Music Programs

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NEW! Lisak and Rowe - Guitar and Vocals

Artist Bio:  Lisak and Rowe is an acoustic guitar duo that has been playing in the Cincinnati/Northern KY area for five years. Their love for singing close harmony, a la Simon and Garfunkel, is apparent from the first moment they hit the stage. 
Program Description:
Folk songs about life in Ohio valley played on acoustic guitars and sung in harmony.Go to www.lisakandrowe.com  to hear our first CD “Americana” and see an interview and live performance.
Equipment Needed: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Availability: Open


NEW! Raggedy Edge - Guitar and Mandolin, VocalsNEW! Raggedy Edge - Guitar and Mandolin, Vocals

Artist Bio: Raggedy Edge is a husband and wife team-  Lynn and Bob Farley who sing and play on guitar and mandolin. 
Program Description:  Raggedy Edge presents interactive reminiscing programs featuring songs from the 1920s through the 1960s. As they perform American Standards classics, Lynn & Bob reveal interesting facts about the songs. These bits of trivia as well as their musicianship, harmony and camaraderie keep audiences entertained, singing along, hand-clapping, toe-tapping, and even dancing. 
Equipment Needs: None
Offerings:  Several themed programs available, as well as shows tailored for various holiday or other festivities.
Schedule/Availability: Monday thru Saturday; travel is restricted to north of 275.

Bob performs a ‘one-man show’ of similar content on guitar. Available seven days a week, Bob’s travel is restricted to within one hour of Centerville OH.
Additional description and video at our website: http://www.bobfarley.com/raggedyedgemusic/standards.html


Bill Groh- Vocalist with Background MusicBill Groh- Vocalist with Background Music

Artist Bio: Accomplished vocalist for over 20 years.
Program Description: "I want people to feel like they're hearing the original artist. I want you to close your eyes and see Sinatra or Darin." Big Band, Sinatra, Burt Bacharach and Bobby Darin.
Equipment Needs: Electrical outlet needed for background music.
Recommended For: Anyone
Availability/Schedule: Facilities within the 275 loop. Friday, Saturday and weekdays after 6 pm.


Blue Chip Duo- Piano and Bass

Program Description: Broadway show songs, Big Band swing arrangements, pop rock, and sing-along tunes (they will provide the song lyrics to sing along). Audience participation is encouraged with: Name That Tune, Name That Artist or Name That Musical Show trivia.
Equipment needs: Piano - Can provide keyboard
Recommended For: Anyone
Availability: Open


Bob Donovan - AccordionBob Donovan - Accordion

Artist Bio: Bob enjoys playing a wide variety of music including classical, classics from the 1920’s-1950’s, show tunes, film scores, patriotic, Italian, French, Mexican, Irish, German and a variety of Christmas and holiday songs.
Program Description: A crowd pleasing variety of songs using the acoustic sounds of the accordion mixed with a digital interface which brings in other instruments such as percussion, strings, horns, and reed instruments to enhance the songs.
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Availability/Schedule: Open


Bones of Cincinnatus - Trombone EnsembleBones of Cincinnatus - Trombone Ensemble

Artist Bio: Bob Coil is a member of the International Trombone Association and is leader of the Polished Brass quintet.
Program Description: Bob Coil and fellow trombonists will perform a themed program or a variety of musical arrangements, providing commentary with the music for an interactive and educational program. They can also provide background music for parties or special occasions. Hear a sample of Winter Wonderland by clicking on the link.
Recommended For: Anyone
Availability/Schedule: Facilities within 30 miles from downtown Cincinnati. Evenings and weekends only.


Brian Deyo - Instrumentalist on Guitar

Artist Bio: Brian has backed up Bob Hope, Glen Campbell, the Drifters and Neil Sedaka among others, is a veteran of numerous Broadway national tour orchestras and has performed with the Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and Kentucky Symphony.
Program Description: Performs and discusses classical music for the guitar, the history of guitar music, and influential composers and performers.
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Availability/Schedule: Facilities within the 275 loop and 5 miles beyond loop.


Brian Deyo and Katja- Guitar and Vocals

Artist Bio: Brian and Katja have become regulars at Marty's Hops and Vines in College Hill, and at Jack Binion's steakhouse in the HorseShoe Casino.
Program Description: Wide variety of popular music from as early as the 1930's to as recent as last week. Singalongs, requests and good clean jokes.
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Availability/Schedule: Facilities within the 275 loop and 5 miles beyond loop.


Bridgewood Players -  Violin/Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin and Light PercussionBridgewood Players - Violin/Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin and Light Percussion

Program Description: The Bridgewood Players will take you on a trip through Europe, the UK, and America with lively music from at least eleven countries with waltzes, jigs, reels, tarantellas, minuettes and ballads. One hour program or can provide background music. Program can include Christmas, Celtic, and classical music and a wide range of styles upon request.
Equipment Needs: Three armless chairs and an electrical outlet. 
Availability/Schedule: Will travel outside the 275 loop.


