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Music Schedule


Music Schedule

10 am-10:40 Monica and Marc Ryan. 


10:50-11:25 Lynn Koch 


11:35 -12:10pm - Lily Gershon - Puppeteer


12:20-1:10 Bradford Allen Trio (Casey Widger, Seth Humphrey) 


1:15 - 2:10 Steve Daniels Trio


2:20-3:10  Colleen Kattau and Jane Zell


3:15-4:00 Rick Starmer


4:10 -5 Marina Gorelaya and Jake Hutton  

Music Bios

10 am-10:40 Monica and Marc Ryan.

Marc & Monica are an acoustic duo playing an eclectic selection of favorites — including “Brandy,” “I Guess That’s Why They Call it the Blues” and “City of New Orleans” — as well as a handful of originals. A multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and career musician of more than 30 years who has opened for critically acclaimed guitarists such as Derek Trucks and Joe Bonamassa, Marc delivers smooth vocals and inspired guitar riffs. Monica, a copyeditor by day, holds down the fort on bass.

10:50-11:25 Lynn Koch

Lynn will give a performance and control the sound at the festival. Lynn was a public school vocal music teacher for over 20 years, first in Trenton, NJ and then in Cincinnatus, NY until he retired. He has also been an organist and choir director and has composed and arranged many pieces for McGrawfill Baptist Church, his school, and other ensembles.

Koch is also an avid collector of folk music and instruments, and performs traditional and old-time music regularly at regional festivals and libraries. He will captivate sudiences young and old at the festival with his delightful folk music played on a variety of his instruments. A favorite is “A Splendid Friend Indeed” is based on the children’s book by Suzanne Bloom.

11:35 -12:10pm - Lilypad Puppet Theater (Lily Gershon - Puppeteer)
Lilypad Puppet Theater is a local puppet theater company based in Freeville NY, bringing live puppet shows and workshops to all ages! Aunt Irene's Variety show is filled with music and fantastic variety acts. See the singing Madam Sloth, the mysterious Linked Lizard, the Opera Cat and Wanda the Wizard. Things seem to go awry as a needy witch casts spells to compete with acts and musical numbers. Live music by classically trained guitarist Matthew Ocone will accompany the performance. Following the performance, Lily will host a puppet making workshop from 12:30-2pm.

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12:20-1:10 Bradford Allen Trio (Casey Widger, Seth Humphrey)

Bradford is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and music producer from Central Upstate New York. His love for both live performance and recording is evident in his songs, crafted from triumph, tragedy, and everything in between.

Casey Widger lends his tasteful upright bass and Seth Humphry keeps it all grooving behind the drums. Casey and Seth have shared the stage in several bands together throughout the last decade and are equally at home playing jazz, folk or rock.

As a trio they perform original music written by Bradford Allen and cover music ranging from Motown soul to Americana folk.

1:15 - 2:10 Steve Daniels Trio (Dave Solazzo and Garry Iacavelli) with Samantha Daniels.

Steve has performed in venues all over the country with Grammy award winners and nominees, world-renowned jazz, blues, and pop musicians. Steve also has recorded on albums and compilation recordings and has also recorded his own albums:

Solazzo has worked with artists who play a wide mix of genres, from jazz, fusion, R&B and beyond, including his own trio..

Gary Iacavelli , a professional drummer with 43+ years performing Jazz, Funk, Rock, Pop, R&B, and Fusion. He is currently working with the traditional/ contemporary jazz group, Longwood Jazz Project.

Samantha Daniels will provide vocals for the group. Don’t miss hearing her extraordinary voice.

Music Bios Continued

2:20-3:10 pm Colleen Kattau and Jane Zell

Colleen is an award-winning bilingual vocalist and songwriter who engages with her clear voice and collective spirit. Her music is inspired by nature, social and environmental movements, and she interprets songs from the Latin American new song tradition in a genre she's coined as Americaña. She’s joined by blues guitarist and songwriter Jane Zell.

3:15-4:00 Rick Starmer

Rick Starmer has been called a modern day Hoagie Carmichael. His approach is rooted in the style of greats such as Dr. John, Tom Waits and Leon Russell. As

a solo piano artist, Rick recently opened for Jim Messina at the Homer Center for Art of Homer. His dynamic career has spanned decades with performances that include Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits), The Nerve Damage Band, Club Nirvana (New York City) as well as being a session player in the New York City studios.

4:10 -5 Marina Gorelaya and Jake Hutton

Marina Gorelaya was born in Ukraine where she received her training as a classical pianist and musicologist. She moved to the US in 1996 and continued working as a pianist at Syracuse University and SUNY Cortland. She also works with the local schools and Center for the Arts in Homer, participates in community festivals, and piano solo recitals. Currently, she also teaches piano at SUNY Cortland and in her private piano studio in Homer.

Jake Hutton is an unusually talented pianist. His piano teacher at SUNY Cortland says he has a “gift from heaven.” He began playing piano only two years ago. In the fall, he will be transferring to the predtigous Crane School of Music.

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