"...he plays in a free-flowing, emotional manner that seems to
go to the music's very soul."
(Stereophile Magazine, 'Music to Die For’)
Classically trained Steinway Artist Emile Pandolfi is a seasoned artist with a performance career spanning more than 25 years. He connects with his audiences at a very personal level as he shares his love of life, laughter, and music.
Emile's LA years included a six-year stint at the world-famous Comedy Store, playing nightly for, then, up & coming comics, Robin Williams, Jay Leno, Bob Saget, Jim Carey, and many many others. He toured both the US & Australia and performed on several recordings (including one of his own). He also worked as a rehearsal and studio pianist, theater and opera coach, and of course, in the nightclub scene. His experiences have included some unique opportunities, such as recording & performing Rhapsody in Blue in the Opening Ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics, musical director and pianist for a Melodrama dinner theater, and working with Chick Corea, who describes Pandolfi as having a "monster technique."
Pandolfi moved his young family east in 1986 and later started his own record label. Today he is known as one of the world’s premier pop pianists with an extensive catalog of solo albums and CD sales upwards of three and a half million hard copies. Recent projects include a collection of Broadway favorites recorded with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and a solo recording of contemporary movie themes. Emile's European tours include concerts in England, Italy, Norway, Hungary, and Russia.
Pandolfi's music has been available on Pandora since 2009; on Spotify since 2015. He averages 2 million unique listeners a month, and has surpassed a half-billion streams across the globe.
Dana grew up on a variety of music because of her parents’ differing tastes. While her mother was a fan of Glenn Miller and crooners of the day, as well as Country and Western singers, her father introduced her to his love of the classical greats and a steady stream of Metropolitan Opera stars.
Her resume is as full of variety as her musical tastes: from television and radio host to fronting popular bands in the southeast. Although she has an extensive career in Gospel, her list of lead roles in musical theatre and operetta includes: The Telephone, Suzanna’s Secret, Showboat, The Fantastiks, Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, and Jaques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.
Dana’s released Embraceable You in 2018, a collection of songs from Broadway and film classics, featuring Pandolfi’s unmistakable piano touch.
Whether it’s The Great American Songbook, singer/songwriter selections, Broadway, or classical pieces, their artistic combination is a hit!