The Catacoustic Consort- Instrumentalists on Viola de Gamba and Baroque HarpThe Catacoustic Consort- Instrumentalists on Viola de Gamba and Baroque Harp

Offerings:
1. Music for Viola da Gamba and Baroque Harp- The intimate sounds of the past come together with the angelic beauty of the Baroque Harp and viola da gamba. The lush, relaxing sounds of the harp and viola da gamba will paint a musical picture in your imagination as we go on this musical journey together!

2. Music for Two Viola da Gambas-Listen to beautiful music from Shakespeare's time. Program showcases the viola da gamba, an unusual Renaissance instrument. This instrument and its music have many colors and textures that will delight your imagination and bring the past to life with songs such as Music and Mirth, A Spanish Humor, Tickell Tickell, and Greensleeves.
Equipment Needs: None
Availability/Schedule: Open


Cheryl Renee Sings the Blues- Piano or Keyboard and VocalsCheryl Renee Sings the Blues- Piano or Keyboard and Vocals

Artist Bio: Cincinnati's proclaimed “Goddess of the Blues”
Program Description: Cheryl will provide history on the origin of the Blues and highly entertain you with her singing and piano playing - Blues style!
Equipment Needs: Piano if available. If facility does not have a piano, please let us know when you schedule and Cheryl can provide a keyboard.
Availability/Schedule: Open


Chris Cusentino and Jeff Roberts- Guitar and Banjo

Artist Bio: Both musicians play with The Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Band and The Katie Laur Band.
Program Description: Blue Grass music and humor
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Availability/Schedule: Facilities within the 275 loop


Chuck Wiggins - Digital Accordion and VocalsChuck Wiggins - Digital Accordion and Vocals

Program Description: A diverse mix of songs including creative arrangements of songs from the 1920’s through the present using a digital accordion, which also can sound like a piano, organ, bass, guitar and others.
Offerings:
1. Music made popular by artists such as Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and Glen Campbell and can include music from Italy, France, Eastern Europe, and South America.
2. Background music featuring a mix of standards, Italian or French is also available. 
3. Secular and religious holiday themed program.
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Availability/Schedule: Open


Cincinnati Conservatory of Music - Chamber Music

Artist Bio: CCM students trained by the internationally acclaimed Ariel Quartet, and other distinguished faculty of CCM.
Program Description: CCM best and brightest student musicians will offer 45-60 minute concerts designed to engage audiences with beautiful selections of string and piano chamber music repertoire. The CCM Chamber Music Program not only provides exemplary musical training but also trains collegiate students to present compelling, interactive, and entertaining programs that you’ll want to experience!
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Availability/Schedule: Flexible and can be arranged as agreeable to the site and the ensembles. Performances may be arranged at venues within and just beyond the I-275 loop.


Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra-Meet the MusiciansCincinnati Symphony Orchestra-Meet the Musicians

Program Description: 45 minute interactive program with members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Attendees will meet and hear them perform. Programs sent out can be solo or duo and will depend on the date and time of booking.
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Availability/Schedule: Open


Classical Surprise  - Guitar, Flute and VocalsClassical Surprise - Guitar, Flute and Vocals

Program Description: Dale Lewis (Guitar) and Dieter Glaubke (Flute) interpret the great classics of Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Handel, Pachelbel and arrangements of pop, standards and Celtic tunes, including songs by Sinatra, Elvis, the Beatles among others.
Offerings:
1. Classical Conversation - Classical pieces with interesting facts about the songs and their composers.
2. Melodies and Memories - Instrumental arrangements of popular music ranging from Sinatra to the Beatles.
3. Holiday Expressions - Traditional holiday songs of fun and faith.
4. Soundscapes - A combination of classical, pop, standards and Celtic songs presented as background music for banquets, receptions, tastings, art exhibits and other intimate gatherings.
Equipment Needs: Two straight back chairs without arms and an electrical outlet.
Availability/Schedule: Open


Dale Chambers- Background Music- Guitar and Vocals

Artist Bio: Dale began his music career at Zino's Pizzeria and specializes in guitar/vocal numbers from the 30’s and 40’s including the music of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney. He also plays classical guitar.
Program Description: Generally tailored to be background music and ambience for dinners and special events.
Equipment Needs: None
Availability/Schedule: Open


Dale Fetick- VocalistDale Fetick- Vocalist

Program Description: Standards from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s including Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Tony Bennett as well as the latest styles of Michael Buble and Josh Groban. Specialty programs available for Valentine’s Day, Christmas and Caribbean music of the Salsa style. Add a little comedy - always in good style and grace. 
Equipment Needs: An electrical outlet.
Recommended For: Everyone
Availability/Schedule: Open


Dave Hawkins- Guitar and Vocals

Artist Bio: Songwriter, recording and touring artist for over 30 years. An authentic Nashville songwriter, in 2005, Dave signed with Mountainside Music, Nashville and two of his full-length recordings were in the running for Grammy Nominations.
Program Description: Stories, songs and anecdotes offer insight into loves gained and lost, songs of family, sing alongs, a few well known folk standards and his original tunes.
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Availability/Schedule: Open


