Let's make your song the best possible! My name is Corey Reese and I'm from the Greater Philadelphia Area. I have nearly 20 years of musical experience playing piano, keyboard, hammond organ, and pipe organ for various artist and in world famous concert halls and venues. I enjoy playing genres including gospel, jazz, classical, R&B, and many more.
My music journey started at a very young age playing piano and organ in church. From there I became a classically trained pianist with exposure to various genres and styles. I've had the pleasure of working with recording artist, wedding bands, recording projects, and live performances; as well as playing for shows, conferences, conventions, and on renowned instruments like the John Wanamaker Organ in Macy's in Center City Philadelphia and the Chapel Organ at Princeton University.
I am versatile and love playing all genres and creating a unique sound, especially on keys and hammond organ.
I always enjoy collaborating with my clients to bring their music to life, whether I'm reading from a music score or creating a masterpiece from a single melody line. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you as well! Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.
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Interview with Corey Reese
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently worked with a friend, producer, and musician who handle production on his latest album release "Ellie Jane". I played keys and organ on a few songs from the album that was released to iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, etc.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working on an online lesson project that will help other musicians enhance their playing in areas of keys, hammond organ, and pipe organ for gospel and liturgical playing.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I would highly recommend Rob Bulman, who is a phenomenal session drummer. I work with him on several projects/live performances. He has a unique sound and is versatile in his playing, so he is sure to give you the sound you desire for your projects.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to always provide my best work when working on projects.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: My job allows me to work with incredibly talented people which push me to be my best self and put forth my best work.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I normally ask clients for information on their projects and what they have in mind. I want to know things like the song title? Is its a cover or an original song? Whats the style or genre? Do they have references of similar songs? Is there sheet music or a score?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on a lot of gospel music in live performances and recordings. I also work on R&B, funk, and jazz music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I generally bring flavor to a song. It's one thing to play a song through but its another thing when you bring feeling and meaning to the music.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by Stevie Wonder, Jacob Collier, Cory Henry, Richard Smallwood, Virgil Fox, and many others.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My clients often come to me with either a score or lyrics and melody to a song and I work with them to fully develop the song and bring the music to life. I also work with singers and bands in performing covers to popular music.