Mary Eiland was born to parents who were both musicians, so it’s no wonder she became one as well. She soaked up Jazz from her parents, Motown from her older brother and sister, and moved to NYC becoming active in the music scene there.
The purity and range of her vocal skills, together with her excellent guitar playing opened the door for Mary to have the great fortune to record with jazz greats Gerry Mulligan, Max Kaminsky, Bucky Pizzarelli, TootsThielemans and Ray Barretto. Later she shifted into writing music for radio and television.
Patti Austin, Michael Bolton, VickiSue Robinson, Jonathan Edwards and Astrud Gilberto have recorded her songs. For years she wrote and sang jingles working with the top musicians and singers in the country. One of the jingles you may recognize is "Wait'll We Get Our Hanes On You"!!!
Mary’s repertoire includes popular music from the 1940’s to Today, for shows, listening and/or dancing !! Mary has performed at the finest hotels and clubs in New York City and the metro area, and for the last few years, throughout South Florida. Her talent, charm and elegance will definitely warm your heart and bring a smile to your lips!!
Kelly Broadway - Swingin Singer
Jeanne Lynn Gray is a dynamic Jazz singer and entertainer. She has thrilled audiences all over south Florida for years with her big - voice blues, jazz, standards and Broadway renditions !!
Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jeanne grew up in the South Florida area. Though she had a love of music and theatre from an early age, thanks to her mother, it wasn’t until high school that the acting bug really hit her. It was there and at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York that Jeanne learned to harness and shape the talent and creativity that she uses today.
In 2004 Jeanne was chosen as the title role of Queen in the Cy Coleman/Ira Gasman musical “The Life”. The wildly successful performance earned her critical success and netted her both the Carbonell and Curtain Up Awards for Best Actress in a Musical. Following her success in “The Life”, Jeanne was cast as Vicki in the musical “The Last Session”, which earned her a 2005 Carbonell nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. Since then Jeanne has appeared and starred in many traveling productions and musical revues.
Stacey Steele - Broadway Singer, Comedian & Actor
Soprano Adriana Zabala is one of the most talented and sought after singers in South Florida. She is the winner of numerous vocal awards and frequents the stage with many of the area’s performing arts organizations. Having received a degree in Vocal Performance, Adriana is recognized for her effortless vocal ability in a variety of songs and styles, as she performs her one woman shows that range from Broadway favorites to Classical arias. She has traveled the world performing aboard luxurious cruise lines, and can now be heard throughout South Florida.
Encouraged by her own educational experiences, she has been teaching private voice for over 12 years, and now is the owner of Adriana Zabala's Voice and Music Academy in West Palm Beach where she continues to share her love for music with all her students. As she performs, her listeners cannot help but be enchanted and mesmerized by her voice!!
In 2013, Adriana teamed up with Sammy Weber to become an integral part of “Sammy Weber and Friends”. She performs as a soloist and with Sammy accompanying her. At a December 2013 concert at FAU, the two received a standing ovation and cries of Bravo!!
Meet Sammy Weber...
Peter Scott Ruben Featuring the music of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, the Rat Pack and more, Peter Scott Ruben blends this repertoire from the "best of the best" into a delightful musical performance. Recreating the great tradition of America's top nightclubs, Peter sets the tone for a truly memorable evening. Whether Peter is performing with his seven-piece band, jazz trio, or singing with the "tracks", the mood is intimate, the music is authentic, the show swings!
Carolyn Smylie - Singer
Lou Villano - Singer, Entertainer
John Lariviere - Broadway Singer
Like many musicians, Marty got his professional start while still in his teens, performing dance music and backing up shows in numerous resorts in the famous Catskill Mountains in New York. He played sax, clarinet and flute, and even did a little singing to entertain the guests. Throughout high school, he played his instruments in the school band, and was always involved as a pit musician in the school’s Broadway-style musical shows. He later attended the prestigious Manhattan School of Music and played flute in the symphony orchestra.
During his career in New York, Marty performed with his band in many clubs throughout Manhattan’s uptown, downtown and the Village. One highlight was playing at Shea Stadium with Murray the K (a famous DJ in New York) in a televised production in which his band was one of the groups on the same bill as Stevie Wonder, James Brown, and Frankie Valle and the 4 Seasons. He later toured with his band in Europe and South America.
