Headlined Guests heard on BBS Radio Overview

Michael Gilman, Grooming Lounge Co-founder
Guest Occupation: Grooming Lounge Co-founder
Guest Biography:

Grooming Lounge co-founder Michael Gilman

The Grooming Lounge is the country's premiere solutions source for men's grooming. We provide these solutions via our best-in-class web destination http://www.groominglounge.com, iconic Barbershops & Men's Spa locations (in D.C. and Northern Virginia) and barber-formulated Grooming Lounge products (created and tested in our shops).

Guest Category: Arts, Beauty, Business
Irma StarSpirit Woman, Medicine Woman, Reiki Master, Crystal Healer, Toltec Dreamworker, Minister, Shamanic Medicine Explorer and Sound Healer
Guest Occupation: Medicine Woman, Reiki Master, Crystal Healer, Toltec Dreamworker, Minister, Shamanic Medicine Explorer, Sound Healer
Guest Biography:

Irma StarSpirit Woman is a Medicine Woman honoring the ways of the curanderas and medicine elders, a shamanic and Reiki Master, Certified Crystal Healer, Toltec Dreamworker, an Ordained Minister in the Order of Melchizedek, Co-Founder of the New York Shamanic Healing Circle, and core member of the NY Shamanic Circle for 15 years. A non for profit organization that focuses on maintaining traditional awareness of shamanic healing traditions and ceremonies. Her exploration of shamanic medicine and healing has brought her in contact with wisdom keepers and teachers from  around the world places like Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Greenland, Mexico and deeper into North American indigenous studies with Dine, Cherokee and Lakota Elders.
StarSpirit Woman uses sound healing, fire readings, crystals, essential oils and works with the "poderios", the elemental forces we need to keep an open channel of communication. Her style is accompanied by prayer work and traditional indigenous ceremonies to heal her community with heart. Irma StarSpirit Woman currently lives in Queens, NY and is in the final stages of developing a Crystal Certification Program.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Sound Healing, Spiritual, Shamanism
Dr. Eben Alexander, Academic, Neurosurgeon, NDE Experiencer, Researcher, Scientist and Spiritual Explorer
Guest Occupation: Academic, Neurosurgeon, NDE Experiencer, Researcher, Scientist, Spiritual Explorer
Guest Biography:

Dr. Alexander, a renowned academic neurosurgeon, spent 54 years honing his scientific worldview. He thought he knew how the brain and mind worked. A transcendental Near-Death Experience (NDE), in which he was driven to the brink of death and spent a week deep in coma from an inexplicable brain infection, changed all of that — completely!

He was shocked to find the hyper-reality of that spiritual realm, which many had reported in NDEs. He has spent the last two and a half years reconciling his rich spiritual experience with contemporary physics and cosmology. His spiritual experience is totally consistent with the leading edges of scientific understanding today.

Together, science and spirituality will thrive in a symbiosis offering the most profound insight into fundamental Truth, yielding unimaginable power. The keystone is in global progression of individual conscious awakening.

Many in both the scientific and religious (or spiritual) realms must denounce their addiction to prejudiced, closed-minded, dogmatic beliefs, in order to open our awareness to this novel synthesis of understanding Truth.

By probing deeply into our own consciousness, we transcend the limitations of the human brain, and of the physical-material realm.

The spiritual realm is real. Seamless blending of science and spirituality will occur. His book will be available in North America October 23, 2012, and in many other countries (and languages) soon thereafter.

"Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent I am, in point of fact, religious." — Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Paranormal, Near Death Experiences, Physics & Metaphysics, Science, Spiritual
Allen Sovory, Songwriter, Performer and Knowphest Founder
Guest Occupation: Songwriter, Performer, Knowphest Founder
Guest Biography:

Allen Sovory is an established figure in the Los Angeles studio scene, and has toured with Lenny Kravitz and Sheryl Crow. A successful songwriter and performer in his own right with a critically-acclaimed album; his talents have been called upon by Eric Clapton, Disney, and 20th Century Fox. In recent years Sovory has been in a hiatus as Allen embarked on a profound inward journey that led him to a greater understanding of our Universe and the conscious force that connects us to each other. Re-emerging into a largely unexplored realm of creative expression Sovory will be serving KNOWPHEST with a powerful new kind of performance that engages its audience in life-changing meditation.

