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As you begin the journey of a wonderful life together, you'll be making a lot of important decisions. You're probably in the process of making some of these decisions right now, as you plan for one of the most important days of your life together - your wedding. Choosing wedding vendors can be challenging and confusing, and we're sure you've heard that the entertainment can either make or break your party. Let choosing Platinum be the first great choice you make as a couple.

Platinum is a spectacular live band with incredible versatility. This energetic group of musicians is dedicated to performing songs with distinct likeness to the original artist. The band features 6 lead vocalists and a horn section, specializing in party favorites as well as high energy dance music. All musicians have extensive training and experience. This group is tight, experienced, and fun!

Is what comes with talented musicians, working together, on a regular, daily basis. The same quality that you find on the original recording, except live. This is a concept that has had clients overwhelmed with enthusiasm at their wedding and one that the founding members of Platinum will not sacrifice.

Is knowing what works. It’s something that comes only with time.

Is having peace of mind that your wedding will be all you’re dreaming of.

Is being sure that your band’s experience, along with your musical choices will guarantee a spectacular wedding experience.

Personal Attention...
Is what sets us apart from a large wedding band agency. You will deal with one of the owners of the band. We get to know our client’s tastes and we carry them straight to the reception. You can reach us almost anytime, for just about anything.

We pride ourselves in being one of the most affordable bands in the tri-state area. We pass the savings on to our clients.

Ceremony Music
Platinum musicians and soloists are well-versed in traditional and non-traditional ceremonies. They will assist each couple in planning ceremony music. Music choices range from traditional liturgical music to contemporary music.

  • Organists
  • Classical Guitarist
  • Vocalists
  • String Ensembles
  • Flutists
  • Trumpeters

A combination of musicians can also be selected.

Cocktail Reception Music
A pianist for a one hour cocktail reception is included with any package. You can upgrade your cocktail services at any time...

  • Solo Pianists
  • Piano/Sax duo
  • Jazz duo or trio
  • Classical Guitarist
  • Solo Guitarists
  • String Ensembles

A combination of musicians can also be selected.

Reception Packages
All reception packages are for the Platinum Band for 4 hours of live music. Platinum is a set band that does not interchange members. Each package below comes complete with the following pieces:

Bass, Drums, Keyboards & Guitarist/vocalist

  8-piece Band: Features 3 front vocalists and saxophonist/vocalist
Total vocalists: 6
Total Horns: 1
  9-piece Band: Features 3 front vocalists, saxophonist/vocalist & trumpet
Total vocalists: 6
Total Horns: 2

Each client is different and has unique ideas and dreams. Each wedding is customized to the client’s preference for music, style and energy level. Platinum will perform the requested spotlight songs, which include the first dance, father/daughter dance, mother/son dance and several special dedications the client requests. We’ll play the songs that have special meaning to the bride, groom and their families.

All Reception Packages include live, continuous entertainment. A small number of musicians will continue to entertain your guests while the band breaks.

We take pride in the volume never being too loud. Platinum Band comes equipped with a state of the art, full sound system, complete with an audio engineer and lighting.

Every client will deal directly with the Platinum Band Leader. The client can rest assured that the band will have the information it needs to make the party flawless.

Songs not listed on the song list may be able to be performed by Platinum by providing a cd of the requested songs.


Heart of Glass
10th Avenue Freezeout
Total Eclipse of the Heart
American Girl
I'll Be
My Heart Will Go On
How Do I Live
Dance With My Father
In The Mood
The Way You Look Tonight
Jump Jive N' Wail
70's DISCO    
I Can't Get Enough
To Be Real
Last Dance
60's MOTOWN    
I Feel Good
Disco Inferno


Rondeau - Mouret
Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring - Bach
Air - Bach
Ode to Joy - Beethoven
Simon Tov - traditional
Voluntary March - Purcell
La Rejoussance - Handel
Trumpet Tune - Purcell
Autumn - Vivaldi
Air - Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach
Bridal March - Wagner

