For ceremonies, his wedding music is expressive and passionate. For your cocktail hour, reception, banquet or private event, Dave's improvised jazz sets capture a wide range of moods, and the sound is always lush and impressive.
Whether you need light background piano music sprinkled into the conversation at your cocktail hour, a stately processional music for your wedding ceremony, or a hip, modern jazz groove for your fashionable guests, Dave's piano music will infuse an atmosphere of sophistication to your occasion!
- Pianist for Wedding Ceremonies
- Solo Jazz Pianist or Piano Trio for Cocktail Hours
- Lively Jazz for Receptions
- Elegant Piano Music for Private Parties and Special Events
Dave has been a serious student of the piano for more than 30 years. After building a strong foundation through many years of classical piano study, He obtained his BM in Jazz Studies from Webster University, studying with the legendary jazz pianist, Carolbeth True. Dave has 20 years of experience as a professional musician. He has performed for thousands, and regularly plays with the top musicians in the area. As professional wedding pianist he has performed hundreds of ceremonies and cocktail hours. His diverse musical background makes him a very versatile musician and allows him to authentically play in any style.
Today, Dave is recognized by musicians and audiences as a top St. Louis Jazz Pianist. His virtuosic piano technique and his clear, melodic style makes musicians desire to play with him and audiences love to hear him. Dave regularly performs solo piano music for wedding ceremonies, background solo piano for cocktail hours, with a jazz band for receptions, private events and public venues. Also, Dave plays regularly with His wife, vocalist Kim Wren.. The Songbird Duo covers a wide range of music suited to every taste.
Thank you for doing an absolutely AMAZING job as a pianist at my wedding! The music was so beautiful and was beyond what I was envisioning. As soon as I stepped out onto the aisle, I heard the piano music and then saw the faces of all my family and friends, and was overcome with emotion.
Catherine Albanese, Bride
Dave was a fantastic addition to our wedding ceremony His wedding music added a classy touch to the ceremony. He attended the rehearsal, and quickly offered advice when we struggled with some of the details as we did not have a coordinator. He offered lots of suggestions on wedding music selection, and also gave a list of songs to choose from, and even offered to learn and play any new songs we requested (for the cost of sheet music). We were on a tight budget for the wedding, and Dave delivered above and beyond the amount we paid. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a pianist for their wedding or cocktail hour.
Mindy Maddock, Bride
I found Dave online and we booked him for our ceremony and cocktail hour. We sent him all of the music we wanted played, some of which were not in his list, so the sheet music had to be ordered, but he played all of them beautifully. His skills as a pianist are amazing and I was happy with everything he played. He brought to life all of the music we requested and we couldn't have been happier. He also helped us out and provided a microphone for us for the ceremony, which was great. If you're looking for beautiful music for your ceremony or event, look no further. He is definitely the real deal!
Katie Dinga, Bride
I work with musicians frequently on many events and I have to say Dave was great! He was very easy to work with and his music was just what our event required. His attention to detail with the venue was refreshing, he kept the volume to an appropriate level at all times and played songs that were appropriate for the event...again refreshing as many musicians do not keep these elements in mind. I truly am happy with Dave's professionalism and will continue to hire him for upcoming ceremonies, weddings and holiday parties to come at our venue!
Ann Jones, Wedding Specialist at Moulin Events and Meetings