excellence in musicianship, repertoire and professionalism

Pianist Steve Rubardt delights event guests with his subtle, soulful renditions of The Great American Songbook, Beatles, Bossa Nova and classical music.

Known for his long-standing tenure at a major Bay Area hotel, Steve has the “it” factor while performing background music…”it” being his ability to please listeners and play beneath conversation levels at the same time.

Steve lists Bill Evans, J.S. Bach, and The Beatles among his primary musical influences. Deeply grounded in classical traditions and the spirit of jazz improvisation, Steve’s playing has a fluency and freedom of expression not often found in the world of freelance musicians.