BEST OF 2012, 2013 and 2017! Denise Bruckno is a seasoned jazz pianist and highly schooled player with a Master's in Music from West Chester University. She is a teacher of jazz and classical piano at the prestigious Philadelphia School in center city Philadelphia and a musician hired and respected by other musicians- jazz professionals, classical vocalists, theatre artists and choral directors alike. She appears regularly as a piano soloist and with jazz ensembles in the Delaware Valley and New York City areas in venues such as the Warwick Hotel, Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Union League of Philadelphia and Hotel Dupont. She is well versed in musical theatre repertoire and has played for productions at the Hedgerow Theatre and is currently an accompanist for two touring shows produced by Philly Senior Stage entitled 76 Trombones, an adaptation of MUSIC MAN AND Oh What a Beautiful Morning, adaptation of OKLAHOMA. She is a much requested event pianist performing at weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, commencements, anniversaries, senior citizen events and a variety of other private affairs. In 2006, she provided music for Vice President (then Senator) Joe Biden's mother's 90th birthday party. In March of 2008, her jazz trio was featured at the New Orleans themed Philadelphia Flower Show. Her unique, finger popping jazz style is perfect for any event that needs a lively, swinging, sophisticated sound. And, her accomplished renditions of classical music are perfect for any ceremony. Her repertoire ranges from Bach and Beethoven to Elllington, Sinatra, Gershwin, Cole Porter and includes ethnic tunes, Broadway,and The Beatles. The Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia said "Denise has a musical style that our guests always complimented and a repertoire and flexbility that satisified most any request".
Whether you're looking for the ideal music at a wedding ceremony, graduation, Bar Mitzvah, or a pianist or jazz combo playing classic, timeless jazz standards for a cocktail hour, social hour for seniors, or business event, Denise will work with you to create the perfect musical effect and deliver a high quality performance.
Portable keyboard is readily available and references can be provided upon request.
"Denise was great! She stepped in on short notice, sight read our arrangements and added a lot to the performance. She is also very pleasant and accommodating-a pleasure to work with." Pete Spina, City Rhythm Orchestra, October, 2010
"My compliments and sincere appreciation for providing the perfect musical backdrop at my daughter's wedding. I could hear the piano as soon as I entered the lobby and couldn't have been more delighted! I'm sorry I didn't have the opportunity to thank you in person but on behalf of my daughter and her guests, please know that your beautiful music was much enjoyed." ...........Plymouth Meeting, PA, April, 1995
"Thanks you for your part in making our volunteer dinner a success. The compliments on the piano playing have all been favorable. In fact, as I walked around the room, many of the volunteers were singing along. The selections were enjoyed by all. Again, thank you.......
Director of Volunteer Services, Frankford Hospital, April, 1995
"The trio was wonderful and certainly helped to make the Grand Opening of our store a success!"...............................................Kroungold's Furniture, Voorhees, NJ, November, 1989
"Just a quick note of thanks to you and your quartet for a wonderful performance. You made the cocktail hour exquisite-thank you so much!"........Dana and Patrick, Philadelphia, PA, August, 2004
"Thanks for playing for my Dad's 80th birthday party. Your selections were great and everyone enjoyed it." Philadelphia. PA, December, 2006
"You are a fabulous pianist." .............Bellingham Retirement Community, West Chester, PA, December. 1992
"I wanted to send you a note to thank you again for your time last night. Your musical selections and the style in which you played them were exactly what we had in mind. More than one person commented on how nice the music was."........................Philadelphia, PA, March, 2010
"Your performance was wonderful at Tavistock Country Club."............Voorhees Senior Living, Voorhees, NJ, January, 2010
"Thank you for an evening of great entertainment. We received positive feedback on the event, and part of the reason was excellent music. Everyone had a wonderful time and we will definitely consider you for future events. " ......... Ovations Club at the Spectrum, September 29, 1993
"Many thanks for providing the perfect music for our 125th commemoration. You were terrific!"..........Episcopal Community Services, October, 1995
"It's always great seeing and hearing you. We will have other events I'm sure and we know you always make our events so beautiful. Thanks to you and your musicians.".........Brandywine Senior Care, Voorhees, NJ, June, 2010