Dave Hawkins with Peg Buchanan- Guitar, Violin and Vocals

Artist Bio: In addition to their solo careers, Dave and Peg have toured together for more than 20 years. Program Description: A tapestry of American Folk with Celtic, Irish and Scottish music, tales of their adventures on the road and rip-roarin' fiddle tunes. Dave and Peg are favorites during the month of March (St. Patrick's Day - don'cha know?).
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Availability/Schedule: Open


Dick Watson- Vocals and Background MusicDick Watson- Vocals and Background Music

Artist Bio: Dick is a singer with a little something extra. He has played in a variety of venues from the Grand Ole Opry to Renfro Valley as well as at local events and churches. He has a Prison Ministry and has made several TV appearances. His showmanship and chemistry with the audience makes him a popular choice.
Program Description: A variety of music preferably tailored to the type of venue be it music of the 50’s & 60’s, Gospel or Country.
Equipment Needs: Dick has the latest in Bose Sound System and just requires an electrical outlet.
Schedule/Availability: Open


Duo Musica - Fitness Expert Liz Wu and Musician James RosenbergerDuo Musica - Fitness Expert Liz Wu and Musician James Rosenberger

Artist Bio: Liz Wu - A graduate of UC’s College-Conservatory of Music, professional musician and fitness instructor. She directs the nonprofit The Stone Soup Collective, the volunteer group #Kindflash and the World Music Festival.
James Rosenberger - Professional actor, jazz musician and voice over talent since 1970 and has worked extensively in radio, television and film.
Program Description: Wellness music program featuring live songs and beats focusing on the fundamental basics of music: melody, harmony and rhythm. Participants, regardless of cognition level, will experience the interactive power of group singing and percussion exercises. Sing-alongs paired with games, rhythm instruments and activities invite participation. To see a recent program: https://youtu.be/R5bB4dOFsS4Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Anyone, especially great for engaging diverse groups with various functioning levels.
Availability/Schedule: Open

 

Emily and Wayne - Fiddle, Dobro, Guitar, Mandolin and VocalsEmily and Wayne - Fiddle, Dobro, Guitar, Mandolin and Vocals

Artist Bio: Emily Hogeback has been blind from birth. She began her life quite prematurely, but has persevered and blossomed into a beautiful and talented fiddler, dobro (slide guitar) player and singer.  Emily has the gift of perfect pitch, but is gifted even more by her energetic and positive personality.|
Offerings:
1. All-American Bluegrass Girl - A feel-good program about overcoming handicaps and playing music that you love.  Emily Hogeback has been blind from birth, but has never let that limit her happiness.  Her study of the violin led her to fiddlin’ and listening to Bluegrass music on the radio inspired her to pick the dobro.  Emily is also studying voice and when she sings “It’s time to see what I can do, to test the limits and break through!” from Disney’s hit song, Let It Go, you realize there are no limits for Emily. She “loves the Bluegrass music with friends and family, she’s an All-American Bluegrass Girl and proud as she can be!”

2. This Land is Your Land, A Patriotic Celebration - A combination of classic, patriotic favorites beginning with the sweet, familiar strains of "The Star Spangled Banner" Emily will delight and inspire you with her love for our country. You will enjoy her rousing rendition of "The Armed Forces Medley" on fiddle. She is a truly, talented and must hear performer. This program will have you singing "This land was made for you and me!"

Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Availability/Schedule: Open


Foley Road- Celtic Acoustic Group with VocalsFoley Road- Celtic Acoustic Group with Vocals

Program Description: Exceptional renditions of Celtic and folk music in the acoustic tradition using instruments like the hammered dulcimer, gothic harp, various guitars, flutes and whistles, and percussion instruments like the bodhran. Taking inspiration from Celtic musicians, both traditional and contemporary, they perform original songs as well as songs by other singer/songwriters. Foley Road will inspire and entertain you and leave you with memorable melodies that will have you wanting more. Please join them on their journey.
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Weekdays after 5pm and weekends. Can travel beyond 275 loop on weekends only.


Frank Gallenstein- Guitar, Mandolin and VocalsFrank Gallenstein- Guitar, Mandolin and Vocals

Artist Bio: He has over 20 years experience in the field and is very accustomed to the needs and preferences of the elderly.  
Program Description: Frank sings and accompanies himself on the guitar and mandolin.
Offerings:
1. Old favorites from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s and popular contemporary tunes and ballads - Audiences find his voice and music comforting, and enjoy the mix of some good ‘ole foot-tapping music thrown in. The audience is encouraged to sing along if they wish. Frank is adaptable to the setting. He has provided background music at “happy hours” and on other occasions included songs in his set that liven up the crowd. Frank includes a few patriotic songs near the end of every show.

2. Celtic - Popular St Patrick’s Day favorites such as Danny Boy, Irish Lullaby, When Irish Eyes are Smiling, Wild Irish Rose, McNamara’s Band, Whiskey in the Jar, and others. His selection also includes traditional Celtic songs, such as Star of the County Down, Down By the Glenside, I’m a Freeborn Man, Muldoon: the Solid Man, and some Irish jigs. The audience is encouraged to sing along if they wish.