Steve Coleman's Original:
Gently Joseph

Dance Hits, Contemporary Dance & Party Favorites
(Top 40)
Ain’t No Other Man Christina Aguillera
Be With You Enrique Iglesius
Behind These Hazel Eyes Kelly Clarkson
Black Horse & a Cherry Tree K.T. Tunstall
Crazy Gnarls Barkley
Crazy In Love Beyonce’
Crush Jennifer Paige
Get This Party Started Pink
Hips Don’t Lie Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
Hot In Here Nelly
I Can’t Get You Out Of My Head Kylie Minogue
I Drove All Night Celine Dion
I Like The Way You Move OutKast
I Will Love Again Lara Fabian
If I Was A Rich Girl Gwen Stefani
Let’s Get It Started The Black Eyed Peas
Man, I Feel Like A Woman Shania Twain
Move Ya Body Nina Sky
Naughty Girl Beyonce’
Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here Deborah Cox
Objection Shakira
Put Your Records On Corinne Bailey Rae
Ray of Light Madonna
Sexual Amber
She Will Be Loved Maroon 5
Since You’ve Been Gone Kelly Clarkson
Smooth Santana
S.O.S. Rihanna
Thank You Dido
This Love Maroon 5
Waiting For Tonight Jennifer Lopez
Whenever Wherever Shakira
Wonderland John Mayer
All The Small Things Blink 182
Dreams The Cranberries
Drops of Jupiter Train
I'm Just A Girl No Doubt
Inside Out Eve 6
Jumper Third Eye Blind
Kiss Me Sixpence None The Richer
Like The Way I Do Melissa Etheridge
Meet Virginia Train
My Own Worst Enemy Lit
Semi-Charmed Life Third Eye Blind
Slide The Goo-Goo Dolls
Spiderwebs No Doubt
Torn Natalie Umbruglia
What's Up 4 Non Blondes
You Oughta Know Alanis Morissette
You’re A God Verticle Horizon
Zombie The Cranberries

