My Jazz Ensemble: Where Passion and Expertise Converge

In the heart of every enchanting jazz performance lies not just a collective of musicians, but a tight-knit family of devoted artists.  Allow me to take you on a journey behind the scenes, introducing you to the exceptional talents that make up my jazz ensemble. Together, we’ll explore their diverse backgrounds, extensive training, and unwavering […]

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 past month. It’s been a whirlwind of gigs, each offering a unique flavor and atmosphere. Let’s dive in! New Orleans-Style Duo: National Buffalo Wing Festival Kicking off the month, I had the pleasure of bringing some New Orleans flair to the National Buffalo Wing […]

Dennis accompanying singer at Dryden Hotel

Accompanying Singers

Accompanying a vocalist on guitar is a role that often flies under the radar, but it’s one that I find very rewarding.  I used to do it a lot when I lived in the New York City area, and last night I got to do it again.  Here is a video of one of the […]

The Charm of The Inn at Taughannock Falls

A few months ago I had the pleasure of getting a tour with Stephenie Monroe from the Inn at Taughannock Falls.  I had actually played there 3 times: a Jewish wedding in which we played the Horah music, a wedding that featured instrumental jazz with my trio, and a solo performance in the courtyard area.  […]

The Way Band at wedding

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

I believe that music has the power to transcend boundaries and create memorable experiences. Our journey with The Way Band has been a testament to the magic of musical versatility, which suits events with diverse audiences and helps make each performance a unique and extraordinary experience. A Musical Kaleidoscope The Way Band is not confined […]

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 is one who loads $10,000 worth of gear into a $5,000 car, drives 100 miles, to go to a $50 gig.” I love being a musician.  I love the variety of the music I play.  I love the adventure.  I love the travel.  […]

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

Today, I am delighted to tell you about my visit with Kalie at White Eagle – a venue that goes beyond the ordinary, a place where magnificence meets flawlessness and where each celebration transforms into a masterpiece. A Haven of Grandeur Nestled in the heart of Hamilton, NY, the White Eagle Banquet & Conference Center […]

Influence of Solo Instrumental Guitar on Mood and Ambiance

For the last few months, I have been playing the Sunday brunch at Antlers Restaurant in Ithaca and it’s been so much fun.  Last week someone gave me a big smile, put $20 in the tip jar and said “thank you for the beautiful music.”  It’s those moments musicians live for! 🙂 Crafting Landscapes Playing […]

bride and groom dancing to The Way Band at wedding reception

Creating Lasting Memories with “The Way Band”

My fellow musicians and I take great pride in curating exceptional musical experiences for our clients. One of the most rewarding aspects of our journey with The Way Band is the heartfelt feedback we receive from our valued clients. In this blog post, we are thrilled to share heartwarming testimonials and reviews from past clients […]

Wrens Roost Barn: Rustic Charm Meets Unforgettable Moments

On a beautiful day this past May, I had the opportunity to visit with Stephen Rennoldson, owner of the Wrens Roost Barn in Naples, NY, I’d like to take you there by describing this place where rolling hills, rustic charm, and a touch of magic come together to create the perfect backdrop for your special […]