*2019 Entertainment to be announced*
The Key Tunes is a trio consisting of accordion, bass, and drums. Combined, we have about 100 years of playing experience!!
The drummer, Doug Busch hails from Michigan and is as versatile as they come. He can drum out anything from Big Band to Polka and does it with ease. Throw in some Latin rhythms and some German Gemutlichkeit and this drummer is ready to go!
Bass player Gene LaBrie has been playing since he was about 6 years old and has a penchant for Bluegrass. He was part of the award-winning bluegrass group for several years, the Florida Bluegrass Express. He is flexible and versatile. Put him in a pair of lederhosen and he is an awesome part of the Key Tunes.
An accordion player originally from Michigan, Corky Hall enjoys all types of music from ethnic to metal!! She particularly likes ethnic music from the countries of Europe – Germany, Poland, Sweden, Italy, Norway, and Russia, to name a few. She plays with heart from start to finish.
Any event you plan calls for the Key Tunes!
Affectionately known as ”Jimmy B” to his many friends and associates, Jimmy is a professional accordionist / entertainer and has been for many years. Jimmy performs as a soloist and also has a band of up to 5 musicians. You can find him performing at conventions or restaurants, or at any special occasion. He has a genuine love for the accordion and often gives of his talent to help promote the instrument. Jimmy performed at MGM/Disney studios for 6 years and still plays there on occasion. His repertoire includes Italian, French, Irish, German, Dixieland, smooth Jazz and Continental selections. http://www.accordions.com/jimmyb/
Dan Griffin is a seasoned professional with his accordion. He is an interactive entertainer that takes pride in the music and experiences he creates as an accordionist and a performer.
Sydney Dotson is a graduate student at the University of Central Florida where she studies Literature and Cultural Studies. She has performed locally at the Breakthrough Theatre in Winter Park, Fl and nationally at the Beacon Theater in New York City as a part of the award winning A cappella group Voicebox. She is a first generation German-American.
Meet and Greet your Emcees
Arnie Lee Nussbaum
House Emcee-Arnie is the house M/C for the Oviedo Winter Springs Chamber of Commerce. Arnie is also an M/C for the City of Winter Springs Florida and has hosted countless cultural & charity events all over Central Florida. Whether it’s calling a parade, or a radio, website or TV voice over Arnie has one of the better known voices in Central Florida.
Brian Morgan Kirkland
One of Florida’s premiere air talents and hosts, Brian has entertained Central Floridians for more than 30 years as Brian Morgan on stage and on radio stations such as STAR-101, COOL 105.9 and Smooth Jazz 103.1 WLOQ. After teaching radio production and programming for years at the University of Central Florida, Brian now enjoys helping clients prepare for their futures with Allgood Financial in Longwood.
Allison Walker Torres
Allison is Spectrum Networks News 13’s entertainment reporter & Anchor. Allison interviews some of the biggest celebrities in music, TV and movies. If it’s happening around Central Florida, count on Allison to cover the latest in entertainment and celebrity news, with special coverage only for Spectrum Networks News 13 customers. Allison hosts In Focus a 30 minutes public affairs program. The show features a roundtable of newsmakers representing a range of perspectives, including local officials and expert analysts as they tackle topical issues of importance to Floridians. In Focus airs Sundays at 11:30 am and 8:30PM after Political Connections. We welcome the 3 time Emmy award winning Entertainment Reporter & Anchor from Spectrum Networks News 13!
Mr. & Miss UCF
Every year the University of Central Florida crowns a Mr. and Miss UCF, and the 2018 winners Braxton Watson and Courtney Jones will be attending ARToberFEST this year. Since being crowned, Courtney does everything she can to raise money for charities she cares about, especially the Children’s Miracle Network. Braxton works hard to speak about social issues and inequality facing inner city communities around the country. Together they attend all kinds of community events in Central Florida, and continue to make a difference wherever they can.
Melissa Lee Sileo
Melissa Lee Sileo currently serves as the Recreation Programs and Community Events Coordinator for the City of Winter Springs. She graduated from Rollins College in 2011 and was previously employed at the Oviedo~Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce. Melissa is married to Chris Sileo, and they have one daughter named Haven. The Sileos currently reside in Oviedo, FL where Melissa also serves on the City’s Public Arts Board. Melissa enjoys being involved in her community, practicing yoga, and golf.
Jeff Gibbs believes in the power of art, in all its forms, to nourish one’s soul. He came to our community in the fall of 2017 as Campus Dean for Seminole State College’s Lee Campus in Oviedo. Jeff is active in the Oviedo/Winter Springs Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Seminole, and is always seeking opportunities to further serve his community. He and Kathy, his wife of 30 years, are new residents of Tuscawilla in Winter Springs. They are the proud parents of two children who are Florida public school system educators. In his spare time Jeff enjoys listening to jazz, drinking good wine, gourmet cooking and being entertained by their playful Miniature American Shepherd, Ivy.