so i've got my first solo piano gig, and i was wondering what types of songs would be appropriate...i was starting to plan my set list here what i got so far.


not in any order:

almost like being in love
my funny valentine
fly me to the moon
wee small hours of the morning
just friends
autumn leaves
summertime
i'm glad there is you

what else do you think would be good, i'm not sure.

anyway thank,  
nate
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anything, if its a solo piano gig like a recital then you need to be picky and arrange them maybe, but if its background music just open a book full of standards and go!

but to get started here are a few i used to play added to your list above.

georgia on my mind
lets fall in love
the lady is a tramp
they can't take that away from me
take the 'a' train
blue bossa
corcavado
girl from impanima
i get a kick out of you
blue moon
moonriver
have you met miss jones
a foggy day  
bye bye blackbird
its only a paper moon  
cheek to cheek
ive got you under my skin
cry me a river
if i were a bell
i got rhythm

and stick a blues head in somewhere.

jazz
depends some on where your solo gig is... the age range of the audience.  if the clientle is older then you can stick completly to the american songbook... ie all the standards.  but if there will be some younger people and that these days means peple 45 and under you should try to have some billy joel, elton john etc tunes together as well,  if there will be people younger than that .....  which it never hurts to play a tune or two for the staff (waitresses, bartenders etc.)  it helps to play a tune or two that is on the charts... playing on the radio now.
monk is popular with the 30-40 crowd these days (his cd is selling at starbucks).  blue monk or misterioso maybe.
what venue is it?  is the money good?  piano provided?
hey nate,  

just wanna say congrats on the gig. best of luck, and i hope you'll get many more!
there hardly isn't a tune you can't play on a solo gig, the idea is not to worry about what music is appropriate, just make sure you play the music you select appropriately for the gig.

i play everything from james taylor to john coltrane to pink floyd, and it all works.

good job on getting your gig- keep it up!
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thanks guys!!!!!!!! i'm pretty excited i got the gig through a friends and it pays okay...but who cares it pay!!! anyway, i've got some tunes to put together.
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