Jon Seiger and the All-Stars
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An evening with Jon Seiger and the All-Stars is something you won’t soon forget. Their authentic renditions of songs by Louis Armstrong (and some by Ella Fitzgerald) will leave you feeling as if you were hearing Louis and his band
performing live. The band is made up of seasoned jazz musicians, all of whom “swing hard.”

Spending an evening with Jon Seiger and the All-Stars more than just a fun evening of Louis’ tunes. In between songs the band tells anecdotes and personal recollections of Louis, so the performances are fun, humorous, and educational as well. One recent audience member said it best..... “ It was like taking a time machine back and hearing Louis’ band live!”

Jon Seiger is a unique performer in many ways. He is one of very few young jazz musicians who specializes in the older styles of jazz, and has played with many jazz greats. He can sound exactly like Louis Armstong. He is also a deaf man, which makes the performances even more unique and well-received. Jon and the band love what they do, and love preserving the legacy of Louis. This comes through in their performances, making them stand out above other traditional jazz bands playing today.

“Seiger’s ‘Satchmo’ imitation is not to be missed.”
- Town and Country

“Seiger begins to sing. And damn if he doesn’t sound like Louis Armstrong. And not just a little like Armstrong. Exactly like Armstrong.
- The Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY)

“I heard what I thought was a Louis Armstrong recording... After a second or two, I realized it was not a recording, but Seiger, doing a very convincing ‘Satchmo’ imitation.”
- The Ballroom Review

“Seiger’s ton-of-gravel vocals are as close to Louis Armstrong as we’re ever likely to hear on any stage.”
- The Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY)

“This guy has a flexible voice!”
- Joe Williams, Jazz and Blues Singer

“Seiger’s animated stage presence was charming and his playing flawless.”
- The Keene (New Hampshire) Sentinel

“It’s interesting enough that Seiger is a white guy who sings in a traditional black jazz style; it’s astonishing that he’s also a deaf man making a living in the world of sound.”
- The Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY)

“Seiger really does play trumpet standing on his head.”
- The Worcester Evening Gazette

Jon Seiger (Trumpet, Lead Vocals) studied with Jimmy Giuffre, John McNeill, and trumpet great Roy Eldridge, and is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music. Jon has played with such notables as The Drifters, The Shirelles, Ella Fitzgerald, Doc Cheatham, Marty Napoleon, Joe Muranyi, Dick Katz, Chuck Folds, Maynard Ferguson, Billy Eckstine, Arvell Shaw, Panama Francis, Joe Williams, Bob Haggart, Oliver Jackson , Bobby Pratt, Johnny and Edgar Winter, Gap Mangione, Nancy Kelly, and many others. Jon has performed with many of the surviving members of Louis
Armstrong’s band. In 1988 he performed at Carnegie Hall with the Hi-Tops. Jon was the house bandleader at The King Cole Room at The St. Regis Hotel in New York City for 3 years. Although Jon is deaf, he swings with many bands, including the All-Stars, the Metropolitan Stompers, and the
Rhythm Aces, and makes regular appearances in New York City.

Ray DeSio (Trombone and Vocals) is one of the "jazz veterans" in the band. Ray was on the New York Jazz scene for over thirty years, playing clubs, concerts, and touring. He has played with many famous jazz folks, including Danny Stiles, Joe Harnell, Stan Levey, Chino Pozo, and the great Peggy
Lee ( you can see him behind Peggy on the cover of the album "Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee"). Ray's trombone playing, singing, and personality add a lot to the band.

George Pierce (Sax, Clarinet, and Vocals) has the distinction of being the oldest working State Trooper in New York State. In addition to playing with the All-Stars, George is the leader of the
Bourbon Street Jazz Band, plays regularly with the Metropolitan Stompers, has played with the
Army Air Force Band, and has played with the Penfield Rotary Big Band for over 35 years. George has led bands under his own name and has played with the great Claude Thornhill Band.

Bobby DiBaudo (Piano) is considered by many to be among the finest piano players performing today. He is one of the house bandleaders at the Lodge at Woodcliffe, Rochester, NY's finest hotel.
Bobby has played with many great jazz performers, including Ronnie Leigh, Nancy Kelly, Tom Monte, Debbie Chamberlain, and many others. Bobby can be heard on CD with Debbie Chamberlain, and recently put out his own CD.

Lynn Eberhardt (Bass and Vocals) is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, and has done graduate work at Eastman and at S.U.N.Y. Brockport. Lynn was the bass player in the U.S. Coast
Guard Band for four years. He