Mary Lou Williams Jazz Mass with the Swing Sisterhood Big Band

This coming Sunday afternoon, 2pm (Feb. 11, 2024) , you are invited to a free concert of the epic jazz mass “Music For Peace” by legendary jazz arranger and pianist Mary Lou Williams. The all-female Swing Sisterhood Big Band, with our own Worship Band leader Cheri Sykes on the grand piano, is collaborating with a … Continue reading “Mary Lou Williams Jazz Mass with the Swing Sisterhood Big Band”



Holiday carol sing

Leading the annual Christmas party carol sing with The Coffee Ladies!  Missed it during covid!



Holiday Wedding at the Landmark Center

A gorgeous evening wedding in St. Paul.



Semple Holiday Wedding

Always a pleasure to play at the historic Semple Mansion in South Minneapolis.



Solo Piano Benefit Performance

Cheri recently performed at a benefit concert at Prince of Peace Lutheran in Roseville, a benefit for the Saint Paul Lutheran Synod’s campaign, ” Planting Hope” https://spas-elca.org/planting-hope/ Here’s the YouTube link:  https://youtu.be/u4HtIoFGio8  which includes three pieces of Cheri’s: Five minutes in, find, The Gift (Philip Aaberg), a pretty new age style piece, the first time I’ve … Continue reading “Solo Piano Benefit Performance”



Irving Berlin’s “Holiday Inn” –a musical!

The past six weeks I’ve been rehearsing with the high-school musical, “Holiday Inn,” with music by Irving Berlin. Think tap-dancing with jump ropes, to ageless songs like Blue Skies, Cheek to Cheek, Steppin’ Out with My Baby, and White Christmas. The show is playing two weekends until May 1, 2022 in the auditorium of St. … Continue reading “Irving Berlin’s “Holiday Inn” –a musical!”



Wedding at Kellerman’s

  Wedding at Kellerman’s Event Center in White Bear Lake. What a lovely venue!



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