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Bruce Pilato

A 44-year music biz veteran, Bruce owns Pilato Entertainment, Marketing & Media, LLC in New York, providing marketing, artist management, and PR and project development. A 1978 graduate of Syracuse University, he has worked with Ringo Starr, Carl Palmer, ELP, Asia, Little River Band, Foreigner, Yes, Meatloaf, The Rascals, The Tubes, and others. He has participated in the development and release of over 50 CDs and DVD titles. As a music journalist, he has written for Variety, Gann...
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Bruce Pilato

Bruce Pilato

A 44-year music biz veteran, Bruce owns Pilato Entertainment, Marketing & Media, LLC in New York, providing marketing, artist management, and PR and project development. A 1978 graduate of Syracuse University, he has worked with Ringo Starr, Carl Palmer, ELP, Asia, Little River Band, Foreigner, Yes, Meatloaf, The Rascals, The Tubes, and others. He has participated in the development and release of over 50 CDs and DVD titles. As a music journalist, he has written for Variety, Gann...

Ann Philippone

Piano Performances Currently performing solo piano and vocal barrelhouse blues, jazz, and originals Spent 10 years (1996-2006) as pianist with Mississippi Blues Legend Joe Beard Toured on keyboards with Muddy Waters' son, Big Bill Morganfield Performed overseas with John Ellison, composer of the hit "Some Kind of Wonderful" Opening act (solo) for renowned blues artists James Cotton, Tinsley Ellis and Joanna Connor Recipient of WNY Blues Society Muddy Award for Most Promising Local Talent...
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Ann Philippone

Ann Philippone

Piano Performances Currently performing solo piano and vocal barrelhouse blues, jazz, and originals Spent 10 years (1996-2006) as pianist with Mississippi Blues Legend Joe Beard Toured on keyboards with Muddy Waters' son, Big Bill Morganfield Performed overseas with John Ellison, composer of the hit "Some Kind of Wonderful" Opening act (solo) for renowned blues artists James Cotton, Tinsley Ellis and Joanna Connor Recipient of WNY Blues Society Muddy Award for Most Promising Local Talent...

Mike Melito

Drummer and educator Mike Melito has been playing drums since he was four years old. He played his first gigs at the age of 16 with vibraphonist Joe Locke and Buddy Rich's favorite saxophonist, Joe Romano. From those gigs in his native Rochester NY, word spread quickly and Mike started freelancing all over upstate NY with the likes of JR Monterose, Bill Dobbins and Joe Magnarelli. In the 90's Mike started leading his own groups along with freelancing. He also started his private teaching practi...
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Mike Melito

Mike Melito

Drummer and educator Mike Melito has been playing drums since he was four years old. He played his first gigs at the age of 16 with vibraphonist Joe Locke and Buddy Rich's favorite saxophonist, Joe Romano. From those gigs in his native Rochester NY, word spread quickly and Mike started freelancing all over upstate NY with the likes of JR Monterose, Bill Dobbins and Joe Magnarelli. In the 90's Mike started leading his own groups along with freelancing. He also started his private teaching practi...

Dwight Mabe

Dwight started on guitar at the age of 5. He learned to read music at the same time he was learning to read written words. Dwight played cello for about five years but switched to double bass to fill a need in the high school jazz ensemble. Dwight landed his first professional gig at the age of 14 as a contracted musician and took up bass guitar around the same time, eventually auditioning on double bass in 1976 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was accepted into that program...
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Dwight Mabe

Dwight Mabe

Dwight started on guitar at the age of 5. He learned to read music at the same time he was learning to read written words. Dwight played cello for about five years but switched to double bass to fill a need in the high school jazz ensemble. Dwight landed his first professional gig at the age of 14 as a contracted musician and took up bass guitar around the same time, eventually auditioning on double bass in 1976 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was accepted into that program...

Stanley Leonard

Timpanist Stanley Leonard achieved prominence in the music world during a distinguished thirty-eight year career as "Principal Timpanist" of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He performed internationally with the symphony in concerts, television productions, and recordings. As a solo artist, he premiered several major new works for solo timpani and orchestra with the PSO. He received accolades for his performance from critics, conductors and fellow musical colleagues. His extensive composition...
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Stanley Leonard

Stanley Leonard

Timpanist Stanley Leonard achieved prominence in the music world during a distinguished thirty-eight year career as "Principal Timpanist" of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He performed internationally with the symphony in concerts, television productions, and recordings. As a solo artist, he premiered several major new works for solo timpani and orchestra with the PSO. He received accolades for his performance from critics, conductors and fellow musical colleagues. His extensive composition...