Recommended For: Everyone
Equipment Needs: Electrical outlet. Frank has his own PA system that amplifies his musical instruments and vocals.
Schedule/Availability:  Afternoons, evenings and weekends. Please specify which program you would like when scheduling.


The Golden Eagles - Vocal GroupThe Golden Eagles - Vocal Group

Artist Bio: A group of retired gentlemen who came together over the love of singing and performing. They enjoy sharing this music with audiences young and old.  
Program Description: A variety of styles of music with professionally engineered sound tracks. Their soulful voices can take you back to the age of doo wop or delight you with the strains of country favorites. They also sing rock and roll and popular music.  
Equipment Needs: Small performance area close to an electrical outlet. 
Recommended For: Everyone
Availability/Schedule: Open


Grampa Dick Music with Dick Buchholz- Guitar and Vocals

Program Description: Versatility is his strongest suit and although he is able to focus on standards, country, 50's rock 'n' roll or blues for an entire program, he really enjoys mixing all of these different flavors into a musical buffet tailored to his audience. From Sinatra to Seger with stops in between, this is a dynamic performer who loves his work and knows how to deliver a song.
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Availability/Schedule: Open


Greater Cincinnati Southern Gospel Music Association- VocalsGreater Cincinnati Southern Gospel Music Association- Vocals

Program Description: GCSGMA presents local artists who provide a lively, uplifting concert in the traditional Southern Gospel Music style. Check them out to see how much fun spiritual encouragement can be!
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Availability/Schedule: Weekday evenings and weekends.


It Takes Two- Carol Gangwer and Marcia Lucas- One Piano, Four HandsIt Takes Two- Carol Gangwer and Marcia Lucas- One Piano, Four Hands

Artist Bio: Carol has music degrees from CCM and Miami University. Marcia graduated from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music with a degree in piano performance.
Program Description: One piano, four hands duet program taking you on a keyboard excursion of musical periods and styles-classical, popular, jazz, Latin, hymns and spirituals. Duet programs can also be performed on two pianos or piano/organ if instruments are available. Adopting the motto of the Lenti Piano Duo "life is short, play the encores first", their programs are entertaining and artistically challenging.
Equipment Needs: Tuned piano.
Recommended For: Everyone
Availability/Schedule: Mornings and evenings M-Th, all day Friday and weekends.


The Jeannine Groh Trio- Vocals, Piano (provided by group), Bass, DrumsThe Jeannine Groh Trio- Vocals, Piano (provided by group), Bass, Drums

Artist Bio: Jeannine has entertained audiences with her singing and playing piano at some of the finest restaurants, hotels and clubs.
Program Description: She presents several different themed shows which include swing, jazz, Latin styles and Broadway numbers written by the best composers of the 1920's - 1960's. Her luscious vocals are perfect for a beautiful ballad, but when it's a time to turn up the heat, her group can really swing!
Equipment Needs: An electrical outlet- the group will bring the rest.
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Facilities inside the 275 loop. The trio: piano, bass, drums, female and male vocals is available evenings and weekends. The duo: piano, bass (with rhythm unit), female and male vocals, is available weekdays.


Jeff Powell- The Elvis Experience -Vocals and Background MusicJeff Powell- The Elvis Experience -Vocals and Background Music

Artist Bio: Jeff is a four time finalist in the world Elvis tribute artist contest held each August in Memphis during Elvis week. Jeff has performed his Elvis tribute everywhere from Memphis to Vegas to Japan.
Program Description: A tribute "fit for the king". Whether it be singing one of Elvis' many hits, movie, Gospel or Concert songs, or telling a story about or an event in Elvis' life, Jeff will bring back the fond memories of the original American Idol. Get out your "Blue Suede Shoes" and experience The Elvis Experience.
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Weekday evenings and all day Saturday.


Jenny Fardo- Vocals with Background Music

Artist Bio: Jenny was a finalist in the Rosemary Clooney festival a few years back and performed live at the Washington Opera House in Maysville, KY.  
Offerings:
1. Big Band, Big Memories – Sit back and listen to songs that will have you closing your eyes and remembering when. A mixture of big band, songs of the 50’s, 60’s and a little country too.  A fun hour with songs like, “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing,” “Boy From Ipanema,” “Over The Rainbow,” “Johnny Angel,” and “Help Me Make It Through The Night.”  Jenny’s smooth style delivers the song straight to your heart.

2. Tribute to Rosemary Clooney and the Great American Songbook - Audiences will enjoy the stage featuring a vignette of pictures of Rosemary and hear favorites such as “Come On-a My House,” “Hey There,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” and “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening.”   

Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Weekday evenings and all day on weekends. Please specify which program you prefer when booking.


Jim McBride- Sax, Flute, Celtic Tin Whistle, Keyboard and Vocals

Program Description: A "One Man Band" playing jazz instrumentals on sax, flute, Celtic tin whistle and keyboard. Jim also performs traditional Celtic Tin-Whistle tunes and sings standards from the Great American Songbook. With over 80 tunes in his repertoire, Jim can provide hours of great entertainment for your next event.
Equipment Needs: Electrical outlet
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Open


Jody Anderson - Vocals with Background MusicJody Anderson - Vocals with Background Music

Artist Bio: Delight and involve your audience with Jody and her husband, soundman and emcee, Leonard Johnson. Jody is one of the few vocalists who can truly sound like Judy Garland and perform Judy's songs- so much so that she even has an entire show built around Judy Garland.

