Bruno Leone has built an impressive reputation as a pianist and recording artist. His compelling arrangements of America’s great popular and Broadway songs, and his lush and sensitive piano styling consistently appeal to audiences of all ages and musical preferences. Yet there is another dimension to his musical personality which equals his striking musicianship. For years he has been filling concert halls and night clubs where he combines his special brand of humor and artistry at the piano with a wealth of captivating narratives and anecdotes on the lives and times of America’s leading popular composers and lyricists. He has also been a featured showroom performer on several cruise ships including the Queen Elizabeth II and the Crystal Harmony.
Mr. Leone is a native of New York City where he studied piano and began his musical career. He also holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees in history and anthropology from Arizona State University and the University of Minnesota and has taught at several colleges and universities in the United States. He is the author of several books on a wide variety of non-fictional topics.
As a performer, Bruno Leone generates unbelievable audience appeal thanks to his unique ability to blend his talents as a historian, pianist and raconteur. A feature article in the San Diego Tribune praised Mr. Leone’s remarkable gift of “combining the classroom with the concert hall to create musical stories that actually enliven his audience.”
Bruno Leone has five recordings: Pure Broadway, Pure Cinema, Pure Christmas, Pure Classics and Pure Romance available on Compact Disc. Each recording features Mr. Leone’s creative solo piano arrangements as well as original piano compositions by the artist.