10th Avenue Freezeout Bruce Springsteen
American Girl Tom Petty
Blister In The Sun The Violent Femmes
Celebration Kool & The Gang
Electric Slide Marsha Griffith
Everybody Everybody Black Box
Get Into The Groove Madonna
Girls Just Wanna’ Have Fun Cyndi Lauper
Goodbye To You Scandal
Funky Town Lipps, Inc.
Hit Me With Your Best Shot Pat Benatar
Holiday Madonna
Hot, Hot, Hot B. Poindexter
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You James Taylor
I’m Every Woman Chaka Kahn
It Takes Two (to make a thing go right) Rob Base DJ Ezee
It’s Not Unusual Tom Jones
It's Raining Men The Weather Girls
Jersey Girl Bruce Springsteen
Jesse’s Girl Rick Springfield
Just Like Heaven The Cure
Kind & Generous Natalie Merchant
Laid James
Ladies Night Kool & The Gang
Late In The Evening Paul Simon
Like The Way I Do Melissa Etheridge
Livin’ On A Prayer Bon Jovi
Love Shack B52’s
Me & Julio Paul Simon
Old Time Rock N’ Roll Bob Seger
One Way Or Another Blondie
Only The Good Die Young Billy Joel
Our Lips Are Sealed The Go-Go’s
Promises In The Dark Pat Benatar
Rosalita Bruce Springsteen
Sedated The Ramones
Shake Your Body Down Michael Jackson
Should I Stay Or Should I Go The Clash
This Is How We Do It Montell Jordan
This Is The Time Billy Joel
Talk Dirty To Me Poison
Voices Carry Til’ Tuesday
Walkin’ On Sunshine Katrina & The Waves
We Got The Beat The Go-Go’s
What Do All The People Know The Monroes
What I Like About You The Romantics
You’re The One That I Want Grease Soundtrack
Ain't No Stoppin’ Us Now MacFadden & Whitehead
Back In Love Again Jeffrey Osbourne & Ltd
Bad Girls Donna Summer
Boogie Oogie Oogie Taste of Honey
Boogie Wonderland Earth Wind & Fire
Brandy Looking Glass
Brick House Commodores
Can’t Get Enough of Your Love Barry White/Taylor Dayne
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You Frankie Vallie
Copacabana (At The Copa) Barry Manilow
Dancing Queen Abba
December ’63 Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons
Dim All The Lights Donna Summer
Disco Inferno The Tramps
Don't Leave Me This Way Thelma Houston
Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson
Get Down On It Kool & The Gang
Get Down Tonight K.C. & The Sunshine Band
Good Times Chic
Got To Be Real Cheryl Lynn
Heaven Knows Donna Summer
Hooked On A Feeling B.J. Thomas/Blue Suede
Hot Stuff Donna Summer
I Love Music The O’Jays
I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
If I Can’t Have You Yvonne Ellman
Last Dance Donna Summer
Le Freak Chic
Let It Whip Dazz Band
Lets Groove Earth Wind & Fire
Lido Shuffle Boz Scaggs
Long Train Running Doobie Bros
Love Train The O’Jays
MacArthur’s Park Donna Summer
Magic Carpet Ride Grand Funk Railroad
Margaritaville Jimmy Buffet
On The Radio Donna Summer
Paradise By The Dashboard Light Meatloaf
Pianoman Billy Joel
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
Proud Mary Tina Turner
Rock-N-Roll All Night Kiss
Scenes From An Italian Restaurant Billy Joel
September Earth Wind & Fire
Sing A Song Earth Wind & Fire
Sir Duke Stevie Wonder
Stayin’ Alive The Bee-Gees
Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take Your Time (Do It Right) S.O.S. Band
Turn The Beat Around Vicki Sue Robinson
We Are Family Sister Sledge
You Should Be Dancing The Bee-Gees
Motown Hits / R&B / Oldies
ABC The Jackson 5
Ain’t No Mountain Marvin Gaye/Tammy Tyrell
Ain't Too Proud To Beg The Temptations
Baby Love The Supremes
Be My Baby The Ronnettes
Blue Suede Shoes Elvis Presley
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations
Can't Hurry Love The Supremes
Dancing In The Street Martha Reeves & The Vendellas
Devil With the Bluedress Mitch Ryder
Do You Love Me Contours
Get Ready Rare Earth
Gimme Some Lovin Spencer Davis
Good Lovin Young Rascals
For Once in My Life Stevie Wonder
Heatwave Martha Reeves & The Vendellas
Hound Dog Elvis Presley
I Can’t Help Myself The Four Tops
I Got You (I Feel Good) James Brown
I Want You Back The Jackson 5
I Wish Stevie Wonder
Isn’t She Lovely Stevie Wonder
Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley
Johnny B. Good Chuck Berry
Maybe I’m Amazed Paul McCartney/Wings
Me & Bobby McGee Janice Joplin
More Today Than Yesterday Spiral Staircase
Mustang Sally Wilson Picket
My Girl The Temptations
Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag James Brown