Since coming to South Florida in the 70’s, Marty has excelled as a performer, both as a singer and an instrumentalist, and has appeared in venues from Key Largo to Orlando, including stops at Trump’s Mar A Lago and the Signature Grand. Audiences are always amazed by his great versatility. In fact he is known as the “Ultimate Performer” !! His vocal stylings in several different languages cover a wide musical range allowing him to be equally comfortable singing opera, Broadway and pop.
Marty is so proficient on various musical instruments that not only does he play saxophone, clarinet and flute during his shows, but he also performs on a very special Electronic Wind Instrument called an “EWI” (pronounced EEWEE ). This instrument looks like a soprano saxophone or a clarinet, but it electronically imitates the sound of 100 different instruments, with sounds as diverse as a violin, trumpet, bassoon and even percussion. As Marty weaves these effects into his show, audiences cannot help but be amazed and thrilled. Watching Marty in a show is an experience that can’t be missed. Like all his audiences, you will want to see this “Ultimate Performer” over and over!!
Sammy Weber attended the Juilliard School of Music in New York City, where, before becoming Concert-master of the string orchestra in the preparatory division, he met and played with Itzhak Perlman and Marvin Hamlisch.
He has excelled as a soloist, performing many styles of music, and has played in numerous venues in New York and Florida, including tours with Hal Linden, Robert Klein and Tommy Tune. His passion is to play all types of music, and to share his love of and joy in music with others. All his listeners cannot help but “catch” this infectious love and joy.
Sammy’s latest musical ventures have him performing with some of the greatest talent in South Florida, including Stacey Steele, Adriana Zabala, Lou Villano, Mary Eiland and others. They perform under the name “Sammy Weber and Friends”. All can be seen and heard right here on his website!
Meri Ziev has performed in off Broadway productions and has charmed audiences for years with her warm voice and sincere delivery of standards and Broadway tunes.
Audiences love her !!
(Meri often performs with Kelly Di Lorenzo)
Stacey Steele has been entertaining crowds since she was five years old. She has been a singer/songwriter, actress and comic for 20 plus years and simply belongs on the stage. Stacey has hosted various types of shows from fashion to music, radio to comedy, and co-hosts a live streaming show called The Comic Chronicles on Meet&Greet with comic/actor Carl Rimi.
You can catch Stacey performing stand up comedy in venues like the world famous Improv, both in Palm Beach and in Miami, Off the Hook Comedy Club in Naples, and many more. She has worked with
Emma Willmann, TJ Miller, Tom Cotter, Bobby Collins, Ian Bagg, Ismo, Jon Reep, James Johann, Adam Hunter, Michael Quu, Brett Ernst, Erik Myers, Ben Gleib, James Davis, London Brown, Steve-O, Joel McHale, Jeff Dye, Orny Adams and Jeremy Piven.
Think you're funny? Stacey teaches comedy classes for beginners!
Mary Eiland - Singing Guitarist
John Lariviere has one of the best and biggest male Broadway voices I have heard. He performs a varied program, and with his personal charm, your residents will love him.
"John Lariviere croons the Sinatra Songbook with all the suave finesse these songs deserve. Lariviere has a gorgeous voice and a polished delivery. More importantly, he has an obvious love for the lyrics to these songs, and the stories they tell. No tribute to Sinatra would be complete without "My Way", and his rendition of this iconic Sinatra tune at the close of the show was understandably met with a
-Francisco Dominguez, Miami Monthly Arts & Culture
"Then moved to L.A. to continue my singing career and that’s where I met the controversial and charismatic Hot Yoga Teacher, Bikram Choudhury. I found my second passion in life, Hot Yoga! My family will be the first to tell you that my passions sometimes become obsessions! I started practicing Hot Yoga three to four times daily and soon became Bikram’s most senior teacher."
"Moved to South Florida to be near my parents who had moved down from Pittsburgh and opened several Hot Yoga Studios. I began my own style of Hot Yoga called The Barkan Method of Hot Yoga. I now have the honor to travel around the world (Australia, Japan, Hungary, Iceland and Costa Rica to name a few), teaching The Barkan Method Hot Yoga and certifying Barkan Method Teachers."
"My original dream… is to be a singer and entertainer! I recently had the honor of singing with Gloria Loring and The Palm Beach Pops at The Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Now I am performing all over the Southeast at 500-1200 seat theaters!!"