KNOWPHEST is produced and managed by Next Level Consciousness, LLC, a California-based Event Production and Media Firm that promotes and encourages positive self-expression, sustainable business practice, and a shift in education. It is owned and operated in partnership by Allen Sovory II and Caleb Bartlett. Both are entertainment industry veterans who are working toward positive change in the world.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Health & Lifestyle, Music, Spiritual
Jorge Bendersky, Celebrity Dog Groomer
Guest Occupation: Celebrity Dog Groomer
Guest Biography:

Jorge Bendersky become a celebrity dog groomer soon after moving to Manhattan from his native Argentina. Trimming and fluffing the four-legged children of some of the New York City’s elite. Today he is one of Manhattan’s sought-after groomers. His clients include top models, notable actors, infamous billionaires and popular recording artists.

Jorge’s talents have been seen on Animal Planet’s reality show, “The Groomer Has It”, as a Judge on TLC’s Extreme Poodles and as the new Grooming expert on Animal Planet’s Dogs 101.

Jorge’s deep commitment to “giving back” has led him to offer his talents to help those dogs who need the most just to survive. Through a series of pet care workshops in NYC’s inner-city neighborhoods and by conducting seminars to help other groomers carry on this mission.

Jorge believes that something as simple as knowing how to properly brush your dog is one of the most important tools on early detection of a big spectrum of dogs potential diseases helping pet owners to enjoy a healthy pet wile saving money on vet bills.

Astronomical vet bills are one of the reasons dogs get surrender to shelter adding to the number of dogs euthanize every year.

Guest Category: Plant & Animals, Health & Lifestyle
Asia Voight, Animal Communicator
Guest Occupation: Animal Communicator
Guest Biography:

As far back as I can remember I’ve been able to communicate with animals. When I realized that other people didn’t “do that”… that I was “different”… I blocked out my ability for many years. It was only after barely surviving an explosive car crash that I remembered to speak with animals…and allowed them to help me through an excruciating recovery.

Having the aid of your animals, who know you better than anyone and want so much to help you, can guide you through life’s challenges. Each of us has the ability to talk with animals. Holding conversations with my dog, Makeba and my horse, Magic saved my life, and I wanted to share that gift of communication with other people.

Most people come to me because they see a problem with their pet, like a dog that’s barely eating, or a horse that’s become very anxious. When I suggest that the problem may actually lie with the person, I usually get a surprised reaction. Animals often take on their person’s issues, and may manifest them in self-destructive behaviors.

I worked with a client recently whose dog was having terrible digestive problems, and the vet couldn’t figure out the cause. When I talked with the dog, she said her mouth was burning. She said she wanted her mother to stop drinking the “burning liquid”. My client began crying. She realized her drinking was hurting her dog, and she resolved to get help. Because my client couldn’t telepathically hear her, the dog began demonstrating concrete, visible symptoms.

As an animal communicator, I’ve heard many stories like this. Our animals trust us, and know us deeply. They want to help. I’ve helped hundreds of clients to understand their animals better, and strengthen this wonderful bond.

Guest Category: Plant & Animals, Health & Lifestyle
Steve Austin, Elite Aussie Dog Trainer, Energency Volunteer, Canine Rescue Trainer and Lecturer
Guest Occupation: Elite Aussie Dog Trainer, Energency Volunteer, Canine Rescue Trainer, Lecturer
Guest Biography:

Steve Austin is an Aussie larrikin – brash, no bulldust, but with a warm heart and the unique skill to tame the wildest dogs.

When Steve Austin was just 13 he trained his black mutt ‘Sooty’ to entertain crowds outside the pub.

