African influences abound for this artist fusing R&B with traditional African rhythms. Denise has taken written songs that celebrate the African and American history and tradition.
Denise Gordon has been invited to perform the National Anthem at the inaugural ceremony of the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Sudan in May, 2010
She is influenced by the songwriting pioneers of the 1970's Elton John and Stevie Wonder. It is Angelique Kidjoe who is blending the same ideas that Denise aspires to express.
Denise is influenced by the Africa where the native New Yorker lived for 15 years . It is only natural that her rhythm styles would reflect that flavor. She fuses R&B with traditional African timing from Central and East Africa.