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New York's Premiere Band

Based in Albany NY, the TS Ensemble is a high energy eight piece musical group performing weddings, corporate functions, galas, parties, special events and clubs for over 35 years!

We feature male and female vocalists, trumpet, sax, guitar, bass, drums and keyboards. The TS Ensemble caters to music from Sinatra to today's latest dance hits!

We welcome the opportunity to create a time to remember…

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Al Santoro (Vocals, MC, Drums)

Al Santoro was born in Schenectady, N.Y. and has been playing professionally for over 36 years.

Al started his musical career as a principal percussionist with The Empire State Youth Orchestra, appearing with The Philadelphia Orchestra and performing for President Reagan as well as at national shows throughout the country. He studied with Don Bush, Principal Percussionist with The Pittsburgh Symphony and later had the opportunity to study with singer Al Jarreau, one of his early heroes. Al has played and sung with many of the top players in the area, including Leo Russo, Sal Maida, John Menegon, Ian Macdonald and Rick Delaratta and also had the opportunity to play with Liberty DeVitto, Eddie Gomez and The Drifters.

A cofounder of the TS Ensemble in 1980, Al is a peerless entertainer. Whether it’s from behind the drums or out in front of the band, his energy and unique vocal stylings help make The TS Ensemble one of the most sought after acts in the Northeast. 

 

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Terry Haddad-Santoro (Vocals)

Terry has been performing professionally for 28 years. She started dancing at age 5 and singing at age 13. Her credits include: performing at Paramount Kings's Dominion, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Holland America Cruise lines, Woodloch Pines Resort, Pocmont Resort, Villaroma Resort, the national tour for Scholastic's "The Magic School Bus", as well as opening for Tony Orlando. Terry also had the opportunity of performing her own show in the Poconos.

Terry's powerful vocals and dynamic stage presence add a special dimension to the band and truly make for an entertaining show.

 

 

 

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Bruce Guerineau   (Guitar, Vocals)

Bruce has been playing professionally for 40years.  Bruce was a product of the Troy N.Y. music scene. He attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston Mass. He went on the road with various high level show bands. For many years Bruce worked with a talent agency known for generating the biggest book of business for the given genre of hotel/club work, Miles Bell and Limelighters out of Nashville Tenn. Bruce was fortunate enough to meet numerous talented artists while traveling on the road such as Sammy Hagar, Bob James, and the iconic Ella Fitzgerald.    

 
After many years of travel he settled in Saratoga N.Y.  Bruce taught private lessons at the Only Guitar Shop in Clifton Park N.Y. for 15 years teaching hundreds of students young and old.  He recently played with Grand Central Station for the past 18 years. 

Bruce continues to teach - holding a Masters Degree in Music and teaching elementary music in Amsterdam N.Y.

 

 

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John Profetta (Keyboards, Vocals)

 John Profeta was born on Long Island, a child of the Late '50's. John has playing keyboards, guitar, bass and drumsprofessionally for over 25 years.
As a member of The Chaperones,(Cruise To The Moon) andThe Passions,(Just To Be With You,Gloria) he shared the stage with Chubby Checker, Tommy James, Looking Glass,
Melissa Manchester, The Platters, Danny & The Juniors, BenE. King, Sam the Sham and many more.

Regionally he has been a member of The Dukes, MirandaJames' Steel Blue, Paula Frasier & Montana and Livewire where he has appeared along side The Charlie Daniels Band, Tom Wopat, Sawyer Brown and others. John is the owner of Silver Streak Studio, a 24 track recording studio in Burnt Hills, NY. He's recorded with Relentless Nashville artist Valerie DeLaCruz and played with Corley Roberts on the soundtrack to "Murph's Law and Judgement
Time", a 2001 Fountainhead Pictures film.

A member since 2002, John is happy to showcase his musical and recording talents playing keboards(and producing upstate's premier band, The TS Ensemble..

 

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Tino Santoro (Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Vocals)

Tino Santoro was born in Schenectady N.Y. and has been performing, professionally for over 40 years.
Regionally he has been a member of Grand Central Station, Steve E. King, The Refrigerators and The TS Ensemble. He has shared the stage with The Average White Band, David Cassidy, Color Me Bad, C&C Music Factory, N-Sync, Inner Circle, 98 Degrees, The Baha Men, George Clinton, P-Funk, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, The Charlie Daniels Band, KC & The Sunshine Band and The Gap Band.
Tino brings his own individual sound to The TS Ensemble. Along with his distinctive trumpet sound, the band is always happy to showcase his considerable talents as a vocalist.

 

 

Dino Ferrarese

Dino Ferrarese (Bass Player)

Dino Ferrarese started playing bass at age 12. He was in a band called The Bicentennial Trio at age 13. He played with a band called The Velvet Touch until age 17. He then decided to form his own band called The Capri Band. They were one of the most popular wedding bands in the Capital Region for 40 years. The band featured himself and his wife – Mary Anne on vocals. He was also the co-founder of the original rock band – Cardiac Noose. He formed the band with some old friends that he grew up with in the region. They currently have four albums on You Tube. He now is on stage laying down the funk, rock, and contemporary bass lines for the TSE Band. We welcome Dino with opens arms on TSE’s stage.

 

 

Joe Anagnostopulos

Joe Anagnostopulos (Sax)

Joe Anagnostopulos also known as Joe Ag, is a saxophonist from the Upstate NY region. Has been playing for 17 years since age 10. As a student, Anagnostopulos received awards for the most outstanding jazz soloist at the North American Music Festival in Norfolk Va, and was selected to perform tenor saxophone for the NYSSMA All-State Jazz Ensemble. He later on played professionally with Stage Music big band out of Utica N. Shortly after – he went on tour with Pretty Things Peepshow. Since then he has shared the stage with many great bands including Storm Front, Funk Evolution, Cleen Street, and the Vibratones. He is excited to be a new member of the TSE band. Joe Ag demonstrates great improv in the Jazz / Pop feel. We welcome Joe Ag to the TSE Stage.

 

 

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Larry Perkins (Drums, Percussion)

Larry began playing professionally at the age of 16.  He was on the road playing with top forty show bands at age 19.  He spent many years in Dallas TX playing with Louie Prima's guitar player - Floyd Dagel and became the house band at the Registry Hotel.  Here he enjoyed moments playing with Lou Rawls, Liza Minnelli, Jimmy Dean, Larry Mahan. Dallas allowed for him to gain invaluable studio recording experience playing and singing for a jingle recording company.  Larry's ability to play all styles  and sing an extended vocal range brought many opportunities to his career.  He then moved to Austin, TX which allowed him to tour with Dottie West.

    

Larry’s recent history for 25 years was playing in a local wedding band called Capri.  The band did many shows,  corporates and weddings locally and in parts of the Catskills, Green Lake Resort, and the Lake George region.  TSE is excited about Larry’s solid funky playing.

    

 



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