Today Steve Austin is called upon several agencies including: Tasmaninia Quarantine - Australian Government Departments - New Caledonia Quarantine - Australian Army - NSW Corrective Services - Local Government - The LAPD - The Armed Forces - World Wildlife Fund - Cheetah Conservation Fund

Most recently Steve was chosen to head the NSW Emergency Volunteer Canine Fire and Rescue Unit. This unit-the first of its kind in Australia will be deployed to help with recovery efforts during tsunamis, earthquakes, fires and floods.

Despite his typical Aussie larrikin nature or maybe because of it, Steve is often invited to lecture and help at zoos around the world. He’s also a regular at American Law Enforcement Agencies and was asked to train dogs in bomb detection at the Mount Everest Kennel Club in Kathmandu. Steve is a more of a steak and chips kind of guy but he trained the first ever truffle detector dogs.

Guest Category: Plant & Animals, Health & Lifestyle
Teena Myers, Author, Writer, Editor, Belief Therapist and Minister
Guest Occupation: Author, Writer, Editor, Belief Therapist, Minister
Guest Biography:

Teena is the author of Finding Faith in the City Care Forgot, an author’s journey down the narrow one-way streets of New Orleans, across the longest bridge in America, and getting lost in the bayous of south Louisiana as she pursued stories of faith. He quest led her to answered prayers, a hundred year old prophecy fulfilled and a thirty-eight year old mystery revealed, but it was the atheist who solidified her faith in God.

She is freelance writer; editor of NOLA.com's Faith, Beliefs and Spirituality blog; contributor to Faith Walk Magazine; member of the Southern Christian Writers Guild and The Northshore Literary Society. She is also a certified Belief Therapist and credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God. Teena lives on the west bank of New Orleans with her husband of twenty-seven years. They have two sons, one daughter-in-law and three grandchildren.

Guest Category: Religion, Christianity
Kerry Fezza, Intuitive, Tarot Card Reader, Astrologer, Writer and Columnist
Guest Occupation: Intuitive, Tarot Card Reader, Astrologer, Writer, Columnist
Guest Biography:

Kerry Fezza is a Las Vegas based International Intuitive, Tarot Card Reader and Astrologer. She is available for Private and Public Parties, Events, Classes/Workshops, Readings, Psychic Fairs and Charity Functions. She is a licensed professional in the Psychic Arts with a background in Hospitality and Entertainment.

Guest Category: Spiritual, Divination, Psychic & Intuitive
Moira Shepard NLP, CHt, Writer, Radio Show Host, Producer, Teacher, Intuitive, Inspirational Facilitator, Akashic Counselor and Healer
Guest Occupation: Writer, Radio Show Host, Producer, Teacher, Intuitive, Inspirational Facilitator, Akashic Counselor, Healer
Guest Biography:

Moira Shepard, NLP, CHt, has spent nearly two decades on the leading edge of the motivational and inspirational fields.

She has written hundreds of articles about easy, effective ways to create Abundance in relationships, career, finances and well-being.

She has produced and hosted hundreds of memorable radio shows interviewing top authors and private individuals who have overcome major life challenges.

A passionate and skilled teacher, Moira has created more than a dozen unique courses on such topics as Abundance, heart-centered marketing, and development of intuitive faculties.

As a private practitioner, she specializes in guiding people to feel emotionally safe as she helps them let go of the fear, doubt and disappointment that have kept them from creating the richly fulfilling life they desire and deserve.

Moira is committed to providing people worldwide with the inspiration, information and motivation they need to shine their Light fully, freely and joyfully.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual
Joe Montaldo, Alien Researcher, Investigator, Director, Spokesperson, U.S. Navy, Talk Show Host, Ufologist and Advisor
Guest Occupation: Alien Researcher, Investigator, Director, Spokesperson, U.S. Navy, Talk Show Host, Ufologist, Advisor
Guest Biography:

Joe Montaldo - Alien Research Expert, Investigator, Creating Public Awarenss

Joe Montaldo is Co-Founder, International Director, and Spokesperson for I.C.A.R. the International Community for Alien Research.Originally affiliated with MUFON as an Investigator, Mr. Montaldo became disenchanted with the lack of information being shared with the general public. His first step in furthering public awareness was establishing a personal website in 1998. Later, the I.C.A.R. site was added to the Internet.

