Life Changes Show, June 11, 2018

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
Show Headline: 
Life Changes Show
Show Sub Headline: 
Shifting From Disastering To Mastering with Guest Dr. Toni Galardi and Musical Guests Maria de la Vega and The Wayward F

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure

“Shifting From Disastering To Mastering,” with Guest, International Speaker, Transitions Expert, Trailblazing Psychotherapist, Author and Career Coach, Dr. Toni Galardi; and Musical Guests, Jazz and Blues Singer and Band, Maria de la Vega and The Wayward Five, on The LIFE CHANGES Show


Guest, Dr Toni Galardi

Guest Name: 
Dr Toni Galardi
Dr Toni Galardi
Guest Occupation: 
Licensed psychotherapist, professional speaker, advice columnist and author
Guest Biography: 


Dr. Toni Galardi is a licensed psychotherapist, professional speaker, advice columnist and author of The LifeQuake Phenomenon: How To Thrive (Not Just Survive) During Times of Personal and Global Upheaval. Her ground-breaking philosophy has led to the development of a clientele of individuals and executives who are looking to create both positive change and inner stability, career advancement, better relationship skills, and effective crisis management during stressful transitions.

Dr. Galardi has been a guest expert on change management and crisis intervention with a wide range of regional, national and international media outlets, including Good Day LA, FOX NEWS, ABC, AOL, Health Magazine, New York Post, More Magazine, Counselor Magazine, the Neil Cavuto Show, Good Day San Diego, “Healthy Advice” with Dr. Gene Steiner on KRLA, “Your Health Matters” with Dr. Tony O’Donnell on KXAM, “The Aware Show” with Lisa Garr on KPFK and “Inner Vision” with Dr. Nita Vallens on KPFK.

Dr. Toni as she is called in her advice column “Ask the LifeQuake Doctor” was carried in Vision Magazine for 6 years and is currently carried in Counselor magazine for the last three years.

A noted public speaker and former adjunct professor of psychology, Dr. Toni has worked with organizations as diverse as Xerox Corp, Interactive Arts Inc, and Auto Desk. (speaking page one sheet) Dr. Galardi has assisted scores of people who are seeking to transform their fear of change into a joyous, meaningful life.

Dr. Toni received her Ph.D. in psychology and organizational development from Barrington University, her Master of Arts in marriage, family, and child counseling from Chapman University and Bachelor of Science in public administration from the University of Arizona. She has been a licensed psychotherapist in the state of California for over twenty years and currently resides in Marin County, Ca.

Guest, Maria De la Vega and the Wayward Five

Guest Name: 
Maria De la Vega and the Wayward Five
Maria De la Vega and the Wayward Five
Guest Occupation: 
Jazz and blues quintet fronted by a dynamic female vocalist
Guest Biography: 


Maria De la Vega and the Wayward Five are a jazz and blues quintet fronted by a dynamic female vocalist, specializing in blending unique flavors with the classic music of the 20’s, 30’s,40’s and 50’s. The Wayward Five plays an eclectic variety of styles ranging from Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Anita O’Day and Alberta Hunter. Their music appeals to a wide variety of palettes from the jazz and blues enthusiast to the casual listener. Their debut CD, Here’s to Life, was released in 2018.

Maria de la Vega | Vocals

Maria De la Vega is a jazz and blues singer who, in addition to several other music projects, has headed her own band Wayward Five for the last 9 years. She has a signature style that is both powerfully energetic and lyrical, reminiscent of legendary voices such as Billy Holiday, Alberta Hunter, Anita O’Day and others. Utilizing her extensive classical training, Maria beguiles and elates her audiences with performances that that are lush and playful. Her velvet voice and generous presence have been described as rich, dynamic and glowing. She has been a regular feature performer at such notable venues as Wolfgang Puck’s American Food and Wine Festival at Universal Studios, The Bar and Lounge at Hotel Bel Air, The California Club, The Jonathan Club, Spago Beverly Hills, The Charleston and many other cabarets, nightclubs and restaurants in the Los Angeles and Southern California region.

Jamieson Trotter | Piano

When Jamieson Trotter was four years old, he went into the den where his father had been practicing the piano, and began playing what his Dad had just finished working on. As the story goes, his father peeked into the room and just said, “I’m in trouble.” He started lessons for Jamieson the next day.

Jamieson Trotter attended school at California Institute of the Arts, learning from the great bass player Charlie Haden. He has also studied with Joe LaBarbera, Larry Koonse, and even the harmonically challenging Waddada Leo Smith (formerly of the Chicago Art Ensemble).

Jamieson’s hands have played small roles in a few movies. He was Val Kilmer’s piano hands in “The Salton Sea,” and Debra Winger’s coach for “Eulogy” with Ray Romano.

Jamieson has eclectic tastes in the kinds of music he enjoys playing. He has been a Temptation temporarily, composes and plays orchestral parts for Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66, and played with Mathew Morrison and Mark Salling of the television show, Glee. Jamieson is featured on piano on Salling’s upcoming follow up to his album “Pipe Dreams.” Recently, Jamieson began recording with Jon Farriss – drummer for INXS.

Carol Bach y Rita and Mark Winkler both have critically acclaimed jazz albums with Jamieson’s hands on keys. He is currently composing in a small room in Highland Park. Don’t disturb him.

Gabe Davis | Bass

Gabe Davis first picked up an instrument before he picked up a pencil. He began his long love of music at the age of four, starting on piano. At age ten he started playing the electric bass in order to form a rock band for his 5th grade talent show. As his musical tastes expanded, so did his repertoire of instruments and Gabe gravitated towards the upright bass. He has since toured extensively in the United States, Canada, and Europe with several different groups spanning various genres. To Gabe, music is a way of life and he loves to share his passion with anyone who wants to listen.

Mark San Filippo | Drums

Mark San Filippo was born & raised in Los Angeles & began playing the drums at the age of twelve. During high school he was a member of the Los Angeles Junior Philharmonic. He became more seriously involved in jazz while attending Pasadena City College where he earned an AA in music & was awarded the Jazz Ensembles Award for outstanding contribution.

He deepened his knowledge & experience of jazz performance while attending the Colburn School of Performing Arts. He transferred to UCLA & in 2000 he graduated Summa Cum Laude, earning a BA in Ethnomusicology, Jazz Studies Concentration. Mark has studied with an impressive array of master jazz musicians including drummers Billy Higgins & Sherman

Ferguson, cornetist Bobby Bradford, band leader Gerald Wilson & guitarists Kenny Burrell & Anthony Wilson. He has freelanced extensively, playing in acclaimed jazz, swing & latin bands all over the world. Out of an extensive list of musical engagements, Mark’s highlights include performing in the Duke Ellington Centennial Celebration at UCLA’s Royce Hall, along with guest conductor Lalo Schiffrin & jazz great Herbie Hancock on piano. He currently performs as a band leader, sideman & recording artist.

Life Changes Show

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
Show Host: 
Filippo Voltaggio

Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!

A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.

In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.

The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.

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