Jimmy Barkan - He's a real show stopper !!!
Peter Scott Ruben - Swing Singer
Kelly is a vocalist, comedienne, musician, entertainer, instructor, actress, awesome. A seasoned performer with musical vocal styles ranging from her first love of jazz to musical theatre, pop/rock and classical. She can sing a jazz scat line while in the same breath plug out a rock tune.
Highlights of her career include 18 years traveling and performing for Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Cunard Cruise Lines as a main stage headliner and front woman of her jazz quartet. Most recently featured vocalist onboard the ocean liners Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria
“Modern Day Diva” is the theme of her one woman show that includes music from the Great American Songbook and popular hits from famous divas such as Bette Midler, Rosemary Clooney, Cher, Ella Fitzgerald and Adele.
Sammy Weber - "The Virtuoso"
David Meulemans - Cabaret Singer
Plus many more.....
Anthony Corrado is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, music educator, public speaker, recording artist, and studio engineer. He performs on saxophones (tenor, alto, soprano), flute, clarinet, trumpet, flugelhorn, valve trombone, guitar, bass guitar, tenor banjo, vocals, violin, didgeridoo, and doumbek.
Corrado performs Dixieland, Jazz, Swing, Bebop, standards, swing vocals, smooth jazz, jazz-rock, jazz-fusion, funk, R&B, bossa nova, Flamenco, Latin Jazz, pop, and more. He performs John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, Sam Butera, Michael Brecker, Boots Randolf, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Clifford Brown, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Richard Elliot, Gerald Albright, George Benson, Frank Sinatra, Kurt Elling, Tony Bennett, and many more.
Anthony Corrado holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Florida International University and has taught at elementary, middle, and high schools in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for mainstream and special needs students.
Anthony Corrado is a committed Christian and uses music to bring glory and honor to God and to bring peace, health, enjoyment, inspiration, spiritual awareness to all.
JayCee began her career singing in popular houses on Long Island and in New York City. Her reputation and ability to carry a tune, well beyond her years afforded her opportunities to open and perform with some of the greatest artists in the business, in addition to gaining many as fans themselves. From the famed Lincoln Center and notable Jazz and Blues Festivals to A-list Night Clubs, la-crème-de-la crème cruise ships and Concert venues to include singing our Nations Anthem in sports arenas, JayCee has delighted audiences around the nation. As a songstress and opening act or cabaret on her own, JayCee’s youthful, yet experienced harmonious, dreamy rhythmic sense of timing and tone make her one of the most sought after vocalist on the scene, her strength, knowledge and vocal timing, she is well beyond her years. The audience simply loves her”.
JayCee has developed quite a loving following of her own, and her fans have traveled to the ends of the globe to see this accomplished musical talent. Her witty sense of on stage presence and awareness of her audience is unparalleled. JayCee's ability to compliment a stage show production is unparalleled, whether it is an intimate Cabaret house performance or full scale concert venue, it is her pure finesse and distinction, which separates this beautiful talent from the pack.
An evening shared with “JayCee” is one of pure elegance, fabulous style, electrifying enjoyment and innate talent. So if it is harmonious, dreamy rhythms with exciting style, which motivate you, be sure to catch “JayCee” at a venue near you.
Adriana Zabala Ayoub -
Operatic Soprano & Broadway Stylist
Carolyn Smylie is a recent transplant to South Florida. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she has been singing and acting since age 5. Carolyn majored in Voice at Syracuse University and has performed at many different venues, including as a church soloist, in national, regional and children’s theater, as a production cast member and cabaret act on five-star cruise ships, in her own cabaret show at Sam’s in New York City, and as a lead vocalist with South Florida cover band Grooveline. She currently resides in Broward County with her husband and young daughter.
Carolyn is a premier entertainer with a varied repertoire including Broadway, standards, jazz, pop, sacred and classical music. Carolyn possesses a wide vocal range, offering a crystal-clear soprano, a powerful belt, and all points in between, and has sung leading roles in “Evita” “West Side Story” “The Sound of Music” “Fiorello” and “Musical of Musicals”. Highlights of her professional career include performing the National Anthem for Philadelphia Flyers games, singing at fundraising events for Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell, entertaining Broadway star Barbara Cook for her birthday celebration and singing with television star Ed Ames for a U.S. veteran’s benefit gala. Most recently, Carolyn has been performing her one-woman show at venues across Miami, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Carolyn’s vivacious personality and lively delivery style make her a popular entertainer who leaves a lasting impression on every audience she meets.
