Cheri Sykes • Minneapolis - St. Paul Twin Cities Pianist


With her skills and versatility, trust Cheri to make your every musical desire a reality!
  • SOPHISTICATED JAZZ STANDARDS: Perfect for your wedding reception or other classy event, featuring the music of Cole Porter, Gershwin, Ellington, and Rodgers and Hart, as performed by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Harry Connick, and Michael Buble. Cheri is a trained jazz pianist.
    Click here for complete Reception Songlist
“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.”
Garrison Keillor, host of MPR’s A Prairie Home Companion)

One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!

From sophisticated jazz to elegant classical piano to rock keyboard, Cheri can create just the right touch for your event! Count on Cheri for superb music and consummate professionalism.

Cheri’s versatility means that your music can be closely tailored to suit your event. She’s adept at taking requests on the fly, sight-reading, improvising, quickly transposing keys for singers, and leading singalongs.

Cheri is completely portable — her digital keyboards offer not only beautiful and realistic piano sounds, but also strings, harp, organ, flute, brass, nylon guitar, and hundreds more great sounds to match song styles and your musical desires. Only a power outlet is necessary.

  • Fee: $125/first hour; $100 each additional hour.
    $50 carrying charge for keyboard.

Inquire about Cheri’s classy and affordable jazz combo for prices comparable to a D.J. — Live music is better!

“I just had to write and tell you how much I appreciated you sharing your gifts. Your playing of Bridge Over Troubled Water was so beautiful. I hope our paths cross again soon.”
Jearlyn Steele, singer — A Prairie Home Companion regular
  • FUN ROCK KEYBOARD: Instrumental versions of the hits of the 60s AND 70s through today. With her state-of-the-art synthesizer delivering the authentic sounds, your guests will be singing along! Click here for Rock Piano Songlist
"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."

"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."
D. F., Company Picnic
"Cheri was friendly and responsive before the event, following up to ensure we were set for a good event. She arrived early and entertained our early arrival guests beautifully. Cheri's playing was lovely and exactly what was needed for our reception. 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."
C. C., Corporate Function, 6/2011

"Cheri was friendly, fun, jumped right in and was a complete delight."
D. H,, Christmas Party
Cheri Sykes - • 651-335-0048
Performer and Teacher: Jazz / Classical / Pop • Available for Parties, Weddings, Senior Programs