Musicians / Vocalists

Inês Delgado – Violinist Performer, Educator & Community Music Facilitator

Inês Delgado Inês’ Delgado’s greatest purpose is to explore how music can help, empower and inspire others. Her passion is to design and offer meaningful musical experiences – performances, teaching and workshops – based on her strong belief that music has the power to enhance people’s health, wellbeing, happiness and confidence. With a classical music training from the Royal College of Music in London, where she completed her Bachelor and Masters Degrees, Inês has an extensive performance experience, being particularly passionate about orchestra and chamber music playing. Her many successes as a classical violinist include: being a 2020/2021 Foyle Future First violinist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (London); ongoing trial with the Ulster Orchestra (Ireland) for the position of second violin Section Leader; being awarded a place at the English National Opera Evolve Scheme; and various performances at some of the most prestigious venues in France (Arc du Triomphe and Opera Comique), Israel (Tel-Aviv Opera House), Portugal (Casa da Música and Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian), and the UK (including Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Kings Place and Royal Festival Hall). Her devotion to making music accessible to all and her passion for empowering others through musical activities, took Inês into a new adventure in her musical journey: the world of community music. To her, community music is about leading fun, inclusive and empowering musical experiences; inspiring others to use music as a tool for self- discovery and self-development; and creating an exciting and supportive community brought together by their love for […]

Glenn Bassett – Creator of TeaTime Tunes – Engaging Those with Memory Loss

Glenn Bassett – Creator of TeaTime Tunes – Creator of TeaTime Tunes – Engaging Those with Memory Loss Glenn Bassett, also known as ‘My Mate George’ lives in London, England and plays guitar and sings. His job since 2012 has been leading music sessions for people with dementia and their carers. They are energetic groups, and there is always plenty of dancing — it’s like a big party. He has over 2000 songs in his repertoire and can usually oblige any style. And if he doesn’t know it, I’ll go and learn it! Glenn Bassett created Teatime Tunes’, a brilliant idea to help engage and foster positive behaviors from those suffering memory loss and dementia. The components that make it compelling include: Regularity and timing. With routine clearly very important in dementia care, especially with most real-life services now cancelled, he sets a regular time for videos to be released. 3pm each day in the UK timed a mid-afternoon snack time: not too soon after lunch, but it’s still relatively light outside, and can provide some stimulation during the day which should aid sleep at night. He wanted it to be every day, as there are too many services that simply don’t exist at weekends or on Bank Holidays, and carers can be at a loss for ways to engage their loved ones at those times. The videos are also a maximum of ten minutes long. Attention spans can be short in dementia, but also, for carers to engage their loved […]

Stephanie Ann Ball – Concert Curator & Lyric Coloratura Soprano

Stephanie Ann Ball – Concert Curator & Lyric Coloratura Soprano Stephanie Ann Ball is a lyric coloratura soprano who is swiftly taking her place in the world of classical music with her warm, strong, lyric voice. As a highly sought after concert artist and curator, she has performed on stages alongside world-renowned composers such as the award-winning Mark Hayes, and the composer of the highly acclaimed new opera, Rider’s of The Purple Sage – Craig Bohmler. Following a recent collaboration, Mr. Bohmler said this of Ms. Ball’s work: “I worked with Stephanie for the first time where [we] did a concert of varied repertoire in Mesa AZ. I found her an incisive and committed performer who was easy to follow and whose mellifluous voice certainly touched her audience. I was pleased at her facility with many styles from Strauss to Spiritual.” Ms. Ball has been invited to perform as a guest artist on concert series across the country including St. Peter’s Cathedral in Mansfield, OH, the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, CO, and has commanded the stage of the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado as a soloist for the Colorado Council of Churches. Equally comfortable in the oratorio repertoire, Ms. Ball’s credits include appearances as the soloist for Mozart’s Requiem with the Bach Society of St. Louis, Handel’s Messiah with the Voices West Chorale, Songs of the Slave with the Larimer Chorale, Saint-Saëns’ Oratorio de Noël with First Presbyterian Church of Rapid City, Vaughan Williams’ […]

Michael Krieger – Guitarist, Vocalist, Pianist Specializing in Alzheimer’s

Michael Krieger – Guitarist, Vocalist, Pianist Specializing in Alzheimer’s A singer/songwriter who has been earning his living as a musician in southeastern Michigan since 1992, he accompanies himself on piano, guitar and ukulele, Michael writes and sings songs that tickle the funny bone, touch the heart, stir the conscience and raise the spirit. For over twenty years, Michael has been working musically with individuals affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia, offering online and in-person sessions for assisted living facilities and private clients.  Michael is passionate about combining his musical gifts and a caring heart to lift up older people, particularly those dealing with memory loss.