Piece of My Heart Janice Joplin
Rescue Me Fontella Bass
Respect Aretha Franklin
Rockin’ Robin The Jackson 5
Runaround Sue Dion
Second That Emotion Smokey Robinson
Shout Otis Day & The Knights
Sir Duke Stevie Wonder
Soul Man Sam & Dave
Stand By Me Ben E. King
Stop In The Name of Love Diana Ross & The Supremes
Tears of A Clown Smokey Robinson
The Twist Chubby Checkers
Think Aretha Franklin
Twist & Shout Beatles
Under The Boardwalk The Drifters
When I’m Sixty-Four Beatles
A Moment Like This Kelly Clarkson
All I Want Is You U2
Amazed Lonestar
Because You Loved Me Celine Dion
Bless The Broken Road Rascal Flats
Breathe Faith Hill
Butterfly Kisses Bob Carlisle
Crazy Patsy Cline
Crazy Love Van Morrison
Dance With My Father Luther Vandross
Daughter John Mayer
Evergreen Barbra Streisand
From This Moment On Shania Twain
Get Here Oleta Adams
Have I Told You Lately Van Morrison
Have You Ever Been In Love Celine Dion
Hero Mariah Carey
How Do I Live Leann Rimes
I Can't Help Falling In Love Elvis Presley
I Could Not Ask For More Edwin McCain
I Hope You Dance Leanne Womack
I'll Always Love You Whitney Houston
I’ll Be Edwin McCain
I'll Be There Jackson Five
In My Daughter’s Eyes Martina McBride
It’s Your Love Tim McGraw/Faith Hill
Just The Way You Are Billy Joel
Killing Me Softly Roberta Flack
Kiss Of Life Sade
Landslide Fleetwood Mac
Let’s Get It On Marvin Gaye
Let’s Stay Together Al Green
Love Will Keep Us Alive The Eagles
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic) Celine Dion
New York State of Mind Billy Joel
Oh Girl The Chi-Lites
Ribbon in the Sky Stevie Wonder
Save The Best For Last Vanessa Williams
Saving All My Love Whitney Houston
Stick With You The Pussycat Dolls
Thank You Led Zeppelin
The Closer I Get To You Roberta Flack/Peabo Bryson
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Roberta Flack
The Rose Bette Midler
The Times Of Your Life Paul Anka
The Way We Were Barbra Streisand
Through The Years Kenny Rogers
True Companion Marc Cohn
Unchained Melody Righteous Brothers
Unforgettable Natalie/Nat King Cole
Valentine Martina McBride
When A Man Loves A Woman Percy Sledge
Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
You Send Me Sam Cook
You’re Beautiful James Blunt
You’re Still The One Shania Twain
You’ve Got A Way Shania Twain
Your Song Elton John
Standards/Big Band/Jazz
All The Way Sinatra/ Dion
At Last Etta James
Autumn Leaves Eva Cassidy
Cheek To Cheek Eva Cassidy
Girl From Ipanema Getz
Let’s Fall In Love Diana Krall
Route 66 Natalie Cole
Someone to Watch Over Me Ella Fitzgerald
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Standard
Unforgettable Nat/Natalie Cole
When I Fall In Love Celine Dion & Clive Griffin
Fly Me To The Moon Sinatra
In The Mood Glenn Miller Orchestra
Jump Jive & Wail Brian Setzer Orchestra
New York, NY Frank Sinatra
Summer Wind Frank Sinatra
Take The A Train Standard
The Way You Look Tonight Frank Sinatra
All of Me Ella Fitzgerald
Breezin’ George Benson
Come Away With Me Norah Jones
Don’t Know Why Norah Jones
Europa Gato Barbieri
Just The Two Of Us Grover Washington Jr
Feel Like Making Love Roberta Flack
Inseparable Natalie Cole
Moon Dance Van Morrison
Mr. Magic Grover Washington Jr
Night & Day Cole Porter
Sexual Healing Marvin Gaye
Sleepwalk Larry Carlton
Smooth Operator Sade
So What Miles Davis
Someday My Prince Will Come Chet Baker
Sweet Love Anita Baker
There Is No Greater Love Miles Davis
There Will Never Be Another You Miles Davis
Sugar Stanley Turrentine
Misty Errol Grrner
My Funny Valentine Miles Davis/Chet Baker
Take 5 Dave Brubeck
What You Won’t Do Bobby Caldwell
BEST IS YET TO COME, THE Frank Sinatra (vocal)
BEYOND THE SEA Bobby Darin (vocal)
PENNSYLVANIA 6-5000 Glenn Miller
SATIN DOLL Duke Ellington
GEORGIA Ray Charles
IT HAD TO BE YOU (vocal)
EDELWEISS - instrumental
Latin (Contemporary, Rhumbas, Cha-Chas, Merengues, etc.)
BAILAMOS Enrique Iglesias
CUP OF LIFE, THE Ricky Martin
FALSAS ESPERANZAS Christina Aguilera
GIRL FROM IPANEMA Antonio Carlos Jobim
HOW INSENSITIVE Antonio Carlos Jobim
I LIKE IT LIKE THAT Tito Nieves / Mambo All-Stars
LET’S GET LOUD Jennifer Lopez
LOOK TO THE SKY Antonio Carlos Jobim
MAMBO SWING Big Bad Voodoo Daddies
MEDITATION Antonio Carlos Jobim
OYE COMO VA Tito Puente / Santana
SMOOTH Santana
TEQUILA The Champs
WAVE Antonio Carlos Jobim
Jewish Music

