Other Artists to check out

Here you will find other artists that you should really check out!!  These musicians are not only friends and wonderful artists, that vary in the genres they perform in, but I also have had the pleasure of either playing on their recordings, been a recording engineer with them or performed live with them.  Checking out new music from artists you may not be familiar with is always a great way to broaden your musical paths. To access any of these artists just click on their name (in red) and you will be whisked off to their website. Enjoy these artists and their great music!!!

I will continue to add artists for you to check out as I continue to develop my website so stop back to check them out!

Mitch Chakour - After having spent years playing with Joe Cocker, Bonnie Raitt and J Geils, just to name a few, and also having been the  Musical Director at The Majestic Theater in West Springfield, MA for a number of years, Mitch is now getting ready for a New Album and still recording with a number of artists. Check out this long time world class musician.  You will not be disappointed!!

Doug Jones - Doug Jones, currently a top selling and radio air played Smooth Jazz artist,  has been a friend for more than 40 years.  Doug and I started playing together way back in the late 70's and early 80's and have been recording together since the 80's.  Doug is a prolific songwriter and world class saxophonist with a number of fabulous CD's.  Please check him out!!

Britt Connors - Britt (Sawdon) Connors is an amazing vocalist and acoustic guitarist.  Her sound is a cross between Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Natalie Merchant or whomever your favorite female vocalist is.  Her sound therefore is "unique to her alone" and her lyrics are deep yet accessible and will always leave you with something to ponder. Her use of harmonies is fabulous.  Britt has sung on a number of recordings for me, including, "We Walk Together" which you can check out in the store here on my site. Go check out her Albums!!

Jo Sallins - Jo, a true master musician, is an amazing performer to watch and listen to.  Whether it is blazing across the frets of his basses or his two man trio where he simultaneously plays both bass and keys (Yeah, I really mean it!), check out two man trio videos, or playing drum set or hand percussion it will always leave you with your about foot below where it should be (LOL)!! Jo is also a prolific writer and recording artist with a slew of albums behind him.  Check him out!!

Dave Brunette - Dave Brunette has been playing guitar since a very young age and has never stopped progressing as a player, writer and performer.  Having played in some of the top acts throughout New England and beyond, Dave now focuses his energies on writing and recording his material.  Still performing live shows on top of writing and recording keeps Dave continually busy in the world of music!!!

Dr. Justin Casinghino - Justin Casinghino, my youngest son, is a Professor of Music in Composition and Theory at Boston University.  Justin composes in a variety of genres, striving to create works that are lyrical, rich in harmony and possess a sound structural integrity.  Dr. Casinghino is also a lecturer in the Music Department at Brandeis University,  the Director of the Young Artists’ Composition Program and Electroacoustic Composition Workshop at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and teaches on the faculty of the Rivers School Conservatory. He has also held positions at MIT, UMASS - Lowell and Keene State College, and has been a lecturer at many Music Colleges around the world. A firm believer that pedagogy is an art within itself, Casinghino takes great pride in his students of composition, who have won awards including numerous ASCAP Young Composer and Downbeat composition prizes, and have earned commissions and performances by such ensembles as the Boston Pops, the Newton Symphony Orchestra and Dinosaur Annex. Casinghino also performs throughout the New England area on piano, Hammond organ, SATB saxophones and as a vocalist with "Decades by Dezyne" .  Justin lives outside of Boston with his wife and four daughters.   DMA, Boston University; MM, Longy School of Music; BM, Hartt School of Music. Visit his website or pick up his CD at the Store on this site.

Jesse Casinghino / Maxxtone - Drummer/Percussionist, Bass and Back-Up Vocals.  Jesse got his first drum set at 4 years old and never looked back.  Taking lessons from a very early age through his high school years and a natural at the instrument has made him an extremely talented performer on his chosen instrument.  Jesse has been the Drummer, owner and Booking Agent for Maxxtone for many years.  Their "Live Karaoke Rock Show" is well known throughout New England and beyond and perform this at many colleges and festivals throughout the country.  With a song list of over 500 songs they have a plethora of Rock/Pop Music knowledge.  The band, Aaron Fay - Vocals and Acoustic Guitar, Pete Maserati - Guitar and Vocals and Nate Fay - Bass and Vocals along with Jesse make a dynamic and powerful band with pristine harmonies.  Check them out!! 

Music can save the world in my opinion - We just all have to start listening to it together, whatever we listen to individually, and allow it's energy to heal the world!!” - Me