st louis musician

Peter Schankman

Peter Schankman has been performing since the 5th grade. Peter’s love of music drove him to study music with master pianist, Chip Stephens, at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. While at the university, Peter regularly performed with several bands around central Illinois and  Chicago. After graduating with his Bachelor’s in Music, Peter returned to St. Louis in mid-2011 and has become a mainstay in the local jazz-scene.


Pianist Peter Schankman

In addition to regular performances at the Cheshire Inn, Peter has played for well over 150  nonprofit galas, civic events, wedding receptions, corporate parties, country club events, and more in the last few years. Some highlights include playing for Governor Nixon’s 2012 Inaugural Ball, Wynton Marsalis’ birthday party and Zootini 2013.

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St Louis Piano Player

Peter Schankman works with a wide range of the most talented and professional musicians in the country and can perform with any band size, from solo performances to a full big band.

Peter Schankman Song List



  • A Child is Born
  • All of Me
  • All of You
  • All the Things You Are
  • Alone Together
  • And I Love Her
  • Au Privave
  • Autumn in New York


  • Beatrice
  • Beautiful Love
  • Bewitched
  • Beyond All Limits
  • Billie’s Bounce
  • Black Nile
  • Black Orpheus
  • Blue Daniel
  • Blues for Alice
  • Body and Soul
  • Bolivia
  • But Not for Me
  • Bye Bye Blackbird


  • Call Me Irresponsible
  • Chege De Saudade
  • Chelsea Bridge
  • Christmas Time is Here
  • Conception
  • Confirmation


  • Darn that Dream
  • Don’t Get Around Much
  • Don’t Know Why
  • Doxy


  • Easy to Love
  • Emily


  • Footprints


  • Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good
  • Gentle Rain
  • Georgia on my Mind
  • Girl Talk
  • Good Bait


  • Have You Met Miss Jones
  • Here’s that Rainy Day
  • How Deep Is The Ocean


  • I Can’t Get Started With You
  • I Fall In Love Too Easily
  • I Got It Bad and that Ain’t Good
  • I Hear a Rhapsody
  • I Remember You
  • I Should Care
  • I Thought About You
  • If I Should Lose You
  • If I Were a Bell
  • In A Mellow Tone
  • In A Sentimental Mood
  • Invitation
  • Israel
  • It Could Happen to You
  • I’m Beginning to See the Light
  • I’ve Got the World on a String
  • I’ve Grown Accustomed to your Face
  • I’ve Never Been In Love Before


  • Joy Spring
  • Just One of those Things
  • Just the Way You Are


  • Killer Joe


  • Like Someone in Love
  • Long Ago (and Far Away)
  • Lullaby of Birdland


  • Meditation
  • Monk’s Dream
  • Moon Dance
  • My Favorite Things
  • My Foolish Heart
  • My One and Only Love
  • My Shining Hour
  • My Way


  • Nardis
  • Night and Day


  • Oleo
  • On a Clear Day
  • On a Misty Night
  • On the Sunny Side of the Street
  • Once I loved
  • One Note Samba
  • Out of Nowhere


  • Perdido
  • Polka Dots and Moonbeams


  • Recorda-Me


  • Shiny Stockings
  • Skylark
  • Someday My Prince Will Come
  • Someone to Watch Over Me
  • Song For My Father
  • Spring Can Really Hang You Up
  • Stardust
  • Stompin’ At The Savoy
  • Strangers in the Night
  • Sugar


  • Take 5
  • Taking a Chance on Love
  • Tenderly
  • The Days of Wine and Roses
  • The Girl from Ipanema
  • The Shadow of Your Smile
  • The Very Thought of You
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • There Is No Greater Love
  • There Will Never Be Another You
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me
  • Time After Time
  • Time Remembered
  • Triste


  • Very Early


  • Watch What Happens
  • Wave
  • What Is This Thing Called Love?
  • When I Fall In Love
  • Witchcraft


  • Yes and No
  • You and the Night and the Music Plus Holiday Favorites like: Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bells, Christmas Time is here and many more!  

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