Central NY's most popular dance band

Who is Classified?

Classified is central NY's premier dance band with horns.   Originally assembled in the early 1990s, the band features some of the area's most respected players.   Classified's sound and professionalism is highly known and respected in the area, and is available for weddings, parties, corporate events, clubs and more.  A night with Classified is a night you'll never forget.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maurice Putrello
Maurice Putrello
drums
bio coming soon
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.
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Upcoming Performances

Check out the calendar below to find out where and when to see us live.

    Jun
    8
    Fri
    2018
    St. Anthony & St. Agnes Festival @ St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church
    Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    Jun
    9
    Sat
    2018
    Hamilton College Reunion Weekend @ Fillius Events Barn - Hamilton College
    Jun 9 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
    Hamilton College Reunion Weekend @ Fillius Events Barn - Hamilton College

    SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTY

    FILLIUS EVENTS BARN LOBBY

    Featuring live music by the band Classified – hot brass, cool sounds! First hour will feature music from the 1960s.

    Jun
    26
    Tue
    2018
    Concert in the Park @ Reilly-Mumford Park
    Jun 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Jul
    1
    Sun
    2018
    Harpoon Eddie’s @ Harpoon Eddie's
    Jul 1 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Jul
    21
    Sat
    2018
    PRIVATE Wedding
    Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm