It takes expert crowd scanning to play appropriate cocktail and dining enhancement. Is that guy tapping his foot? Does that woman recognize this standard? Did that guy just come up and say, 'dudes, i can't believe you guys are playing Floyd!'  It's all about creating the right vibe. But most importantly, it's about not playing too loud.



Dred is available as a soloist or with his trio. Browse the above tracks to hear examples:

Track 1 - Poinseana

Track 2 - The Joker

Track 3 - I'm in the Mood for Love

Track 4 - I've Got You Under My Skin

As a multi-instrumentalist, Dred plays drums, percussion & piano in bands featuring NYC's best vocalists. Browse and book through

WATCH AVALON - featuring Hillary Gardner

WATCH FOUR LEAF CLOVER - featuring Sasha Dobson

WATCH DESIFINADO - featuring Sara Serpa



Cole Porter, Ellington/Strayhorn, Rodgers/Hart, Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Hoagy Carmichael, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Ray Noble, Jimmy VanHeusen, Johnny Mercer, Vernon Duke...

Miles, Trane, Mingus, Monk, Herbie Hancock, Bud Powell, Lennie Tristano, Brubeck, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Bird...


rock, motown, funk, country, bossa nova, salsa, tango, cha-cha, irish, jewish, ju-ju, highlife...

Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, Chopin, Debussy, Joplin, Stravinsky...


House pianist at 432 Park, NYC 2019-present

House pianist at Del Posto, NYC 2012-2020

AMFAR 2008-12 music director Cinema Against Aids - Cannes Film Festival gala fundraiser

2008 & 2009 Palisades Pictures - independent cinema parties, Hotel du Cap - Antibes, France

General Electric CEO Jack Welch retirement party

Mark Morris Dance Company 25th Anniversary Gala

MIT/Lemelson awards ceremony music director 2002-2006

Kennedy Library, Boston  

Museum of Science and Natural History - NYC, D.C. and Portland, OR

MOMA - SF, NYC and Chicago

  The Four Seasons   The Palace Hotel   The W Hotel  The Waldorf-Astoria  The Plaza  

The Hyatt   Windows on the World   The Belle Haven Club  The PGA   The LPGA    Pfizer

  The MET   MOMA   The Rainbow Room   Tavern on the Green   Bayer   Google    RBS  

Louis Vuitton   Johnson and Johnson  HSBC   GQ   Blue Cross/Blue Shield   Master Card  

    The Robert    The Soho Grand    The Fairmont    The Palace Hotel    The St. Regis