Program Description: Jody performs an amazing variety of songs and styles of music with professional backing tracks keyed to her voice! Leonard introduces many of the songs, giving a little information about them or the original artists. Performing songs throughout the 20th century and knowing over 500 songs, Jody sings many genres of music, including Big Band, Jazz, Blues, Broadway, Country, Rock N' Roll and Patriotic. Programs for almost every occasion, some sing-a-long shows, as well as all the many others. Here's a duo that literally gets out in the audience and gets them involved in every show! They also dance! Seniors love them! Every show is a fabulous trip full of memories!

Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Open


Judi and Wayne - Keyboard and VocalsJudi and Wayne - Keyboard and Vocals

Offerings:
1. Side by Side (Friendship Songs) - An upbeat program, full of friendship songs that are fun for all to sing with a variety of tunes in all styles accompanied by piano and guitar. From big band hits like “On the Sunny Side of the Street” to country classics like “Happy Trails to You,” Judi and Wayne will “sing songs to bring the sunny weather”.   Timeless tunes like “Accentuate the Positive” that “spread joy up to the maximum” and “Friendship” are “just the perfect blendship” to make folks feel great. Judi and Wayne would love to visit with your seniors as we “travel along, singin’a song” “Side by Side.”

2. God Bless America - Program begins with “The Star Spangled Banner” and continues with songs from America’s past accompanied by the guitar.  The Great American Songbook is featured next. Judi sings many of the great songs broadcast on Armed Forces Radio during World War Two including “Sentimental Journey,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” and “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” accompanied by Wayne on the piano.  Finally, Judi sits down at the piano and Wayne picks up the guitar for The Armed Forces Medley, and selected songs of George M. Cohan, The Gershwin Brothers, and Irving Berlin followed by “God Bless America.”

Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Monday and Friday afternoons starting at 1:00 and Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays all day. Please specify which program you prefer when booking.


Ken Holdt - Music Appreciation - Piano and Vocals

Artist Bio: Conservatory-trained and versatile pianist, vocalist, organist, and trumpet player.
Program Description: Music Appreciation session providing context for a wide variety of songs while having audiences singing and clapping along. 
Offerings: 
1. America on Parade - Travel through America’s history via songs corresponding to major historical events. Provides historical context for songs, including patriotic classics. Delightful anytime and especially on Presidents’ Day, Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Veterans Day.

2. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - Irish triptych music program provides context for well-known and beloved Irish songs. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day or any time of year.

3. Will Build to Suit - Have a few song ideas or a theme around which you would like a music appreciation program built? Ken will compile a custom program of songs that relate to your theme or idea and present to your audience.
Equipment Needs: Piano provided by facility
Recommended For: Anyone
Availability/Schedule: Mon-Fri after 3:30 and all day Saturdays and Sundays


KJ Summerville- Acoustic Guitar and VocalsKJ Summerville- Acoustic Guitar and Vocals

Artist Bio: KJ is a highly experienced professional vocalist and award winning guitar player known for his smooth acoustic style and versatility. With the renowned Cincinnati favorite, Stagger Lee Band for 18 years, KJ knows how to entertain!
Program Description: Be prepared to sing along with many favorites from James Taylor to the Beatles and Johnny Cash to Zac Brown.
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Available almost any afternoon- and all day on Wednesdays and Sundays.


Kyle Meadows- Instrumentalist on Hammered DulcimerKyle Meadows- Instrumentalist on Hammered Dulcimer

Artist Bio: A frequent performer with the Cincinnati Fine Arts Fund and Kentucky Arts Council, Kyle is a distinguished instrumentalist playing traditional Appalachian, Celtic, Old-time and Holiday music. His hammered dulcimer has a beautiful uplifting and soothing sound.
Offerings:
1. Hammered Dulcimer Music - Can be concert or background music depending on desired atmosphere.
2. Traditional Stringed Instruments - A multi-instrument program combining the hammered dulcimer, lap dulcimer, mandolin and banjo. Each instrument is discussed and demonstrated.
Please note: Kyle's programs can be performed as a solo or duo with musician Tisa McGraw. Please let us know which you prefer when scheduling.
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Open


Linda Bourquin - Celtic Harp and VocalsLinda Bourquin - Celtic Harp and Vocals

Artist Bio: Classically trained musician who sings and plays her Celtic harp for parties, weddings and funerals in the Cincinnati area.
Program Description: Eclectic and includes Celtic, classical, country, folk and popular tunes. She is available to provide a concert, sing along or background music.
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Open


Mark Huffman - Flutist with Background MusicMark Huffman - Flutist with Background Music

