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Demas Boudreaux at the console of the Carillon in Byrd Park. The Carillon was built by John Taylor's Bell Foundry of England.
Demas Boudreaux

Meet Demas Boudreaux, Richmond, Virginia’s favorite pianist, carillonneur, and wedding musician for over ten years. Raised in Virginia with Louisiana roots. Demas Boudreaux is passionate about music and the honor of serenading the most momentous occasions in the lives of countless Richmonders, Virginians, and beyond. Educated at Hampden-Sydney College and Virginia Tech, he is now pursuing his M.A. (Music) at Lynchburg College.

A truly versatile musician, Demas Boudreaux has the broad experience to suit the demands of any social, religious, or ceremonial gathering requiring piano or organ music: Weddings, cocktail parties, board dinners, birthdays, anniversaries, baptism receptions, Christmas parties, and funerals. Known to even pick a little bluegrass (or track down a bluegrass band when requested), if your event requires music, let Demas Boudreaux be your personal musician..

To listen to sample recordings, please visit soundcloud.


The Carillon at Byrd Park

Completed in 1928 as a memorial to World War I, the Carillon tower contains 53 bells that, when played, can be heard throughout Richmond
The Carillon

The 53 bells of the The War Memorial Carillon have been ringing since 1928. Dedicated as a lasting memorial to those who served in “The Great War,” the tower of 240 feet was designed to include a carillon, built by the John Taylor Bell Foundry in Loughborough, England. Today, the bells are played at concerts to commemorate civic holidays such as Memorial Day, but you can hire Demas Boudreaux to ring the famous bells for your wedding or other event. The first floor of the Carillon Tower has event space for parties, wedding receptions, and meetings. Many a Richmond bride has been married on the Tower steps to the bright sounds of the carillon bells pealing overhead.


Piano Music for Private Parties

Demas Boudreaux playing the Steinway grand piano at the Country Club of Virginia
Piano Music

If you want fun, easy-to-listen-to background piano jazz for your party, dinner, reception, birthday, or Christmas celebration, Demas Boudreaux has years of experience, loads of references, and the savoir-faire to create just the right musical soundscape to perfectly complement your event. Specializing in favorite jazz standards, Dixieland, and the pop tunes surrounding World War II and after, this musical backdrop so familiar to generations always creates the ideal ambiance. Whether in a private home, Country Club, hotel, or other event space with a piano, you will want Demas Boudreaux to be your pianist!


The River Trio

Brian Cruse, Demas Boudreaux, and CJ Wolfe comprise The River Trio
The River Trio

Demas Boudreaux, piano, Brian Cruse, bass, and CJ Wolfe, drums, have been playing together for years in “The River Trio,” Virginia’s go-to jazz trio for private parties and events. Specializing in Mid-Twentieth Century standards, with an emphasis on the songs of World Wars One and Two, the trio seeks to revive (and preserve) the sounds of this major American era that produced “The Greatest Generation.” Occasionally adding a clarinet, the sounds produced by The River Trio are the perfect accompaniment to any soirée, cocktail hour, rehearsal dinner, birthday celebration, Christmas party, black tie affair, or other milestone in your life that you want to commemorate with scintillating piano jazz.


Weddings

Demas Boudreaux playing the 40 rank Beckerath pipe organ in Cannon Memorial Chapel at the University of Richmond
Weddings

Since he played his first wedding at the age of 12, Demas Boudreaux has played for over 100 ceremonies throughout Virginia, the East Coast, and even abroad. Whether you desire simple piano music, the classic sound of a pipe organ, or the addition of a trumpet or other instruments, Demas Boudreaux will work with you and your venue to plan the appropriate music to make your wedding ceremony (and reception cocktail hour or rehearsal dinner) reflect the elegance (and fun!) of this major achievement in your life. Many brides can vouch for his professionalism, easy-to-work-with attitude, and commitment to making your wedding as amazing and special as you deserve.


SONGS LIST

Always La Vie en Rose
Anything Goes Love and Marriage
Are You From Dixie Mack the Knife
As Time Goes By Missouri Waltz
Begin the Beguine Misty
Besame Mucho My Buddy
Beyond the Sea Old Cape Cod
Blue Bossa Rockabye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody
Blue Skies Sandman
Blue Velvet Sentimental Journey
A Holly Jolly Christmas Pretty Paper
All Through the Night Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Blue Christmas Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Frosty the Snow Man Silver and Gold
Gesu Bambino Silver Bells
Goin’ on a Sleigh Ride Sleigh Ride
Good King Wenceslas That’s What I Want for Christmas
Happy Holiday The Chipmunk Song
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas The Christmas Waltz


Contact

Email Demas E. Boudreaux, leader, at book@rvamusician.com or telephone at 804-372-7237 to inquire for rates and availability. You can also fill out the form below, we’re always eager to please and we’d love to hear from you.