Denis D'Aoust (pronounced deh-
Along with English, his repertoire includes songs in French (his native language), Italian & Spanish. He also plays Bavarian music at the accordion, and sings a few songs in German. In any setting, he's seldom stumped by requests for specific pieces of music, drawing on his natural music talent to perform anything he’s ever heard.
Denis also regularly plays organ for weddings, funerals and memorial services, as well as being the resident organist/pianist for St. Joseph Parish in Mountain View, California.
Accordion was his first instrument, which he began playing at age 5. He progressed to organ at age 12, then moved on to piano—all the while delighting listeners with his beautiful singing voice. Accordion is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, so Denis plays accordion frequently for parties and special events.
In the early eighties, Denis began engineering, arranging, producing and recording music for other performers in his August Night Music studio, and wrote several musical compositions. He worked on a full range of independent and major-
Denis has recorded five albums. The latest, titled It’s Holiday Season, a wonderful collection of popular Christmas Holiday songs. He lives and performs in the San Francisco Bay Area.