Friday October 26th - Come dance with us as we help celebrate 90 years the Stanley Theater

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Meet the band

Greeley Ford
Greeley Ford
bassist, vocals, bandleader
Originally from Asbury Park, NJ, Greeley graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, NY and came to upstate New York in the early 70s, earning a BA in Speech Communications & Dramatic Arts from Utica College.
Larry Desiato
Larry Desiato
lead vocals, percussion
Larry is the next original founding member of Classified as well as the original drummer for the first five years of the band in it's infancy.
Scott Rutledge
Scott Rutledge
trumpet, lead vocals
Scott is director of music at Holy Cross Academy and St. Joseph's Church in Lee Center, NY where he lives on a small farm, and continues a very full schedule as a performer, teacher, conductor, and clinician in a wide variety of popular, jazz, classical and sacred musical settings.
Michael DiMeo
Michael DiMeo
trumpet
Before joining Classified in the mid 1990's, Michael played with Fuel and the Sal Alberico Big Band. Since then, he has played for the Four Tops, the Temptations, Bobby Vinton and Frankie Avalon just to name a few.
Joe Zarr
Joe Zarr
saxophone
Joe Zarr is the youngest member of Classified. He is a graduate of West Genesee High School and the Ithaca College School of Music with a BA in Music Education.
Dana Jerrard
Dana Jerrard
trombone, vocals
As a 30-year resident of Central NY Dana has been a trombone performer in a wide range of musical styles, in addition to being a Dixieland tuba player of note.
Carl Goodhines
Carl Goodhines
keyboards
Carl has played professionally since 1975. He has toured all over the country, including lengthy stints in Las Vegas. He has performed onstage in 46 states!
Bill Mirgo
Bill Mirgo
guitar
Bill is a self-taught musician, and has studied with the legendary guitarist Carmen Caramanica before continuing on to become a gifted guitar instructor himself, having taught hundreds of students over the past several years.
Maurice Putrello
Maurice Putrello
drums
Maurice Putrello has played drums since he three years old, and professionally since the age of eight.  His past experience as a performer includes working with bands such as Holidaye, United Artist group Sail, Target, Prime Time Band (SC), Deaz Guys, Permanent Tourists, and Soul Injection.
Keith James
Keith James
lead vocals, keyboards
Keith has been a fixture of the CNY music scene for over two decades both as a music instructor and performer. He can be seen as a solo act in clubs and for parties/weddings all over the area and is in demand as a keyboardist and vocalist, best known for his former tenure in bands like United Booty Foundation, Dashboard Nixon and Showtime.

Upcoming Performances

    Oct
    26
    Fri
    2018
    Stanley Theater 90th Anniversary Gala @ Stanley Theater
    Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Stanley Theater 90th Anniversary Gala @ Stanley Theater

    This year marks the 90th Anniversary of The Stanley Theater in Downtown Utica. In conjunction with that remarkable occasion, a “Night of Stars” Anniversary Gala has been scheduled for Friday October 26th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. inside the entire Stanley Theater. Many different areas of The Stanley will be showcased with music, food, and activities. Local entertainers including “Classified,” play a tribute to the 90 years of “stars,” local and national, who have entertained at The Stanley over “the years,” will provide the entertainment. Delicious fare from many local area restaurants will be available. Maria Alberico-Brindisi and Jackie Romano are the event chairpersons and Senator Joe Griffo is the honorary chair.

    Tickets to The Stanley’s 90th Anniversary Gala are just $75.00 each, with all proceeds benefiting the operation of The Stanley. There will also be valet parking.

    Tickets can be purchased by calling (315) 724-4000 or visiting The Stanley Box Office. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Oct
    27
    Sat
    2018
    The Turquoise Tiger @ Turning Stone Casino & Resort
    Oct 27 @ 9:30 pm – Oct 28 @ 12:30 am
    Nov
    10
    Sat
    2018
    Rome Memorial Hospital Gala @ Turning Stone Resort & Casino Ballroom
    Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    Nov
    23
    Fri
    2018
    The Turquoise Tiger @ Turning Stone Casino & Resort
    Nov 23 @ 9:30 pm – Nov 24 @ 12:30 am
    Dec
    8
    Sat
    2018
    AmeriCU Christmas Party @ Vernon Downs
    Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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