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CLIENTS: Jazz Clubs, Concert Halls, Recording Studios, Churches and Homes with Steinway, Yamaha, Kawai, Baldwin, Seiler, Samick Pianos


Philip Amalong
Concert pianist, Eroica Classical Recordings artist, piano professor
"Nevin has prepared recording and concert pianos for me, and also rebuilt the actions in two older Baldwins, bringing them back to life in a splendid way. His work is both meticulous and imaginative, and he has a keen sense of what makes a particular piano sound its best in a given environment. Nevin Essex is a consummate craftsman at the top the profession."
College of Mount St. Joseph

Carrol C. Rawlings
"Nevin recently finished a complete action restoration on our 5 foot Baldwin at the Florence Baptist Church. The piano has never sounded better. It has the feel and sound of a new instrument. We couldn't be more pleased and would recommend his work to anyone interested in making their piano the best it can be."

Michael Chertock,
Telarc Recording Artist
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music
"Nevin has prepared pianos for many of my concerts and recordings over the years, including extensive service on the instruments at Music Hall and at the church where I play, and his work has always been excellent."

Eugene and Elizabeth Pridonoff,
Performing and Recording Artists, Artists in Residence, Professors of Piano University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music
"Our pianos sound better than ever and they are very well matched." Two Steinway D concert grands

Jim Connerley
Jazz Performer and Faculty Pianist
"Nevin does great work on my Kawai at home and at the night clubs where I play."
University of Louisville School of Music
Independent jazz pianist, Chez Nora, Jeff Ruby's.
(Yamaha grands)
Cincinnati, OH

Derison Duarte
Concert Pianist, Teacher
Fellowship Winner; American Pianists Association, 1997
Piano Faculty, Colburn School of Performing Arts
Los Angeles, CA
"Nevin is unquestionably a first class technician combining an artist's attention to detail with tremendous knowledge and logic. I would trust his work under any circumstance."

James Hart
Classical and Jazz performer and recording artist
"I have recommended him to colleagues and friends as well as the institutions where I work and have always received glowing reports ..."
Xavier University
Hilton Hotel
Cincinnati, OH

Eric Zadan
Jazz Performer and founder of Dayton's Jazz Arts Studio
(Comments on web page)
Dayton, OH

Dr. Robert Marler
Concert Pianist, Recording Artist and Professor of Piano
"My piano has never sounded so good…"
(Baldwin SF-10.)
Belmont University
Nashville, TN

Steve Schmidt
Independent and Big Band Jazz Pianist
"…they really feel great, such a pleasure to play…"
Blue Wisp Jazz Club (Seiler)
Promontory Grill and Bar (Yamaha)
Hilton Hotel (Baldwin L)

Marjorie Fryxell
Pianist and Teacher
Former coach/accompanist Metropolitan Opera
Founder Hickory Hill Chamber Players
"My piano is sounding better than it has in years, thanks to Nevin's good work. With new hammers we are starting fresh and he is making it sound just the way I like..."
Steinway Model "O"

Carolmae Katz
Pianist, Accompanist, Teacher
"Nevin Essex is a master technician. I am so very pleased with his work. He evaluated, diagnosed and did an outstanding job of servicing my pianos regarding the dampers, pedals, and in the tuning, touch, tone and restorations of the actions."
Two Steinways, teaching studio"

Other Cincinnati Area Clients since 2000:

WGUC Corbett Recording Studio
Baldwin SF-10; Action rebuild, recordings
Steinway D; action rebuild
Jeff Ruby's
Yamaha; New hammers, strings
Lausche Recording Studio
Steinway B; Regulate and voice, recordings
Over The Rhine
Steinway B; Regulate and voice, recordings
Blessid Union of Souls
7' Samick; Regulate and voice, recordings
Ultrasuede Studio
Samick; Regulate and voice, recordings
Louisville Recording Arts, Howie Gano, Louisville, KY
Yamaha; Action rebuild, recordings
Hilton Hotel
Baldwin L; Action rebuild
Chez Nora
Yamaha; Hammers and strings
Blue Wisp Jazz Club
8' Seiler; Action rebuild
College of Mount St. Joseph
2 Baldwin SF-10s; Action rebuilds, Concert Prep
Xavier Piano Series
2 Baldwin SD-10s; Action Rebuilds, Concert Prep
University of Dayton Sears Recital Hall
Steinway D; Concert Prep
Wright State University
Steinway D; Concert Prep
Northern Kentucky University
Steinway D; Concert Prep
2 Baldwin SD-10s; Action Rebuilds, Concert Prep
Sound Images Recording Studio
Yamaha C5; Tune and voice, recordings