On Saturday Nov 22 at 7:30PM The ONEONTA THEATRE 47 Chestnut St, Oneonta presents: Party of Two and The Band, with their special program: "A BEAUTIFUL NOISE " that highlights the hits of Neil Diamond and other singer/songwriters of the 60's and 70's. Party of Two, the duo of DJ Potter, vocalist, and JoAnn Bertone Chmielowski, pianist, will be accompanied this evening by drummer Joe Tokarowski, and guitarist David Tokarowski, trumpetist Pete Daum and will feature special guest vocalist Judy Pitel. The charismatic, upbeat style of Party of Two and their musical selections guarantees a fun evening! The opening act this evening will be Too Many Divas performing hot musical stylings of the 60's and 70's . This versatile act is the perfect choice to set the stage for Party of Two and The Band!
Party of Two
DJ Potter, vocalist
DJ's rich and versatile voice easily lends itself to the varied tones of artists such as Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, and Blood, Sweat and Tears, as well as to the operatic ballads of Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban. One can easily sense passion conveyed throughout his musical selections, especially when he is performing in Italian and Spanish. In addition to DJ's musical performances throughout the Leatherstocking Region and Southern Tier, DJ's onstage experience includes over two decades performing musical and dramatic theater in the Oneonta area for Orpheus, White Knuckle, and Foothills Productions.
JoAnn Bertone Chmielowski, piano
A stellar accompanist, as well as soloist, for over two decades, with over 12 years of professional experience as jazz pianist for the Al Gallodoro Quartet, JoAnn also has roots in rock, folk, rock, reggae, and blues. JoAnn Chmielowski presents yet another side of her musical versatility as pianist and arranger with the contemporary programs of PARTY OF TWO. Her performance venues have included West Kortright Center , Saratoga 's Caffè Lena, The Corning Jazz Festival, and the Night Eagle, numerous live radio performances on WSKG and WAMC, Dancing on the Air with Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, as well as club gigs, and concert series in the Oneonta, and the Capital Region. She also is member of the alternative folk group Polish Moses.
Special Guest JUDY PITEL, vocalist
Judy Pitel has appeared in a variety of musical roles with productions in Tri-Town Theatre (Sidney), Orpheus Theatre (Oneonta), Otego UMC Little Theatre Players, and most recently The Out of the Woodwork Players (Bainbridge), and performs as vocalist for area group the Tutu's. Judy is also the founder and director of the annual Student/Staff Variety Show at Unatego and performs in that show as well.
Joe Tokarowski , drums
Joe has been the drummer of choice for numerous area groups nearly three decades. Joe's varied experience and adaptability makes him a perfect metronomic accompaniment for this evening. He frequently performs with vocalists Diane Ducey and Dana Marcine along with instrumentalists Joe Siracusa, Rob Roman, Rob Hunt, John Davey, Tom Wetmore or Angus Mackie, as well as groups Blue Monday, Measured Mile, and Polish Moses. His affiliation with various local acts has included the Al Gallodoro Quartet, Just Throw Money, Blues Maneuver, Roundhouse Rockers, and Hartwick Jazz Ensemble.
Peter Daum, trumpet
Peter Daum, a music educator, long time member of the Oneonta Community Band, and on call trumpetist in the Oneonta area, adds his full rocking sound to the musical repertoire of PARTY OF TWO!
Too Many Divas
With tongue pressed firmly in cheek, these divas will be performing hot musical stylings of the 60's and 70's this evening. With Motown moves, madcap humor, smooth harmonies, wigs, and lots of sparkle, this versatile act is the perfect choice for opening act for Party of Two!