Angel Rittweger, Lead Vocalist, Platinum Owner
For the first twelve years of my career, I studied voice at the Vocal Fitness Center, in NYC, NY, concentrating on technique and placement. That training paid off, earning myself and my then band an audition spot for the Lilith Fair. As a result, we were named as 'Winner of the Levi's Talent Search Contest' and we earned a spot on the Lilith Fair Tour, performing for over ten thousand people at Bryant Park, opening for Sarah McLachlan and appearing on the first Lilith Fair CD.

To follow was a series of live television performances on VHI, MTV, the Today Show and many others, accompanied by numerous press interviews and a 'behind the music' documentary. Since then, I have performed on numerous album tracks as a free-lance vocalist for different writers, including writers for Cyndi Lauper, The Tuesdays, Eva Cassidy, Laura Branigan and members of the rock group Orleans and Kansas, as well as being the regular back-ground vocalist for Annie Haslam of the 70's group 'Rennassaince'.

During that time, and since age 18, I led and performed regularly with the popular club band Rcaro, giving me 12 years of experience in stage performance and 10 years of running my own band and business. I was then co-founder of the company Arcaro Entertainment Services, and served as President of the company's operations, as well as being the lead vocalist and band leader.

Currently, I am co-founder and co-owner of my company Platinum Band Music and The Platinum Band with my husband and partner and feel that I am blessed to perform beautiful music for thousands and thousands of people.

John Rittweger, Keyboardist, Platinum Owner
John began studying classical piano at the young age of 7. Since then, his life has been incredibly immersed in music. Throughout high school he performed with local bands then earned his BA and MA in Music Education from Montclair State University.

After College, John found himself in many different bands, performing at thousands of events. He was hired as a recording session musician for the first 10 years of his career.

John has worked with Annie Haslam (Renaissance), Dennis Ray (Sam Cooke show), the Crests (“Sixteen Candles”), the Drifters (“Under the Boardwalk”) and Tim Houser from Manhattan Transfer. Area performances include The Bottom Line, PNC Bank Arts enter, Club Bene’, Central Park, Keswick Theatre and performed with acts such as the Romantics and Blackfoot. Two bands that John enjoyed were a Lynyrd Skynrd tribute band and a Yes tribute band that received praise from Yes guitarist Steve Howe (who also records and performs with Annie Haslam).

You may have seen John on one of his regular weekly appearances for over 10 years on the show ‘Sound Waves’ with host guitarist-extraordinaire’ Steve Chirco. The show featured John’s & Steve’s collaboration in writing and production of original music, as well as John’s astoundingly vast knowledge of different genres and styles of music.

John has a collection of vintage keyboards, including Mini Moog, Prophet 600, Yamaha DX 7, Fender Rhodes and a Hammond Organ.

John currently has a private recording studio in his home and a 25 year private teaching career. John is co-founder and co-owner of Platinum Band Music.

Steve DeLuca, Drums
For most of my thirty-nine years, I have been obsessed with music in one way or another. My childhood musical time was spent begrudgingly hovering over a piano until I could convince my parents to buy me a snare drum. It took another couple of years before I was finally behind a set of drums and, for better or worse, I never looked back.

During high school, I played in the high school concert and marching band and won the chair in our high school jazz band. This group, the recipient of much praise and several awards in jazz competitions throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware, was the impetus for me to really immerse myself in music and specifically, jazz. A special moment of affirmation for me was winning The Best Overall Instrumentalist Award at the Chesapeake Jazz Festival.

I studied jazz at Temple University in Philadelphia and received my Bachelor's degree in jazz performance. I worked with various jazz and rock groups until in 1995 I moved to the Northern New Jersey/New York City area. Some career highlights include playing with the improvisational quartet Wooster Sang. This group was one of twelve finalists, out of thousands of entries, in Musician's Magazine's best unsigned band contest of 1999 and hit the number one spot on the Billboard website for unsigned bands. I was a featured performer in various press and websites. I have been a featured performer in Modern Drummer magazine and am a freelance writer for the magazine.

Jason Sweet, Bass, Upright Bass, Classical Guitar
Jason Sweet is the founder and owner of Sweet Music Academy. He wants to share with others his love for music, experiences and knowledge. He was raised in the town of Howell, and was named to the all-state jazz band while attending Howell School.

After graduating Howell High School he attended Berklee College of Music as a bassist. Jason graduated cum laud and received his Bachelor Degree. His education continued by attending Rutgers University music program where he received a Masters Degree.

After graduating from Berklee College of Music he released "The Chase", which contains original Jazz pieces, both written and produced by Jay.

