Antoinette's Recording Session
July-October 2006

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    Antoinette took some time off from her busy summer performance schedule in 2006 to complete a very ambitious recording project. Her project included the recording of 9 brand-new original songs and 17 great Italian songs to complete her third and fourth CD.  A fifth compilation of songs from the Great American Songbook has also been scheduled for completion in early 2007. 

    Commercial Recording Studios in Cleveland Ohio was chosen for their uncompromising dedication to quality and their highly skilled engineering staff.  Our thanks to Rich Maurer, Jeff Gates and Ted Sikora at Commercial Recording for their help in making this project a big success.  For more information on Commercial Recording Studios, click here.

Antoinette (vocals)

Antoinette's beautiful voice really shines on these recordings.  Her song list is equally impressive.  Her Italian song list includes some of the most powerful ballads you will ever hear, including "Gira Con Me Questa Notte," "Mi Mancherai," "Time to Say Good By," and "Non Ti Scordar Di Me".  These great ballads are nicely combined with some all-time favorites like "Volare", "Al Di La", and "Mambo Italiano."

Antoinette's new original songs all have the distinctive "Antoinette touch" with beautiful melodies and thought-provoking lyrics.  You're sure to love these new songs from her new all-originals CD.

For you audiophiles out there:  Yes, that really is an $8000 Sony 800G microphone!

Rich Maurer (Recording Engineer)

Every great recording project needs a great sound engineer.  Rich Maurer from Commercial Recording Studios has the musical talent of a performing musician and the great ears that make every detail of a recording come out just right.

As a percussionist, Rich Maurer has performed with Anne Cochran, Michael McDonald, and a host of others.

Our special thanks to Rich Ted Sikora, and Jeff Gates at Commercial Recording Studios for their fine work on this recording project.

Bob Fraser (guitar, mandolin)

If you listen closely to Antoinette's recordings, you'll hear the fabulous acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and mandolin of Bob Fraser.  

Bob "the Fras" gigs with the Cleveland Pops, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, and numerous celebrity artists that have toured Cleveland, including Pavorotti.   Bob is a member of the University of Akron faculty, and is well known for his fabulous arrangements.

Dr. John Petrone (piano)

A professor of music who has played in Carnegie Hall, Dr. John Petrone has been Antoinette’s close friend and mentor for many years. The lush sounds of Dr. John’s piano is heard on nearly all of Antoinette’s recordings.

Dr. John's piano has accompanied artists from Jerry Vale to Lola Falana and countless others.

Don Day (bass)

Undernieth every great recording are the sounds of a great bass. Don is owner of the Hal Lynn Agency, and plays with the TOPS Swing Band. Don has performed with Frankie Vali, Bobby Vinton, and many others.

Karl Zahtilla (sax, clarinet, flute)

A professional musician for over 60 years, Karl has performed with numerous jazz combos and at all the great Cleveland area theatres, and has accompanied many celebrity artists, including Tony Bennet

Tom Fries (percussion)

With over 20 CDs and 5000 live performances to his credit, Tom Fries serves on the faculty of the College of Wooster. Tom has played with the Cleveland Orchestra, and leads his own band,, playing for many visiting celebrity artists.  

Tom has played for Al Martino, Gladys Knight, and many others.  Tom is also president of Music Talent of Cleveland.



You will simply LOVE Antoinette's latest CD !

Available now at CD

Cover art by Ted Sikora at Commercial Recording Studios