Saturday, April 17, 2010


Good recording is a “must” for any musician.  When I began to work on my website last summer I chose to record at Morningstar Studios in Ambler, PA, because of it fine reputation.  Head engineer is Glenn Barrett.  I found Glenn very knowledgeable, professional and patient when I recorded my solo piano selections so I recently returned to record four jazz standards with my jazz trio. 


I was impressed by the “start of the art” technology. Not only could we hear each other extremely well through our headphones but could communicate with each other as well as with Glenn throughout the session.  Since we could remain seated at our instruments for most of the time,  the session was completed in less than two hours. 


The finished product is excellent thanks to Glenn and the musicians who worked with me,     Tyrone Brown on bass and my husband, Ray Bruckno on drums.  Tyrone and Ray generate a  magical jazz feel and I could not have asked for a better rhythm section. The four cuts are now   on the audio sample page.  Enjoy!



Saturday, January 30, 2010


I recently had the pleasure of performing for an event at the Tavistock Country Club in Haddonfield, NJ.  A company was sponsoring a post holiday cocktail party and networking event. I was asked to assemble a  jazz trio for background music.   My initial suggestion , in terms of instrumentation, was a trio consisting of piano, bass and drums.    I thought this would work wonderfully- a nice, bright swinging sound.    However, the event planners wanted a smooth,  sophisticated and low-key sound that would not interfere with conversation.  We decided on a piano, bass and saxophone trio for the perfect sound level.  Personnel included myself on piano,  and two world class musicians, Larry McKenna on sax and Bob Campbell on bass.   The event was a huge success, well attended, lots of conversation and many business cards exchanged. Everyone loved the music and the company was very pleased- it was the perfect instrumentation for the event. 

When planning a party,  please be sure to communicate your musical needs for the perfect ensemble. MUSIC MATTERS, INC.  specializes in customized, attentive service. Remember, the  right music makes all the difference!