Buffalo Musicians

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Bagpipes

Bagpipes

Bryan Eckenrode

716-876-8271

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Guitar

Classical Guitar

Joseph Mahfoude

716 - 873-5499

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Solo classical guitar for your wedding service or cocktail hour, and a six piece modern dance band for your reception or corporate event. I hold a music degree and I am a performance scholarship winner. My recent clients are available for references.

A One Man Band

Peter Haskell

607-732-4762

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My musical styles range from vintage Sinatra to old rock 'n roll. I even do a few country tunes.I play all venues from nightclubs and banquet halls to private homes.

Solo Guitar

Rick Strauss

716-877-1677

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Rick Strauss has two, internationally released, discs, Jump Start & Body Lines, receiving critical acclaim, and chart positions on Billboard Jazz Charts. Rick played and composed for Spyro Gyra's Morning Dance album, which rose to the top of the charts and received Platinum status. Their biggest selling album to date! Strauss has performed with the Buffalo and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestras – many well-know names in contemporary Jazz, including: Bobby Short, Dianne Reeves, Bobby Militello, Don Menza, John Dankworth, and Dave Brubeck. Rick Strauss is available for Solo, duo and group work.

Harp

Solo Harp

Beth Ann Breneman

716-743-0523

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Live harp music is unique, elegant and memorable. It makes your special occasion remarkable! Fill the air of your event with selections that range from pieces written just for the harp to wonderful arrangements of Gershwin and Cole Porter favorites. For more information feel free to contact David Siegfried, a fellow musician and my husband, or me at (716) 743-0523 I look forward to talking to you! Beth

Solo Harp

Sonja Inglefield

716-679-0568

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Sonja Inglefield is Professor of Harp at SUNY Fredonia.She earned an Artist Diploma and a Master of Music in pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed throughout the United States and Europe. After sixteen years as Principal Solo Harpist with the Baltimore Opera Company, Sonja came to western New York. Here, she has appeared with the Chautauqua Symphony, the Erie Philharmonic, the Western New York Chamber Orchestra and the June in Buffalo Contemporary Music Festival, among others.

Solo Harp

Cristin Kalinowski

716.574.5849

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Cristin Kalinowski is a freelance solo and orchestral harpist. She performs regularly as harpist with the Orchard Park Symphony and the Cheektowaga Community Symphony Orchestras, and teaches through the Orchard Park Music School.Cristin has studied with Suzanne Thomas and Beth Ann Breneman.

Oboe / English Horn

Oboe / English Horn

Megan Kyle

215-801-7276

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Megan Kyle recently earned a Master’s of Music from DePaul University as a student of Eugene Izotov. Prior to that she completed undergraduate studies in music and English at Oberlin Conservatory and College. She was most recently a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the New World Symphony in Miami. Megan welcomes the opportunity to perform a range of classical genres, from Baroque and Classical repertoire to contemporary music. She has performed for weddings, religious services, dance concerts, and corporate events, and is available for these and other opportunities.

Piano

Piano

Joe Brancto

Home:716.833.5462
Cell:716.860.4626
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Graduate SUNY at Buffalo, attended Berklee School of Music in Boston Mass. Have been playing professionally and teaching Piano/Music in Western NY area for 35 years. Recorded three cds, two solo piano and one as co-leader of the Dave Schiavone/Joe Brancato Quartet. I have maintained a base of 40 private students for over 30 years.

Piano

Ivan Docenko

716-239-9635

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Ivan Docenko is one of the best known pianists and versatile musicians in Western New York. He is currently staff accompanist at Buffalo State Music College. Docenko serves as music director at St. Thomas Aquinas church and is also keyboardist for the Camerata di Sant'Antonio and the Johann Strauss Orchestra of Buffalo. As a freelance pianist, Docenko performs throughout the area with his violinist brother ,Gregory Docenko.Most notably, providing incidental music for WNED's documentary, POLONIA: Western New York's Polish-American Legacy. He is available for any occasion or musical program.

Piano

Krista Seddon

716-580-3354
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Add the touch of elegance to your special event with Krista Seddon. From ambient solo piano to small jazz groups, Kirsta will create the right atmosphere for your occasion. A broad repertoire includes classical selections, jazz standards and broadway melodies. Ms. Seddon's musical activities include an affiliation with the Buffalo Philharmonic and touring Broadway productions.

Piano, vocals

Judd Sunshine

716-864-8419
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For years Judd has delighted audiences with his vocal or instrumental renditions of classic melodies from the 40s through today's hits. His extraordinarily diverse repertoire includes the memorable music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Hoagy Charmichael, Duke Ellington, Louie Armstrong, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, Elton John plus many of your other favorites. Judd can also perform as a duo / trio / or as leader of a full dance band Your requests are always welcome and delivered with a touch of good humor to guarantee a great time!

Piano, Pipe Organ

Timothy Dyet

716-465-3663

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Tim Dyet has been a performing Pianist & Trombonist in the Western New York Area for over 10 years. He is currently the Director of Music & Worship at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Sanborn, Director of the Niagara University Pep Band, Local Pit Musician, and a recording artist with the critically-acclaimed rock group Strange Standard.

Tim received his Bachelors of Science in Music Business Instrumental Trombone from Nazareth College in 2016. Tim also performs Jazz & Blues as a keyboardist and currently studies in Dr. Nick Weiser’s private Jazz Piano Studio in Fredonia.

Saxophone

Saxman Slim

Saxman Slim

716-885-1827
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Accompanied by a custom-made recorded track, Saxman Slim blows soulful saxophone of pop classics from yesterday and today. In addition to volume-sensitive background music for that special atmosphere behind conversation, Slim can also put down the horn to provide an option for after-dinner dancing as a DJ

Violin

Violin

Greg Docenko

716-662-5681

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Greg Docenko is one of the busiest strolling violinists in the area. You name a song, and he can play it. His repertoire is tremendous.