The Norm Hathaway Big Band was formed in 1999 by Norm and Lorraine Hathaway (both alto sax players). It has developed into one of the top big bands in the NY-Metro area. The band has played many venues, including repeat appearances at the Iridium on Broadway, one of the most prestigious jazz clubs in the world, and has appeared on Saturday Night Live!
Musicians and Associates
Norm Hathaway: Leader, all saxes, clarinet; studied with Vern Kauhanen; Royal Canadian Navy Bands; Leo Romanelli, Moxie Whitney, other Big Bands in Canada, co-founder and leader of The Norm Hathaway Big Band;
Liza Moran has been reviewed as “a beautiful, tall, blonde bombshell who sounds exactly like Etta James....” Liza has been singing on TV and film since she was three years old. She has performed on stages all over the world for everyone from the Royalty of Monaco in Monte Carlo to the Hollywood elite at The Viper Room.
Joshua Baty is considered one of NJ's most dynamic male vocalists, with a talent for emulating his favorite artists. Josh has been compared to the late Las Vegas showman, Danny Gans, because of his spot-on renditions of songs by Frank Sinatra, Elton John, Billy Joel, Neil Diamond, Michael Buble, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, and Johnny Cash to name a few. Josh and Liza deliver a show that is pure entertainment.
Lili Thomas is an actor/singer/dancer who has made her career mainly in Musical Theatre, but is also a musician of 7 instruments. She has performed at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center as well as Equity Playhouses throughout the country. She currently resides in Westchester, NY where she owns a Music Studio and teaches Voice to all ages!
Stephanie Purcell is a Voice teacher in Peekskill, NY.
Adam Davidson (lead alto sax)
Angelo Purcigliotti: all saxes, studied with Vinny Ricatelli; Cardinal Hayes Swing Band, the Doug Ferony Show Band; small combo work
Doug Zantay: (tenor sax) Is a Music teacher at Eastchester Senior High School.
Dave Radovich: tenor sax; clarinet, saxophone and flute player; performs with The Danbury Symphony, The Chappaqua Orchestra, The Hudson Valley Philharmonic, The Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra as Principal Clarinet, and as a saxophonist, plays with club date orchestras, big bands, and theater productions;
Lorraine Janus (Hathaway): alto sax, alto recorder; studied jazz with Vince Corozine and Ray Blue; co-founder of The Norm Hathaway Big Band formed in 1999; organization, publicity, producer of CD “As Time goes By”;
Felipe Prestamo: baritone and tenor sax, Hudson Valley Wind Ensemble, combo work
Wayne Castle: trumpet, flugel horn, piccolo trumpet; Wayne has played Lead Trumpet at Madison Square Garden, and several other big stage shows. Military career started with The Air Force Band of The East, and recently retired from The 42d Infantry Division Band "The Governors Own". Currently freelances with many groups throughout the area and teaches.
Peter J Blume (trumpet & flugelhorn) ; member of: The NY Spitzbuam, Kick Start Charlie, & The Cuff Links (touring group). Has performed with the Joe Battaglia NY Big Band, Barbara Harris & the Toys, etc, and recently recorded for the Indi-Rock/Pop band the ‘American Authors’ on their debut album “Oh, What a Life”. Has performed at the United Nations, on ABC’s Good Morning America, at supermodel Heidi Klum’s (1st) wedding, & at Alice Tully Hall-Lincoln Center with legendary guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli. Has opened on occasion for such Jazz legends as Max Roach (drums), Roy Hargrove (trumpet) & Lionel Hampton (vibes). Studied at the Mozarteum (Salzburg) and the Hoff-Barthelson Music School; studied (with Bob Arthurs) and taught on the faculty at the Westchester Conservatory of Music. His own 1st major solo album “My Classical Passion” released in 2017.
Joe Spitzer (trumpet) principle trumpet with the CT Symphonic Winds, lead with the Paul King Big Band, the American Festival Band, and the Mike Delano show band; U of Bridgeport School of Music; studied with Ray Crisara, James Burke, Charles Schlueter (Boston Symphony). Joseph has toured the Northeast US and Europe; played at Montreux Jazz Festival and .
Eddy Schwartz (trumpet) Member of New Westchester Symphony. Studied privately with Chris Melito.
Warren Arbiter: (trombone) A retired Band teacher from John Jay High School. Principal trombone at Hudson Valley Symphonic Wind Ensemble.
Joe Letizia: Studied at North Texas State University. He played with the grammy-award nominated jazz band under the direction of Leon Breeden. After short stints with the touring big bands of Stan Kenton and Woody Herman, as well as the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, he spent several years as a freelance musician in the Dallas area recording studios.
Curtis Streuli: (trombone) played with Gary Wofsey; author of “A Blues For Eden”, 2006, Lulu Press.
