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Live Jazz At Turning Stone: A Melodic Experience

Nestled within the opulent ambiance of Turning Stone Resort…
The Way Band at Owasco Country Club wedding

Owasco Country Club Wedding with The Way Band

My band The Way and I recently provided live music at a…
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A Fraternity Party to Remember in Geneva

On the momentous day of April 8th, 2024, as the world turned…
bride and groom at wedding with film inspired music

Film-Inspired Wedding Music: Crafting a Timeless and Nostalgic Soundtrack

When it comes to weddings, music plays an indispensable…

Solitude Farmz: A Journey into History, Sustainability, and Serenity

Nestled in the picturesque southern Finger Lakes, just…
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Rooftop Sunset Sessions: Elevating Evenings with Live Music

Imagine standing atop a cityscape as the…
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The Art of Live Music in the Digital Age: A Personal Approach

In an era where technology profoundly influences how we…

Goforth Event Planning: Crafting Your Dream Wedding

In the realm of unforgettable events, the melody of meticulous…
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High-Energy Dance Nights: Amp Up Your Private Party with a Cover Band

When it comes to throwing an unforgettable private party,…
jazz trio in roaring 20s attire playing a Cornell event

Jazz Aesthetic in Wedding Music: Infusing 1920s Jazz into Modern Celebrations

The 1920s, often referred to as the Jazz Age, was a time…

Beach Bonfire Jams: Setting the Mood with Acoustic Live Music

As the sun dips below the horizon…
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Salsa Ithacana: Celebrating Latin Rhythms at Upcoming Shows!

I am thrilled to announce two upcoming performances in…
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Themed Costume Parties with Live Music: Bringing Eras to Life

There's something magical about stepping…
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Personalized Experiences: The Heart of Every Event and Performance

In today's world, the trend towards…
Dennis singing at mic at Blue Train gig

Interpreting Cover Songs to Make Them More Personal

One of the highest compliments…
ballroom at Otesaga Hotel

A Grand Tour of The Otesaga Hotel: Elegance, History, and Unforgettable Weddings

A Historic Venue with Timeless Elegance Nestled…
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Intimate Dinner Concerts: Elevating Dining with Solo Performances

An intimate dinner concert combines…
an event with different foods at each station with different live music

Musical Tasting Tours: A Symphony of Flavors for Your Next Party

Imagine a party where the music doesn't just set the mood;…
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My Tour Through Upstate New York’s Wedding Expos

This past season has been an exhilarating whirlwind of…
innovative networking technologies

Networking Innovations: Revolutionizing Corporate Events

In the ever-evolving world of corporate events, networking…
Dennis Winge playing country music at Boot Barn in Rochester

Strings and Boots: Corporate Event to Remember in Rochester

There's a certain magic that happens when corporate events…
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Greenery Inspired Music: Harmonizing Nature and Melody in Weddings

In recent years, the trend of incorporating greenery…
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Jazz Brunches: Blending Culinary Delights with Smooth Jazz

The concept of a jazz brunch brings together the best of…
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Wedding Wellness and Soothing Music: Curating Calm on Your Special Day

As weddings evolve into more personalized and meaningful…
corporation having a large hybrid event

Hybrid Event Formats: Integrating Live Entertainment in Corporate Settings

The corporate event landscape is evolving with the advent…
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Sustainability Focus: Greening Corporate Events

In today's environmentally conscious world, sustainability…
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Intimate Micro Weddings and Tailored Music: Crafting Personalized Soundtracks for Smaller Celebrations

The trend of intimate micro weddings has risen, emphasizing…
acoustic guitar and flute player at garden wedding

Acoustic Garden Parties: Serenading the Outdoors with Live Music

The beauty of a garden party lies in its ability to combine…
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Interactive Music Experiences: Engaging Guests in the Musical Journey

Music is the heartbeat of any event, especially a wedding.…
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Transforming Corporate Events with Interactive Technology

As corporate events evolve, interactive technology is playing…
late night dance party at wedding with live music

The Perfect Late-Night Wedding Playlist: Energizing Your Midnight Celebration

When the evening takes a turn from the formalities of a…
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Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Music Solutions for Weddings & Events

In the vibrant world of event planning, sustainability…
The Way Band at Ithaca Yacht Club

The Many Musical Configurations of The Way Band

As every event we play is a unique experience, I've found…
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The Dynamic Range of Jazz: Elevating Every Occasion from Intimate to Grand

Jazz music possesses a remarkable quality that enables…
Dennis Winge jazz trio performing at Cornell fraternity holiday party

Jazzing Up a Cornell Fraternity Party for the Third Year Straight

The holiday season has a certain magic in the air, and when…

Elevate Your Celebrations with Loli Events

Hey, party enthusiasts and event planners! If you're on…
Dennis singing at cocktail hour for wedding

The Emotional Impact of Solo Guitar and Voice

In the hushed tones of an acoustic guitar and the tender…
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Epic Party Music Ideas for Your 2024 Wedding Celebration

As weddings evolve and become more personalized in 2024,…

Embracing Nature and Elegance: The Allure of Inness

Back in October, I played a wedding rehearsal dinner at…
winter weddings: Heather and Paul 2018

The Art of Curating Music for Winter Weddings

Winter weddings, with their enchanting snowy backdrops…
people dancing to The Way Band

Setting the Perfect Musical Tone for Your Private Party

Are you planning a private party and looking to set the…
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The Magic of Music in Healing

In the intricate dance between melody and emotion, there…
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The Unseen World Behind the Music: Preparing for Gigs

Welcome to the unseen world behind the music, where…
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The Impact of Live Jazz on Corporate Events

Transform your corporate event into an extraordinary experience…
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Online Holiday Music Fundraiser on December 22nd!

