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Ron Oswanski

Ron Oswanski

Bandleaders, keyboards, musical arranger


Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Ron decided to stay on the east coast after earning his degree at Manhattan School of Music. He has toured with trumpet great Maynard Ferguson as well as the jazz/pop/fusion recording artists, Blood, Sweat and Tears. Ron can be heard on various recordings with these artists. He is an avid composer and arranger as well. His special style of playing will add just the right atmosphere for your cocktail hour or ceremony.
Leah Oswanski

Leah Oswanski

Lead and background vocals


Wife of the bandleader, Leah consistently delights audiences with her rich vocal sound, and versatile style. Besides being a board-certified music therapist, she has been performing as a vocalist in theaters and clubs in Ohio, New York, New Jersey, and Florida for over 10 years. Leah studied music and theater at the University of Miami as well as Montclair State University. She is a vital asset for lead and backup vocals in Gforce 2. Her acoustic guitar skills will also be a part of the Gforce 2 sound.
Heather Wolfe

Heather Wolfe

Lead and background vocals


Heather's warm soulful voice has earned her a reputation in the metro area as one of the most respected singers. Originally form West Virginia and now residing in Brooklyn, Ms. Wolfe sings in the style of Aretha Franklin and Etta James. Her rich sensuous style is sure to put a smile on anyone who is lucky enough to be in earshot of this dazzling young talent.
Russell March

Russell Marsh

Lead and background vocals


The man with the "Golden Voice" hails from Newark, New Jersey where he performs regularly in nightclubs as well as in church. There's no mistaking Russ's distinctive soulful style, reminiscent of the great Stevie Wonder. His stage presence and energetic delivery never fails to win thunderous applause from his audience. Born in Newark, NJ, Russell sang gospel music in his father's Baptist church since he was a wee lad. At the age of 13, he toured Japan with the Newark Boys Chorus. He attended Montclair State where he studied classical voice and started a successful R&B, Soul, Funk band. Russell is now a general music teacher and choir director for a private school in Newark.
Joe Vadala

Joe Vadala

Guitar, lead and background vocals


Joe has shared the stage with such acts as Cyndi Lauper, John Cafferty's Beaver Brown Band, "The Boss" Bruce Springsteen, and the Bodeans. Joe has literally rocked the house up and down the east coast, as both featured guitar player and vocalist in such acts as La Bamba and the Hubcaps, Joey and the Works and Poetic Justice. Joe's unique vocal style and guitar playing was mastered as he served as house band member for the legendary night club Stone Pony.
Tom Cottone

Tom Cottone

Drums


Tom received his Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music. He has also studied at Drummers Collective in NYC. Tom has toured the US and Europe and has performed on several television shows and recordings. Tom's ability to handle a variety of musical styles, from rock, to jazz and funk, keeps him in demand as one of the NY/NJ areas busiest drummers. Some of his past performances include the Village Jazz Festival(NYC), Burlington Jazz Festival(with Randy Brecker), and The Jon Stewart Show.
Hans Glawischnig

Hans Glawischnig

Bass


Hans was born in Graz, Austria and attended both Berklee Collage and Manhattan School of Music where he met Ron and later became band mates in the Maynard Ferguson orchestra. He has recorded or performed with many notable artists such as Ray Barretto, Paquito D'Riviera, Dave Samuels, Bobby Sanabria, and David Sanchez.
Jon Owens

Jon Owens

Trumpet and flugelhorn


Since graduating from the Eastman School of Music, Jon Owens has toured the world extensively, performing in over 25 countries with many bands including Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, and Blood, Sweat and Tears. Jon is very busy in the New York music scene. He is a regular in Broadway orchestras, and has recorded extensively for CDs and television. He has performed with many of New York's best bands, including the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, the Village Vanguard Orchestra, and the Maria Schnieder Orchestra.
Tim Sessions

Tim Sessions

Trombone


Tim Sessions is currently a member of the pit orchestra at The Producers in NYC. He was also a member of the orchestras at Titanic and The Wild Party. Tim has also performed with many notable artists such as: David Sanborn, Bob Mintzer, Ed Shaunessy, Clark Terry, Paquito D'Rivera, Shorty Rogers, David Baker, Lou Rawls, Tom Jones, Tony Bennett, Diana Ross, Jay and the Americans, Leslie Uggums, Teddy Pendegrass and the Xavier Cugat Orchestra.
Dave Rickenberg

Dave Rickenberg

Saxaphones and flute


Dave studied music at North Texas State and was adjunct professor of music at Rollins College in Winter Park Florida and Valencia Community College in Orlando Florida. Daniel is the creator of the nationally distributed educational videotape A Journey Through Jazz. He is now active as teacher and an instrumentalist in the New York metro area. Daniel can be currently heard locally at Birdland in NYC with the Scott Whitfield big band. He has performed with a wide variety of artists including, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow, Kenny Rogers, The Temptations, Maynard Ferguson, Michael Wolf, Badal Roy, Jimmy Smith, Sam Rivers Big Band, Larry Elgart, Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme, The Istanbul Orchestra, and Chico O'farrill's Latin Big Band.