Frank, Val and the Band  have entertained at numerous events and venues.

Here are a few :


  • Connecticut Children's Hospital Gala with Ben Vereen
  • Marine Corps Leatherneck Scholarship Ball, New York Hilton
  • University President Inauguration Gala, University of Connecticut
  • Mechanics Hall 150th Anniversary Gala, Worcester, MA
  • WFSB-TV, Channel 3, "Better Connecticut"-TV Show
  • American Diabetes Association Benefit Gala
  • "Salute to the Armed Forces" at the Aqua-Turf, CT
  • Great Connecticut Jazz Fest
  • Worcester Academy, 175th Anniversary Gala tribute to Cole Porter
  • New York Yacht Club - Newport
  • New Haven Symphony Orchestra Gala, Yale University
  • Rosecliff Mansion - Newport
  • Lake Waramaug Country Club, CT
  • World Presidents Organization, Belmont, MA
  • First Night - Worcester, MA
  • Monson Fireworks, MA
  • President's Lawn Party Concert,  Eastern CT State University
  • Agawam Summerfest Concert, MA
  • Hamburg Fair, CT
  • BIG MO (Riverfront Recapture) Celebration
  • Broad Brook Rotary Gala
  • Hanover Insurance Group Holiday Party
  • "Eastern Celebrates" Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Chester Fair
  • Backus Hospital Founders Ball
  • Mardi Gras at Thompson Speedway
  • MA Good Sam Club Samboree
  • Agawam Sesquicentennial Ball, MA
  • Harrington Hospital Ball
  • Manchester Band Shell
  • Enfield July 4th Celebration, CT
  • Harvest Ball for Habitat
  • Mansfield Tercentenary Ball, CT
  • Performing Arts Ball,  Woodstock, CT
  • Riverfest, Hartford CT


Valerie Rogers


Known throughout the region, Val Rogers is an accomplished vocalist and entertainer. After receiving her vocal training from the University of Connecticut, she toured with the USO overseas and throughout the US. Her 5 woman show wowed military personnel and their families at venues including military bases, Air Craft Carriers, New York City Fleet Week and USO Woman of the Year for Barbara Bush. As a performer in theater, Musicals & Comedies, and Television commercials Val has the stage presence to capture the audience and hold them. Her singing style melds beautifully whether with a big band or a contemporary small ensemble. Performing and recording with some of the regions top Swing bands Val's rave reviews include "complete performer", "the best", and "great voice!" to name a few.

Frank Pappalardo


 Frank Pappalardo is recognized as one of the areas best bandleaders. His "Emcee" ability to connect with the audience and adjust music selection and programming for their enjoyment has resulted in numerous client comments and repeat bookings. Receiving his music degree from the University of Connecticut, he has performed with many of the regions top big bands, small groups, and show - pit orchestras as musician as well as Music Director. Frank is also a commercial voice over artist, providing voice tracks for television commercials and corporate presentations. He is the voice of the UConn Marching Band and can be heard throughout the north-east at football and National Bowl games. Frank's experience in the entertainment field transcends beyond on-stage performance to include tour manager for 2 European tours and Disney World performances.

David (Booch) Negri


With an extraordinary performance and recording career, David (Booch) Negri, is the recipient of the prestigious  "Buglers Hall of Fame"  award, sharing with the likes of Maynard Ferguson and Louis Armstrong. A student of renowned Jimmy Gozzo, Booch attended Hartt School of Music and a is graduate of United States Naval School of Music. While in the Military he performed for Presidents, Generals and countless Dignitaries.  Following the military he recorded at the renowned Record Plant and Electric Ladyland Studios. As a member of the group Five Satins ("In The Still of the Night" fame), Booch performed at venues including Madison Square Garden, and Nassau Coliseum and while with the Five Satins, provided back up  for The Coasters, The Drifters, Bo Diddley, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, The Shirelles, Chuck Berry, Chubby Checker. Through the years David continues to play with numerous Big Bands, Rock 'n Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, and Raggee bands throughout the United States. His amazing rendition and impersonation of Louis Armstrong's  "What A Wonderful World" has earned reviews such as "nobody does like David Negri" from Gary Craig, WTIC 96.5FM

Paisley (Pais) Ramirez


A Canadian-born saxophonist and keyboardist, Pais Ramirez is known for his wailing tone and cross-over solos ranging from R&B to Jazz to Funk to Blues. Studying with famous jazz pianist, Oscar Peterson, he has performed with Reg Kellin (Lenny Breau's former drummer), George Blondheim (film composer), Tilo Paiz (Carlos Santana's drummer), and many other heavy-hitters over his accomplished musical career. He has enjoyed guest appearances with dozens of groups including K.D. Lang, Alfie Zapacosta, and Mark Haines and the Zippers. Pais relocated to New England in the summer of 2005 and has since then performed extensively throughout New England, New York City and beyond with Jazz groups and Big Bands including his own Jazz Quartet. Additionally, Pais is popular among R&B bands and has shared the stage with Jeff Pitchell, Tim MacDonald, Burt Teague, and more. Pais is also a composer of what he likes to call "Future Standards".

Jeff Taylor:  Alto sax - Clarinet - Flute

Keith Coakley: Piano

Mark Gerhert: Bass

Wayne Sassano: Guitar





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