Denise Bruckno

Jazz Piano from Philadelphia, PA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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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

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25+ GigMasters Bookings
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!

Wedding Reception

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Denise Bruckno entertained our guests during our recent wedding reception. She was fantastic! It was a pleasure communicating with her during the planning- she was organized and professional and very accommodating. Our guests truly enjoyed her playing. Our family members are quite musical and can be tough critics when it comes to other performers, but everyone raved over her musicality and pleasantness. We would highly recommend Denise, we are so thankful we found her!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Denise played keyboard for my Dad's 85h birthday on June 23, 2013. She is a gifted jazz and standards interpreter and has a terrific repertoire under her fingers, but this was no regular gig -first, while the party was in Philly, I live in Los Angeles. Plus, I had written an original song and didn't complete the lead sheet music until 3 days before the party. Denise not only learned the song on her own time, but met up with me the day before to rehearse! The song went off perfectly, and Denise's musical style and easygoing personality really made the party. There's something special about a great musician -- Denise has it. Enthusiastically recommended!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Denise is an excellent and accomplished pianist. Our guests enjoyed her amazing repertoire. We have a dear friend who has been a professional singer for years, and at our urging she sang a few impromptu numbers for us. Listening to Denise accompany her beautiful voice you would've thought that the two of them had rehearsed for many hours instead of just meeting her 5 min. before their performance. I would recommend Denise for any occasion where you would like to add an additional layer of beauty to your evening.

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Wedding Reception

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Denise is a wonderful musician, and her jazz provided the perfect background atmosphere during the cocktail hour at my daughter's wedding reception. We didn't have access to a piano, so she brought her own keyboard and equipment and got everything set up beautifully. She was also accommodating about the timing when the schedule shifted on our end. Highly recommended.

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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I was looking for a pianist to play for the guests during the cocktail hour at my wedding. With less than 4 weeks to go until my wedding I was running out of time. Luckily, I found Denise Bruckno's website. I reached out to her via email and she responded very promptly. We were able to set everything up within a day. She was extremely professional and easy to work with. The day of my wedding, I was unable to attend my cocktail hour because of photos, but my guests all told me how wonderful the piano music was. Denise is clearly a very talented and experienced pianist. She was a total hit and everyone really enjoyed her playing! I would highly recommend her to anyone.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Words can't explain how pleased I am with Denise. She was on time, very professional, and played beautifully. I will definitely be using her again.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Denise played for my Mother's 90th birthday lunch, and it was a resounding success. She is an accomplished pianist and played not only classical tunes, but also songs from the 40's. We thoroughly enjoyed her playing and I highly recommend Denise. I hope to have need for her services again in the future.

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Wedding Reception

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Denise did such an excellent job! She was very accomodating, and played beautifully. We received so many compliments on the music, and my only regret was that I didn't have her play for the entire reception. Highly recommend!

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Wedding

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Denise was a pleasure to work with and all of our guests loved her music for both our ceremony and cocktail hour. We asked her to play classic cocktail style music and every song she picked was perfect. We could not recommend Denise higher for any type of event. Thank you Denise for making our special day perfect.

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Memorial Service

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It was a delight to organize with Denise. She was prompt in responding, had good suggestions for the musical selections and performed beautifully. I would recommend Denise for anyone who need background music for a function.

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Where or When
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What the World Needs Now
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Goodman
Stella by Starlight
Young
Something
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Someone Like You
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Shadow of Your Smile
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Satin Doll
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Santa Claus is Comin to Town
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Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
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Pennies From Heaven
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Paper Moon
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Over the Rainbow
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Out of Nowhere
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Our Love is Here To Stay
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One from CHORUS LINE
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Ode To You
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Night and Day
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Never on Sunday
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Nancy With the Laughing Face
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My Romance
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My Funny Valentine
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My Blue Heaven
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Music of the Night
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Moon River
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Misty
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Mio Babbino Caro
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Love Walked In
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Love Story
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Just Friends
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Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
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It Was A Very Good Year
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It Had to Be You
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It Could Happen To You
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Isn't It Romantic
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In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning
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In a Sentimental Mood
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In a Mellow Tone
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Imagine
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If I Were A Bell
Loesser
I'm in the Mood For Love
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I'll Take Manhattan
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I'll Remember April
Raye
I'll Be Seeing You
Wilder
I'll Be Home for Christmas
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I Will Always Love You
Dolly Partin
I Thought About You
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I Remember You
Mercer
I Love Paris
Porter
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
Cory
I Got Rhythm
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I Don't Know Why
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I Could Write a Book
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I Can't Get Started
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How Insensitive
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How Deep is the Ocean
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All of Me
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All I Ask of You
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