Al Clogston, wedding pianist and jazz piano tutor

Repertoire

I specialise in American popular standards and Jazz as performed by Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Hartman, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Oscar Peterson, George Shearing, Errol Garner and many others. Please have a look at the partial song list below to get a better idea of what I play. You’ll find a wide variety of 20th Century selections from Tin Pan Alley songs through the Be Bop era and up to the seventies. If there is something you would like that isn’t on the list just let me know and I’ll do what I can to accommodate you.

A

A Ballad
A Day in the Life of a Fool
A Night in Tunisia
A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square
A Foggy Day
A Room with a View
Afternoon in Paris
After You've Gone
Ain't Misbehavin'
Alexander's Ragtime Band
All Alone
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
Always
Am I Blue?
Amour
Anniversary Waltz
Any Old Time You Say
Anything Goes
April In Paris
April Showers
As Time Goes By
At Long last Love
At Sundown
Au Privave
Autumn Leaves
Autumn in New York
Avalon

B

Ballad
Ballin' The Jack
Basin Street Blues
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
Bernie's tune
Besame Mucho
Best Things In Life Are Free, The
Bewitched, Bothered, And Bewildered
Birth Of The blues, The
Black And Blue
Blackberry Winter
Blue in Green
Blue Bassa
Blue Moon
Blue Monk
Blue Room, The
Blues For Alice
Bluesette
Blues in The Night, The
Body And soul
Bouncing With Bud
Broadway Melody
Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
Breakin' Up is Hard to Do
But Beautiful
But Not For Me
Button Up Your Overcoat

C

Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Candy
Charleston
Chelsea Bridge
Cheryl
Chlo-e
Cocktails For Two
Come Fly With Me
Confirmation
Coquette
Cottage For Sale, A
Crazy Rhythm
Cry Me A River

D

Daahoud
Dancing in The Dark
Dancing on the Ceiling
Darktown Strutters Ball
Darn That Dream
Days of Wine and Roses
Deep Purple
Deep in my Heart
Desert Song
Diane
Dinner For One Please James
Don't Blame Me
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Donna Lee
Django
Drop Me Off in Harlem

E

Everything Happens To Me
Early Autumn
East Of The Sun
Easy Living
Embraceable You
Exactly Like You

F

Falling in Love With Love
Fine And Mellow
Figure Eight
Five Hundred Miles High
Fly Me To the Moon
Foggy Day, A
Fools Rush In
For All We Know
Four

G

Gang That Sang Heart Of My Heart
Garden In The Rain
Georgia On My Mind
Ghost Of A Chance, A
Girl From Impanema
God Bless The Child
Good Man Is Hard To Find, A
Good Night Sweetheart
Good Morning Heartache
Goody, Goody
Green Dolphin Street

H

Handful Of Keys
Have You Met Moiss Jones
Heart and Soul
Here's That Rainy Day
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
Honeysuckle Rose
How Come You Do Me Like You Do?
How Deep is The Ocean
How High The Moon

I

I Can't Believe That You're In Love
I Can't Get Started With You
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I Cover The Waterfront
I Cried For You
I Found A Million Dollar Baby
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
I Got Rhythm
I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
I Love You
I May Be Wrong
In a Mellow Tone
I Should Care
I Surrender Dear
I Wished On The Moon
I'll Be Around
I'll Never Smile Again
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write...
I'm In The Mood For Love
In A Sentimental Mood
In Your Own Sweet Way
Isn't It Romantic
It's Only A Paper Moon
It's So Easy in the Country
It's The Talk Of The Town
I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling
I've Go the World On a String
Indiana (Back Home Again)

J

Jada
Jordu
Journey To Recife

L

Lady Bird
Last Time I Saw Paris, The
Lazy Bones
Lazy River
La Vie En Rose
Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Little On The Lonely Side, A
Long Ago And Far Away
Look to the Sky
Love For Sale
Love Letters Straight From The Heart
Love Me Or Leave me
Lover Come Back To Me
Lover Man
Lullaby of Birdland
Lush Life

M

Mack The Knife
Masquerade Is Over, The
Mean To Me
Memories Of You
Milano
Mimi
Moonlight in Vermont
Meditation
Memories of You
Misty
Mood Indigo
Moon River
Music Maestro Please
My Funny Valentine
My Heart Stood Still
My Melancholy Baby
My One and Only Love
My Romance

N

Nearness of You, the
New York State of Mind
Night And Day

O

Oh, Lady Be Good
Old Cape Cod
One Note Samba
Ornithology
Out Of Nowhere
Over The Rainbow

P

P.S. I Love You
Pennies From Heaven
Peri's Scope
Please Don't Talk About Me
Prelude To A Kiss

Q

Quiet Now

R

Remember
Rockin' Chair
Round Midnight

S

Satin Doll
Scrapple From The Apple
Scotch and Soda
Sentimental Journey
Serenade
Shuffle Off To Buffalo
Singing In The Rain
Skylark
Solitude
Somebody Else Is Taking My Place
So Sorry Please
S'wonderful
Somebody Loves Me
Somebody Stole My gal
Someday Sweetheart
Someone To Watch Over Me
Something To Remember You By
Sophisticated Lady
Stardust
Stars Fell on Alabama
Stella by Starlight
Sweet Georgia Brown

T

Take The A Train
Tangerine
Teach Me tonight
Tenderly
Thanks For The Memories
That Certain Party
The Way You Look Tonight
There Will Never Be Another You
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Took Advantage Of Me
Truckin'
Try A Little Tenderness
Two Sleepy People

U

Until The Real Thing Comes Along
Up Jumped Spring

W

Waltz for Debby
Wave
We'll Be Together Again
We'll Catch Up Some Other time
What Are You Doing the rest…
What'll I do
Wqhen I Fall in Love
When I Grow Too Old to Dream
When Sunny Gets Blue
When You Wish Upon A Star
Where Are You
Where Or When
White Christmas

Y

Yesterdays
You Are Too Beautiful
You Go To My Head
Young and Foolish

Z

Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart

Testimonials

Thanks again for your wonderful piano playing during our Valentine’s Day Wedding Marathon. Have you ever witnessed so many weddings in one day? I hope that in the future we can bring you back to the Empire State Building to show off your talents in a different forum. However, if you are willing, we would enjoy your company again next year for Valentine’s Day 2, “the sequel”.
Terri Walenta, Assistant Manager
Empire State Building Observatories

The Bayee Village in exclusive Wimbledon Village was outstanding as always. Tonight's meal was beautifully accompanied by a fabulous live pianist which created an elegant, upmarket ambience, in which to enjoy your food and company.
Guardian restaurant review

Thank you for a great session. We really appreciated your great repertoire.
Wimbledon Guild Activity Centre