George Osborne
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George Osborne began his professional life pursuing a career as an Opera singer and artist teacher.  After completing studies at the Rome Opera House on a Fulbright scholarship, Osborne received a Master of Music degree in voice performance from the prestigious Indiana University School of Music and then joined the faculties of Texas Tech University, Southwest Missouri State University and Memphis University as an Artist Teacher.  During this time he had the opportunity to perform leading opera roles with many  outstanding artist including Beverly Sills, James McCracken, John Alexander, and Gabriella Tucci to name a few.  His singing and teaching career led him into directing and producing operas and concert where he worked with most of the great artists of the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s including Franco Corelli, Renata Tebaldi, Birgit Nilsson, Leontyne Price, Joan Sutherland, Beverly Sills, Jerome Hines, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, and Andrea Bocelli.     Read More


Vice Chair 

Carol Calato
Former Chairwoman of the Jazz Festival
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Margy Toohey
Keller Group Inc.
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Kevin Montante
TM Montante Development /Montante Construction
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Jazz Festival Operations Manager 

Jeff Jordan

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Gloria Baker
Northwest Bank
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Jon DiBernado 
Water Street Landing 
Kathleen Neville 
Neville Consultants Inc. 


Donna Elia Tomkins
Sevenson Environmental Services
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Joe Certo
Certo Brothers Distributing
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Matthew Feldman, Attorney at Law
Feldman Kieffer, LLP 
Keith Radford
News Anchor, WKBWTV


Kim Derda 
Midnight Run Wine Cellars
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Dr. Sam Morreale 


Curt Stuart
President, Stuart Sports


Associate Members

Terry Collesano
Mayor, Village of Lewiston
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Susan Reinhardt
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Steve Broderick
Supervisor, Town of Lewiston
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Lori Presti

Directors Emeritus
Skip Mazenauer                                                                              Richard Soluri                                                                             Dennis Tosetto
Publisher, Niagara Frontier Publications                                                                                                                                   NYS Middle School Association
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Music Coordinator                                              
Tony Zambito                                                                

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Jazz Coordinator
Jennifer Pauly
In person inquiries can be made at the Niagara River Reigon Chamber of Commerce office located at 895 Center Street, Lewiston, NY  14092 or call the office at
(716) 754-9500.

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