//Curtis Wayne Hunt : independent artist :
It’s free with no obligation to hire
Funeral Music - Rosemount, MN
Wedding Ceremony - Minneapolis 2019
Photos and Videos
15 photos and 4 videos
General event / party,
Pop / top 40,
Jazz / Blues,
Curtis responded to my query almost immediately and rearranged his schedule to provide music for my nephew's visitation and funeral. Curtis played piano for five hours during the visitation, taking minimal breaks. He filled the church will lovely, peaceful piano music and sang beautifully during for some of the songs. With only a few days to prepare, he learned a handful of new pieces for the funeral. His pitch-perfect, powerful vocals conveyed the emotion of the songs as he played the grand piano perfectly. Curtis's extraordinary musical talent helped our family, our friends and our community through a very difficult couple of days.Mar 19, 2020Verified//Curtis Wayne Hunt : independent artist :'s reply
Amy, it certainly has been a heavy week. It was such an honor to be a part of the Visitation and Funeral, and to stand along side your family. Thank you for taking a chance on scheduling a complete stranger to sing at your nephew's funeral. What an honor for me. Please let me know if there is any way I can be supportive to you and the family in the future.
Curtis was well received at our event! The audience very much enjoyed his style of music, and had a great time.Feb 18, 2019Verified//Curtis Wayne Hunt : independent artist :'s reply
Thanks Chene! It was a pleasure to perform for your community! I look forward to working with you all again!
Curtis was fantastic! He played our piano and provided wonderful background music for our Christmas party and then went above and beyond by bringing caroling books so our guests could sing along after we ate. Highly recommend for your next event!!Dec 16, 2018Verified//Curtis Wayne Hunt : independent artist :'s reply
Susan! Your Holiday Party was so memorable! Thank you for trusting me to come into that very special moment!
I’m 27 and have never done anything musical before. I’m taking songwriting and piano lessons with Curtis. He is really good at tailoring my lessons to what I want to be doing and motivating me to keep writing and practicing. This is something I’ve thought about doing for years and it feels incredible to actually be doing it finally! He’s an awesome teacher and a great guy! Would highly recommend! 👍👍Sep 15, 2018Verified
Curtis played the piano to accompany my mother recording a song for my wedding. He was incredibly professional to work with and very friendly. He has incredible range of playing and is a talented musician. He's also a vocal coach and I think can really read the people that he is working alongside which is very valuable.Aug 15, 2019Verified//Curtis Wayne Hunt : independent artist :'s reply
Thank you for the kind words Dani!! It was my privilege to record the song for you!! Congrats on your upcoming wedding!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?For entertainment, I work with the host to negotiate the budget. Things I factor in are location, equipment needs, travel and prep, and/or if I need to collaborate or secure with other musicians to serve your event. $100 an hour is an average hourly price for my solo live playing. If I need to bring my own gear, I’ll charge $50 an hour for that. I typically don’t charge for travel, unless I’m traveling over an hour to get to a venue. Essentially then, for 2 hour cocktail hour, I would typically charge $300 to come as a solo artist, and bring all my own gear. If you want me to bring other musicians with me, for a small combo vibe, then we can discuss what you're looking for. The bottom line is... let's talk. I'd love to customize the music to serve what you're looking to spend.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I'd love to talk over text or email. If appropriate, I'd also love to meet in person for a free consultation.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a Bachelors of Music from North Central University in Minneapolis, and his Masters of Music in Commercial Vocal Performance from McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, MN. This has enabled me to teach at the college level, as well as release music through my own artist brand. I am also avidly following trends in the music industry and looking to stay current. In addition to my performing and coaching work, I also am a Certified Piano Tuner. So I have earned that Certification as well, from The Piano Technician Academy out of Phoenix, AZ.