Musicians / Vocalists

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.

George Rittenhouse Sr – Passion-Driven Senior Entertainer

George Rittenhouse Sr – Facebook Page George is a solo entertainer with 40 years of experience singing pop, classic country & oldies but goodies. He is very versatile and an all-around good-guy who loves seniors and is mission-driven to help them. He sings songs from all genres (Pop – Sinatra to Buble), Classic Country (Johnny Cash to Garth Brooks), Oldies Rock (50’s to the 80s), patriotic tunes and holiday themes. Check out George’s Facebook page and his collection of videos for more information.  

Liz Wojtal and Next of Kin – Veteran Entertainer, Songwriter in NYC Area

Liz Wojtal and Next of Kin – You Tube Liz (pronounced voy-tall) got her start leading her hometown church folk group in Verona, N.J., then started writing her own music. “I was inspired by singers like Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, The Eagles, Neil Young, CSN and Carole King”, to name a few. The youngest of 12 children, she grew up ‘surrounded’ by an eclectic array of music. While her day job has included Dean of Students at Staten Island Academy to her current position with the New York City Department of Education, her passion has been performing live music. Reminiscent of pioneering female folk singers such as Joan Baez ,Judy Collins and of course, Joni Mitchell ,her music is earnest, fresh and simple, and often reflects the importance of family and friends. In 1999 she released her first album ‘ Missing Peace’ and followed it up with Better Days in 2002. A consummate performer and ‘crowd-pleaser’, she has played many venues in the NYC area including numerous times at famous Stone Pony, one performance of which she and her band ‘Next of Kin’ opened for the legendary 60’s group Vanilla Fudge. In June, 2008 Liz and Next of Kin won the “Excellence in Performance” award from COASHI (Staten Island Council on the Arts and Humanities). Liz is currently working on her third album, and performs regularly in the NY tri-state area.   Like us on Facebook: Liz Wojtal and Next of Kin.  For more booking information, contact Liz Wojtal at (347) 733-8626

Elizabeth Wisler – Eclectic Accordionist – Styles from 1850 to Current

Elizabeth Wisler – Eclectic Accordionist – All Styles and Genres, 1850 to Current and Music Around the World Elizabeth Wisler, accordionist, is native to Portland but has performed in Hawaii where she formerly lived. She has played the accordion since the age of seven and had been under the tutelage of Luigi Rangan for many years. Some of her credits include many local banquets, weddings and restaurants. Island hotel performances include MaunI Lani, Mauna Kea Beach, Kona Surf, Hyatt, and Hilo Lagoon. Elizabeth has made special appearances at several Italian and French restaurants in the Portland area as well as at the 1996 Italian Fiesta and Mt. Angel’s Oktoberfest since 2008. Elizabeth also worked as a musician in the orchestra pit for “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Pentacle Theater in Salem, Oregon from November 12, 2010 to December 4, 2010. Elizabeth has performed for over 30 Senior Care and Living Facilities in the Portland Metropolitan Area in Oregon. Currently, Elizabeth Wisler is part of the Port of Portland Musical Entertainment group and has been performing since 2009 at the Portland International Airport her “Music Around The World” repertoire to travelers from all parts of the globe. Her repertoire includes music from Italy, France, Spain, Latin America, Germany, Greece, and other countries. She plays classic jazz, vintage and popular music from the 1850s to the 1980s — including 50s and 60s Rock and Roll and 60s and 70s classic rock.  She performs light classical music and music to commemorate the holidays!  She has been a volunteer musician for the […]

Anthony Cirillo, Musician – Vocalist, From Sinatra to Sheeran

Anthony Cirillo, Guitarist - Vocalist - ( Anthony Cirillo fell into a mission for elders when he started performing in senior communities. And he still sings for seniors. He also does performances for all ages. With a repertoire of some 1,000 songs, Anthony can do a Mitch Miller sign-along, a Woodstock party, or move right into today with Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Kenny Chesney and any number of artists. It all started when he was 10 and his father decided that he should take guitar lessons. He had the idea they would go out and perform together. Well he hated the lessons of course and put the guitar aside. A year later his dad died and that guitar was beckoning. The passion has not subsided. He went from the bass player in the band to a full-fledged entertainer; at his peak performing nearly 200 shows a year for upwards of 20,000 people. He has been entertaining audiences since 1971. He has entertained in casinos and resorts, has one several Billboard songwriting awards, recorded in Nashville and has been featured in BMI writer showcases. He regularly entertains in local venues, clubs and cafes and is available for private functions as well. He can also MC your events. As a frequent contributor to Charlotte Today he will be a familiar face to many. You can find him on Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes. Anthony has 13 pre-recorded programs ready for you with more coming and you can schedule live stream events as well.

John Van Beek – A Heart for Seniors with Songs We Can’t Forget

John Van Beek – A Heart for Seniors and Songs We Can’t Forget During his 20-year stint in a retirement home maintenance department, John Van Beek came to the realization that he enjoyed performing music for the residents far better than snaking Depends out of the plumbing! Having been likened to a cross between Frank Sinatra and Fred Rogers, he aims to put listeners at ease with familiar music they may have grown up hearing around the house. A vocalist and guitarist, his classic pop tunes from the 1920s through early 1960s are performed 60 times a month (pre-pandemic) to rave reviews. John is busy in the Portland, Oregon metro area. Now you can catch some of his fun via ZOOM performances. “Whether we live in, work at, or manage a senior living community of any size, we all desire an atmosphere of joy, a fulfilling and stimulating activities lineup, and shared moments of connectedness,” says John. Music We Remember is the preferred provider for many adult care homes, memory care communities, assisted, and independent senior living situations across the Portland/Vancouver area.