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1963, he attended area private schools before joining the U.S. Navy. While in the Navy, Joe earned three degrees in Advanced Electronics and Avionics. In April of 2004, Mr. Montaldo began hosting the Wake Up USA a UFO Study talk show. He is now host of the new radio program, "UFO Undercover". UFO Undercover is an Internet talk show that allows the host and his guest to interact and answer questions with the virtual audience thru the Internet and by telephone via a toll free number.

During his time as host for these radio programs, Joe has interviewed most of ufology’s personalities. In the process he has gained many friends in the community as well as the opportunity to work to ward his goal of ufologist and the public sharing information openly. Having been an investigator for almost 30 years, Joe Montaldo is extremely knowledgeable on UFOs, Alien Abductions, Star Children, Indigo Children, Milabs, Government Involvement, and all matters involved in Ufology.

In an effort to go directly to the public, a chat room was opened on Pal Talk under Social Issues-ICAR UFO Alien Phenomena-Voice Room. This chat room provides a place for people to exchange ideas, share experiences and find personal help dealing with Alien Contact.

I.C.A.R., starting as a grassroots organization, is now established with members in 11 countries. While UFO sightings are always investigated, I.C.A.R.’s main focus is on Alien Abductions and the Alien Agenda. I.C.A.R. members and Joe have investigated over 5000 cases of Alien contact and abductions. In 2005, Montaldo and members of I.C.A.R. provided press coverage in Washington D.C. at the X-Conference as well as the last 2 crash retrieval conference and the 2006 Laughlin conference also in 2006 Mr Montaldo was placed on the board of the Exopolitics institute where he advises in alien abduction and media areas.

Guest Category: Paranormal, UFOs, Science, Technology, Theory & Conspiracy
Suraj Holzwarth, White Eagle Medicine Woman, Drum Keeper, Shamanic Healer, Seer, Performance Artist, Ritual Facilitator, Teacher, Media Producer and Mother Earth Steward
Guest Occupation: Drum Keeper, Shamanic Healer, Seer, Performance Artist, Ritual Facilitator, Teacher, Media Producer, Mother Earth Steward
Guest Biography:

As the youngest woman to climb North America's highest peak Mt. McKinley or Denali in her late teens and having built largest crystal drum in North America indicates that White Eagle Medicine Woman has enormous vision, creativity, and determination, all gifts of a far seeing leader.

White Eagle Medicine Woman (Suraj Holzwarth) is the director and drum keeper of the International GrandMother Drum Peace Project. She is an international shamanic healer, seer, and ritual and performance artist who has traveled the world for over thirty years, performing, teaching, healing and inspiring thousands . Her CDs include Journey of the Heart, Songlines of the Soul and Living Waters of Grace. She is the director and co-producer of the newly released documentary film GrandMother Drum: Awakening the Global Heart. She is also the founder and director of The Whirling Rainbow Foundation and the Rainbow Fire Mystery School in Palmer, Alaska.

White Eagle's voice has a primal and mesmerizing quality, penetrating to the very heart and soul of our indigenous connection with each other and the earth. White Eagle's dynamic performances and workshops are well known for transforming the hearts of all involved, leading audiences in unified action on global issues of world peace, racial reconciliation, environmental stewardship and earth sustainability.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, Music, Spiritual, Shamanism
Jeff Guidry, Guitarist, Wildlife Care Volunteer and Eagle Caretaker
Guest Occupation: Guitarist, Wildlife Care Volunteer, Eagle Caretaker
Guest Biography:

Jeff Guidry is a rock and rhythm-and-blues guitarist who has played with such artists as Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and guitarist Roy Buchanan. He spends his spare time volunteering for the Sarvey Wildlife Care Center in Washington State. He lives in Monroe, Washington.


