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 & Joe Michniewicz
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. Dan and Joe play all year for different events, especially in the fall. Joe Michniewicz plays trumpet, banjo, and sings.
David Mander is a classically trained musician with a BA degree in Music from UCF who writes, records, teaches and plays music locally and internationally. His Facebook page can be found at DavidManderMusic, where you can follow his schedule around Central Florida which includes regular performances at Jimmy Hula’s, Rosen Plaza Hotel, Bahama Breeze, and he hosts an open Mic every Tuesday in Sanford at 119 French.
Kortnie Heying is a Singer-Songwriter from Nashville, TN. She worked in the Christian and Country industries for over a decade. Kortnie recently moved to Oviedo to take the position of Worship and Arts Director at Oviedo City Church. She was featured on a Grammy Nominated album along side Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, etc.. Her music styles would be described somewhere between indie songwriter and country.
Meet 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.
Madison comes from the Midwest – born in Iowa and raised in a small town in Illinois. Madison graduated from the University of Illinois from the College of Business where she was very active with her nationally ranked co-ed A Capella Group – No Comment. With No Comment, she has performed all over the MidWest, in New York City’s Town Hall, and has Emceed for No Comment A Cappella’s annual spring show. Recently, she has moved to Florida to escape the cold and continue with her career as a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments. She works with families and small businesses in the area by teaming together to understand what’s important to them, and providing client’s with their options to help them achieve their financial goals with phenomenal service. firstname.lastname@example.org
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!