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Meet The Band

Mark Danti

Guitarist "extraordinaire", vocalist and co-founding member of The Projekt. Mark studied guitar with jazz legends Pat Martino and Chuck Wayne. He conducted The Projekt when they played at New York's Yankee Stadium for the 1998 World Series Game and at a party honoring the great astronaut John Glenn with Mayor Giuliani in attendance at the New York Museum of Natural History. He has opened for several notable groups over the years and his many public appearances have included the retirement parties for world renown conductors Zubin Meta (at Lincoln Center) and Leonard Bernstein (at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel).

Cookie Kurtz

Lead vocalist and co-founding member of The Projekt. Former vocalist for 21 years with the group, "Sound Of Infinity", Cookie has toured the U.S. with actor/comedian Andrew Dice Clay. Her vocals are well-known throughout the Metropolitan area and was featured with The Projekt in People Magazine, (1998). Her Cher and Tina Turner impersonations are extremely accurate and her stylings range in versatility from country music to soul.

Mick Lumpp

Lead vocalist, drummer and co-founding member of The Projekt. Mick has toured through 46 states of the U.S. as a percussionist and vocalist. He has played drums on several jazz CD's and sung on national TV commercials for both KFC and Xerox. Mick's vocal styles include amazing impersonations of Barry Gibb, Michael Jackson and "boy bands", such as, 98 Degrees and N-Sync. Mick's range includes an incredibly high falsetto and country music styles. Mick has also sung lead and all backing vocals on "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" which was recently featured on THE OSBOURNES hit show on MTV.

Lewis La Medica

Lead vocalist. Lewis is known for his fantastic Barry White, Shaggy and Michael McDonald, impersonations, as well as, amazing Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin vocals with both precision and ease. His repertoire also includes many of the band's ethnic material in both Italian and Spanish. The Projekt recently featured Lewis singing the lead for main theme song and many other selections used in the MTV smash hit show of all time, THE OSBOURNES. Lewis was just recently featured in Newsday.

Jennifer Ware

Lead vocalist. Jennifer completes the five core members of The Projekt and has a excellent vocal range covering Celine Dion's style, as well as, great renditions of country artists, such as, Faith Hill, Leanne Rimes and the ever-popular Shania Twain. She also sings ceremonial music at Masses in both Latin and Italian, such as, "Ave Maria".

New Member: James Dower

Keyboards, synths, background vocals. Berklee College of Music grad, James Dower has been a professional pianist, guitarist, singer and musical director for over fifteen years. James has performed and toured with such diverse artists as Sting, Sam Moore, Ne-Yo, Travis Tritt, Bekka Bramlett, Richard Street, the Temptations, Maxine Nightingale, and a previous tour with ex-Savage Garden frontman, Darren Hayes, in concert and for television and radio audiences around the world. He has also toured with his own jazz band, "The James Dower Trio". A native of Boston, James now lives in New York City where he writes, records and performs his own music, as well as produces and records music for other artists. James recently performed with recording artist Ne-Yo on The Late Show With David Letterman on February 24, 2006. Click here to see a video clip of this performance.

Sanford "Sanman" Marten

Tenor, alto and soprano saxophone, flute, clarinet, Akai SynthSax, EWI and background vocals. Sanford has performed and recorded with artists: Wayne Shorter, Omar Hakim, Stanley Clarke, the Tommy Dorsey and Artie Shaw Orchestras and others including a '89-'91 Japan Tour with Miki Asakura and Katsu Tanaka. Sanford covers a variety of styles from classical to rock and is strongly influenced by jazz legends John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Phil Woods, Cannonball Adderly, David Sanborn and Michael Brecker.

trombone and trumpet additions

Also available are trombone and trumpet additions to the core members to make 9 pieces, and with percussion, 10 pieces.

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