Jeff Guidry, Author of, An Eagle Named Freedom (Harper Collins)

From the moment Jeff Guidry saw the baby eagle with broken wings, his life was changed. For weeks he and the staff at Sarvey Wildlife Care Center in Puget Sound, Washington, tended to the injured bird. Miraculously, she recovered, and Jeff, a center volunteer, became her devoted caretaker. Though Freedom would never fly, she had Jeff as her wings. And after Jeff was diagnosed with stage three non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2000, Freedom returned his gift. Between sessions of debilitating chemotherapy, Jeff’s visits to Freedom and their special bond soothed his spirit and gave him the strength to fight. A tender tale of hope, love, trust, and life, this moving true story is an affirmation of the spiritual connection that humans and animals share.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Plant & Animals, Music, Spiritual, Animal & Plant Communications
Dr. Janis Amatuzio, Compassionate Coroner, Writer, Speaker, Author, Forensic Pathologist, Chief Medical Examiner, Forensic Pathologist, Forensic Medicine Authority, Course Trainer Developer, Lecturer, Columnist and Media Expert
Guest Occupation: Compassionate Coroner, Writer, Speaker, Author, Forensic Pathologist, Chief Medical Examiner, Forensic Pathologist, Forensic Medicine Authority, Course Trainer Developer, Lecturer, Columnist, Media Expert
Guest Biography:

BIO BELOW FROM:https://bolstablog.wordpress.com/tag/life-after-death/

Known as the “compassionate coroner,” Dr. Amatuzio writes and speaks about her personal experiences and insights regarding life after death and how to apply those lessons to live a richer, more rewarding life. She is a board-certified forensic pathologist and Chief Medical Examiner of Minnesota’s Anoka County system. Midwest Forensic Pathology, the company she founded, provides private autopsy services to numerous counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Her books, Forever Ours and Beyond Knowing, feature heartfelt stories of otherworldly experiences from patients transitioning between life and death, their grieving loved ones, police, clergy, and others. Click here to visit Dr. Amatuzio’s website.


Janis Amatuzio, MD, author of FOREVER OURS and known as the "compassionate coroner" is the founder and president of Midwest Forensic Pathology, P.A. She serves as Coroner and provides forensic pathology services for several counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Trained at the University of Minnesota, the Hennepin County Medical Center and the Medical Examiner's Office in Minneapolis, she has been in the field of forensic medicine for nearly twenty-five years.

Board Certified in anatomic, forensic and clinical pathology, Dr. Amatuzio is an internationally recognized authority in forensic medicine. She is the author of numerous journal articles, served as President of the Minnesota Coroners and Medical Examiners Association and has developed many courses on such topics as death investigation, forensic nursing, and forensic medicine in mortuary science. She speaks widely on these subjects and is becoming nationally recognized for her signature lecture, Beyond the Threshold of Death: A Forensic Pathologist's Perspective on Living.

She is a frequent guest in the media and a columnist for Imagine Magazine with her first column appearing in the 2004, winter publication. She was featured as the forensic pathologist expert in a documentary series about historical women serial killers, produced by the Discovery Channel, internationally in 2005, and a featured guest in an NBC documentary in September 2004. She and her husband live near Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Medicine, Psychology, Science, Technology
Joy Turner, Spiritual Teacher and Animal Communicator
Guest Occupation: Spiritual Teacher, Animal Communicator
Guest Biography:

Joy Turner has been the bridge between thousands of animals and their humans. She is a spiritual teacher and leading animal communicator with clients around the world.

Being able to understand animals has been with me my whole life. I was born with the two most important qualities to be able to effectively and completely communicate with all species. First, a deep, abiding love for all life and animals in particular; and, second, the belief in animals' equality with humans. Communicating with all species is a natural ability I was born with, and my parents, instead of teaching me out of it, had the grace to allow it to be and encourage me.

It is through this deep, abiding love, respect and honor that animals have come to trust me to accurately and completely deliver to their humans any message they choose to communicate. They trust that no matter what is said, I will deliver the message exactly as it was given to me; without translation, using the exact words and thoughts, even the exact tone and inflexion if they want me to, so that their humans hear all the nuances of what they have to say.

For more information please visit: http://www.talkwithyouranimals.com/aboutjoy

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Plant & Animals, Health & Lifestyle, Spiritual
Marc Goldberg, CDT, Dog Trainer and Dog Behaviorist
Guest Occupation: Dog Trainer, Dog Behaviorist
Guest Biography:

Marc Goldberg, CDT (Certified Dog Trainer) has been studying dog behavior, and training dogs for over 30 years.