Meet the Friends...
Jimmy Barkan - Big Band Singer
One of the most popular and acclaimed cantors in America, Cantor Texon has thrilled and inspired the most prestigious congregations across the continent in prayer and in concert. He has the distinction of having served both the Aventura-Turnberry Jewish Center as its first full-time cantor and then again in 2006–2007, as well as Bnai-Torah Congregation of Boca Raton. The Cantor recently officiated High Holiday services at Beth Torah/Adat Yeshurun in North Miami Beach, Florida. He is presently the Cantor of the Cuban Hebrew Congregtion, Miami Beach, Florida.
The cantor is a graduate of the Ramaz Yeshiva in New York City, New York University, and the International Opera Center in Geneva, Switzerland. The legendary Jewish composer and conductor, Sholom Secunda, chose the young Cantor Texon to be the baritone soloist in his choir at the world famous Concord Hotel in the Catskill Mountains, New York. Cantor Texon has performed in concert with the world's greatest cantors, from New York to Los Angeles, with great acclaim. He is a long-standing member of the Cantors Assembly of America, having served on its Executive Council and having sung at several Annual Convention Concerts and Seminars.
The Cantor is the son of world-renowned cardiologist Dr. Meyer Texon, a pioneer in cardiovascular disease. He is the grandson of renowned rabbi and psychiatrist, Dr. Henry Raphael Gold, brother of the world Mizrachi President, rabbi Zeev Gold.
In opera, Cantor Texon trained at the Metropolitan in New York, with conductor and chorus-master Kurt Adler, and stage director Herbert Graf. After engagements in Switzerland and France, Cantor Texon was honored to sing in full productions with Richard Tucker, Robert Merrill, Placido Domingo, Tito Gobbi, and Jerome Hines, with the New Jersey State Opera. A highlight was understudying and singing the dress rehearsal of "La Traviata" for Robert Merrill, with that company at Symphony Hall, Newark, and at the Garden State Arts Center. The Cantor has also performed with the New York City Opera Education Department in the role of Tonio in "Pagliacci.”
Jeanne Lynn Gray - Jazz Singer, Actor
Lou has made a major impact on the musical community, and has established himself as one of the top performers in Florida. In part, his shows feature tributes to some of the great performers like Bobby Darin, Tom Jones, and The Rat Pack. Lou has recently created some fantastic new shows including, “The Legendary Voices of the 50’s & 60’s” featuring Paul Anka and Friends, “A Touch of Broadway”, and an audience favorite, Lou’s signature “Remembering Mr. Show Business.… Sammy Davis Jr”.
Lou has performed with Sal Richards, Tom Cotter, Steve Solomon, Maureen Langan, Bobby Kelton, Peter Fogel, Brad Zimmerman, Max Dolici, Carl Guerra, Rocky LaPorte, Wendy Liebman and singing legend Lou Christie. Besides singing, during his career Lou has enjoyed playing small extra parts in television's "Law and Order", "Third Watch", "Deadline", "The Sopranos" and the USA Network series "Burn Notice".
He even did a commercial for ITT!!
Wendy Liebman stated after their performance together at The Villages, "It was great to work with you Lou. Your show was fabulous and you're such a great performer." Lou’s receiving standing ovations and rave reviews after every performance, make his shows a MUST SEE !!!!!
Stephen Texon - Operatic Baritone & Cantor
Sandy Warren has performed all over the world, including for the Royal Family in London. She has had two TV specials and has performed as a soloist with all the major orchestra in South Florida. Her voice is so marvelous that she can go from delicate and alluring to romantic and vigorous !! She is a true International star !
Meri Ziev - Cabaret Singer
Jimmy Barkan is a big band singer with a tremendous personality and vibrancy !! He has performed in hundreds of venues from NY to LA, and is equally at home singing Michael Buble, Elvis, Bobby Darren and Sammy Davis Jr.
