Jazz Festival Chair
President - J. D. Calato Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Carol Calato is President of J. D. Calato Mfg. , manufacturer of Regal Tip percussion products.
Regal Tip is one of the world’s most respected brands of drumsticks, brushes and percussion
accessories. Carol brings a great deal knowledge of the jazz world to the board as she comes
from a family of musicians and, through her business, has worked with some of the world’s
leading drummers, including such jazz greats as Ed Thigpen (Oscar Peterson), Jeff Hamilton
(Diana Krall), Clayton Cameron (Tony Bennett), Joe LaBarbera (Bill Evans, Tony Bennett),
and Ulysses Owens (Christian McBride, Kurt Elling). In addition to serving on the Lewiston
Jazz Festival Board, she is also a member of the NAMM Board (National Association of
Music Merchants) and has served as a Board Member for the Niagara Falls Area Chamber
of Commerce, Niagara Council of the Arts and is on the Advisory Board of Modern Drummer
Magazine. She is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo and has a B.A. and M.A. in English.
Support the Jazz Fest!
This FREE festival costs over $150,000 to host. We rely exclusively on sponsorship revenues and contributions from people like you who love to come and enjoy two days of free entertainment!! We welcome contributions of any amount. Send your tax deductible contribution to the Lewiston Jazz Festival, PO Box 1522, Lewiston, New York 14092