In 1969 Marc's first dog, Gus, came into his life, along with a host of dog related problems. Gus began life as a normal Sheltie puppy, but at the age of six months was hit by a car when he would not come when called. Fortunately, he was only injured with a fractured leg.

When he healed, Marc--who was only 12 at the time--was enrolled in dog training school along with Gus. "Teach him something so he doesn't get killed," his mother told him.

Before long, Marc became fascinated with dog behavior and training. He and Gus competed in many American Kennel Club obedience trials, winning High In Trial at their first show, and later, a Dog World Award.

As the youngest member of the Philadelphia Dog Training Club, Marc studied under the best dog behaviorists and trainers in the country.

Since 1969 Marc has competed and titled many dogs of various breeds. He teaches training classes, conducts private lessons, gives behavior consultations, and has helped hundreds of people improve their relationships with their dogs.

For More Information: http://www.chicagodogtrainer.com/index.php/the-forcefree-method

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Plant & Animals, Health & Lifestyle
Dima Yeremenko, MSc, Dog Whisperer, Dog Instructor, Rescue Dog Trainer, Competition Dog Trainer and Author
Guest Occupation: Dog Whisperer, Dog Instructor, Rescue Dog Trainer, Competition Dog Trainer, Author
Guest Biography:

Dima Yeremenko, MSc, was born in 1970 in Kharkov, Ukraine. Often called a Dog Whisperer, he graduated as a dog instructor at the age of 15 and was soon judging championships all over the country. Dima has also worked with wolves and foxes as well as a number of other species from cats to horses, birds and fish. In 1991, he came to Britain to study for a PhD at reading University. He founded the Good Boy Dog School in Hampstead, London, in 1996, which has quickly established a reputation as one of the finest in the country – The Times described Dima as ‘the magic dog whisperer of North London’. Dima works closely with the RSPCA and Battersea Dogs Home in retraining rescue dogs and also specialises in training dogs for competitions and modelling assignments for print and TV media. Co-author Emily Randolph is an American journalist living in London with her husband and Jack Russell Terrier, Julia. It was through Julia’s very bad behaviour that she met Dima, who transformed their lives. This is Emily's first book.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Plant & Animals, Education, Courses & Training, Health & Lifestyle
Susan Sims, Talk Show Host, Magazine Publisher, CEO, Writer, Traveler, Dog Enthusiast and Dog Expert
Guest Occupation: Talk Show Host, Magazine Publisher, CEO, Writer, Traveler, Dog Enthusiast, Dog Expert
Guest Biography:

Fido Friendly Travel Talk host, Susan Sims, is CEO, publisher and co-owner of Fido Friendly, the Travel & Lifestyle magazine for you and your dog. Now in it's 8th year, each issue of Fido Friendly magazine can be found at Borders, Barnes & Noble, PetSmart and Fido-friendly hotels nationwide. Sims travels extensively with her husband and 9-year-old Lab, Zoey, to sniff out destinations for purpose of review. Sims enjoys telling people about all the great destinations they can travel with their dogs as well as informing them about products and services that make roving with rover easy and fun.

Leave No Dog Behind® is our trademark slogan and words we live by at FIDO Friendly magazine. Now in our 12th year, FIDO Friendly continues to bring its readers valuable information about traveling with their canine companions to include hotel and destination reviews and entertaining information about health and wellness for their pets, adoption stories, the latest trends and dog training advice.

There are many worthy causes surrounding pets and we believe in promoting these special organizations with partnerships in supporting charitable events such as Helen Woodward and Iams Home 4 The Holidays. We have also created our own annual month long pet adoption drive in partnership with North Shore Animal League America: Get Your Licks on Route 66.

