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Author mentions Jerry Bruno Orchestra in book

The book may be fiction, but the mention of the Jerry Bruno Orchestra echos testimonials we receive every week from happy clients.

Linda Lee Smigel recently published Once Upon a Choice through Infinity Publishing. On page 56 she included this interesting mention of our most popular band, also known as “The Orchestra.”

This fact was brought to our attention by our friend Theresa Hahn of The Ritz. As Ms Smigel doesn’t appear to be a past client of ours, we wonder if she enjoyed the band at a local corporate event or friend’s wedding. Regardless, we are flattered!


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Jerry Bruno Orchestra: Two Big Public Shows in September

On 31, Aug 2009 | No Comments | In Public Events, Wedding & Event Bands | By Leigh

If you’re itching to get down to the classy sounds of the Jerry Bruno Orchestra, there are two big events to look into during September.

Tuesday, September 8

Lakewood Civic Auditorium – 7:00 pm

2009 FOP Benefit Show

Cleveland Fraternal Order of Police – Lodge No. 8 and the Western Cuyahoga Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 25 presents the Showcase of Stars. Entertainment provided by the Jerry Bruno Orchestra. Also featuring Elvis Impersonator, Kelvis.

Family ticket package admits 2 people: $20. For ticket information call (440) 843-4800 and ask for the ticket office.


Tuesday, September 29

Carrie Cerino’s Party Center
Doors: 10:45 am
Lunch: 11:30 am
Door Prizes: 12:30 pm
Show: 1:00 pm

Annual Salute to America’s Greatest Generation: The Greatest Songs of World War II Performed by the Jerry Bruno Orchestra. Also featuring Vince Mastro singing the songs of Perry Como.

Advanced Tickets $39.00. Group Rates Available. Call Jo Ann Fedorchak for ticket info: (216) 642-8944.

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Photos from the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Event Viva La Rock

Thank you to Fallon’s Photography for sending us these official photos from the fabulous event, Viva La Rock, at the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Viva La Rock was a private party put on for Cleveland businesses to get to know how great a venue the Rock Hall is for events. For the night’s entertainment, the Rock Hall asked Jerry Bruno Productions to produce the entire evening of musical entertainment.


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Introducing the New Jerry Bruno Orchestra Keyboardist: Pete Tokar

On 19, Sep 2008 | 4 Comments | In News & Updates | By Leigh

“I worked with Pete often…years ago,” said Jerry Bruno. “It must have been fate when he walked back into the office last year.  He immediately became our go-to fill-in for many of our bands, and then when we needed him most he was able to step right into this key position. Of course we all miss Chris, but we’re all thrilled to have Pete in the Orchestra.”As a keyboardist, producer, composer and recording engineer, Pete Tokar has been an active member of the areas music scene for over 25 years. As well as performing with numerous area groups, composing soundtracks and jingles, Pete has a long and distinguished discography in the recording industry. He has received several gold and platinum record awards and performed, engineered and mixed the 2008 Grammy Award winning track “In My Songs” by the late Gerald Levert. 

Pete has also worked with artists such as Eddie Levert and The O’Jays, The Rude Boyz, Men At Large, Jim Brickman, The Neville Brothers, REO Speedwagon, 3LW (Disney’s Cheetah Girls), Teddy Pendergrass, Anita Baker, The Winans, Tamia, Michael Stanley, and Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley.

In addition to his duties as keyboardist with the Jerry Bruno Orchestra, Pete has spent the last few months working on an album for 2007 American Idol runner-up, LaKisha Jones.


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Jerry Bruno Orchestra – Free Concert at New Halloran Park Gazebo

On 13, Jun 2008 | One Comment | In Public Events | By Leigh

Sunday, June 22nd: Grand Opening of the Gazebo at Halloran Park on W. 117th.

7 PM: A brief ribbon cutting ceremony kicks off the FREE Summer Concert Series

 The Jerry Bruno Orchestra will play until 9 pm for free!  Bring your own chair!

The new gazebo is 32 feet wide with 675 square feet under a double-tiered roof.  All free concerts will be held on Sunday nights.

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Jerry Bruno Orchestra to Perform at the 13th Annual Stan Hywet Gala

On 09, Jun 2008 | No Comments | In Public Events | By Leigh

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens hosts its annual gala on Friday, June 20, 2008. A formal, black-tie benefit that raises funds for the restoration of Stan Hywet’s gardens and historic landscape, the gala is now in its 13th year and is organized by Stan Hywet and its volunteers –co-chairs are Laura and R.J. Nemer.

The theme for this year’s gala is “Midsummer Elegance.” Jerry Bruno is providing entertainment and A Taste of Excellence is the caterer. New this year is a silent auction.

The reception, from 7-8 pm, takes place on the West Terrace and is set against the backdrop of the beautiful gardens at Stan Hywet. Dinner and dancing follows on the Bowling Lawn from 8 pm to midnight. Patrons are invited to attend a special patron party from 6-7 pm on the South Terrace.

Tickets are $250 – $1,500 per person, and corporate tables are available at $3,500 and $4,500. All tickets include valet parking, reception, dinner and entertainment.

For more information regarding the Gala, to be added to the mailing list or for information regarding corporate tables and sponsorship please contact Jennie Highfield at 330-315-3248 or

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