Using his innovative piano technique, pianist Wendell H. Mills II creates stylized piano solos of the top songs and song standards of legendary popular composers. Each song's original structure is maintained and all rarely heard intro verses and song interludes are included, as the composers intended!
Solo Piano Albums Completed
Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael, The Christmas Album, Stephen Foster, The Gershwins, Jerome Kern, Lerner & Loewe, Frank Loesser, Mills & McCann, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Rodgers & Hart, Jule Styne. CDs, Downloads, and Sample Tracks are all available in the MUSIC SHOP .
Top Ten Albums
Top Songs CDs
Solo Piano Albums Underway
IN PROGRESS - The Top Ten Songs of Leonard Bernstein, the composer of the musicals On The Town, Peter Pan, Wonderful Town, Candide, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and the acclaimed West Side Story which is the first modern musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
COMPOSERS UNDER CONSIDERATION - Burt Bacharach & Hal David, Lionel Bart, Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley, Cy Coleman, Vernon Duke, Marvin Hamlisch, Jerry Herman, Billy Joel, Elton John, Kander & Ebb, Carole King & Gerry Goffin, Burton Lane, Lennon & McCartney, Henry Mancini, Jimmy McHugh, Arthur Schwartz, Stephen Schwartz, Paul Simon, Stephen Sondheim, Charles Strouse, Harry Warren, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Whiting, Don Williams, John Williams, Paul Williams, Meredith Willson. If you can think of additional composers, please CONTACT the pianist.
Solo Piano Performances
Dr. Mills is available to play his stylized renditions of popular song standards at informal events including cocktail parties, dinners, receptions, gatherings, grand openings, assisted living facilities, or any other informal agenda where relaxing piano music is required. If a well-tuned piano is not available, he will bring his own. Please CONTACT the pianist to inquire about a performance.
"Like an upscale lounge in your own house"
"Wendell Mills is a great piano interpreter of Irving Berlin. I also enjoyed his renditions of Gershwin, Porter, Kern, and Rodgers"
"I have found Wendell's piano solos wonderful..."
"I have given them as gifts to people who have small luncheon or cocktail groups at their home or office."