We are always looking for new ways to help spread the awareness of your products and services and have developed key relationships with major companies to bring about large scale exposure to FIDO Friendly magazine. There has never been a better time to join our FIDO Friendly family and advertise to some of the most influential pet guardians on the planet.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Plant & Animals, Health & Lifestyle, Travel & Leisure
Tom Nazziola, Music Composer, Musical Director, Orchestrator, Performer and Keyboardist
Guest Occupation: Music Composer, Musical Director, Orchestrator, Performer, Keyboardist
Guest Biography:

BIO BELOW FROM: http://www.tomnazziola.com/bio.html

Tom Nazziola’s music has been featured on virtually every medium in the world of composition. From "live film music" to choral and orchestral pieces, his work has been performed in France, Ireland, Slovenia, Guatemala, Croatia and throughout the United States —as well as broadcast nationally and internationally on radio and television. His highly praised film score for "The Golem" was featured on John Schaefer’s New Sounds (WNYC); his compositions have also been aired on NBC, ABC, ESPN, BET, and CBS. His music has supported national ad campaigns, documentaries, and news programs with a recognizable client list including: Dateline NBC, Special Olympics, Fox College Sports, NFL Network, ABC’s Primetime Medical Mysteries, Hooking up and CBS News. In addition to composing, he is also the musical director and orchestrator for The BQE Project, a celebrated New York-based chamber ensemble known for its original compositions performed live-to-film.

Nazziola’s orchestrations have also found an audience. He is responsible for orchestrating music for the U.S. Open (opening ceremony - 2005 and 2007); he was also commissioned to orchestrate Edward MacDowell’s "Woodland Sketches" for a performance by the New York Philharmonic with guest artist Garrison Keillor. He has served as head orchestrator and conductor for Broadway Asia International’s "Race for Love," which premiered in Huairou, China in 2009. Other orchestration accomplishments include Korean opera, "Another Sun" and popular PBS children’s TV series, "Ditty Doodleworks."

Tom has been commissioned by the American Composer’s Forum, VocalEssence, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of the Moving Image and the New Jersey Youth Symphony (first commissioned composer by this organization) among others. He has received numerous awards, including the Bistro Award, the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award, AMBY Award, and the Erich Parker Parent's Choice Award. His music has been featured on several radio stations across the country including: NPR, WNYC, WWUH, WJFF and WCAL.
As a performer, Nazziola has played with Michael Brecker, Gerry Mulligan, Rufus Reid, Dave Liebman, Bob Brookmeyer, George Russell, Terrance Blanchard, Mark Murphy, Susannah McCorkle, Jeff Beal, Richie Beirach, John Hollenbeck, Marvin Hamlisch, Gloria Gaynor and Terry Silverlight. He has also played percussion in Martin Short’s Broadway play "Fame Becomes Me," and performed on the soundtrack for Paramount Picture’s "Mad Hot Ballroom." Tom’s performances can also be heard on Disney's "Baby Einstein" CDs and DVDs in which he has served as principal keyboardist for over 10 years.
Tom is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and holds a masters degree in composition from Brooklyn College. He also studied composition and orchestration at the Juilliard School and at the Mannes School of Music.
I am interested in composing for any and all mediums - from film scores to chamber ensembles and soloists. By drawing from a diverse musical background, I seek to present a well-informed approach to composition...letting my imagination move in whatever direction best serves the subject at hand.
Guest Category: Music
Laura Maxwell, Psychologist and Evangelist
Guest Occupation: Psychologist, Evangelist
Guest Biography:

LAURA MAXWELL was raised near Glasgow, Scotland and graduated from Strathclyde University with a B.A. Honors Degree in psychology. Laura's Mother was a MEDIUM and committed suicide because her house was "HAUNTED" OR DEMONIZED BY DEMONIC SPIRITS.

Christ rescued Laura from her life in the New Age and Spiritualism; and Laura is now honored to be an Evangelist and able to share testimony on Satellite TV and radio stations in Europe.

The Tv shows have also been aired on various TV channels in Asia, India, Russia, Pakistan, Ukraine, Australia, New Zealand and in other nations; and Laura is delighted and blessed to continue to hear from people worldwide who have also been saved out of the Occult -- by the transforming mighty power of our Loving Jesus Christ.

Guest Category: Paranormal, Psychology, Christianity