Artist Bio: Mark has been playing flute since the age of eight and is classically trained with a background in jazz. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Program Description: Standards and show tunes from 1930's-1950's
Offerings:
1. Movie Songs
2. Broadway Songs
3. Songs of George Gershwin
4. Songs of Cole Porter and Duke Ellington
5. Love Songs (a great February program!)
Equipment Needs: Armless, straight back chair and three pronged outlet
Recommended For: Everyone
Availability/Schedule: Daytime, some evenings


Mary Johnson - Vocals with Background MusicMary Johnson - Vocals with Background Music

Artist Bio:

Mary has been singing and performing since she was twelve years old and has been the featured vocalist of a local big band for fifteen years. She brings smooth sounds with her classically trained voice. Growing up as the daughter of a WW II Veteran, Mary has a passion for the American Standards. She also enjoys sharing her love of 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s music.Her selections include country, rock, Motown, and Gospel. Mary performs with professionally engineered tracks and a top of the line sound system.
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Open


Memory Lane Trio (Formerly Fresh Spirit)- Piano and Vocals

Artist Bio: A local family singing trio who have traveled and sung from Canada to Mexico. Each individual brings to Memory Lane Trio a solo voice, a harmony blend and the ability to sing a variety of songs.
Program Description: Secular, Patriotic, Religious and Seasonal music.
Equipment Needs: They provide the sound system. Facility must have a piano. 
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: After 4pm on weekdays and all day on weekends.


Meredith Oesting- Hammered Dulcimer, Piano and VocalsMeredith Oesting- Hammered Dulcimer, Piano and Vocals

Artist Bio: The heavenly tones of the hammered dulcimer will capture your heart from note one. Meredith shares the diversity of this instrument, exploring Celtic, folk, gospel, bluegrass and classical genres, while singing and playing. Or enjoy some Beethoven on the piano, followed by a hymn sing along as she leads you in all of your old favorites. With a bachelor's degree in music, Meredith leads worship at her church and is a piano/voice instructor, wife and mom of three.

Program Offerings:
1. Dulcimer and Vocals
2. Piano and Vocals - Please specify if you do not have a piano and she will bring a keyboard
3. Dulcimer, Piano and Vocals - facility must provide piano for this program

Equipment Needs: See individual programs
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Open


Merri Moores- Banjo, Keyboard, Bass and VocalsMerri Moores- Banjo, Keyboard, Bass and Vocals

Artist Bio: Phoebe and Gabrielle are a musical duo with over 30 years of experience. Performing with a wide variety of music such at Folk, Jazz, Dixieland, Country, Big Band, Swing, 50’s, 60s and 70s. This unique group combines vocal harmonies with humor and instruments including 4-string Dixieland banjo, Keyboard, Upright Bass and various sound effects. They have performed at receptions, private parties, restaurants, clubs, riverboats and fairs.
Program Description: Each program is tailored to fit each occasion.
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: After 2pm.


Mike Pendell (Songs for Seniors)-Piano or Keyboard and VocalsMike Pendell (Songs for Seniors)-Piano or Keyboard and Vocals

Artist Bio: Mike has been entertaining senior adults since 1995 and has performed over 15,000 programs in the Tri-State area.
Program Description: Specializing in popular music performed on the piano or keyboard, Mike involves the audience with non-stop singing, humor and memories that seniors enjoy. Every member of the audience receives a personal visit from Mike during the show and he will play requests if asked.

Offerings:
1. Popular Music - performed on piano or keyboard with audience participation
2. Viva Las Vegas - Mike will take you up and down the "Strip" to visit every casino and hotel to enjoy entertainers such as Dino, Frankie, Satchimo, Liza, Kenny Rodgers, and, of course, ELVIS! It's a lively program for activity directors to get crazy and get the residents involved.

Equipment Needs: If facility does not have a piano, please let us know when booking and Mike will bring a keyboard.
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Open


Naimah Bilal - Vivacious Viola - Instrumentalist on Viola

Artist Bio: A West Chester based musician, arts administrator and business owner. She has a passion for sharing the joy and deep narratives of classical music with all.
Program Description: Vivacious Viola, will delight music lovers of all kinds and features a complete range of deliciously varied works for solo viola including works of Bach, Reger and Vieuxtemps. Accompanied by interesting stories, this program is sure to thrill. 
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Flexible, but prefers Wednesdays between 10am and 2pm.  Facilities inside the 275 loop.


Nancy Bick Clark-Celtic Harp, Dulcimer, Recorder, and VocalsNancy Bick Clark-Celtic Harp, Dulcimer, Recorder, and Vocals

Artist Bio: Nancy, who has performed with the Chieftains, brings traditional folk music and original tunes on Celtic harp, dulcimer, recorder, and vocals.
Program Description:  Nancy explains the background behind each song and engages the audience in active participation. She is available as a solo or duo. While Nancy and her friends specialize in Celtic music, they do programs of American, holiday, and international music.

Offerings:
1. Solo - live concert or as background enhancing a tea or reception
2. Duo - with husband Frank Clark on bodhran (Irish drum) and vocals or Jude Jones, a registered music therapist, on violin, guitar, and vocals

Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Facilities inside the 275 loop.


