A keyboard player residing in Detroit, Michigan, Van Cephus demonstrates his unique abilities performing in a variety of contexts including as a solo pianist, non-sequenced electric one man band featuring Van playing bass lines, chords, melodies and solos simultaneously with a drum machine, in a duo with a live drummer, in a trio with a guitarist or saxophonist, or depending on availability, a musician who plays guitar and saxophone, or a quartet with drums, guitar and sax. Van can add other musicians to the band and any type of instrumentalist. Van can add male and female vocalists for occasions when dancing is desired. Whether providing background/dinner/cocktail music, music for listening, or music for dancing or any occasion, Van is well versed in many styles of music including “Smooth” Jazz (instrumental Pop and Rhythm and Blues), Straight-Ahead Jazz, Blues, and Traditional and Contemporary Gospel music. Van Cephus is available for all career opportunities. Van knows how to create moods for all occasions, whether playing for a small intimate gathering such as a house party, or a concert entertaining thousands. His music enhances any event. People say that Van's background music is loud enough to enjoy, yet soft enough to allow conversation. During an engagement at the Detroit Historical Museum the late Detroit Mayor Coleman Young told Van (on keyboards and drum machine), Bob St. Thomas (vocalist), and Spence Beamon (saxophone), "You guys sound like 5 or 6 (expletive deleted). I'm going to have you guys play at the mansion Sunday". Van has also played at the Mayor's mansion during the Dennis Archer administration. Enjoy the artistry of Van Cephus at your next event.