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What They're saying!


I have known Corky for several decades, both personally & professionally.  He's always been an extremely dedicated & focused musician.  Throughout all my years in entertainment, I have found Corky to be a determined & knowledgeable professional.

Roger Lowe (President & CEO of Roger Lowe Productions)


Of all the entertainers I have known and been associated with over my years involved in music, Corky has always been at the top of the pyramid for me in his consistent progressiveness, professionalism and talent. His vast experiences with various aspects of music and variety of involvement with other professionals has kept him close to me as a fellow entertainer and friend. Consistentently honest, knowledgeable and an easy temperament, which is sometimes out of the ordinary in this arena.  And, a great sense of humor, always looking at the bright side of life.  Love this guy!


Billy Mac (McCubbin)  -  President. Bay Music Wine Country.


I've known Corky for many years. After leaving the Harry James Band, I decided to move to Seattle, my wife's home town. I was fortunate enough to meet and play with Corky, and was impressed by his musicianship. While playing with his group, whenever I wanted to add a solo, it was Corky who knew the best changes (chords) to use. He always made me sound good. His knowledge of music theory is unsurpassed, and I recommend him to anyone who wants to improve their playing. As an added bonus, you may learn a few new jokes. 


Pete Bellomo - Professional Trumpet Player:  Alumnus of the Harry James Band, Henry Mancini, Woody Herman, and many others.      


Corky is one of the most versatile, talented and hard-working musicians I have had the pleasure of knowing. He is always on the cutting edge of new ideas in music, production and entertainment and is a prolific writer and outstanding entertainer. Plus he plays the-best-in-the-world Jazz Accordion!"

CeCe Gable - Jazz vocalist and national recording artist. 


As a musician, I appreciate this man’s advice and talent! A true legend in this Industry! 

Glenn Miller - The Big One Man Band


Hi, my name is Buddy Raymond. I sing, play guitar and perform a single act just like Corky. I met Corky in Reno in the summer of 1963. I joined the group he was playing with and we continued to work together until 1971. It was a pleasure for me to make music with a musician of his caliber.  I have been purchasing Corky’s tracks for some time now and the response from my audiences is overwhelming. His tracks have added so much to my play lists. I would recommend his tracks to any single or group that wishes to enhance their performance.

Buddy Raymond - Veteran entertainer and musician.


Corky - That was a great and memorable night and you shined brighter than ever.  It was so nice to hear all the nuance and subtlety in your playing. The ghost notes and your great phrasing in other words. That's the gorgeous stuff that you might only hear when it's someone like you who has been playing for 50 years and more. Can't wait for the next time, my friend!

Joe McKenna - Reno Bassist & Staff Instructor, Brumblebee Music



I was born in 1946 in Sequim, Washington. So was Corky, only he was four years old. He was my big brother then and he is still my big brother 76 years later.  When we were kids, he taught me what was cool. He was already cool. I am still a work in progress. I love my brother Corky, the best brother anyone could ever have.

Bo Brumble - Boxer, writer, painter, litte brother, living legend


I especially like that you have created resources for teaching some theory!  I also really like that you are handling the business end so all I would have to do is teach, that's a wonderful system, and having a worldwide platform is absolutely amazing!  

Eric Stern - Vilolinist & Staff Instructor, BrumbleBee Music


I first met Corky in 1983 at the South Chicago Heights Festa Italiana.  I was scheduled to perform earlier on the stage with my accordion & keyboard with my saxophone player.

I met Corky, Dick Contino, Pete Contino & Eddie Alton - and hung out with them afterwards.  Dick actually invited me to play a song with the band which is a highlight in my life.  Afterwards, I knew I had to be in show business. Corky made the entire audience feel so great with his mastery of his keyboard, his amazing accordion skills and his way of bringing humor to all - literally reaching out to make us feel great & laugh. I loved how he & Dick shared the stage.  Because of meeting Corky, I have become a full time entertainer in Chicagoland.

To me Corky has and will always be “THE BENCHMARK OF SHOWBIZ ENTERTAINMENT”

Frank Rossi - Chiacago based accordionist/pianist


I was searching for an understanding piano teacher and Corky Brumble more than fills the bill. He is an insightful musician who shows me how to become a complete musician--and quickly! I heard an immediate increase in my musical technique and I was performing in recitals in no time. Corky zeroes in on what I need to do with a particular song and  helps me get to the heart of the matter right on the spot. My family loves listening to me play and I wholeheartedly recommend Corky Brumble to everyone I know. 

Teresa Alford, Tracy, Ca.


Corky Bumble is my Yoda! I found him at a time when my music had reached a plateau in my technique, repertoire, and music theory. Corky showed me how to focus on all three aspects, and my music has climbed upward ever since. He advises me on everything--arrangements, backing tracks, song selection, you name it. If you are fortunate enough to find an open time slot with him do yourself a favor and grab it.


Rocky Howard, (Rocky Howard Music), Northern California 

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