The virtuosity, professionalism and rapport of these Boston Wedding Band Musicians all add up to a successful musical experience for you and your guests.
Jean Peterson – Lead Vocalist
Jean has performed for audiences in the Boston area for over twenty years, specializing in gospel, R&B, jazz and pop. A native of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, she moved to Boston at the age of six, performing with her brothers and sisters in their group, The Phillips Family. She also studied piano at the New England Conservatory, and voice from private instructors. Since then, her powerful mezzo has taken her to the stages of the Wang Center, The Opera House, The Hatch Shell and various recording studios around Boston. Although Jean’s drive and talent comes through on every piece she sings, it is her love for people that sets her apart, and the desire to touch their hearts through music.
Frank Bonanno – Band Leader, Keyboards, Sax, Clarinet, & Flute
Frank brings over twenty years of professional experience to Center Stage , a group he formed in 1989. An extremely versatile musician, he has played with a number of leading performers, including Johnny Mathis, Gladys Knight, Wayne Newton, The 4 Tops, The Temptations and Ben Vereen. His extensive knowledge of synthesizers, MIDI sequencers, vocal technique and music arranging contributes to the band’s signature sound and faithful re-creations of your favorite songs. An enthusiastic and dedicated leader, Frank takes great pride in delivering the highest quality music for your special day.
Jim Peterson – Versatile & Creative Guitarist
One of the most versatile and creative guitarists you’ll ever hear, Jim Peterson can play any style of music and has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, including Najee, Tavares, Bob Moses, and many others. His vocals on R&B and classic rock styles are second to none. Jim is also a professor of music at Berklee College of Music.
Joe Galeota – Drums & Vocals
Seasoned performer with thirty years of experience playing all styles of music, Joe provides the rhythmic beat that gets you on your feet. He also rounds out the vocal section with his strong tenor. Joe shares his expertise and love of the drums by teaching percussion at Boston’s Berklee College of Music and by offering drum and percussion clinics at many schools and colleges throughout New England and the U.S. As owner and founder of JAG Drums, a manufacturer of African percussion, he made many of the drums for the musical The Lion King. Whether it’s classic rock, top 40 or swing that makes you want to get up and dance, Joe’s high-energy drumming is guaranteed to keep you moving — it’s the heartbeat of Center Stage!
Yuval “UV” Golibroda – Keyboards
UV began taking music lessons at the age of 5. UV majored in film scoring and minored in performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston and graduated Magna Cum Laude. UV teaches piano and voice in the Boston area. He has performed worldwide for over 20 years as a piano player and a singer. He is also a studio musician. UV has toured in Israel, Germany, the Czech Republic, England, France, Canada and the United States with various artists. Currently, UV is promoting his debut album, does session work and performs regionally as a pianist and a singer (in every popular style). UV has also appeared on numerous television shows in the United States and in other parts of the world. to his credit, he also has many years of volunteer concert appearances that were in for the prevention of Cancer, AIDS, Autism, and for UNICEF. to hear UV’s original music please go to: www.playuv.com
Jerry Sabatini – Trumpet
Jerry Sabatini earned a Masters Degree in Contemporary Improvisation as a trumpet performance major from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston in 2009. He studied jazz, world and experimental improvisational music, personal style, and composition. In 2009 he was the featured soloist for theworld premiere of Anthony Coleman’s, JederMiBbrauchwirdbestraft for trumpet, jazz piano trio and three Mbiras at New England Conservatory’s Brown Hall. He graduated with honors and was nominated for the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. Jerry currently leads the jazz septet, Sonic Explorers, where he plays trumpet and flugelhorn as well as composes and arranges the band’s entire repertoire. Sonic Explorers have four independent CDs released.