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Eric DiVito - Guitarist

New York guitarist and composer Eric DiVito has been leading his own groups and performing as a sideman in the greater NY area since 2003. He has performed at many of NYC's top jazz clubs, live music venues and festivals including Smalls, The Iridium, The Kitano, The Garage, 55 Bar, Swing 46, The Flatiron Room, Tomi Jazz, Daryl's House, Maureen's Jazz Cellar and many more as well as in Canada at The Rex, The Jazz Room, GigSpace, and more. Eric has also performed and recorded with some of NYC's greatest Jazz musicians and has worked in orchestras and jazz groups for Carnival Cruise lines, The Bateaux NY and more.

In 2011, Eric signed with the Ontario based record label Pioneer Jazz Collective (PJC Records) and released his debut album as a leader, Breaking the Ice (2012), as well as a follow up record, The Second Time Around (2013). Both records have received national and international acclaim including positive reviews in the NYC Jazz Record, Downbeat magazine and more.

Eric is an Eastman guitar artist and has been published several times in Downbeat Magazine, as well as RAE Magazine, and Play Jazz Guitar.

He resides with his wife and three children in Rockland County, New York.

For additional info, music, video, recordings, press and more,

check out Eric's website here.

Melissa Wegner - Vocalist

Melissa Wegner has a performing background primarily in opera, recital, and contemporary classical works with credits in the US and Europe, including repeat engagements as a soloist at Carnegie Hall. She has sung the National Anthem at major league sports games including for the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres, as well as at numerous civic events for town, city and state departments. She’s been a guest on various recording projects, including for composer/artist Clarice Assad and demos for the David Berger Jazz Orchestra.


Now working as an artistic administrator, she is a senior member of the Metropolitan Opera’s artistic department where she serves as the Executive Director of The Lindemann Young Artist Program and Laffont Competition. She is passionate about identifying and nurturing the worlds’s most promising operatic talent. She’s also worked in a freelance capacity for major arts organizations including The Boston Symphony, the NY Philharmonic, New York City Opera,  the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Lincoln Center.


Melissa is happy to be back performing with Eric, having first collaborated at their alma mater SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music. 

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