St. Louis Pianist, Dave Becherer has been a pianist for 30 years, 15 professionally. After building a strong foundation through classical piano study, he ventured into improvisation and composition in his early 20s. He obtained his BM in Jazz Studies from Webster University, studying with the legendary jazz pianist, Carolbeth True.
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. He regularly plays with his own piano trio, as well as with vocalist Heather Matthews, the Nu Element Jazz Ensemble and the Usual Suspects. Dave also regularly performs as a solo pianist and with his piano trio at private parties, weddings, and corporate events. Additionally he teaches private piano lessons from his home in Ballwin, Mo.
Dave Becherer: Pianist
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What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 240 minutes
Lively music at appropriate volumes for conversation. I can provide solo piano music, or different configurations, such as piano/vocal duo, piano/uprightbass, jazz piano trio, or even a full quartet.
Typical cocktail hour would include selections such as (not exhaustive):
Alfie, Alice in Wonderland. All of Me. All of You, All the things you are, Black Nile, Black Orpheus, Blue in Green, Body and Soul, Darn that Dream, Days of Wine and Roses, Desafinado, Easy Living, Easy to Love, Every Time We Say Goodbye, Everything Happens to Me,
Fly Me to the Moon, ,Girl from Ipanema, Girl Talk, God Bless the Child, Have you met miss jones, Here's that rainy day, Honeysuckle Rose, How high the moon,How insensitive,I love you, I remember clifford, I'll remember april, In a Mellow Tone, In a Sentimental Mood, Lady Bird, Like Someone in Love, Love is Here to Stay, Lover Man, Lullaby of Birdland, Minority, Moon River, My Funny valentine, My one and only love, Nearness of You, Night and Day, One Note Samba, Round Midnight, Skylark, Someday My Prince Will Come, Stella By Starlight, Stolen Moments, The Blue Room, ,There is No Greater Love, There Will Never Be Another You, Wave, When I fall in Love
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Anniversary Party, Bar/Lounge, Casino, Christmas Party, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Launch Party, Luncheon/Tea, Private Party, Restaurant, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception
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