Maria Sebastian is most likely known for her versatility. She has opened for dozens of national acts in various genres. She has earned 18 local and international music awards and has had music placed in television and film. In 2011, she toured across the U.S. with 10,000 Maniacs as a backing vocalist and rhythm guitarist. She has produced several tributes in recent years as well as selling out shows at MusicalFare’s Premier Cabaret Room, Wet Falls Center for the Arts, as well as Hotel Henry through JazzBuffalo.
Maria is performing with notable band members.
Ken Kaufman is unofficially known as “Mr. Jingle”, for the snappy songs he’s created for national clients such as Cellino and Barnes, described as the “best known local jungle in America”. In 1970, he left the Eastman School of Music to join the popular band ‘The Road’. Kaufman has also created two feature film scores and an Emmy award-winning documentary and has played as the organist for the Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Blue Jays.
Frank Grizanti is one of WNY’s most respected guitarist and a 2007 inductee to the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame. He has worked with many great acts from Western New York such as the BBC Band, The Frank Grizanti Band, Stone Flower, Patti Parks Band, Junction West, Buffalo Rising and many, many more. The Frank Grizanti Band has opened for national acts such as Gino Vanelli, Foreigner and Styx.
Ed Croft started his career playing in the New York City subways with famed blues musician Carolina Slim. He pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia and a Master Degree from Bowling Green State University. He has toured with national and international performers, winning the 2019 JazzBuffalo Poll for Best Acoustic Upright Bassist. Ed also received the Rising Star and the John Hunt Jazz Artist of the Year awards, the first recipient to win both awards simultaneously.
David Wasik – internationally acclaimed touring and recording artist David Wasik has been around the world and back, sharing his drum artistry far and wide. Buffalo Born and reared in NYC, he has performed with the likes of Mose Allison, Odetta and blues master, Poppa Chubby.