SYLWIA ZAWROTNIAK - a graduate of the Polish and Classical Philology Department at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan.
Her artistic career began at the Teatr Nowy in Poznan, where for two years
she was singing in the musical "Czlowiek Śmiechu" (libretto: J. Kaczmarski,
music: J. Satanowski). She was also a singer in a student band All About Us.
After coming to USA she was a member of the Paderewski Festival Choir
and twice performed at Carnegie Hall. Sylwia loves books, dance and
travels. She is a mother of 9 year old Zuzia.
WILLIAM BEAUFORT is a Queens-based multi-instrumentalist with over 20 years performing experience. Currently, he composes and plays guitar with his own sextet, Willie and The Wolves playing clubs throughout the city.
Previously he has played as a sideman for Fishman's Burlesque, David
Hoffman and the Damn Fines, and the alternative rock band The Remains.
His jazz credits include performances with Jazz greats Phil Woods, Jimmy
Heath, and Slide Hampton.
TONY VENTURA holds a BA in Music from City College of New York. Some of his Broadway and off-Broadway credits include Rent, Little Shop of Horror, Pirate Queen, Tony and Tinas Wedding, and Menopause the Musical. He has been seen on the Soprano's playing bass beside Nancy Sinatra and in the Disney movie Enchanted. Other film credits include Lipstick Jungle, Boardwalk Empire, Damages. Tony has worked with numerous singers including, Lou Christie, Mel Carter, Darlene Love, Nelson Brothers, Bobby Rydell, The Drifters, The Tokens and Shirley Austin Reeves. He has worked with jazz guitarist Melvin Sparks & Shinobu Ito and jazz saxophonist Junior Cook. He is a busy freelancer in the jazz, blues, rock and r&b circuit in NYC.