Premier Soloists

   Four separate solo performers accompanied by piano.  Classical and light popular music

   Contact:   David Neill     413-686-5027


David  Neill- Bass Trombone:  Active Bass Trombonists in the Western New England Area and owner of Neill and Neill Insurance Agency.  Mr. Neill started Premier Entertainment in 2008 and is the leader of  The Premier Brass Quintet, Fanfare Brass Choir, The Jazz Bones, Premier Swing Band, The Victorian Quadrille Orchestra and Dixieland Stomp.  Over the last 30 year Mr. Neill has performed with many music groups: Gregory Caputo Big, The Steve Lord Big Band and Phil Estabrook Big Band as well as local appearances with traveling shows.

Sample Performance Titles:  After A Dream by  Gabriel Faure,  Allegro  Maestoso by Jan Koetsier,  Cameos by Gordon Jacob, 

Coffee and Cake by  John Sweden,  Concertino Basso   by Richard Leib,  Fancy Free - "Fantasia Polka"   by  Clay Smith  -  arranged by Blair Bollinger,  Skylines by David Uber,  Sonata  by Patrick McCarty,  

                                                                                                  Sample Recordings : Sonata by McCarty    Fancy Free arranged by Blair Bollinger       

Cicci Santucci - Trumpet:  Graduate of Santa Cecilia Conservatory Rome, Italy and began his music career with The Big Band Orchestra of  National Radio. Over the last 40 years he had recorded, performed or toured with Lionel Hampton, Iganzio Garcia, Johnny Griffin, Kenny Clarke, Dexter Gordon, Gil Evens, George Russell, Frank Rosolino, Conte Candoli, Lee Konitz, Archie Shepp, Louie Bellson and others.   Cicci has performed at various jazz clubs, international festivals, television and the music for more than 60 films in Italy and many countries.    Mr. Santucci currently resides in West Springfield Ma and currently performs with various music groups in the greater Springfield area as well as Italy.   

Sample Performance Titles: La Strada by Nino Rota,  The Godfather by Nono Rots, Vesti La Giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo, Thais - Meditation Jules Massenet, Czardas by Vittario Monti

                                                                                                 Sample Recordings:    The Godfather     La Strada

David Sporny - Trombone: Professor Emeritus University of Massachusetts where he taught trombone, conducted the Chapel Jazz Ensemble, Trombone Choir and was a member of the Faculty Brass Quintet and the chamber ensemble Ancora. He has performed with the American Wind Symphony, Springfield and Hartford Symphonies, the Opera North and as a member of the Silk Road Ensemble performs with Yo Yo Ma.  He has also performed with the Tonight Show Band, J.J. Johnson, Dave Brubeck, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey Orchestras, Les Elgart, Frank Sinatra Jr., Nancy Wilson, Aretha Franklin, Andy Williams, Max Roach, Billy Taylor, Slide Hampton, Yusef  Lateef to name just a few.  Dave Sprony is the founder of the Amherst Jazz Orchestra.  Sprony has recorded 12 Albums and 16 CD’s for RCA, Brownstone, Seabreeze, Jazz Masters and Original Cast Recordings. He is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Sample Performance Titles: La Femme A Barbe by Jose Berghmans, Marceau Symhonique by Alexander Guilmant, Sonata III by Marcello, Lassus Trombone by Henry Filmore, Mippy III by Bernstein

                                                                                                  Sample Recordings:    Marceau Symphon    Vocalise 

Tom Gotswold – Trumpet: Born Northampton, Mass., Thomas attended Oberlin College and Conservatory earning degrees in Classical Greek Literature and Trumpet Performance. He also attended Yale where he earned a Masters degree in Performance. His teachers included Gene Young, Byron Pearson, Lou Ranger, Louis Davidson and Robert Nagel. He has been trumpet instructor at Providence College and Connecticut College and is currently the Bradford C. Gooch Music Chair and Performing Arts Coordinator at Suffield Academy in Suffield, CT. Mr. Gotswold divides his time between Suffield and Stonington, Maine, freelancing in a variety of musical situations from church work to circus bands and is currently performing with Sentimental Journey Big Band, the Bob Haskell Big Band and Downeast Center Ring Circus Band and the Fanfare Brass Choir.

Sample Performance Titles: A Trumpeter's Lullaby by Leory Anderson, Three Movements by Albinoni, Andante et Allegro by J. Guy Ropartz, Stars In A Velvety Sky by Herbert L Clark

                                                                                                   Sample Recordings:      Bandiage      Stars In A Verlity Sky         

Michael Rheault  - Piano: works in New England and New York. A graduate of UMass/Amherst (music composition), he is currently Director of Choral Activities at Bay Path College, Director of Music at First Park Memorial Baptist Church (Springfield, MA), accompanist at Western New England University, piano instructor at Springfield College, and organist/cantor at Sacred Heart Church (Agawam, MA). His most recent compositions include the theater piece, Fabulous! with collaborator Dan Derby, The Birth (A Christmas Musical), and incidental music for David Mamet's The Water Engine (Springfield College Production). Other credits include a MAC award nomination for American Cabaret, European Roots, a Just Plain Folks Award (1st runner up) for The Birth (JPF is the world’s largest independent music awards), and a PBS broadcast of Names From Home (independent documentary). Michael is a resident of Springfield, Massachusetts.

                                                                                                  Sample Recordings:    Chopin     Solace by Scott Joplin