He served as a concert church organist at St. Paul’s
Methodist Church in New York for over 12 years. At just 16 years,
Dennis started his Broadway career by becoming the musical director
for America’s premier road show producers; The Parris Touring Company.
He conducted "The King and I", "Carousel", "Paint your Wagon", "The
Sound of Music", "Gypsy", "Bye, Bye,Birdie", and "The Music Man",
During the 50s and 60s, Dennis played with five famous Big Bands;
Guy Lombardo, Sammy Kaye, Lester Lanin, Bob Crosby and the Bobcats and
Clyde McCoy. Dennis was musical director for five years on WFYI on
New York’s largest, live weekly radio show, "The Ray Heatherton
Breakfast Club". At age twenty-two, Dennis returned to the concert
stage and he continues to travel throughout the world, playing,
entertaining and winning critics praises everywhere.
His extensive TV experience ranges from appearances on
"The Ed Sullivan Show", "Today Show", and "The
Show". He provided organ music for soap operas
such as "Young Doctor Malone", "From These Roots",
Shadows", and games shows such as "Beat the
Clock", and "Who Do You Trust?". Dennis also has had
innumerable national television commercial credits to his name. Dennis
is America’s #1 Organ Video and DVD Concert Artist.
Dennis has delighted Las Vegas audiences with his
dazzling showmanship at the MGM Grand, Caesar’s Palace, The
Showboat Hotel, The Imperial Palace Hotel and the Sahara Hotel.
This musical dynamo was voted "Entertainer of the Year" by the
readers of Keyboard World Magazine for two years in a row, and
is still so much in demand that his concert appearances for several
years have exceeded over 330 shows per year.
Dennis has performed over 7,000 full concerts
throughout the world; from Canada to Great Britain, Indonesia to South
Africa !! His worldwide tours have been acclaimed by critics and he
continues to be one of the most sought after entertainers.
Dennis has shared the stage with many of the great
entertainers; Frank Fontaine (Crazy Guggenheim, from the Jackie
Gleason Show) Clayton Moore, "The Lone Ranger", Connie Francis, at the
New York Copa Cabana, The Inkspots, Bob Crosby and the Bobcats, Ed
McMahon and Johnny Carson of The Tonight Show, Vic Tayback, Artie
Johnson, JoAnne Castle, Henry Winkler, Red Skelton, Debbie Reynolds.
Along with his musical talents, he possesses the
ultimate gift of comedy, and has opened for many famous stars. Each
show has his audiences laughing hysterically!
Unquestionably Dennis is one of the most popular and
most requested artists on the electronic keyboard circuit today. There
is small wonder one reviewer once wrote the "Fate could not have
dealt Dennis a more appropriate surname, since he is truly an
Critically acclaimed as one of the greatest collection
of jokes is Dennis’ "Jokes 4 U", a best-selling book you must have if
you enjoy laughing… and who doesn’t ??!!
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