Lead singer John Cozolino is a classically trained pianist who attended Mercy College of Music at the Westchester Conservatory studying Bass and music theory. He has earned 2 Honorable mentions on Billboard songwriting Contest and has taught piano and bass at East Coast Music in Danbury,CT. Previous projects include: Joe Bouchard of Blue Oyster Cult producing 2 Cds, The Lost Art of Compassion and Good News Bad News. John has also written commercial jingles for Toyota and local dealership campaigns and has broadcast on NY stations such as the FAN.
He and his wife Dina released childrens interactive CD, Sugar Goose and Friends (available on cdbaby.com and amazon.com).
Kinny is a composer, arranger, producer and keyboardist who has worked with such unusually diverse people as Leonard Bernstein, The Meters, Carly Simon, Jimmy Cliff and David Lynch. He was the synthesist on the seminal TV show "Twin Peaks", which won a Grammy Award. He has scored a number of feature films including "A Touch Of Fate" starring Teri Hatcher and "The Only Witness," both of which played on Lifetime, as well as the festival favorite "Hotel Lobby". Kinny was nominated for an Emmy Award for his score to "Living The Story: The Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky" and has written the score for "The Fort Fisher Hermit" which is now available on Youtube(Link).
Kinny wrote the orchestrations for the Broadway show "In My Life". His songs appear on albums by such artists as John Whelan and Francine Reed. He has produced records with Joe Cerisano and written jingles for clients such as Citizen Watches, Coca-Cola, Ford and Alka-Seltzer. He has served as the chairman of the arranging committee for the Grammy Awards at the New York chapter of NARAS. And he studied with Oscar-winning composer John Corigliano while earning his Master's Degree in Music.
John is a bassist, composer and arranger working in a number of diverse settings.
Based in New York, John is seen regularly as such clubs as Birdland, Smalls, The Silver Lining and Little Branch among others. A versatile performer, John plays funk, straight-ahead jazz, afro-cuban, rock, blues and is equally at home on acoustic, baby and electric bass. He has played with the John Merrill Trio, The Robyn Payne Band and in duo settings with pianists Larry Ham, Tardo Hammer and Michael Moore.
John’s second CD, “Lend Me Your Ears” was released in 2009 to rave reviews. The collection of nine straight-ahead jazz originals premiered at Smalls and was said to be “a rare collection of swing and modernity” by reviewer Scott Yannow. It is available for purchase at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/langjohn.
In demand as a studio musician, arranger and composer, John’s work can be heard on the cast recording of The Adventures of Flat Stanley, Brother Han’s Debut CD, Natalie Toro’s self-titled debut CD and Rita Harvey’s latest album, At Home.
Education: BM New England Conservatory of Music. MM Queens College CUNY
Andy has performed with: The Goldman Band at Lincoln Center, Boston Philharmonic, Boston Civic Symphony, Nassau Symphony, Symphony of Long Island, Stan Getz, Chet Atkins, Ben E. King, Joan Jett and the Cy Coleman Orchestra.
David has been hitting stuff with a rhythmic abandon since age 8.
He has studied with renowned teachers Casey Casino, Ed Soph and Narada Michael Walden.
He ‘s fluent in a number of styles, including Rock, Funk, Jazz, Fusion, Progressive and Experimental music, and has played in various parts of the world.
David has played for a diverse roster of artists, including Richie Scarlet, Kano, Pointers Sisters, Evelyn Champagne King, Peter Frampton, Robert Palmer, Driving School, Lenny Lee, Jaane Doe, Jewel and others…..
Today he’s honored to have been invited to play with John Cozolino’s fabulous Billy Joel tribute – River Of Dreams.
Brian Wahl (drums) is a New York City born musician, who"s been featured in numerous tristate area bands.
He's a multiple style player who specializes in rock, funk, jazz and reggae.
Russ spent most of his percussive years playing and recording with various rock and r&b bands in the Tri-State NY metro area. He’s played many small clubs in many small towns to big theaters in big towns. Russ has also recorded and toured with the Dennis Dunaway Project and the 5th Ave Vampires who both have opened for Alice Cooper on multiple dates through out the east coast of the US and American Rock Celebration, which included Dennis, Jimmy Kunes and John Girardi. Russ has also been filling the drum chair for the Richie Scarlet Band since 2010 and is on his "I Plead the Fifth" as well as his upcoming release. He's played and recorded with many well known and respected players such as Joey Molland, Denny Laine, John Regan, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Ian Hunter, Dez Cadena, Wayne Cobham, Arno Hecht, Joe Bouchard, Earl Slick, Joe Lynn Turner, Mark Hitt and Leslie West among others.
Russ has been a fan of Billy's music since the mid seventies and enjoys playing his music with this great ensemble of players that make up "River of Dreams".
Pepe is a Westchester county NY native who spent his formative years writing songs and performing with Hard Rock/Metal original act "Sweet Madness", and also lent his talents to the popular 80's TV series "Fame" where he performed on the show alongside Nia Peeples, Debbie Allen, Gene Anthony Ray and Carlo Imperato, and also on the subsequent tours that followed.
Today he's tearing it up with a great Aerosmith tribute he founded called “Get Your Wings”, and has played with many other notable bands over the years, including “Hey Baby”, and “Killer” the Alice Cooper tribute.
Jeff Giglio is a full time guitarist and educator with a diverse musical background, from hard rock to jazz to classical to good old rock and roll. Jeff has studied under some of the best musicians including Randy Johnston, Rick Rozie , Jackie McClean, Tommy Byrnes, and numerous other well known musicians.
Jeff has performed with such greats as Daisy Berkowitz, Steve Davis, Bobby and the Jumpers, and with members of Billy Joel’s band. Jeff has a thorough knowledge of the guitar parts for Billy Joel’s music and always brings something new to the performances.
Jeff has two music degrees.
He was taught by Sal Salvador.
He's toured with Gregg Allman,
Toured with Aaron Copland,
Scored soundtrack for Alice Cooper movie.
Played with Jefferson Starship, Grand Funk Railroad, George Thorogood, 3 Dog Night, Eric Burden and the Animals, The Rascals and Rick Derringer.
Recognized Yamaha USA artist.