Special Honorees

Thank You For Your Note In Our Song

50 Year Lifetime Achievement

Pam Purvis

Vocals

Purvis, who grew up in Louisiana and Texas, began singing jazz in 1974 in Paterson, N.J., at the famous Gulliver’s. Since then, she has performed all over the Lehigh Valley and toured nationally. A Bethlehem resident, she also teaches both privately and at a Union County College Summer Program,  jazz vocal workshops at Tennessee State University and Stockton College in New Jersey.

Fredrick Douglas

Keyboards, Drums/Percussion’s, Lead Vocals

Over 50 years on the road with such groups as The Platters, The Drifters, The Flamingos, Martha and the Vandelas, Luther Van Dross & The Bluenotes, The Big El Show, The Thriller Show, etc. He has toured internationally and continues to perform all over the Lehigh Valley with his smooth style.

20 Year Veterans

Tony DiLeo

Tony studied at the Rock And Roll Conservatory. He is a Guitarist and can be heard playing with the Cherry Bombs.  When Tony is playing, he is sure to please his audiences. He is active in his community doing numerous charity events throughout the year.  His trademark is his Bandanna!

George Hrab

He is a drummer, guitarist, composer and podcaster known for performing rock, funk and jazz , with the Philadelphia Funk Authority Band.  He has also released six albums as a solo artist. He is a passionate performer and has pleased the crowds for many years. He performs Locally and Regionally .

George is also the Founder of The Geologic Podcast.

Phil Pilorz

He is a musician who can be heard playing all around the Lehigh Valley, in Scott Marshall’s Highway. He contributes to the Community throughout the year doing benefits for those in need.  His quote sums it all up: ” I am a middle aged cabinetmaker/musician. Used to be a musician/cabinetmaker. Times change. Didn’t used to be middle aged, either.”  He is also recognized by his collection of cowboy hats and boots.

Victor “Baby J” Rodriguez & Tanya “STAR” Suarez

Sabroso Radio w/ Baby J & Star has been on the air since 1991. Playing the best in Latin Music & today’s music. Baby J & Star both originate from NY and decided to bring the Bi-lingual flavor to the Lehigh Valley area through music.

For over 20 years Sabroso Radio has been on the air providing great music through the air waves of Lehigh University Radio.

They can be found doing shows in the local venues and private parties.

Christine Bainbridge

Christine has been performing since her childhood, starting at age 5 with piano, voice at age 8 and flute at age 9. She wrote her first song around age 12 and started recording them with her portable cassette recorder. She performed in her high school’s wind ensemble, choir, and musical theater and was able to travel to Europe to perform with the American Music Abroad program. Christine performed for years at open mics, but it wasn’t until 2004 that she performed with her first band, an 80s tribute band. She led LVMA award-winning cover band She Said Sunday for 7 years, with whom she won LVMAs for Best Female Vocalist twice, and continues to perform in the Lehigh Valley with her current project, the LVMA-nominated Sunshine Symphony.

Board of Director’s Recognition

Jake Kaligis

Jake is an award winning Singer/Songwriter. When not performing solo, he can be seen performing in the New Constitution Band and the Dynamic Duo.

Over the years he has given tirelessly, performing for many local charities and organizations. He also teaches music to our youth here in the Valley.  He has become to be known not only in the Valley but beyond.

Andrew Chervak

Andrew Chervak has been active in the music industry for over 25 years. Andrew is also an accomplished singer, guitar player, and songwriter. His studio in Easton, Midnight Studio has won numerous awards. He is out and about in our community, helping organizations and young artist interested in furthering their talents. He is also a voting member of the Grammys.

Rob Stoneback

A Jazz Artist , a Musical Conductor and Technical Writer and founding member of the Rob Stoneback Big Band.  They have played for Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, Aretha Franklin, The Manhattan Transfer, Rosemary Clooney, Lou Rawls, Olivia Newton-John, The Temptations, The Four Tops.

 

Special Recognition

Linda Norris-Fiegel & Gary Fiegel

LV Idol & Pocono Idol

For many years they have joined together to bring out the talents of hundreds of young people who had the dream of becoming performers. They toured all over PA with their clients , doing numerous fund raisers and showcasing many young people. Their years of dedication have proven to be more than a dream, it is a reality, as now they can see their students perform all over the world.

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