Chase The Moon Musical Series
Sponsored by The Advisory Labs, LLC
My prayer is that this pause in our lives helps us as a world to slow down a bit, help re-build a better and more just world, and to keep making music a very important part of that equation!- Susan D
I’m happy to be a part of Chase the Moon as way to give music to people who are in need of solace in times that are otherwise chaotic and unpredictable. My hopes are to bring smiles to people’s faces and to convey the joy that music can bring to everyone’s lives.- Patrick Firth
The current climate of a more isolated world greatly influences the state of Art and Music as we know it. Now, it is more important than ever to create in order to inspire, uplift and express the complex range of emotions that accompany such a challenging and diverse experience. This "Chase The Moon" series has provided an incredible outlet for me to collaborate with others and continue to experience the healing joys of music for myself, and I sincerely hope that joy is evident and helps to comfort and inspire all who listen and watch these exciting collaborations.- Sammy Wags
Right now is then perfect time for this project. Music heals and lifts the spirit. When Chris asked me to be a part of this I didn't hesitate. I'm happy to share my talent to try to offer some transcendence in these turbulent times.- Mike V
I’m excited for the opportunity to help lift people out of their stress for a few minutes with music at a time when so little is settled or comfortable in our lives. And of course I’m overjoyed to sing for someone during quarantine. Other than myself. And the pigeons on my fire escape.- Maggie Roberts
understudy for the role “The Lady” under the direction of Susan Stroman. Television and film credits include Chicago (Miramax Motion Picture), Blue Bloods and GodFather Of Harlem. Audrey has also built a successful career as a songwriter for such gifted legends like George Benson and Randy Crawford. She is also accomplished vocalist and has sang background with Whitney Houston, Jewel, Britney Spears, Joan Osborne, Michael Mconald among many others.
He began playing piano at the age of 5, and by age 12 was studying classically with Christine Breitenfeld at SUNY Adirondack with further studies under the tutelage of jazz pianist Lee Shaw. He continued his education at William Paterson University, receiving his BM in Jazz Performance studying with James Williams, Rufus Reid, and Harold Mabern. Since arriving in New York City, Firth has performed and/or recorded with Carsie Blanton, Jaimoe (Allman Brothers Band), A Great Big World, John Forte (The Fugees), Bernhoft, Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid), Bibi Bourelly, Josh Dion (paris_monster), Zach Jones and the Tricky Bits, Human Natural, and hundreds of other artists - additionally working as a record producer and studio engineer.
He has performed at many internationally acclaimed venues such as Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Spaso House (US Embassy) in Moscow, Russia, and the Operhuset in Oslo, Norway, as well as making television appearances on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Wendy Williams Show, and Good Day New York. Firth has released one solo album entitled Your Fairlight and co-produced a self-titled album with his band Brooklyn
Sugar Company. He currently resides in Rockaway Park, Queens, NY.
“I’m happy to be a part of Chase the Moon as way to give music to people who are in need of solace in times that are otherwise chaotic and unpredictable. My hopes are to bring smiles to people’s faces and to convey the joy that music can bring to everyone’s lives."
About the project:
The current climate of a more isolated world greatly influences the state of Art and Music as we know it. Now, it is more important than ever to create in order to inspire, uplift and express the complex range of emotions that accompany such a challenging and diverse experience. This "Chase The Moon" series has provided an incredible outlet for me to collaborate with others and continue to experience the healing joys of music for myself, and I sincerely hope that joy is evident and helps to comfort and inspire all who listen and watch these exciting collaborations.
Cale, David Byrne, and many others. She has toured Denmark, Italy, Japan and China performing and teaching her NYC Vocal Performance
Workshop. Comfortable in different musical genres, Susan was performing monthly before the pandemic lockdown in 4 different jazz venues: The Rum
House, the Flatiron Room, Bonafide, and The Zinc Bar. She performed
with a jazz trio, a duo and also with Lou Caputo’s Not So Big Band. She was also performing regularly with Los Tostones, a fun cover band; Jerry Lawrence and the Chelsea Angels, a vocal-centric original project; Strangeland, a Leon Russell and Dr. John Tribute band; and Crispin Cioe’s soul band, Cracked Ice. Her latest artist project is with Seth Glassman, with whom she will soon release their EP, “I’ve Got A Line On You”, and for which she made this first video of her version of the classic cover, “Goin Outta My Head” - https://www.youtube.com/
In Susan’s words:
I am honored to be a part of the Chase the Moon project with Chris Paradysz and this band of amazing players and singers. It has been an intense learning and creative experience to sing and record from home, and I hope these performances bring joy to those who watch and listen! My prayer is that this pause in our lives helps us as a world to slow down a bit, help re-build a better and more just world, and to keep making music a very important part of that equation
a deep passion for making short films, documentaries, music videos, and thoughtful
advertisements. His short film “The Love” won the jury award for "Best Comedy" at the Long
Beach International Film Festival in 2018 and was an official selection at the Sonoma
International Film Festival in 2019. He also makes music and scores short films under the name
His song “Blunders” was featured on the Urban Outfitter’s Holiday
Mixtape 13 and received a very warm review by the Scottish music blog
Gold Flake Paint who described the track as “alarmingly pretty.”
Chris disappears into his studio for composition work, new project developments and his own sound for different settings. Lover of all musical genres, with jazz and contemporary pieces as his lifetime
passion. The music this group of artists creates is stunning. Every project we do, on the bandstand or in a session, catches me breathless with what they create. Sometimes, it’s a tone, or a note
that gets touched with new emotion, or a solo that hushes a room instantly. Creating this series for others, especially those that are alone and suffering or in care facilities, families and business owners, veterans, first-responders and everyday workers. This
music is for everyone.
Dr. Beluso made her orchestral debut at age twelve with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C. This led to an appearance with the Brentwood-Westwood Symphony Orchestra that was followed by a Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium, debut with the New York Youth Symphony, in a performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 while still a teenager. The performance earmarked her as an artist whose “technique and innate skill proved every bit as good as her ability to understand the language of Chopin. The work came alive with a seldom-heard freshness.”
After her Carnegie Hall debut, she received invitation to perform in Costa Rica, the Philippines, Taiwan, California, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee and Washington, D.C. – all of which led to even more accolades from critics and audiences alike.
A graduate of The Juilliard School, she expanded her career to include work in both Music Education and Arts Administration. Over a span of several years she became Department Head of Performing Arts at Portledge School in Locust Valley, NY; a faculty member at the CW Post Summer Chamber Music Festival, and Director of Education and Community Engagement for the Long Island Philharmonic. Dr. Beluso serves on the Artistic Advisory Board of the FilAm Music Foundation and serves on the board of Premieres NYC and Choral Chameleon.