Cheri Sykes

Piano from Minneapolis, MN - Will travel up to 100 miles
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32 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2010
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$125 - $600 per event
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About
From sophisticated jazz to elegant classical piano to rock keyboard, Cheri can create just the right touch for your event! Find her leading a singalong at a Garrison Keillor party, or bringing jazzy Christmas piano to Mall of America shoppers. Her extensive repertoire of jazz standards, pop/rock hits, new age, and classical favorites will be tailored to fit your own occasion. With a gift for improvisation and playing by ear, Cheri can handle requests on the fly and lead singalongs. Her music is portable--her keyboards offer beautiful piano sounds plus gorgeous string, harp, and brass sounds, along with all the fun rock/pop sounds of organ, clav, and synth.

Highly experienced in playing church and secular WEDDING CEREMONIES on piano and organ, she can assist in planning all aspects of your ceremony, including referring violinists, trumpet, other instrumentalists. For your RECEPTION OR PARTY, consider the sophisticated and swinging jazz standards of Gershwin, Cole Porter, Sinatra, Ella, and others. Her jazz combo also is available, with prices comparable to a DJ. Live is better! FINALLY, FOR A MORE ROCKIN' EVENT, Cheri plays instrumental versions of the hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s through today. With her state-of-the-art synthesizer delivering the authentic sound of each tune, your guests will be unable to resist singing along!

She is a full-time professional musician, B.A. Piano, UW-Eau Claire; M.S.M. Organ, Emory U, Atlanta. Count on Cheri for superb music and consummate professionalism!
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!

Birthday Party (Adult)

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Cheri is a real prize at a party. She can do beautiful background but if anyone wants to sing, she goes into action. At my party, people gathered around to sing some old doo-wop girl group songs and she jumped in with an alto part. Ditto Gershwin and Porter standards. A classical pianist with great jazz chops and a Lutheran church music director as well ----- she's got it all. Loved her, can't wait to get her back.

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Corporate Function

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Cheri was a great addition to our Twins-themed company picnic! She came prepared to entertain a crowd of 600 guests. Her enthusiam and professionalism shined through all night. I would definitely recommend her for future events.

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Picnic

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Cheri is a real pro. She was very accommodating in offering performance/song requests. I had numerous positive comments about her solo piano performance. We thoroughly enjoyed it, would hire her again and will recommend her to others.

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Cheri was friendly and responsive before the event, following up to ensure we were set for a good event. She arrived early and her warm up entertained our early arrival guests beautifully. Cheri's playing was lovely and exactly what was needed for our reception. When the CEO spoke, she was able to easily pause her playing and then resume when the speaking was done. I would definitely hire Cheri again - she is low maintenance for me the event planner, but a meticulous artist who obviously enjoys what she does.

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Cheri came early to set up before our guests arrived. She came prepared to play many different genre's of musice to play for our guests. All the guests were happy with her performance and I would hire Cheri again for other events.

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Private Party

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Excellent, versatile pianist. This was the second time hiring Cheri Sykes. She was wonderful, fun, and entertaining. Would definitely look for her again for our next party.

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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She did a great job and it was very easy booking through gigmasters!

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Wedding Ceremony

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Cheri did a fantastic job playing the Piano at our wedding. Her Piano was the only music we had but she did excellent. It was beautifull and all on time and on que. We even picked a song that Cheri designed her self and it was a great unique addition to our wedding. Cheri knows a ton of music and I would recommend her to anyone needing a great and reliable pianist. THANKS SO MUCH!!! Andrew and Kim

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Christmas Party

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Cheri was friendly, fun & jumped right in & was a complete delight

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absolutely wonderful!!! lots of compliments from church members. would highly recomend her.

