Professional jazz pianist, author of several instructional books with audio for jazz/church/various styles of keyboard improvisation. Debbie Denke is a classically trained pianist with a passion for jazz improvisation and a dedicated teacher. She performs as a soloist and ensemble player for concerts, private parties and events, as a vocal accompanist for jazz singers, gospel choirs, is additionally a part time vocalist, multi denominational church keyboardist and wedding/ceremony pianist. Ms. Denke recently released and album of jazz piano standards called, It’s All About You! – and a meditative album of her hymn arrangements and originals named Peace Prayer – This last album will be the soundtrack for a 2018 film, Lived Experience – a documentary about women pastors and leaders in The Free Methodist Church. Debbie is married to musician Robert Kim Collins (jazz bassist, singer, multi-instrumentalist, voice artist). Their daughters Melody and Madeline are involved with dance, exercise science, music, international studies, professional and scholastic endeavors from California Coast to South Korea.
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Debbie Denke has written several books with companion albums specializing in piano improvisation for various styles which are very fun and practical for the music teacher, classroom piano lab, or private student. Follow the link below to find out more: