Originally born in Trenton, New Jersey, Denise been writing, singing and producing her own music for decades. She started performing in musical theater as a young girl and studied theater and fine arts at the University of Arizona. After college she moved to NYC and started getting attention from the music industry and fans alike. A self-taught musician, she has been mixing genres (pop, rock, classical, theatrical and Americana) since first moving to NYC in the 70’s. At the start of her career she performed in many NYC clubs including Max’s Kansas City’s Easter Festival with The Ramones, Blondie and Talking Heads. The culmination of her career will be presented as a music project in the forthcoming production of THE PASS.
In the spring of 2016 Denise formed a publishing alliance with BMG US. Previously her songs have been published worldwide by Warner Brothers Music, UK and Warner/Chappell Music, US. Denise is also the lead voice on Dean Friedman’s duet LUCKY STARS and the THE FLIRTS (You Took My Love). She has worked as a music supervisor and music composer for several indie feature films and cable series including: (Can a Guy Say No, The Contract, The Ten Rules, ChromiumBlue.com).
She self released two solo albums SELF and LIVE FOREVER on her label KeyMedia Group/Denise Marsa Productions. The track STEADY from LIVE FOREVER won the 2013 Best Adult Contemporary Recording at the New Mexico Music Awards. Co-produced by Canadian guitarist and composer Andy Gabrys, who lived in Santa Fe at the time, the album’s rhythm tracks were recorded in Santa Fe’s Kitchen Sink Studios owned and run by world renowned recording artist and musician Jono Manson.
In 2008 she started KeyMedia Public Relations which focuses on Arts & Entertainment and Health & Wellness. In addition, for the past ten years Denise has been mentoring, managing and producing new young talent including Nicole Berke, benny girl, Dane Michael Glynn, Rachel Millman and Christopher Dallman. Several collections of artists have been released through her label. She continues to manage singer /songwriter Nicole Berke who is releasing her 3rd release in October of 2017.