The Eastside Swingtet:  The core of the Eastside Swingtet formed when the Town of Perinton asked Chuck and Phil to form an ensemble to perform on a float in the town's 4th of July Parade.  This float celebrated the 10th anniversary of Perinton's Amphitheater.  After this opportunity, the group continued to rehearse and play music together and work on building a solid repertoire.  Many members of this group also play in other groups together such as the Perinton Concert Band, 78 RPM, The Penfield Rotary Band, and Touch of Brass.  This is key to their tight ensemble performance!


   
          Chuck DiPiazza (Saxophones)

 
Chuck has been playing saxophone since grade school. He is an original member of the Swingtet playing alto and tenor sax. In addition to the Eastside Swingtet he performs with the Perinton Concert Band, 78 RPM, and the Bill Tiberio & Friends Big Band. On occasion you will find him filling in with groups around the Rochester and surrounding areas. Chuck works for Xerox and when not playing you will find him volunteering in organizations: Fairport Little League (President the last 11 years), Perinton Center Stage Committee and Trinity Reformed Church. And yes spending time with grand children.



           Tiffany DiPiazza (Woodwinds)

 



Tiffany Chiazza is a music educator in the Webster Central Schools.  She holds a bachelors in music education and a masters in oboe performance from SUNY Fredonia.  In the group, Tiffany plays primarily alto saxophone, but will pick up just about any instrument when needed.  She has performed in such groups as the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, Southern Tier Symphony, Penfield Symphony, Perinton Concert Band, 78 RPM, Rush Fire Department Band and countless other freelance woodwind performances around the region.



            Dave Burlone (Woodwinds)





Dave has been playing saxophones and clarinets for a better part of his life.  He is an original member of the Swingtet and holds down the horn section primarily playing Bari sax, though he wields other woodwinds to add different color and texture to the group's sound.  Dave keeps active in local music by playing with a number of other ensembles/groups such as the Perinton Concert Band, 78 RPM, the Penfield Rotary Big Band, Nik Entertainment, and Uptown Groove.  Additionally he's called on often to fill in for numerous groups in town.



                      Jim Farrington
                (Trumpet/Flugelhorn)




After giving up the trumpet in graduate school (after 2 music degrees), Jim picked up the trumpet again in 2001. He has been playing in several Rochester groups, either as a regular member or first call sub, ever since, including Touch of Brass, the Penfield Rotary Big Band, 78 RPM, the Perinton Concert Band, the Music Makers Big Band, and most any other group that will hire him. By day Jim works in the Sibley Music Library at the Eastman School of Music, and by night, when not playing or practicing, enjoys cooking up a storm.



             Phil DiPiazza (Trombone)
 
Phil has been involved in music for most of his life.  He picked up trombone at the tender age of 11 and has been "gracing" audiences since.  Phil truly enjoys the act of playing trombone.  In addition to the Eastside Swingtet he performs with the Perinton Concert Band, 78 RPM, the Penfield Rotary Big Band, the Rush Fire Department's Band, as well as a ringer for one off situations.  When Phil doesn't have an excuse to play his horn, there's a good chance he's down at the race track killing the 1/4 mile or trying to get more performance out of his Capri.



 Leah Creary (Vocals)




Leah Creary is a young singer from Rochester, New York.  After living in New Jersey for five years, four of which were spent studying Music Theater at the prestigious Westminster Choir College, she has returned to her hometown once again. Leah has been singing and playing piano for over a decade of her life, and recently starting writing her own original material as well.  When she isn't performing, Leah is likely writing for local music blog "The Rockchester Daily".



 Alex Barbato (Piano)



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 Dave Lane (Bass)

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                  Tim Boss (Drums)


By day Tim is a mild-mannered software engineer however, in the evening (and the occasional weekend) he wears many different hats (figuratively as we’ve never seen Tim wearing a hat).  Tim is an original member of the Swingtet, and while most of his experience is in the stylings of Ska, Rock, and Pop, he flexes his jazz chops to give the Swingtet a pulse.  When he’s not playing with the Swingtet, Tim can be found filming or editing video for local musical groups or playing in a variety of bands (some of which he films).