One of the best things that happened to enhance philanthropic giving at Meridian Park Medical Foundation of Legacy Health Systems was the introduction of John Gilmore’s craftsmanship to enhance donor events for over 10 years. John is the consummate professional – able to tailor his musical presentation to his audience, whether it be a large-scale public donor event, intimate Trustee gathering, or playing for patients in a hospital recovery unit.
He is at his best responding to guest requests. His charismatic smile, engaging eyes, stage presence and versatility set him apart as a musical artist in the Portland Metro area.
John always exceeds expectations—that is his characteristic—you experience more enjoyment than you anticipate. Robert Yardley, former President, Meridian Park Medical Foundation
I would like to thank you for another wonderful evening of music at my recent dinner party. A Lane party would not be the same without you at the piano. It always is one of the highlights of the evening!
Wendy Lane Stevens, President LANE PR
We were planning our wedding, and the music for our reception was a big concern. We both like Sinatra, et al., and hearing you play was almost like a weight was lifted off of our shoulders. Your style of music appeals to everyone, from our cocktail crowd friends to our 70+ year-old parents, which was great for our reception.
The John Gilmore Trio was a memorable and professional part of our reception at The University Club. Your music brought so many of our friends and family to the dance floor, it made the reception that much more fun. A sincere thank you! Jon and Gayle Gaddis, Portland, OR
We believe that music is an integral part of a memorable wedding. Working with John while planning our daughter’s big event was a pleasure. Not only is John a talented musician and vocalist, but he is also a professional in every sense of the word. Our daughter requested a special song that was unfamiliar to John. He tracked down the song, learned it, and performed it beautifully. Those are the kinds of special touches John provides.