Piano & Violin
David Shenton is an English-born pianist, violinist, composer, and arranger based in New York City. As pianist/music director David has worked with renowned members of the music profession in all genres, including Vanessa Williams, Tony Bennett, Norm Lewis, Zach Levi, Sierra Boggess, Denyce Graves, Alfie Bøe, Renée Fleming, Sherrill Milnes, Marilyn Maye, Liz Callaway, Sir André Previn, Michael Feinstein, Amanda McBroom, Katie Couric, Alan Menken, and Stephen Schwartz.
David's proficiency in multiples genres has allowed him to work at prestigious venues, in various guises, all over the world. He gave his Carnegie Hall début in 2014 when he conducted (from the piano) his own orchestra/big band in front of a sold out house. David's Jazz @ Lincoln Center début was at The Rose Theater as jazz pianist , and later he gave his classical piano début at Lincoln Center's Rubenstein Atrium performing Schumann and Chopin as part of the 200th year anniversary celebrations of these two composers. In 2012 David arranged, orchestrated, conducted, and played solo violin and piano for a Lincoln Center-commissioned work to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of Titanic.
As a violinist, David has performed frequently as a soloist with leading orchestras and as a recitalist. As a jazz pianist he continues to perform frequently at jazz clubs and larger venues in the USA.
Cello & Mandocello
American cellist Peter Sachon performs and records with an array of musicians and musical groups in New York City. In addition to Broadway, he also regularly performs with classical, jazz, and rock groups. He is active in promoting new music and art of all kinds.
Some of the classical ensembles Mr. Sachon has played with include The Absolute Ensemble, Sonos Chamber Orchestra, Spoleto Festival Orchestra (Italy and U.S.), Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Mr. Sachon was also the principal cellist at both the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany and the Pacific Music Festival in Japan.
Peter Sachon was the cellist for the Broadway productions of Fiddler on the Roof, The Light in the Piazza, High Fidelity, Legally Blonde, South Pacific, Pippin, and The King and I. He was most recently the principal cellist at Lincoln Center Theater’s My Fair Lady.
Mr. Sachon regularly performs and records with a wide array artists including Adam Guettel, Kelli O'Hara, Audra McDonald, Victoria Clark, Judy Kuhn, Chris Potter, Dee Snider, Peter Buffet, Stephen Schwartz, Anthony Rapp, and James Taylor.
Peter Sachon has been the electric cellist for two Cirque du Soleil shows (Banana Schpeel and Quidam) and he has also toured Europe and the United States as a member of Pink Martini.
Guitar & Bass
Matt Scharfglass is an award-winning instrumentalist spanning multiple genres for Broadway, off-Broadway and regional theaters, corporate events, sporting events, concerts, recording sessions, and casual club engagements. Matt is a frequent performer at the iconic New York City venue, 54 Below, with the hit show, “Turn the Beat Around”, starring an array of Broadway and off-Broadway performers. He is a former Music Editor for Guitar World magazine, has authored over a dozen bass and guitar instructional books and videos, and is an accomplished arranger with over 1000 songs appearing in publications worldwide.
Matt is the guitarist/bassist for New York Rangers home games at Madison Square Garden and related events around NYC. He is a graduate of NYU's School of Music.
Drums & Percussion
Since graduating with honors from the Berklee College of Music, and completing his graduate studies in music education at Montclair State University, Benjamin Saporito has enjoyed a musically diverse career as a performing percussionist in the New York City metropolitan area.
Mr. Saporito has performed and/or recorded with, The New York Pops, The American Composers Orchestra, The Newburgh Symphony, The New York Jazzharmonic Trio, Vanessa Racci, Martin Pizzarelli, Vin Mott’s Rhythm and Blues Band and Vintage Ego to name a few. Additionally, he has played regional productions of Spelling Bee, The Addams Family, Songs for a New World, Heathers, Footloose, Annie, Hairspray, Mama Mia, 13, A Chorus Line, Ragtime, Pippin, and Rent. Most recently, Mr. Saporito has been serving as a substitute drummer at Disney’s hit Broadway show Aladdin.