Carmen Caramanica Jazz Trio
The RobbersMy first professional music group! Back at Roscoe Conkling School in Utica with Rich, Nick, and Sal. This band was a lot of fun and great experience and also included Jim LaPaglia and later Chick Joseph. With two appearances on the Twist-a-Rama Show on WKTV and many, many dances and parties, for 7th and 8th graders this was a popular band. Our highlight was playing for our own 8th Grade Graduation party and the band was augmented with horns (way before Chicago!)
Since we were always playing - I do not have any other photos or movies of our group. If you do, and could share a copy, please contact me!
From WKTV Twist-A-Rama with Hank Brown - - May 1, 1965
Rich Monescalchi - organ, Chick Joseph - bass, Nick DiPierro - drums, Cosmo Castellano - guitar
Come On Up Nick DiPierro - vocals
Summertime Chick Joseph - vocals