George Grund began studying piano at the Bethlehem Conservatory at age 7 and began clarinet and saxophone at 10. George graduated from West Chester University in 1975 with a B.A. in Music Theory, and has been a freelance musician in PA, NJ, and NY. From 1976-1981, he served in the 399th and 3rd Infantry Div. Army Bands as instrumentalist and arranger. From 1993 to 2008, George was the pianist for the Rob Stoneback Big Band and has rejoined the band since 2017. Over the years he has also performed with the Coasters, Drifters, Ben E. King, Lee Oskar, Lisa Simone, Sterling Koch, the Buzz Jones Big Band, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. For 8 years in Arizona, George performed with many of the top jazz musicians in the Phoenix area and the popular band Flipside-45. He has again begun his musical activities in the Lehigh Valley as keyboardist for Fusion Jazz Trio and plays with many different local and regional artists.
Join Big Tent Blues for a special Holiday Open House at The Lobby! Drinks, cookies, and other refreshments will be available. Get into the holiday spirit just before the show with a Live Advent at the Goundie House from 5:30-5:45pm!
Big Tent Blues (formerly Ginger & The Brew) is a scaled down version of Ginger and the Schnappes and plays more blues and pop! www.mixonbrewmusic.com
Frank DiBussolo has been a professional musician since 1965. During this time he has worked with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Diana Ross, Diane Carroll, Vicky Carr, Bob Hope, George Burns and Dom DeLouise and others. As a soloist he has been featured with the bands of Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, Lester Lannin and more. He is a graduate of Widener University and the Combs College of Music where he earned the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. He has served on the faculties of Swarthmore College, Moravian College, Lehigh University and the Combs College of Music. Dr. DiBussolo has recorded extensively and can be heard on the Naxos, DBK and Lost World record labels. For his work in the recording industry, he has been nominated eight times for The Grammy Award in various categories. He is published in Guitar Player, The Educator and Just Jazz Guitar magazines as well as in the Groves Dictionary. https://frankdibussolo.com
Joe is the guitarist and musical director for Ginger and The Schnappes. He has a master’s degree in Music from Combs College of Music and has taught music theory and musical performance at several colleges in the Lehigh Valley including Northampton Community, Lebanon Valley, and Moravian Colleges.
CJ Steinway is an old-school, two-fisted piano player with a strong tenor voice for all styles of popular music: life-of-the-party or background music; swingin' standards like Harry Connick, Jr.; or rock and soul Piano Man-style like Elton, Billy, Ray, Jerry Lee, Dr. John and Fats Domino. He gets the whole room swingin', dancin' and singin' along and is always happy to hand off the mic to a guest singer! www.bobeganentertainment.com/cj-steinway.html
Come take the mic for a tune or two for lots of Bethlehem holiday entertainment and fun!