About 20 minutes from the Upper West Side in NYC is one of the foremost piano dealers in the country. Forte Piano on Rt 4 in Paramus and it’s owner jazz and classical pianist extraordinaire Vladimir Zaslavsky offer all levels of pianists one of the finest selections of pianos on the planet. Although it’s specialty is fine instruments such as Boesendorfer , Schimmel, Kawai, and others, Vladimir is also an expert in the world of electronic instruments and has a wide variety of state of the art electronic pianos for sampling. It’s a pianists dream come true to wonder through the store and press the keys. Very reminiscent of the times I’ve spent in the now gone Steinway Hall on 57th street trying out pianos in it’s famed basement where the likes of Van Cliburn and Horowitz picked out their instruments. Forte Piano also has a small concert hall in the “back of the store” and last night’s concert by the Dixie Rascals Sextet was a sell out. 11 Miles from 57th street…..Forte Piano 159 Route 4 Paramus NJ. I’m sure Vladimir Horowitz would have travelled out to see Vladimir Zaslavsky.