Peg Buchanan- Instrumentalist on Fiddle

Artist Bio: Ohio Scottish Fiddle Champion. BBC1 called her playing "brilliant".
Program Description: A feel-great performance of music with lots of opportunity for audience participation. From Amazing Grace to Bluegrass the emphasis is on the musical heritage of Scotland, Ireland, Wales and North America.
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Monday and Thursday afternoons, evenings and weekends - other than the week prior to St. Patrick’s Day.


Pete Papania- Guitar and VocalsPete Papania- Guitar and Vocals

Artist Bio: Vocalist and guitarist who brings a fresh, positive, professional and upbeat approach to his program that clips along at a refreshing pace. In Pete’s words, “I will play 30+ songs in a program and at the end will wonder where the time has gone, it’s all about having a good time”. His repertoire is constantly changing and growing by adding familiar songs that seniors will know and love. Click on his picture or the underlined heading of this bio to go directly to his website and check out his repertoire and demo samples.
Program Description: Songs from the “Great American Songbook” that were popular in the 1920’s through the 1970’s, written by songwriters such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Harold Arlen and made famous by singers such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, and Andy Williams, to name a few. Pete will perform popular sing-a-longs that everyone can join in, and also sing the classics. Pete is also available as an instrumental solo guitarist should you need recognizable and familiar background music for an event such as dinner or open house. Combinations are available as well.
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Open


Phil Crabtree, Ph.D.  -Music Making with a Discussion of Varied Wind InstrumentsPhil Crabtree, Ph.D. -Music Making with a Discussion of Varied Wind Instruments

Artist Bio: Dr. Crabtree was a long-time faculty member at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where he earlier received his doctorate in music. He taught courses on music history and composers and developed the Early Music Laboratory, where his students learned to play a wide variety of historical instruments.
Program Description: Dr. Crabtree will play a number of instruments in a varied program of musical favorites. Program will include a give and take discussion of the nature and development of these instruments. Instruments represented will include:  Native American flutes, recorders (vertical flutes), and various percussion instruments.
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Open


Phil DeGreg- Instrumentalist on Piano

Artist Bio: Jazz pianist and Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He toured with the Woody Herman Orchestra in the 1980s.
Program Description: Phil performs swinging, virtuosic jazz arrangements of popular songs from the Great American Songbook written by composers like George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, and many others.
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Open


Polished Brass- Brass QuintetPolished Brass- Brass Quintet

Artist Bio: One of the most flexible and exciting chamber ensembles. The combination of trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba lend itself to beautiful harmonies, poignant melodies, driving rhythms and thrilling dynamics. We strive to make every program fit the audience and the occasion.
Program Description: Whether you are looking for music for a ceremony, party, concert or dance, we can make your occasion one that is memorable. With hundreds of special arrangements in our repertoire, we can bring you programs featuring the classics, Dixieland, Broadway, Americana, or contemporary music such as "By George!, Music of George Gershwin" and "America the Musical". You can see more samples of their previous programs and hear more excerpts from live performances by clicking on their name above.
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Available evenings and weekends. Will travel 30 miles from downtown Cincinnati.


Raison D’Etre- Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion and VocalsRaison D’Etre- Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion and Vocals

Artist Bio: Violet Rae Webster, Vickie Ellis, and Roberta Schultz are three women who live to sing together. Described by one critic as "divinely stirring," their singing seems to define this team of singer songwriters. Traditional folk songs, a capella swing tunes, and cowboy anthems round out this trio's versatile repertoire, all delivered in their pure Kentucky blend.
Offerings:
1. Swing Canaries - A program from the swing era featuring several Andrews Sisters selections and big band songs. A wonderful hour of knee bobbing, toe tapping, smile until it hurts music.

2. Sister Acts - Featuring the Boswell Sisters from the 30s, the Andrews Sisters from the 40s, the Clooney Sisters and McGuire Sisters from the 50s, the Lennon Sisters from the 60s and the Roches and Raison D'Etre from the 80s and 90s. This is a delightful nostalgic journey through the powerful eras of music.

3. Songs from the Old West - Before Western Swing and movie cowboys, what were the real cowboys singing on the lone prairie? Join folk trio, Raison D'Etre (as the Golden Girls of the West) for an hour of cowboy tunes. Saddle up for some singin'!
Equipment Needs: None


Richard Goering- Instrumentalist on Guitar

Program Description: A lively mix of classical melodies and such favorites like Sunny Side of the Street, Georgia, The Entertainer, and the Tennessee Waltz. Holiday programs also available - all your favorite seasonal music.
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Open

 


Ricky Nye- Piano or Keyboard and VocalsRicky Nye- Piano or Keyboard and Vocals

Program Description: A mix of traditional styles including early piano blues, boogie woogie, New Orleans jazz, and songs from composers such as Hoagy Carmichael and Fats Waller.
Equipment Needs: If facility doesn’t have a piano let us know and Ricky will bring a keyboard
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Open


Roberta Schultz (member of Raison D'Etre) - Guitar and VocalsRoberta Schultz (member of Raison D'Etre) - Guitar and Vocals

Offerings:
1. The Story Behind the Song - Many songs from the American song book have interesting stories behind them. Join Roberta for a program on songs with a story. Who really wrote "You are My Sunshine"? What song caused Civil War Soldiers to desert in record numbers? Which number one Andrew Sister's hit had a big copyright dispute and was banned from the radio? Find out these answers and more as you listen, sing and explore.

