry is a hit!
After the show the two are happy to meet audience members in the lobby. Emile and Dana know that it is the audience that allows them to do what they both truly love doing and each audience member is sincerely appreciated!