Chris Plietz is a pianist living in New York City. Originally from the great state of NJ, he studied music at the University of Virginia before moving back north. Although most of his focus has been on the piano, he also plays the hammond organ and other keyboard-based instruments (rhodes, wurlitzer, clavinet, synthesizers, etc). He currently plays keys for Travis Nilan & The List, Rachel Zevita, and hip-hop emcee, Art. He also freelances. He is formerly of the bands: The Blackout Project & Pictures of Home.
The purpose of this site will be to document my growth as a player, improvisor, songwriter, and singer over the next however many years I use it. I intend to post songs I’ve written, piano & organ covers I’ve arranged, and samples of improvisations when I just feel the need to sit down on the piano and see what comes out. Most of the material on here will be raw, roughly mixed, and unpolished. I’m more concerned about capturing the realness of the performance then producing a flawlessly sounding representation of my idea. When the time comes to be in the studio, that’s a different story – but in the meantime, my apartment will suffice. Thank you for reading & listening. Feel free to give me feedback at any point. -Chris
*Photos on this page were taken by Scott Eichengrun