2. The Unifying Power of Chant - All cultures have some kind of ceremonial singing for unifying their members. Join Roberta to explore the chants of different cultures including examples from Asian and North American traditions. Sing a familiar carol that comes from Gregorian chant in three distinct chant singing styles and learn how to create a chant using your own "words to live by".

3. Songs from the Old West - Before Western Swing and movie cowboys, what were real cowboys singing on the lone prairie? Join Roberta for an hour of cowboy tunes.

Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone


Sally Lukasik - Instrumentalist on Accordion

Artist Bio: A graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and the University of Denver, Sally loves to bring her unique talents to the Creative Aging stage! A multi-instrumentalist, Sally also plays trumpet with Cincinnati's own Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band.  Find them at buffaloridgejazz.com or facebook.com/buffaloridgejazz. Sally's brand of entertainment is sure to provide all listeners with a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Program Description: Familiar American sing-alongs, light classics, jazz hits, holiday music, patriotic tunes and even ethnic folk songs from eastern European countries, including Germany and Russia.
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Facilities within the 275 loop.


Stacey Woolley- Instrumentalist on Violin

Artist Bio: A violinist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Stacey can play a variety of music to fit the occasion.
Program Description: This program is available for facilities where a strolling musician is desired.
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Facilities within the 275 loop.


The Sweet and Lows- An A Cappella DuoThe Sweet and Lows- An A Cappella Duo

Artist Bio: Danielle and Emily are both professional performers in the Cincinnati area and have been singing together for two years. Please check out their website for recordings, videos, and pictures! www.sweetandlows.com.
Program Description: Songs from the 40’s, 50's, and 60's. All songs are acapella and performed in costumes with a small set and props. There are many programs to choose from with more on the way!

Offerings:
1. Sweet Memories - This program features songs from the 40's and 50's and showcases songs from such artists as Doris Day, Judy Garland, The Chordettes, and The Andrews Sisters. 

2. In the Mood - This show is filled with songs to put you in the mood.  We sing some of your favorite love songs like Can't Help Falling in Love, Steppin' Out, Bushel and A Peck and many more!  It's the perfect show for Valentine's Day, Sweetest Day, or any special occasion!

3. A Bit O' Blarney - If you're looking for entertainment for St. Patrick's Day or any Irish celebration, look no further!  Enjoy songs from some of your favorite Irish performers including Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and The McGuire Sisters. 

4. Star Spangled Salute - You'll be transported back in time to the World War II era with songs such as I'll Be Seeing You, Sentimental Journey, and God Bless America.  We also feature a tribute to The Andrews Sisters and our Five Minute Mystery radio program!    

5. Spooky Serenade (October show) - What's that sound you hear in the shadows?  Is it a ghoul or a goblin?  A vampire or a witch?  No, it's The Sweet and Lows with their brand new Halloween show!  This show features fun songs like "Witch Doctor", "Wobblin' Goblin", and many more!  There may also be a scary ghost story if you feel you can handle it. Trick or Treat!

 6. Patriotic Christmas - Celebrate the holidays as well as our great country with our Patriotic Christmas show!  This show includes a mixture of songs from World War II, The Andrews Sisters, and some of your holiday favorites like "I'll be Home for Christmas" and "Jingle Bells".

Equipment Needs: Piano
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Open availability with at least two weeks notice.  

 

 

 


The Phoenix Woodwind Trio- Instrumentals on Clarinet, Flute and BassoonThe Phoenix Woodwind Trio- Instrumentals on Clarinet, Flute and Bassoon

Program Description: This trio performs standards, Broadway and movie music, ragtime, waltzes, marches, sing-a-longs and light classical music with humorous patter. Special holiday programs available.
Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Open


Todd Hepburn- Piano or Melodica and Vocals

Program Description: Ragtime, boogie-woogie, blues and jazz standards on the melodica or piano - just name the program you'd like.
Offerings: Please specify program when booking:
1. Tall Stacks Riverboat Era
2. Black History
3. Hit Parade
4. Country Classics
5. Old School R&B

Equipment Needs: Please specify if you do not have a piano and Todd will perform with the melodica.
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Open


Wild Carrot- Multiple Instruments and VocalsWild Carrot- Multiple Instruments and Vocals

Program Description: Familiar Tunes with a Twist - Take a musical trip down memory lane. We’ll get your hands a-clappin’, your toes a-tappin’ and even the most reluctant of singers hummin’ along. With multiple instruments and music "from the Hills of Appalachia to the Hills of Hollywood" we span the last century from traditional tunes to jazz and gospel with an interactive style that keeps all ages interested. There is something for everyone; visitors, residents and staff alike.
Equipment Needs: if your facility is large enough where you need a sound system, you must provide the system.
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Facilities inside the 275 loop.

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