Pianist, Music Director, Music Arranger, Composer
Summer Swee-Singh is a classically-trained, award-winning pianist, music director, music arranger, and composer. Masterful in a variety of genres, she performs classical, rock, pop, hip-hop, electronic, indie, rap, reggae, and more as a solo pianist. Having had three of her original piano-and-strings cover medley arrangements reposted by Grammy-award-winning artist Skrillex, a solo piano cover medley arrangement reposted by Campa of The Cataracs, and one of her keyboard-and-violin duo arrangements reposted by Justice’s label, Ed Banger Records, Summer has amassed an impressive number of YouTube video views and followers on her various social media sites.
Having performed as a soloist for crowds up to 10,000 people and having been interviewed and featured in LA Weekly (2012), Summer has become a modern master of both performance and arranging. As a performer, she is also known as the “Piano DJ” because of her ability to seamlessly transition from piece to piece and genre to genre on the piano, much like a live DJ set. Notably, Summer has performed as a pianist for two TEDx events (TEDxUCSD 2013 and TEDxCambridgeUniversity 2014), the 2015 and 2016 Marine Corps Balls for the 13th Marine Expedition Unit, the Town and Country Committee of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, NAMM 2016 as a keyboard soloist for Nord Keyboards, and NAMM 2017 as the music director and keyboard player for Alexandra Shipp at 64 Audio, OWC, and Audix. With her ever-growing catalogue of over 2,000 songs committed to memory, her keen ear, and her strong improvisation skills, Summer brings an unbridled level of entertainment and professionalism to any and all of the events at which she performs.
As a composer, Summer has been praised by the likes of Richard Clayderman, Carlos Rafael Rivera, Jonathan Estabrooks (Host of Classical Crossover Radio International), and Kathy Parsons of Mainly Piano, among others. In 2015, Summer scored her second short documentary film, titled “Inside the Mind: Keith Matsumura”, directed by Colin Sander and commissioned by Kendama USA. The following year, inspired by her newfound love of film scoring, Summer released her debut, piano-driven album of original pieces titled “Summer Swee-Singh & the Crazy 88”, and in 2017, she released her first professional short film / music video [above] for her original, classical-crossover composition “JFN (with Prelude)”. An academic turned musician-composer, Summer’s unique background, innate melodic sense, and passion shine through in every note she plays and every theme she composes.