Cocktail Solo Piano Samples
Music by St. Louis Pianist Dave Becherer
Live Music is the Perfect Compliment to
Drinks and Conversation!
Looking for a jazzy, fun cocktail hour? Quiet ambience for an elegant or romantic dinner reception? Music conducive to conversation? Have a request? Look no further. I am a classically trained pianist with a jazz studies degree and I've performed thousands of events all over the Midwest for the last 20 years.
As a solo pianist, I can provide light background piano music to be sprinkled into the conversation at your cocktail hour. Sets consist of well known favorites, from improvised jazz classics to show tunes to classic rock and pop.
Depending on the age range represented by your guests, you'll hear a mix of favorites from the swing and Rat Pack eras, Sinatra and Nat King Cole modern crossover jazz artists such as Diana Krall and Nora Jones, classic adult favorites from as Journey the Beatles, Elton John, Billie Joel, fun themes from Hollywood (sometimes even Disney if there are kids), and a wide range of modern pop. If there's a style of music you want, or a style of music you don't want, just ask!
Solo Piano is typically $175 for the one hour, and $250 for 2-3 hours. I can provide up to 5 hours of music when needed. There are discounted rates when cocktails are coupled with a ceremony.
No Piano? No Problem! I bring a digital stage piano and a small stereo PA, and a laptop with software which allows me to realistically produce the sound of a Steinway Grand. It sounds better than most pianos I have the opportunity to play! My setup can be self-powered if you've got a location with no power! Indoor or Outdoor, the sound will beautifully fill the space.
"Splendid! Knew a million songs, captured a million moods. Everyone loved the music and I couldn’t recommend anyone more highly to someone looking for a pianist!" Wade from St Louis
Other Options for your cocktails hour, event or reception.
In Addition to Solo Piano, you can also choose from two other options for cocktails, small receptions and events:
I have played piano for over 35 years, 20 of them professionally. I have a strong classical background as well as a degree in jazz piano performance, which enables me to cover any style authentically. I have played thousands of events in the midwest area and have won awards for my music services year after year from Weddingwire and the Knot. I regularly perform at weddings, private events, corporate functions, and parties in the St. Louis area.