Roger Brian Parker The Music You Love To Hear The Early Years Philadelphia/New Jersey based pianist and singer Roger Parker had early dreams of being a musician when he entertained his family and friends as a child. No sooner had his Dad purchased that treasured first piano for the 7 year old when he developed an abiding love for all things musical. By the time he entered high school he was studying with the late, great Bobby Carter, who was the pianist for the Dorsey Brothers. Soon there was hardly an instrument he couldn't master, from the saxophone to the guitar to the French horn, and by the time college rolled around, Roger's course was set. His professors in both undergraduate and graduate school recognized his musical ability, and his accomplishments kept pace with his talent. The academic life had beckoned, but it soon occurred to Roger that enthusiastic audiences brought a higher level of professional satisfaction. Agents associated with Bobby Carter began calling him to perform at the New Jersey seashore clubs from Atlantic City to Cape May, and the future was set for Roger as a full-time musician. For many decades he has been a hot (and cool) entertainer at the popular clubs in this resort area. Around the World with Style But that venue was not his only audience. In the off season, Roger's talents were sought on the high seas and in distant cabarets as his legend grew. From cruise ships to British gaming Clubs, to exotic Mexican cantinas and intimate planned events the world over, Roger's ability to play just the music his audience longed for became his promise fulfilled. With a confident vocal style and a delivery of smooth tones and deep luxurious range and tonality, Roger's trademark became the classic love songs sung to an audience that always felt he was singing to them. The rich baritone voice of this stylish crooner, singing the ballads of Sinatra and Bennett, yet equally at home belting out the raw and sensual tones of Joel or the smooth, lilting lines of a Hank Williams tune, continued to please and excite his growing fan base. Classic Baby Boomer Style Such a variety of genres doesn't distract Roger from his mission: to bring pleasure to the audiences that flock to his appearances and follow his career. At times, a poignant love song strikes a sad remembrance in a fan, but that is soon replaced by the joy of hearing a consummate professional perform music that makes the heart soar. And, the stylish Pop/Rock lively tune to follow insure crowd enthusiasm and participation as whatever venue he frequents becomes his place, and his audience becomes his fans. Many years have passed since that little New Jersey boy began his musical journey, but one thing has remained the same: Roger's ability to engage the crowd, large or small, and make them devoted fans to his very special, soulful and sexy take on the Music You Love To Hear.