"I was born in Pittsburgh and took to the stage at an early age. While all my friends were listening to Led Zeppelin and The Grateful Dead, I was listening and highly influenced by the Big Band Swing Singers; Tony, Mel, Bobby, Sammy & Frank. When I was old enough I started performing in local nightclubs and bars. I had the privilege to headline Pittsburgh’s famous Holiday House that also featured these performers: Jonny Carson, Liza Minnelli, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld and even Frank Sinatra!!"
"Moved to NYC and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University, studied with world famous Vocal Coach Don Lawrence. Don Lawerence has also coached Bono, Jon Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera and most recently Lady Gaga!! I played at various showcases and nightclubs throughout Manhattan and the Catskill Mountains. Landed a record deal with Decco Records and recorded my first album titled Love in your Life."
David Meulemans is a Caberet and Theatrical artist who has toured the world with his act. He still flies in and out of the US thrilling audiences wherever he goes.
Marty Kaye - Sax Player & Vocal Stylist
Kelly DiLorenzo is an off Broadway star, having sung the lead in many shows including Evita!!! Her dynamic act is a weaving of many styles as she thrills audiences everywhere !!
(Kelly often performs with Meri Ziev)
With a powerful voice and magnetic stage presence Lou Villano is truly a dynamic entertainer. He has received praise from songstress Julie Budd saying, "You are a fabulous singer … a major talent". On May 18th, 2014 at a show in Fort Lauderdale at the Park Playhouse Theater, with over 1100 people in the audience, Lou was named 2014 Tri-Rail Senior Idol of South Florida out of 12 finalists !!
You may have seen Lou perform with the Hallandale & Sugar Pops Symphony Orchestras, at some of the outdoor festivals in Jupiter’s Abacoa, Port St. Lucie, or in many of the community theaters and clubhouses from Miami to Northern Florida. In the summers of 2011 & 2012 Lou completed 3 week tours in the New York Metro area with shows in the Catskill Mountains, Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, North Shore Towers CC, and the Laurie Beechman Theater in New York City. One of his favorite shows over the last 2 years is performing as the guest artist with Italian singer Franco Corso at the Lyric Theater in Stuart. All this, along with the release & success of his debut CD album
“Dreams Do Come True” keeps Lou very busy.
Jay Cee Driesen - Singer/Entertainer
Jeanne’s talents also include script writing and producing. Co-writing and producing the show “A Question of Time” in 2006, Directing and producing the Musical Revue “Butter My Popcorn with Broadway” and Assistant directing numerous productions with the revue company KP Productions (kpproductions.org).
Stepping outside of theatre, Jeanne has been performing with the band TK Blue (tkblueband.com) – an electrifying 3 girl group that fronts a stellar band whose repertoire includes Jazz, Blues, Rock N Roll and Motown.
Jeanne also has been performing with her own band entertaining at Mayors Gala’s to Jazz Festivals with its unique blend of Standards, Jazz and Broadway tinged with a bit of a Latin Beat.
Now starring in her popular, one woman show “Shades of Gray”, this show has some of the best loved songs of Broadway and Standards and a few lesser known songs that are close to Jeanne’s heart.
In 2013, Stacey was named Mrs. Greenacres in the US Continental Pageant and although she did not win the Mrs. United States Title, she did receive both the Mrs. Congeniality and Audience Choice awards. In 2014 Stacey was selected as Mrs. New York Petite to represent her state in the Mrs. USA Petite Pageant. She received the prestigious Spirit award as well as third runner up in her class.
Stacey has toured the United States with various bands, performing in venues like Nassau Coliseum where she opened for the New York Islanders. She has traveled internationally with Sweet Adelines, an all-women’s a cappella barbershop harmony choir, where she has performed with the choir, as a soloist and in an award winning quartet. Stacey also toured with different Off-Broadway musical comedy shows including the Jackie Mason Musical where she played Mrs. Olivier, the pushy Jewish Mother of Ginger.
Ms. Steele can be seen in several feature films, web series, commercials and on TV shows and often works on the other side of the camera producing.
Whether she is doing comedy, singing, acting or hosting, on camera or off,
Stacey's entertaining and engaging personality literally jumps out and grabs you.
Sandy Warren - Singer
Kelly Di Lorenzo - Off Broadway Star
Master Violinist, Trumpeter, Musical Mentor
Anthony Corrado -
Multi-Instrumentalist & Vocalist