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…


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. 



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.





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.




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.





Kevin Carey (Keyboards, Vocals)

Kevin has been playing piano since he was only 5 years old. A native of Schenectady and graduate of Schenectady High School’s John Sayles School of Fine Arts in 2010, In that short time, he has had the privilege of sharing the stage with names such as Blood, Sweat and Tears, Chris Vadala, and Leo Russo, in addition to appearing at the Kennedy Center with a select high school band. He has also appeared with local names such as the Keith Pray Big Soul Ensemble, Joey Thomas Big Band, Stockade Kids, and Drew and the Grand Spectacular. Kevin attended the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, where he nurtured a talent for songwriting, and for composition while studying with Dr. Sean McClowry and Dr. Evan Mack, respectively. In 2012, Kevin won a college-wide composition contest for his piece “Rhapsody for Orchestra” and had it performed live. During his senior year of college, Kevin composed pieces for the Jazz Ensemble and Chamber Jazz Ensemble. He also performed in the prestigious Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Band, an all star group composed of students from up and down the East Coast. Kevin has studied piano with local legends Dave Gleason and Cliff Brucker. Apart from providing keyboards and custom synths for TS Ensemble, Kevin is still an avid composer and songwriter in many genres, as well as a burgeoning producer and multi-instrumentalist. We welcome Kevin to the TSE Stage..


Vito Speranza
Trombone, Flugelhorn, Trumpet, Guitar, Keyboards

Vito Speranza was born in Amsterdam, NY and has been performing professionally for over 36 years.  Vito started taking music lessons at a early age of 5 years old and became 1st trumpet All-State Band in NYS in both Orchestra and Jazz Band by the time he was a junior in high school.  During this time, he was also performing with the Empire Youth Orchestra in the capital region.  He went on to persue music and had studied at Berkley School of Music in Boston, Conservatory of Music – Salerno Italy, and Potsdam Crane School of Music – where he earned a bachelor of music.  He then performed with the Albany Symphony and numerous broadway productions at the Palace Theater in Albany NY, and Proctors Theater in Schenectady NY.  Vito also has performed on various cruise ships such as Carnival Cruise Lines and Discovery Cruise Lines.  He also traveled overseas to perform for Orchestra RAI Television Network Studio Orchestra in Rome Italy.  Vito has played in TSE in the past from 1991-1996.  He then went on to support his family and join the United States Air Force Band in 1996 making 1st Trumpet for the Jazz Knights at the United States Military Academy Band in West Point, NY in the year 2000.  While there he performed for numerous artists such as Jon Faddis, Lew Soloff, Jimmy Heath, Cloudio Roditti, Wycliff Gordon, Lady Gaga, and Terrel Stafford.  While serving in the United States Military, he has performed for Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.  Vito brings his talent and wisdom on stage every gig.  TSE is proud to welcome Vito back to the TSE stage.   




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.





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)
  • Jim Anderson – Agent – 518-274-0316
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • Washington Armory (Albany, NY)