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Music Director, Pit Guitarist,
Studio, Subs, & Accompaniment


I can meet all of your musical needs. I am the Music Director and guitarist for the All-CNY Sports awards and  the pit guitarist Syracuse High School Theater Awards

I've been the guitarist in the orchestra pits
 for the musicals RENT, Mamma Mia, Assassins,
Pippin, Cabaret, Damn Yankees, Grease,
Anything Goes, The Wiz, Footloose,
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,
Bye Bye Birdie, Disaster! The Musical!,
Bring it On 
and 13: The Musical.

I've played professionally in all settings: from clubs, festivals, and studios to events at the Civic Center,
Red House Arts Center
, the Landmark, the Palace, the MOST, and the Cathedral in Syracuse.

Reviews & Notes
2018 SALT Award-Winning Orchestra Pit: Pippin (Syracuse Summer Theatre)
 
RENT (Redhouse, 2019) With...musical director Abel Searor, who directs the talented six-person orchestra, the show proves to be unstoppable from the first downbeat.
- "Broadway World" review 9/22/19

RENT (Redhouse, 2019) Musical director Abel Searor does likewise, and his talent is showcased by this fast-paced show and its many musical moods; his six-member orchestra produces a tight and polished sound.
- "Post-Standard" review 9/20/19

Assassins (BTG, 2019) Colin Keating's impressive music direction leads the seven-person orchestra to present this memorable production.
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"Broadway World" review 10/20/19
 

Damn Yankees (Syracuse Summer Theater, 2019) Musical director Dan Williams leads a nine-piece orchestra that is tight, always on pace and on key, and never overwhelms the vocals; for the latter two achievements (often absent in most local productions) he should be showered with every possible local theater award.
- "Post-Standard" review 7/23/19

Corporate Events
 I can design the accompaniment for your event
and hire the professional musicans needed
to make it happen.

Clients include:
Advance Media
The Redhouse
Syracuse Summer Theatre
Baldwinsville Theater Guild
Wise Guys Comedy Club
Le Moyne College
Cazenovia College
Ithaca College
and many CNY high schools.

 Subs & Jobbing

It's likely that I know your setlist, and
I CAN read your guitar charts.

I've subbed/performed with:
The Jazzuits, Ronnie Leigh,  Nancy Kelly, Tony Greene, Andrew Carroll,
Scott Arcangel, Tom Witkowski, Carl Lovell,
Fredonia Jazz Ensemble, Joanna Collins,
Soul Mine, Street Corner, Entourage,
Brass Exchange, and many others...

...often on short notice.
When the gig counts, I'm the guitar player you want standing behind you. Why not give me a call?


Presently, I am the leader of the the contemporary jazz quartet Take Four Jazz,  and the staff guitarist at Bristol Hills Music Camp, All Saints Catholic Church in Syracuse, and Holy Family Catholic Church in Fairmount.

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Weddings
Make your wedding uniquely yours by featuring the guitar! I can provide light music prior to the ceremony. I can present alternatives to the standard processional, featuring formal selections such as "Pachelbel's Canon."
Additionally, I can provide a vocalist and/or prepare accompaniment for friends or family members who may sing as part of the ceremony. Truly a one-of-a-kind ceremony!


Receptions
As with other formal events, solo guitar playing can be the perfect backdrop for your wedding reception.


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