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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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Dave Grant (Bass)

Dave began playing bass at age 15 as a member of the Linton High School Stage Band.

He has performed with area bands such as The Hands of Time, OZ and also in the "Paul Hunt as Little Elvis/Traces of Time" stage show where met and developed a lasting friendship with band mate Roger Rose.

A member of the band since 1986, Dave supplies the low end foundation along with his gritty rock and roll vocals.

 

 

 

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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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Rick Rosoff
Trombone - Drums

Rick Rosoff has been performing professionally since he was 15 years old.  Born and raised in Syracuse NY, he studied with Eastman and Manhattan School of Music Graduates. Rick’s high school jazz band played the same arrangements used by the Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin, and Thad Jones Mel Lewis Big Bands.  At age 16 and 17 he met Toshiko, Lew, Thad, and Mel as they rehearsed and performed as guest artists with his high school jazz band.  Rick also played in numerous musicals that were Broadway hits in their eras.  After high school, Rick went to Undergraduate College at SUNY Binghamton where he continued his scholastic and professional training, playing in the tri city area during the school year and the Catskill Mountains in the summers.  He had the opportunity to meet and play with John LaBarbera and Marian McPartland when they were guest artists with the SUNY Binghamton Jazz Ensemble.  After two years in Binghamton, Rick transferred to the University of Miami Frost Music School to complete their prestigious Studio Music and Jazz Bachelor of Arts program.  Rick continued to play professionally in South Florida while in school.  He moved to Boston MA after he finished school and began to play in both the society general business (GB) and club circuits.  Rick then moved to Union City New Jersey and became active in the New York and New Jersey music scene, playing many famous venues with various notable artists.  Rick began Graduate School at Jersey City College and earned his NJ teaching certificate. While playing in the Jazz ensemble he met and performed with Jimmy Heath, Art Farmer, and Al Grey.  He began a career teaching instrumental music in The School District of The Chathams while continuing his career as a professional musician.  Rick married, started a family, and returned to Upstate New York settling in Saratoga Springs. He continued to teach music in the public schools, teach private music lessons, and play professionally.  He has played with The NY Players, The Joey Thomas Big Band, The Keith Pray Big Soul Ensemble, and The Empire Jazz Orchestra. Two of the highlights of his career have been to appear with Aretha Franklin at SPAC, and the Temptations at the Fourth of July concert at the Plaza in Albany.  Rick brings his diverse professional experience and improvisation skills to the TSE Band.

 

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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.

 

 

 

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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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Our Respected Clients Include

    Educational Institutions
  • New York Botanical Gardens, NYC
  • Hudson Valley Community Collge (Troy, NY)
  • St. Rose College (Albany, NY)
  • Siena College (Latham, NY)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY)
    Corporations/Businesses
  • Jim Anderson – Agent – 518-274-0316
  • ATLAS CAPCO
  • Albany International (Albany, NY)
  • Ballston Spa National Bank
  • Carter & Conway – Attorneys of Law
  • Ed Louie Associates (Clifton Park, NY)
  • Executive Success Program
  • Experience Creative Design LTD.
  • General Electric Power Systems (Schenectady and Atlanta, GA)
  • GE Financial Serivces (Schenectady, NY)
  • Price Chopper Corporation
  • WNYT – News Channel 13
  • Simply Elegant – Watervliet , NY
  • Tony Cee Associates (Agent)
    Organizations and Associations
  • Americade 2007
  • American Cancer Society (Albany, NY)
  • American Heart Association (Albany, NY)
  • American Institute of Floral Design (NYC)
  • American Red Cross
  • Center for the Disabled (Albany, NY)
  • City of Albany (Special events)
  • City of of Saratoga
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • ENYCAR (Albany, NY)
  • NYSERDA
  • NYS Teachers Union
  • Saratoga County Clerks Office
  • St. Peters Hospital (Albany, NY)
    Special Venues
  • Altamont Fair (Altamont, NY)
  • Captian JP Cruises (Troy, NY)
  • Horse Shoe Inn (Saratoga, NY)
  • Long Wharf Marriott (Boston, MA)
  • Siro's (Saratoga, NY)
  • St. Clements Castle (CT.)
  • STRIDE
  • Washington Armory (Albany, NY)