Let our ensemble bring smooth jazz and blues to your restaurant, wedding, cocktail party and special event. We are a quartet specializing in all the wonderful jazz standards. We will make your event as memorable as the songs that were inspired by the greats such as Sarah Vaughn, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald to name a few. Over the past several decades the music of the Great American Songbook has enjoyed a renaissance as a wide variety of singers have taken up these songs and breathed new life into them. Sting, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga and countless others have released popular albums and are widely recognized by their performances of the music from the Great American Songbook keeping jazz alive for all generations.
Kathy Bonaccorsi, vocalist, was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut. In 1974, she moved to the San Francisco Bay area and lived there for 36 years, studying with vocal coach Jan Emerson, singing, writing, and recording originals with musician and promoter Dan Daniels and Ron White, performing with the Light House Singers, and many more. Kathy has returned to Connecticut in 2010 and began singing with The Vintage Vox Quartet. Kathy currently brings her warm and smooth vocal style to Metro Jazz.
Darryl Patterson, Pianist, and arranger, is originally from the Buffalo, New York area. Darryl, a wonderful piano player well versed in all genres of music, earned his B.A. in music from SUNY at Buffalo. He has played with numerous jazz, country western, and blues bands over the years. Darryl now resides in Connecticut and in 2010, he was the pianist and arranger for the Vintage Vox Quartet. Darryl currently brings his wonderful arrangements and playing style to Metro Jazz.
Drew Amendola, guitarist, composer, and arranger Drew has performed studio and live work, in Connecticut, Boston, Nashville, New York, and Los Angeles. He has an undergraduate degree in music composition with studies at Juilliard School, the Hartt School of Music, and the Berklee College of Music. He has a graduate degree in Law from the university of Connecticut and has also studied privately with Marc Mommaas, Wayne Krantz, and Rodney Jones.
Garry Lapidus, drums/ percussion, is a lifelong musician drawn to jazz for its complexity, improvisation, and creativity. He likes to explore jazz rhythms focusing on phrasing, articulation, and dynamics, while keeping accurate time. Garry plays all jazz styles but enjoys Bebop, Cool, Funk, and Latin jazz in particular. He currently studies percussion at the Hartt School of Music, under the direction of Sal Ranniello. By day, Garry directs the injury Prevention Center at Connecticut Children's Medical Center/ Hartford Hospital and is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Public Health at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.