Will Munro: (trombone) Studied at Bucknell
Charlie Freeman: (piano) extensive experience in Dixieland jazz bands; studied with Joel Forbes and Andy Laverne; Bearcats Jazz Band, Cold Springs Depot Dixie Band, and the Carmen Leggio groups
Ken Cilione: guitar, bass, mandolin; studied with Sid Margolis, Chuck Catania, Sal Salvador; played with: HS Dance Band, NBC Jr. Achievement Orchestra, Lynn Oliver's George SHearing Quintet, local bands, and his group "The Four of Us"
Alan Lounsbury: bass; teaches music at Byram Hills High and is involved in many musical productions.
Ken Ginsgerg: drums
Ray Blue: tenor sax, has performed on many world stages and in festivals throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Alan Goidel: trombone, studied with Wayne Andre, Jack Gale, Michael Powell, Carmine Caruso. Played with the Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Larry Elgart Orchestras. Performed in bands for numerous artists including, Sammy Davis Jr., Lou Rawls, Chita Rivera, Rita Moreno, Red Rodney, Urbie Green, Bob Berg and others. band director at Ardsley High School, Ardsley New York and freelance trombonist in the tri-state area. Recent release CD “Slide Attack”.
Rob Stattel: trombone and euphonium; studied with Brian Bowman (US Air Force Band) and Abe Torchinsky (Philadelphia Orchestra); formerly with the 81st US Army Band; plays with the Dave White Big Band and the Lehman College Concert Band; teaches throughout the tri-state area
Jeff Spitzer (trombone) Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) where he studied privately with Topher Logan and Scott Bean; at CCSU he played lead in the award winning jazz ensemble.
Joe Lane (trombone, electric bass, baritone horn) big bands and entertainment groups; Baritone with the Circus (Circus World), bass with many traveling groups from Vegas to Florida, trombone with church (band leader),big bands such as Sammy Kaye, Disney Dixieland and BB groups, Art Mooney, Walt Stuart, Glenn Miller (several leaders), Myron Floren, Tex Beneke, Buddy Morrow, Herb Pomeroy, Woody Herman, Berklee School of Music (its first five classes), recorded with several, none of whom made any money from it!
Steve Bleifuss (trombone) Recordings, tours or performances with The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Cab Calloway, Tex Beneke, Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow, Michael Bolton, Wayne Newton, The Four Freshmen, The Ojays. Walt Disney World, Disneyland All-American College Band, MTV. Broadway,
Nelson Riddle Jr. Band.
John A. Sergenian (tenor sax) Studied with: Jaki Byard, Rudy Black, Frank Foster, Ali Ryerson; Owner and Director of Briarcliff Music & Related Arts, Inc. The Yoga Center Inc.; Yoga for Musicians for Secondary School Music Teachers and Students; Director, Westchester Jazz Workshop, Inc.; Jaki Byard Big Band, Rudy Black, Buell Neidlinger, Mark Levine, Ted Blumenthal Big Band.
Keith Gurland (saxophonist) (www.keithgurland.com) has toured with the orchestras of Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw and Tommy Dorsey. A Long Island native, he has performed in 48 states, 24 countries and most of the better oceans. Keith is a 2013 fellow in music/sound from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Vince Corozine: (alto sax) studied with Jimmy Giuffe, ASCAP, author of "Arranging Music for the Real World", Mel Bay Publications; teacher of 12 arranging courses online at , composer, arranger for the West Point Jazz Knights and Thanksgiving Parade, Philadelphia, PA WPVI-TV.
Eddie Xiques (sax)
Malcolm Dickinson (all saxes)
John Hager (trombone) Director of Instrumental Music at Rye Country Day School, Rye, NY; performed with Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett, Nancy Wilson, the Mike Crotty Jazz Big Band, the Washington National Cathedral Brass Choir, and Mexican and Latin American artists; participated in numerous television programs by “Televisa” while living in Mexico City.
Kinny Landrum (piano), is a composer, arranger, producer and keyboardist who has worked with Leonard Bernstein, The Meters, Carly Simon, Jimmy Cliff, and David Lynch. He was the synthesist on the Grammy-winning TV show "Twin Peaks". See
Nadav Snir-Zelnicker (drums)
Roger Post (drums)
Al Montecalvo: drums, percussion; music teacher, band director (30 yrs) Carmel, NY, adjunct music professor Western Connecticut State University; Ridgefield, Bridgeport, Chappaqua, Danbury Symphonies; theater groups; musicals at Richter; TheaterWorks in New Milford; Sonny Carroll, and Berkshire Big Bands
Kim Papa: (bass guitar) has performed and taught music for over 25 years; graduate of The Randy Potter School of Piano Technology;
Vance Provey: (trumpet) Berklee College of Music; performed with the Artie Barsamian and Gunther Hampel Big Bands; artist in Residence and Assistant Professor at Bennington College 1979-1984. Performed with his own group with original works since 1981
Andrea Purcigliotti set design; damagestudiosnyc.com