Jason has taught academic music courses at Rutgers University and has been published as an author in "The Jazz Review". He is accredited for writing the first biography ever written on the life of Ray Brown, the great Jazz bassist for Michigan College Press.

Working as a professional musician Jason still teaches music, and performs at many Jazz clubs, theater productions and restaurants.

Jay is featured as a classical guitarist for ceremonies and cocktail hours

Steve Coleman, Lead Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar
Steve Coleman is a New Jersey native who brings ten years of performance experience out each time he and his Martin guitar take stage. As front-man for Platinum, Steve performs with a gutsy rock n' roll voice that somehow manages to still be beautiful and smooth. His smile is contagious and leaves you with no doubt he is having a great time.

As lead vocalist for Platinum, Steve emulates such artists as Bruce Springsteen, Edwin McCain and Frank Sinatra with distinct likeness to the original artist.

Steve embarked on a solo career and has accomplished several albums both solo and with his original band. He submitted his recordings to the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and was selected to be showcased as an emerging artist.

The Daily Record (NJ) writes "The crisp vocals of Steve Coleman, the rootsy road trip inspired lyrics and the spirited rhythm grabs you magnetically".

Artlies forum writes "When you listen to [Steve] -Smoke suddenly fills the room and there is crude oil dripping down the walls. That's what his voice can do to a song".

Sean Pulley, Lead Vocalist-R&B/Motown/Soul
When Sean was eight years old, his grandmother had to bribe him to sing in church. Luckily, he took that bribe and hasn't stopped singing since.

Sean attended Newark's Arts High School where he studied choral music and
music theory. There he formed Base Harmony, a Doo Wop Acapella group that
was commissioned to perform in schools throughout the State. He went on to perform with Jerome Hines' Opera Music Theater International, in Whitney Houston's video "All the Man I Need", and on the soundtrack for Paul Simon's "The Capeman".

With Bass Harmony, Sean has traveled and performed with such R&B classics as the Chi-Lites, Ray Goodman and Brown, The Dell's, The Delfonics and many more.

Sean's years of performing has given him the experience to become a marketable entertainer, the talent to become a competitive entertainer and the fortitude to become a lasting entertainer.

Mark Hynes, Saxophone
Originally from Chicago, Mark spent several years in Detroit, where he worked with many upcoming stars of the jazz world such as Rodney Whitaker, Bobby Battle, and James Carter.

Once relocated to New York City in 1996, Mark has worked with such luminaries as Quincy Jones, John Faddis, the LA Philharmonic, Fred Hersch, Christian McBride, Slide Hampton, Patti Lupone, Jon Hendricks, Grover Mitchell, Art Baron, Britt Woodman, Jerry Dodgian, Jerome Richardson, and Steven Bernstein. He is a member of David Berger and the Sultans of Swing, and Art Baron and His Duke’s Men. Mark has performed with such shows as The Harlem Nutcracker, Hairspray, All Shook Up, and Prairie Home Companion.

Mark will be appearing in the upcoming Robert Deniro film “The Good Shepherd” and holds a Masters degree in Music from the Manhattan School of Music.

Chris Rogers, Trumpet
Veteran trumpeter Chris Rogers has been a mainstay on the New York music scene for over 25 years. He's worked with many top artists in the field of Jazz and Latin Music, and has performed throughout Europe, Japan, Canada, South America and the United States. Although classically trained, Chris was exposed early on to the sounds of jazz, Salsa, and rock. (His father, the late trombonist Barry Rogers, recorded with people like James Taylor, Elton John, Todd Rundgren, Spyro Gyra, Eddie Palmieri, Willie Colon and Celia Cruz.) By age 16, Chris started gigging professionally with local Latin bands, brass quintets, big bands and symphony orchestras.

At the age of only 19, Chris began a 5-year stint as the featured trumpet soloist with Gerry Mulligan's Concert Jazz Band. Since then he has been featured with Buddy Rich, Chaka Khan, Frank Sinatra, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barretto, Eartha Kitt, Tonya Pinkins, The Village Vanguard Orchestra, Maria Schneider, The Mingus Big Band, Tom Harrell, Hilton Ruiz, Mongo Santamaria and many others. Chris has appeared at such venues as The Village Vanguard, The Blue Note, Carnagie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Additionally, Chris has frequently performed on Broadway, including Cats, 42nd Street, Kiss Me Kate, Paul Simon's The Capeman, Fosse, Annie Get Your Gun, and Wonderful Town. Chris' soon to be released CD, "Voyage Home", features multiple Grammy Award winning saxophonist Michael Brecker, and the acclaimed guitarist Steve Khan.