Hedges Capers and Nancy Locke Capers – Recording, Television, Theater Stars

Hedges Capers and Nancy Locke Capers Hedges Capers has seven albums to his name and is a recording artist, performer and playwright who was signed by Capitol Records. His television performances include The Tonight Show, The Smothers Brothers Show, The Steve Allen Show, The Della Reese Show, The Midnight Special and numerous others. He has performed at the Greek Theater, Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, O’Keefe Center and others. Hedges is also an experienced behavioral corporate consultant. Nancy Locke Capers is an actress with roles in over 523 films (Pretty Woman, Dead & Buried, Exit to Eden, Dead Man Walking, etc.). She guest starred in episodic television series, commercials and theater in Los Angeles. She is a Theater Director and former Artistic Director of the Alliance Theater Company in LA. She has wrote and sold two screenplays to Paramount Pictures and Vantage Films. She co-wrote with Hedges and also directed the musical “The Geeze & Me” – a musical about aging. By the way for her “day” job she is a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the state of California.

John Micalizzi – Professional Vocalist-Pianist – Sings in Three Languages!

John Micalizzi – Professional Vocalist-Pianist – John is a professional vocalist / pianist who can sing in three languages – Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. He performs solo, with a band or as a DJ! With more than 25 years experience, he performs songs from Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Michael Buble, Harry Connick Jr, The Temptations, Frankie Valli, Dion, Neil Diamond, George Benson, Ed Sheeran, Andrea Bocelli and many more. He performs regularly in the NY/NJ metropolitan area at weddings, private galas, casinos, outdoor festivals and travels regularly all over the US for events. Check out his video!

Steve Toll – Classically Trained Musician; Care Enhancement Specialist

Steve Toll, BS, QDCS Steve Toll is a classically trained musician and composer. His interest in the amazing transformative “power of music” inspired him to research and develop a philosophy which uses music as a powerful therapeutic tool. Along with his wife Linda, they formed Prescription Music a company with a mission to educate the public about the power of music with special focus on working with people living with dementia. Steve Toll has been a keynote speaker and trainer for the National Alzheimer’s Association, agencies and companies throughout the United States. Currently, he is the Care Enhancement Specialist for ComForCare Franchise Systems, LLC. His key roles are developing and managing ComForCare’s proprietary programs which include DementiaWise and Joyful Memories.   

Andrea Miller – Singer, Songwriter, Producer – Soulful, Hypnotic, Endearing

Andrea Miller – “A brilliant young singer” – Al Jarreau Andrea Miller‘s voice has been described as soulful, sensual, hypnotic and endearing. In 2020 she became a Top 5 Finalist in the International Sarah Vaughan Jazz Vocal Competition. Influenced by Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughan and Stevie Wonder, Andrea is currently heating up the international jazz scene and radio stations. Andrea opened for the legendary Al Jarreau at many concerts before he passed including the Newport Beach Jazz Festival. She received a standing ovation and gracious compliments from Jarreau and his band and was set to tour with and open for him in Europe 2017, just prior to his passing. In 2020 Andrea headlined Bemol 5 Jazz club in Lyon, France. In 2019 she headlined Jazz De Polanco Festival in Mexico City and Jazz at LACMA in Los Angeles. In 2018 Andrea headlined the Newport Beach Jazz Party Series, and in 2017 she headlined the Utah Arts Festival, the Salt Lake City Jazz Festival and the Newport Beach Summer Jazz Series with the Tom Kubis Big Band. A member of SAG and ASCAP, Andrea’s performances have gained critical acclaim at venues such as The Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Pasadena Jazz Institute, Baked Potato, Spaghettini, Catalina Jazz Club, Vibrato, Casselberry Jazz Festival and others. Andrea had the honor to work with David Foster, Quincy Jones and Alan & Marilyn Bergman when recording a vocal demo for CELINE DION “I Knew I Loved You”. Originally trained in opera […]

John Hopkins Lieber Institute for Brain Development House Band Freezer Farm

Freezer Farm – Freezer Farm Band is a ‘come together ensemble’ of brain scientists, analysts and technologists with a common interest – mental health. They are lifelong fans and practitioners of the art of music and the mind. They make music as part of the Lieber Institute for Brain Development located on the Johns Hopkins Medicine Campus, Baltimore, Maryland. Their band features an eclectic array of cover songs and originals that will take you back and forth in time and space and occasionally to the other side. We are grateful for the opportunity to connect and evolve through music, just like the brain does. Formed and evolved during the pandemic era as a way of bringing people together with music, we aspire to inspire… The Band – John, Bill, Aaron, Joseph, Daniel and Rahul.

Chuck Sikora-Keyboards, Accordion, Vocals – 30+ Years Entertaining Seniors

Chuck Sikora – Chuck Sikora is a multi-talented vocalist and musician specializing in music ranging from the 40’s to the present.  He combines this with his comedic banter, flirtatious style and ability to connect with the audience to make every event unique and special. For the past 30 years, Chuck has performed in many different venues including restaurants, clubs, weddings, private parties and senior living establishments. He was featured in the south Jersey “Courier Post” as one of the best musicians in South Jersey.  He was part of a show band for “Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.”  He is currently the leader of “Take 2 band,” a working duo in the tri-state area for the past 20 years.