 I hope this message finds you in good spirits as we gear…
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Spreading Holiday Cheer at Senior Centers

I just wanted to share a bit about something that brings…

Elevate Your Wedding Day: The Timeless Romance of a Jazz Ensemble

A wedding day is a celebration of love, commitment, and…

Unveiling Emotion: The Intimate Harmony of Solo Guitar and Voice

In the hushed tones of an acoustic guitar and the tender…
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Strings of Elegance: Exploring the Artistry of Solo Instrumental Guitar

Within the graceful strums and intricate fingerwork of…
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Notes of Celebration: How Music Elevates Special Occasions for Seniors

In the grand tapestry of life, music is the thread that…
Not From Brooklyn at Corning Raddison

Vibrant Musical Journeys: A Night with Not from Brooklyn

The Corning Radisson bore witness to a wonderful evening…

A Night to Remember: Wedding at at Del Lago Casino

I've got some exciting news to share with you all about…
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Rockin’ Fraternity Party!

There are gigs, and then there are gigs that become legendary.…
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Jazzing Up Your Holidays with Live Music

Ah, the holiday season! It's that time of year when twinkling…

Unleashing Creativity: Customizing Your Event’s Playlist with The Way Band

We believe that every event should be a reflection of its host's…
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Notes of Narration: The Captivating Art of Musical Storytelling

In the realm of music, there exists a profound and captivating…

Echoes of the Past: Reviving Memories with Nostalgic Tunes for Seniors

In the gentle strains of a familiar melody, time has…

A Transformative Journey: My Experience with EFT Tapping

Being a musician in today's fast-paced world, finding…
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“Digital Interfaith” Album Release in January!

I am thrilled to announce the upcoming release of my latest album,…

Unspoken Conversations: The Common Language of Jazz

Last night's jazz gig at the Planetarium in Rochester was…

Balancing Act: Practicing Music Amidst Life’s Demands

Embarking on a musical journey that spans over four decades…

Crafting the Perfect Setlist for a Great Jazz Experience

Crafting a setlist for a jazz ensemble is akin to curating a…

Versatility: Exploring the Rich Range of Solo Guitar and Voice Performances

In the realm of music, versatility emerges as a beacon of creativity,…

My Jazz Ensemble: Where Passion and Expertise Converge

In the heart of every enchanting jazz performance lies not just…
Dennis and sax player at National Buffalo Wing Festival

Embracing the Musical Tapestry: A Month of Diverse Gigs!

I'm thrilled to share a little musical journey I've been on this…
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Accompanying Singers

Accompanying a vocalist on guitar is a role that often flies…
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The Charm of The Inn at Taughannock Falls

A few months ago I had the pleasure of getting a tour with Stephenie…
The Way Band trio at wedding on a boat from Midlakes Navigation in Skaneateles

A Journey Through Genres: The Way Band’s Versatility and Musical Range

I believe that music has the power to transcend boundaries and…
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The Things We Do For Love: a behind-the-scenes view of a performance

The Life of a Gigging Musician There’s an old joke: “A musician…

A Majestic Soirée: White Eagle Banquet & Conference Center in Hamilton, NY

Today, I am delighted to tell you about my visit with Kalie at…

Influence of Solo Instrumental Guitar on Mood and Ambiance

For the last few months, I have been playing the Sunday brunch…
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Creating Lasting Memories with “The Way Band”

My fellow musicians and I take great pride in curating exceptional…
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Wrens Roost Barn: Rustic Charm Meets Unforgettable Moments

On a beautiful day this past May, I had the opportunity to visit…
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Melodies of Joy for Seniors

In the heart of senior centers, a harmonious transformation takes…
sax, guitar, and bass player at Timber Banks wedding

A Dreamy Wedding Cocktail Hour at Timber Banks

Hey there, music lovers! I've got a story to share that's straight…

Sweet Bough Collective: Nurturing Unique Love Stories

Hey there, fellow seekers of all things lovely and unique, Let's…
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Ithaca Yacht Club wedding

The Ithaca Yacht Club (IYC), nestled on the west shore of Cayuga…
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New Park: 5 Reasons to Choose this Unique Ithaca Venue for Your Wedding or Event

When it comes to hosting a memorable wedding or event, the choice…
dennis solo at Ithaca Yacht Club wedding

The Allure of Unplugged Performances

In the realm of musical expression, there's a special allure—an…

Family Connection

Music has the power to create extraordinary connections and treasured…
Dennis singing into mic recording custom song

Creating Cherished Memories with a Custom Song for Your Event

I love getting asked to write a custom song for someone's special…
Dennis playing in front of flowers

Exploring the Diverse Repertoire of Solo Instrumental Guitar

The sound of a solo instrumental guitar has the power to captivate…
turning stone jazz trio

Jazzing Up Your Corporate Event

Corporate events are essential opportunities for businesses to…
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Using Phrygian Dominant for Middle Eastern jam

I was asked if I wanted to do a "Middle Eastern jam," so I said…
Dennis singing into microphone at private party

Playing Intimate Gatherings

When I play guitar and sing at private events, it can create…
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South New Berlin Private Party

We recently had the pleasure of playing live music at a private…
The Way Band jamming

Bath NY wedding

Last week, The Way Band trio played a wedding in Bath,…
The Way Band at Corning Country Club wedding

Why I Love Playing Weddings

A wedding is a couple’s event of a lifetime, one that…
The Way Band at Barn Wedding

What to Look for in a Band for Your Wedding or Event

If you were to go a bar and hear a great band, that doesn’t…