Eric Larin

Eric Larin graduated from NYU with a degree in the Business of Music.  He is a music producer, songwriter, composer, engineer, session musician & live performer with many years of professional experience.  He also has developed curriculum for music composition and digital audio software production courses at a recording school in Los Angeles, using the most sophisticated current tools and software in the industry. Eric has 24+ years playing piano/keys/synthesizers, 17+ years playi...
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Eric Larin

Eric Larin

Eric Larin graduated from NYU with a degree in the Business of Music.  He is a music producer, songwriter, composer, engineer, session musician & live performer with many years of professional experience.  He also has developed curriculum for music composition and digital audio software production courses at a recording school in Los Angeles, using the most sophisticated current tools and software in the industry. Eric has 24+ years playing piano/keys/synthesizers, 17+ years playi...

Jimmie Highsmith, Jr.

Jimmie, or as friends call him Tjari, was born September 18, 1967 in the "Flower City" - Rochester NY. Critically acclaimed, Grammy Nominated and award winning Saxophonist Jimmie Highsmith Jr., has shared the stage with and opened for multiple Grammy Award winners, including Najee, Alicia Keys, Victor and Joseph Wooten, Chris Botti, Grover Washington Jr., and Wynton Marsalis just to name a few. In the last ten years he has recorded 8 top selling smooth jazz CDs that have sold thousands worldwide...
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Jimmie Highsmith, Jr.

Jimmie Highsmith, Jr.

Jimmie, or as friends call him Tjari, was born September 18, 1967 in the "Flower City" - Rochester NY. Critically acclaimed, Grammy Nominated and award winning Saxophonist Jimmie Highsmith Jr., has shared the stage with and opened for multiple Grammy Award winners, including Najee, Alicia Keys, Victor and Joseph Wooten, Chris Botti, Grover Washington Jr., and Wynton Marsalis just to name a few. In the last ten years he has recorded 8 top selling smooth jazz CDs that have sold thousands worldwide...

Simon Fitzpatrick

Simon Fitzpatrick is a London based bass guitar and chapman stick player. Whilst currently being a regular member of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy band, Simon has also toured globally with other artists such as Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck), Kee Marcello (Europe), Michael Hill (Michael Hill's Blues Mob), Robbie Boyd, John Macaluso (Yngwie Malmsteen, Symphony X) and Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple, Rainbow). In 2013 he released his debut solo bass guitar album Reflections which features ma...
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Simon Fitzpatrick

Simon Fitzpatrick

Simon Fitzpatrick is a London based bass guitar and chapman stick player. Whilst currently being a regular member of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy band, Simon has also toured globally with other artists such as Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck), Kee Marcello (Europe), Michael Hill (Michael Hill's Blues Mob), Robbie Boyd, John Macaluso (Yngwie Malmsteen, Symphony X) and Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple, Rainbow). In 2013 he released his debut solo bass guitar album Reflections which features ma...

Vincent Ercolamento

Vincent Ercolamento, an outstanding Sax Player, has been an educator in music since 1985. A recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to study abroad, he recognizes the value of continuing education, and is the author of his own method book for saxophone entitled The 3 T's of Music. He has performed with countless groups in concert, and on numerous professional recordings.

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Vincent Ercolamento

Vincent Ercolamento

Vincent Ercolamento, an outstanding Sax Player, has been an educator in music since 1985. A recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to study abroad, he recognizes the value of continuing education, and is the author of his own method book for saxophone entitled The 3 T's of Music. He has performed with countless groups in concert, and on numerous professional recordings.

John Covach

John Covach received his B.Mus., M.Mus. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan. He was a Fulbright scholar in Vienna, Austria during 1987-88, and has done post-doctoral work in philosophy under Charles Bambach at the University of Texas-Dallas. Professor Covach has taught at the Interlochen Arts Academy, The University of North Texas College of Music, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His students have won a wide variety of awards, and hold faculty positions at CUNY...
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John Covach

John Covach

John Covach received his B.Mus., M.Mus. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan. He was a Fulbright scholar in Vienna, Austria during 1987-88, and has done post-doctoral work in philosophy under Charles Bambach at the University of Texas-Dallas. Professor Covach has taught at the Interlochen Arts Academy, The University of North Texas College of Music, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His students have won a wide variety of awards, and hold faculty positions at CUNY...

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