My new gig with the Emerson Avenue Band!

I’ve just joined the Emerson Avenue Band as keyboardist! A big 12-piece R&B band (Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince, Bruno Mars).  First outing was last week at the Lake Harriet Bandshell, playing for a huge crowd of dancers.  I think everybody is overjoyed to be out mixing it up again and enjoying live music.  What … Continue reading “My new gig with the Emerson Avenue Band!”

Recording fun!

Sykes Piano Studio became a recording studio this week, as friend and Klondike Kate Shar Salisbury, with Cheri on piano, recorded and videoed “Swinging’ Away the Blues.”   The video will part of an online fundraiser for the Angel Foundation #notesofhopevirtualangelfoundation, raising funds for adult cancer victims and their families,

Zoom Carol Sing–This is something new!

Well, I’ve never done this before! The Coffee Ladies did not want to miss their annual Christmas Carol Sing, so  I played and sang, while each of them, on mute, sang from their respective living rooms!  Okay then!  It was great to see all their smiling faces.  We’re hoping to do this again in-person in … Continue reading “Zoom Carol Sing–This is something new!”

“On Tour”

“On tour” this week with Westwood Middle School show choir, performing for four elementary and one middle school. A chance to use hip hop and pop synth. The excellent Luke Rivard on drums. A super-fun annual gig.

Top of the IDS!

An interesting assignment:  Hits from the Decades 1880-2020!  The law firm Briggs and Morgan was celebrating 140 years in practice.  The event was at Windows on Minnesota, atop the IDS Tower in downtown Minneapolis.  Nice view!

‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season for gigging.  Eleven engagements in ten days.  Head down and powering through!

Wedding Reception at Abulae

Wedding cocktail hour at Abulae Event Center in Lowertown, St. Paul on July 13.

Corporate Holiday Lunch

ReSound Company in Bloomington knows how to spread holiday cheer in the workplace!

Wedding at Mpls Golf Club

Played a beautiful ceremony plus jazz piano cocktail hour at the Minneapolis Golf Club yesterday.

Dec 16, 2017 | House Party with Teresa Manzella

Played a house party with vocalist Teresa Manzella, who’s always a treat to accompany!

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