Awards and Testimonials

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Award     May 2016 – Bunny feels honored to be the recipient of the Women Composers Fellowship, awarded by the Vermont College of Fine Arts.


“Bunny Beck has been playing piano during lunch/brunch and dinner between 2007-2009 at the White Peach Restaurant. The restaurant was a fine dining restaurant with nice reviews in the New York Times, Connecticut magazine and a variety of other publications. Bunny’s style was perfect for the setting and her wide variety including jazz, classic and show tunes were very much enjoyed by the customers. Sunday brunch jazz standards had many patrons humming or singing along and people often asked if she would be playing. Bunny has a very friendly, entertaining and easygoing style both musically and personally. She was very well liked by staff and customers. As I am selling the restaurant, I will miss Bunny’s playing and her sparkling personality. If I would need to hire a piano player in the future, Bunny would be at the top of my list.”

Jiri Krejcir, Owner – White Peach Restaurant -Gaylordsville, CT

Sentiments from a bride and groom… “In the Cocktail hour, I took a moment, I listened and I loved it. I looked around and watched our friends catching up with each other, many were not even aware of the lovely music playing in the background. That means it was perfect. In my experience people tend to notice music that is too intrusive or just plain bad. My wife and I were extremely pleased and are very thankful. All the best.”

“We received many compliments from our guests about the wonderful ambiance at The U Thant Institute’s 2010 Ambassadors’ Luncheon. Bunny Beck’s performance during our reception was no small contributor to that success. Her talent was coupled with a purely professional attention to our needs. I highly recommend Bunny to any special event organizer.”

Alexandria Faiz, Director, The U Thant Institute

“Thank you for providing the background music for the Community Chest’s ‘Grant A Wish’ event. Not only was your music lovely, but it also created just the atmosphere we hoped for. The party was a huge success – first, everyone had a really nice time and second, it netted $19,000+ for the Community Chest and for the wishes of the hungry and homeless. Thank you for being an important part of our success.”

Harriet Tanner, Executive Director, The Community Chest of Englewood, NJ

“Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!! Your playing was so beautiful and absolutely perfect for the venue in terms of the sound, volume and choices of music too! I am so glad we finally got to hear you play at a corporate event. It was worth the wait!!”

Jim Cronin, President, Council of Protocol Executives

From a private client…”We hired Bunny to play at a family birthday party of about 35 people in Westchester, NY. She was a pleasure to work with–punctual, professional, accommodating of special music requests, and very good-natured. From a musical standpoint, she is extremely talented and everyone loved her performance. She definitely added a wonderful dimension to our event. I would recommend her in the strongest terms and will not hesitate to have her back again for another occasion!”

Album Reviews

From the Spirit  with the Bunny Beck Jazz Ensemble

“‘From the Spirit’ is (Beck’s) second full-length release on the Big Round label, and it’s a winner. Featuring seven original compositions and a cover of Hank Williams’ ‘Your Cheatin’ Heart’, the album is a pure delight from start to finish. If you love classic jazz artists from the 1940s and 1950s, you will find a lot to love here….These musicians play with a fluid confidence that is warm and appealing. Top pick.”  Reviewed by