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Tony Danno


Tony Danno--- Tony is the founder and leader of The Manhattan Skyline. His unique musical arrangements and complex vocal harmonies come to life onstage and in the studio via the hand-picked group of musicians and vocalists he has painstakingly assembled. Tony was a member of The Capris for many years, recorded their Ambient Album, and is the original baritone voice on their big hit "Morse Code Of Love". Tony was also the original drummer for the Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes album containing "The Love I Lost" and other great hits. For over 14 years, Tony was a member of The Chimes and was very instrumental in the recording of their CD "Don't Take Away Our Music". He also contributed to their CD: "Songs From The Heart". Tony's lead on that CD was "She'd Rather Be With Me". Today he continues to perform many of these great songs with The Manhattan Skyline.


Mike Coumo


Mike Cuomo--- When he was just 8 years old Mike won a Brooklyn Diocese borough-wide vocal talent contest, and a life-long affair with singing began. He has performed professionally since 1970 with many vocally oriented groups, including Johnny Contino's Passions, Champagne, The Decades and The New York Cascades, as well as a host of Top 40, Classic Rock and R&B bands too numerous to mention. Mike had a brief career in Disco in the late 70's, touring Europe to promote a #1 hit song called "Lady Bug", written by legendary Disco producers Patrick Adams and Greg Carmichael. Later that year Mike collaborated with noted producer/arranger Joseph Badlotto and released a couple of successful dance singles of his own under the Olympus label.

Maria Roldan Vocalist


Maria Roldan--- Maria's is the newest member of The Manhattan Skyline.

Maria's MUSICAL JOURNEY BEGAN EARLY ON WHILE GROWING UP IN A TALENTED MUSICAL FAMILY! SHE LEARNED HER FIRST HARMONIES IN DOOWOP WHILE SITTING AROUND THE PIANO WITH HER FAMILY AND SOON REALIZED THIS WAS THE PATH HER LIFE WOULD TAKE! MUSICAL THEATER WAS AN EARLY INFLUENCE AS WELL, WITH LEAD ROLES IN VARIOUS OFF BROADWAY PRODUCTIONS, SUMMER STOCK AND THE LIKE, WITH PERFORMANCES IN GREASE, GYPSY, INTO THE WOODS AND BYE BYE BIRDIE. INCORPORATING HER TRIPLE THREAT SKILLS, SHE DECIDED TO SHOWCASE HER TALENT IN VARIOUS VENUES ACROSS THE TRI-STATE AREA PERFORMING IN SOME OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS ARENAS ALL OVER THE USA, SUCH AS PNC ARTS CENTER, THE BEACON THEATER, THE STATE THEATER & BB KINGS, JUST TO NAME A FEW. WITH HER GIRL GROUP BLU LILLY.SHE HAS OPENED UP FOR MANY TALENTED ARTISTS; SUCH AS MICKY DOLENZ OF THE MONKEES FAME, THE SHIRELLES SHIRLEY ALSTON REEVES, TAVARES, PETER NOONE & DARLENE LOVE JUST TO NAME A FEW. SHE ALSO HAD THE PRIVILEGE AND GREAT THRILL OF SINGING BACKUP FOR LOU LIGHTENING STRIKES CHRISTIE AND TOURED WITH HIM THROUGHOUT AMERICA FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS!


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Alfredo Rios Jr.--- Alfredo sings 1st and 2nd tenor for Manhattan Skyline and has also sung with Vito & The Salutations, Emil Stucchio and The Classics, and Freddy Scott (hit: Hey Girl). He sang vocals on the B.B. King ´┐ŻLive at San Quentin´┐Ż album and has written and recorded many jingles with Trade Martin, and with Spencer Michlin and Co. The multi-talented Mr. Rios was part of a Disco Group in the 80's (BIMBO JET) which sold over 5 1/2 million records in France, Italy and Spain. The hit was "EL BIMBO" and received a gold record award. He was also a well regarded flute player on the Latin music scene with La Fuersa Latina (many hits). In addition to singing with The Manhattan Skyline, Alfredo is a successful and popular vocal coach.


John Mazzocchi (Tenor, Alto & Baritone Sax

John Mazzocchi--- Tenor, Alto & Baritone Sax. Another former member of The Chimes for many years, John also appears on the recording of "Don't Take Away Our Music". Throughout the 80's & 90's, John performed with many wedding & big bands, as well as many 50's & 60's groups such as The Coasters, The Toys, Eddie Holman, The Drifters, The Teenagers, Darlene Love, and many more. John has also appeared on TV, notably the ABC daytime soap "One Life To Live". He handles many of the sax solos heard on Skylines CD, and continues to perform throughout the Tri State area.


 Dave Grant (Guitar)

Jimmy Kanellos --- Trumpet, saxophones. Jim is one of the original members of The Manhattan Skyline. He's a full-time musician and music teacher who began playing professionally at the age of 14, and started teaching at the young age of 16. Jimmy also plays clarinet and sings. He is adept at many styles of music, from Big Band to Swing, including Doo Wop, Disco, Classic and Contemporary Rock. An original member of The Perry Lane Orchestra, Jim has played with many famous artists such as The Devotions, The Chimes, Larry Chance and The Earls, Frankie Ford, Emil Stuccio and The Classics, The Drifters and Tiny Tim, to name just a few.


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