KENT WEHMAN

Pianist Kent Wehman is a versatile and accomplished musician who enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the Chicagoland area's most sought after performers. Having studied piano and percussion since he was nine years old, Wehman's training and professional experiences reflect the diversity he offers in his performances. He earned his undergraduate degree in music from Illinois State University and completed his master's work at the University of Iowa. During the past 30 years, Wehman has played before a wide variety of audiences and has appeared with several well-known stars including Joel Gray, Jim Nabors, and Frank Gorshin. He was the musical director for two nationally televised PBS specials, and he has been involved with a number of professional recording sessions. When he is not in performance, Wehman teaches piano in Park Ridge, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. He and his wife, Therese, have two grown sons (one of whom is another talented musician).

Kent Wehman travels across America with political satirist Bill Mellberg -- playing the piano during receptions and dinner hours, and adding a musical dimension to Bill's performances. The pair has been sharing the stage since 1968 when they first appeared together in a high school variety show. In February 2003, they performed 'in concert' at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan,where they received a standing ovation and a return invitation.

Wehman never fails to delight audiences with his musical talent, as well as his own humor and wit.