We love music! So we can’t help but play a large variety of styles, each so fun and lively in its own way. From dinner music to dancing, here are some genres we love:
Rock & Roll, Pop, Danceable Swing, Jazz (smooth, instrumental & vocal), Blues, Country, Beach Music, Motown, Classic Oldies, Doo Wop, Hip Hop, Dixieland, and more!
We know: it’s not just about the style of music. There are songs you love, and performers that have been a part of your life. We agree, and love performing classics and favorites from the greats. Some include: Fleetwood Mac, Duke Ellington, Billy Joel, Count Basie, The Beatles, Van Morrison, Jimmy Buffet, Glenn Miller and Ray Charles, to name a few.
We specialize in the classics, but love inventing and performing music to share with our fans.
Trumpet and flugelhorn player, Jim Sansone has had a musical career spanning five decades. Classically trained, he has studied with Frank Collura and Eugene Bishop of the Buffalo Philharmonic, and with Edwin Betts, trumpet professor at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. He has played under conductors and composers Josef Krips, Leonard Kirschner, Frederick Fennell, Aaron Copeland and Martin Piecuch. Jazz wise, he has performed with Wallace Davenport (of Count Basie fame), Al Hirt in New Orleans and Cab Calloway, as well as many top local jazz artists. He has written and arranged many of the songs performed byThe Sophisticats.
Gary Deiboldt, keyboards, has been playing professionally for over forty years. He received a B.A. degree in Music at SUNY at Fredonia, NY, where he was also awarded the distinguished performer's certificate. He has played in numerous jazz and rock groups over the years, and has performed with notable musicians such as Don Menza, Frank Rosolino, Dick Fote, Bob Crosby and the Bob Cats, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, The Ray Eberle (Glenn Miller) Orchestra and also with The Genesee Symphony Orchestra. he has composed numerous songs performed byThe Sophisticats and is responsible for many of its arrangements.
Female vocalist, Jessica Naylor Condes was born and raised in Newfane, NY and has been performing since the age of five. She has sung professionally for ten years in New York City with various jazz and blues groups, and has performed in notable venues such as The Blue Note and The Back Alley in New York City. She studied music at the American Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in New York City. She has a wide and diverse repertoire, performing songs made famous by artists Ella Fitzgerald, Janis Joplin, Peggy Lee, Etta James, Jennifer Hudson, Nina Samone, Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga and Adele.