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A reputation for outstanding tone and action response.

The Fandrich Vertical Action has been:
  • Featured in a 10 minute spot on CNN in 1992, broadcast 26 times.
  • Featured on Paul Harvey News.
  • Recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as a significant improvement to the piano action.


Fandrich & Sons grand pianos have been chosen:
  • Since 1997 as the piano for the Earshot/Seattle Art Museum "Art of Jazz" concert series.
  • By George Shangrow to sponsor the "Live by George!" show on King FM.
  • By the Garfield High School Jazz band for their concert performances.
  • By the Seattle Center Space Needle for the Bi-Centennial New Year's Eve party.
  • Since 2002 by the Seattle Center House for the Winterfest "Seattle's Best Jazz" concert.
  • By Dave Peck, local jazz pianist, for his first solo CD release party (1998).
  • By Aaron Parks, Northwest "jazz prodigy" (now performing with the Terence Blanchard Quartet), as his personal piano.
  • By Bishop Blanchet High School (Seattle) and Rogers High School (Puyallup) for their performing arts centers.
  • By the Mason County Community Concert Association for their performing hall in Shelton, WA.
  • By The Amadeus Project performance venue and music school (Bellingham, WA).
  • By Skagit Valley College for their performance hall and practice rooms.
  • By the Washington State Music Teachers Association for their annual conference classroom piano (2009, 2010).
  • By Dave Frishberg, internationally known jazz pianist and lyricist, as his personal piano (see comments).
  • By the Anacortes Jazz Festival for their wharf and port warehouse stages.
  • By the following churches:
    • Lakeview Free Methodist (Seattle, WA)
    • Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church (Seattle, WA)
    • Atonement Free Lutheran Church (Arlington, WA)
    • McKenna Community Church (McKenna, WA)
    • First Presbyterian Church (Ellensburg, WA)
    • Trinity Community Lutheran Church (Point Roberts, WA)
    • Maltby Congregational Church (Maltby, WA)
    • Christ Episcopal Church (Seattle, WA)
    • St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Walla Walla, WA)
"I'm picky. Before I bought my Fandrich & Sons 7' foot grand piano, I played every instrument on the market. Yes, I make my money performing "Rock" music, but I was classically trained and still have the dream of making that last hard 10 percent to become a world class legitimate player. And I needed an instrument with the touch and dynamic range to take me there--an instrument expressive enough to play Chopin but still powerful enough to swing the blues. I chose the Fandrich piano over all the rest in the world, and she has not disappointed me."

-- Ray Montgomery
Seattle pianist recently with New York Jimmy and the Jive Five on their national tour.