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DUOTONES Tony Cimorosi Saundra Silliman

Tony Cimorosi is a Bassist, Composer, Producer, Writer and Educator with three CD’s as a leader; Tony Cimorosi NY International, Eklipse and Horizon. He has been on the NYC music scene for over 35 years playing, recording and touring with internationally acclaimed artist including; Randy Brecker, Baba Olatunji, Michael Wolff, Alex Foster, Frank Colon, Steve Groosman and Walter Bishop Jr., Mike Clark, The Temptations and Michael Urbaniak. Tony continues with his schedule in the NYC area performing at local Jazz Clubs and Music Festivals in the United States and internationally.

Vocalist Saundra Silliman’s musical passion has always been jazz. She grew up in Oakland, California where she performed with local jazz, R&B, funk and gospel musicians. Saundra studied at San Jose State University with Bobby McFerrin as one of her instructors. She continued her studies in voice with Patti Cathcart of Tuck and Patti. Saundra has toured internationally and performed with jazz masters Herbie Hancock, Buster Williams and Larry Coryell. She has appeared as Billie Holiday in “Lady Day & Prez” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and a cast member in production of “Don’t Bother Me I Can’t Cope” at the Ford Theatre in Washington, D.C.

DUOTONES is a musical collaboration with Tony’s upright bass and Saundra’s voice. They selected a mixture of music that has a swinging funky and Latin sound, but also addresses the human condition. They both believe there is power in the message of this music which represents their musical similarities with overlapping colors and textures for a kind of, Duotone.