Leader, pianist and arranger
Dennis began piano lessons
at age 5 with Mrs. Ofelia Yanez, a popular local music instructor for the very young. He concluded his formal piano training
under Maximo Echegary.
After graduating from Jefferson High School in
1957, he assembled a dance band and then joined forces with other emerging ybung musicians to become composer-arranger...
and eventually leader of “The Fabulous ROCKERS.”
next six years, “The ROCKERS” were recognized as the most versatile performing show group in the southeastern
United States. This experience culminated with the recording of two original compositions in 1961 entitled “Would I
Still Be Loving You” and “Stranger”. Other original compositions include “Mia’s Dream”,
“Valerie’s Theme”, “The Journey”, “Ariel” and most recently, “Alana”.
Following a career decision in 1963, Dennis entered medical school,
graduating with honors from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is currently retired from his position as Chief
of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa.
He is very proud of his eight children. Dennis is married to the former Lisa Arcuri. They reside in Tampa with three