Meet the Best Dueling Piano Players in Minnesota
We’ve cherry-picked the best local singing piano entertainers throughout the Twin Cities, Minnesota and the Upper Midwest to find our key players!
Dan Satterberg is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota and has been a musician all of his life. He attended Berklee College of Music for a while and later completed a double major in theater and studio art from St. Cloud State. Being both classically-educated and taught by ear, Dan developed a soulful Elton-John-meets-Herbie-Hancock piano style accompanied as a clear singing voice. He’s “paid his dues” in a fair share of bands including the Prince formed and Warner Bros. signed band “Mazarati”.
Dan became involved in Dueling Pianos as both a player and entertainment manager at clubs such as Little Ditties, City Streets, Rum Runners, and JD’s Key Club and he has been a featured player as an independent contractor at various other locations. Today, Dan has a solid foundation of all the must-have sing-alongs: standard popular jazz, classic rock and country, R & B / rap as well as any of the latest material. He performs with a commanding relaxed energy.
Cornell sang and trained as a pianist since the fourth grade and is now a highly sought after performance and studio musician in the Twin Cities area. He studied music, theatre and dance at the University of Minnesota-Duluth where he aided a handful of productions including Guys and Dolls and Sweet Charity as Musical Director. In addition to being a talented dueling piano player, Cornell is a core member of the popular Twin Cities’ funk, rock and blues band Root City who still loves to sing, dance and entertain. Seeing the world is his most recent dream, which he hopes to achieve as he continues his inspiring adventure with Rhythmic Circus.
Charlie has been performing dueling pianos for 15 years in various clubs and private events across the country, including Howl at the Moon, The Shout House and Rum Runners and began playing piano at age 6. Because of this experience, he performs the classic, fun and interactive dueling pianos show that has made dueling pianos so popular. He also earned an MBA from Michigan State University – so he is not only talented but smart, too! Charlie also heads up his own team in Chicago – contact us for more info!
Michael Loonan is a lifelong Twin Cities Entertainer who has been active on the music scene since 3rd grade. His CD, Share the Disguise was nominated for ‘Pop Album of the Year at the MN Music Awards. At an early age, Michael’s “ear” kicked in, augmenting several years of classical piano lessons. His song list has something for every audience, making Michael in high demand for public, private and corporate events. Some of his regular venues include O’Gara’s in St. Paul, Rudy’s Redeye Grille, Cannon River Winery, as well as St. Paul Saint’s games during the summer. Michael’s long list of clients includes 3M, University of Minnesota, Matt Birk’s HIKE Foundation, Joe Mauer, Cities97, WCCO Radio, Cretin-Derham High School, American Diabetes Association, Medtronic and many more! Michael runs a successful music business, which includes performances, jingle-writing, composing, and voice-over production.
Andrew, an Iowa native, had his first experience as an internationally touring vocalist at the early age of 10. And, it’s been nonstop ever since both on stage and in the recording studio. He is a songwriter, musician and producer, along with musical director for the Saint Paul Saints Stadium! He attended Berklee College of Music, and can be heard on many record albums, films, commercials, and is increasingly in demand in the live, interactive dueling piano world.
Kevin played at Howl at the Moon for five years, and recently started freelancing. He was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN, and earned his B.A. in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis. Favorite songs to play: Thrift Shop and The Fox; favorite song not to play: Barbie Girl.
Singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist and music instructor – this Minnesota native has it going on! With an expansive repertoire and talent beyond comprehension, John is sure to amaze you at your next dueling piano event!