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PAST EVENTS
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2018
Jan
13
Holiday Party
Eden Prairie, MN
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Oct
21
Bridal Shower
Wayzata, MN
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2016
Sep
10
Wedding
Minneapolis, MN
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2016
Aug
10
High School Reunion
Saint Paul, MN
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2016
May
20
Wedding Ceremony
Saint Cloud, MN
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2015
Dec
6
Christmas Party
Minneapolis, MN
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2014
Dec
23
Christmas Party
Minneapolis, MN
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
2014
Nov
15
Private Party
Excelsior, MN
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
Oct
18
Wedding Ceremony
Saint Paul, MN
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2014
Jul
26
Wedding Ceremony
Eden Prairie, MN
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2014
Jun
14
Wedding Reception
Minneapolis, MN
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2014
Jan
18
Birthday Party (Adult)
Eden Prairie, MN
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
'Deed I Do
Diana Krall
'S Wonderful
Gershwin
ABC
Jackson Five
Adagio Cantabile from Pathetique Sonata
Beethoven
Ain't Gonna Let You Break My Heart Again
Bonnie Raitt
Ain't Misbehavin'
Fats Waller
All the Things You Are
Hammerstein/Kern
And I Love Her
Beatles
And So It Goes
Billy Joel
Arioso
Bach
At Last
Etta James
Ave Maria
Schubert
Black Friday
Steely Dan
Blues in the Night
Mercer/Arlen
Can You Feel the Love Tonight?
Elton John
Carolina Shout
James P. Johnson
Cheek to Cheek
Irving Berlin
Claire de Lune
Debussy
Come Rain or Come Shine
Mercer/Arlen
Corcovado
Jobim
Crocodile Rock
Elton John
Day Tripper
The Beatles
Don't Know Why
Norah Jones
Drive My Car
The Beatles
Eight Days a Week
The Beatles
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart
Embraceable You
Gershwin
Evil Ways
Santana
Fly Like an Eagle
Steve Miller
Fly Me to the Moon
Frank Sinatra
Friends
Michael W. Smith
Friends in Low Places
Garth Brooks
From This Moment
Shania Twain
Fun, Fun, Fun,
Beach Boys
Green Onions
Booker T and the MG's
Gymnopedie
Satie
Heard It Through the Grapevile
Marvin Gaye
Higher Ground
Stevie Wonder
Higher Love
Steve Winwood
Honky Tonk Woman
Rolling Stones
How Deep is the Ocean
Irving Berlin
How Sweet It Is
James Taylor
I Could Write a Book
Harry Connick
I Feel the Earth Move
Carole King
I Got Rhythm
Gershwin
I Saw Her Standing There
The Beatles
I Will Be Here
Steven Curtis Chapman
I Wish
Stevie Wonder
I'm a Believer
The Monkees
I'm Beginning to See the Light
Ellington
I've Got the World on a String
Sinatra
I've Got You Under My Skin
Cole Porter/Sinatra
In the Mood
Glenn Miller
Intermezzo
Brahms
It Had to Be You
Harry Connick/Sinatra
Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring
J.S. Bach
Josie
Steely Dan
Jump
Van Halen
June Barcarolle
Tschaikowsky
Just in Time
Sinatra
Just the Two of Us
Bill Withers/Grover Washington
Kitten on the Keys
Zez Confreys
Knock on Wood
Otis Redding
Lady Madonna
The Beatles
Largo
Handel
Let's Stay Together
Al Green
Linus and Lucy
Vince Guaraldi
Livin' on a Prayer
Bon Jovi
Look What You've Done to Me
Boz Scaggs
Love Me Two Times
The Doors
Love Me Two Times
Doors
Lucretia McEvil
Blood, Sweat and Tears
Makin' Whoopee
Kahn/Donaldson
Mama Told Me Not to Come
Three Dog Night
Maple Leaf Rag
Scott Joplin
Meditation from "Thais"
Massenet
Message in a Bottle
The Police
Miss Sun
Boz Scaggs
Misty
Eroll Garner
Money
The Beatles
More Today Than Yesterday
Spiral Staircase
Mustang Sally
Wilson Pickett
My Funny Valentine
Rdgers/Hart
My Girl
Temptations
New York State of Mind
Billy Joel
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Gershwin
Nola
Felix Arndt
O Darlin'
Beatles
Original Boogie Woogie
Pine Top Smith
Our Love is Here to Stay
Gershwin
Over the Rainbow
Harold Arlen
People Got to Be Free
The Rascals
Piano Man
Billy Joel
Play That Funky Music
Wild Cherry
Pretzel Logic
Steely Dan
Rainbow Connection
Muppet Movie
Reverie
Debussy
Rialto Ripples Ragtime
Gershwin
Rikki, Don't Lose That Number
Steely Dan
Rolling in the Deep
Adele
Romance
Rubinstein
Saturday in the Park
Chicago
Send One Your Love
Stevie Wonder
She's a Woman
The Beatles
She's Got a Way
Billy Jones
Sheep May Safely Graze
Bach
Shining Star
Earth, Wind, and Fire
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Stevie Wonder
Smoke on the Water
Deep Purple
Something to Talk About
Bonnie Raitt
Sophisticated Lady
Ellington
Spinning Wheel
Blood, Sweat and Tears
Stereo Hearts
Gym Class Heroes
Steve McQueen
Sheryl Crow
Stompin' At the Savoy
Benny Goodman
Stormy
Classics IV
Summer in the City
Lovin' Spoonful
Summertime
Gershwin
Sunny Afternoon
The Kinks
Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond
Sweet Love
Anita Baker
Tenderly
Sarah Vaughan
Thank You
Dave Brubeck
The Glory of Love
Billy Hill
The Joint is Jumpin'
Fats Waller
The Look of Love
Bacharach
Three Preludes
Gershwin
Time in a Bottle
Jim Croce
Tonight, Tonight
Hot Chelle Rae
Under the Boardwalk
The Drifters
Unforgettable
Nat King Cole
Up on the Roof
James Taylor
Valentine
Jim Brickman
Velocity of Love
Suzanne Cianni
We Gotta Get Out of This Place
Animals
We're in This Love Together
Al Jarreau
What a Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
You'll Be In My Heart
Phil Collins
You're No Good
Linda Ronstadt
You're the Biggest Part of Me
Ambrosia
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Classical Piano
Jazz Piano
Rock Piano
Ambient Piano
Pop Keyboards
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Please note Cheri Sykes will also travel to Saint Paul, Arden Hills, Hopkins, Mendota, Plymouth, Bloomington, Mendota Heights, Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Minnetonka Beach, Orono, Osseo, South Saint Paul, Wayzata, Circle Pines, Inver Grove Heights, Champlin, Burnsville, Chanhassen, Crystal Bay, Long Lake, Newport, Savage, Willernie, Excelsior, Hamel, Saint Paul Park, Dayton, Hugo.
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