Jerry Bohrer, Guitarist, Lead Vocalist
Jerry Bohrer started playing guitar inspired by classic rock and local bands. During high school he played guitar in rock groups, played bass and tuba in marching band, and began studying jazz. He was the recipient of several music awards and was enrolled in New Jersey's Arts High program.

In 2001, Jerry enrolled at Berklee College of Music as a recipient of the World Scholarship Tour. At Berklee, he enjoyed the opportunity to study with some of the finest jazz performers and educators including Victor Mendoza, Dave Samuels, Ed Tomassi, Greg Hopkins, Dave Santoro, and Hal Crook. His degree concentrated on jazz composition and performance and he was a member of many of the college's top level writing classes and ensembles. The college recognized his accomplishments with a Berklee Achievement Scholarship.

Being in Boston provided him with many resources - the ability to work with musicians from all over the world and play a wide variety of music at shows and in the studio. Jerry has been influenced by a wide variety of musical styles- jazz, classical, rock, pop, and latin. His heroes include jazz guitarists: Charlie Christian to Kurt Rosenwinkel; jazz innovators: Charlie Parker to John Coltrane; classical performers: Andres Segovia to Paul Galbraith; and great composers: Bach to Shostakovich.

Having a mom who was a soprano theatre performer at the Boston Conservatory, Jerry started his voice training at a very young age. In high school, he began singing in choir, men's choir and barbershop, and continued his training and vocal performance into several different bands. Jerry enjoys covering the vocal style of newer alternative rock artists.

Jerry Vezza, Jazz Pianist
During his thirty year career, Jerry has maintained high standards in both the artistic and commercial realms of the music business.

As an active jazz pianist and leader of his own trio, Jerry maintains an active performance schedule at clubs such as Shanghai Jazz in Madison NJ, which has been voted in Down Beat magazine as one the top 100 jazz clubs in the world.

He was a featured artist at the 2005 New Jersey Jazz Festival and has made numerous appearances in Europe. Jerry performs and has recorded with some of the finest musicians in the world.

As well as his artistic jazz side, Jerry has a great deal of experience in providing highly professional entertainment for private and corporate functions. After ten years of working as a free lance jazz and club date pianist in New York City, Jerry formed a wedding band agency with his partner Rose Holden called Precious Moments Orchestras. From 1980 though 1995 this agency represented and booked six bands and DJs and did hundreds of weddings and parties. After this fifteen year period Jerry decided to end that partnership and return to his roots of jazz performance and smaller jazz combos for private parties, with or without the addition of a DJ.

Jerry continues to perform in all venues: concert stages, jazz clubs, restaurants, homes, and at many of the most prestigious catering establishments, country clubs and hotels in the metropolitan area. These include, for example, the Hilton at Short Hills, the Waldorf Astoria, the Plaza, the Pleasantdale Chateau, the Park Savoy, the Manor, the Basking Ridge Country Club and Baltusrol Golf Club. His corporate clients include Honeywell International, Toyota Corporation, Novartis, Merck, Bayer, Lucent, AT&T, RCA, Pfizer and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Ruth Schepartz Fouda, Ceremony Vocalist
Vocalist Ruth Schepartz Fouda has been singing for more than 20 years. Since the age of 12, Ruth has been classically trained. She began private professional training and later moved on to the Manhattan School of Music, where she met her current voice teacher Babara Eubanks.

Ruth’s powerful vocal ability earned her many roles throughout NYC, NJ and Boston, MA; ranging from Musetta in La Boheme to Papagena in the Magic Flute. She was a featured soloist at the NY Renaissance Festival and a concert based on Ivor Novello music in NYC.

Ruth has experience in producing and performing masses in Latin, as well as a cycle of art songs composed by the late Gayle Schmidt.

Ruth has extensive experience with performing at religious and non-religious functions. What has helped her immensely is her proficiency at sight reading music.

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