Zip through the air, climb up water spouts and flutter all around! This live jazzy concert featuring GUITAR, KEYBOARD, DRUMS, and of course host Ms. Susan, SOPRANO, is all about bugs.
0-3 years & 3-6 years
Each concert program is designed with age-appropriate, educational and fun musical experiences in a live concert setting with top-notch professional musicians. The 2:45pm concert is tailored to babies and toddles ages 0-3 years, and the 3:30pm concert is geared to children ages 3-6, however all ages are welcome to both shows.
Meet the Cuddle Concert Musicians!
Annemarie Guzy, Artistic Director
Ms. Annemarie Guzy is a renowned artistic collaborator specializing in designing and producing exceptional live concerts and elevating educational experiences. Collaborations include numerous productions and education programs for and with organizations such as the Colburn School, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, National Park Service, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Dominican Dream Project, Seattle Symphony and Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program. With a Masters in Piano Performance from New England Conservatory, and a dual degree Bachelors of Arts in English Literature and Cultures and Music from Brown University, Ms. Guzy is recognized for her creativity, vibrancy, and innovative approach to live performance and educational programs nationally and internationally. Ms. Guzy is also the Visual and Performing Arts Specialist for the Riverside Unified School District. She lives in Riverside with her toddler Oban, newborn Callum, border-collie mix Thistle, fluffy cat Petunia, and pianist husband Alastair Edmonstone
Susan Mohini Kane, soprano & host
Susan Mohini Kane has enjoyed a versatile career as an established classical and crossover vocal artist. As a freelance artist, Kane has performed with opera companies, symphony orchestras, in solo recital, as part of a jazz/swing quartet called Just Us, as part of a performing duo called Kristof & Kane, and as host and singer for many concerts and special events. LA Culture Spot Magazine has touted Kane’s “crystal-clear voice and impeccable technique” for her performance as Michaëla in La tragédie de Carmen. Kane has recorded two CDs: A Moment of Joy, called by John France of Music Web International “a truly inspirational disc’; and From the Heart, music for meditation. Both CDs are available on Spotify and iTunes. Kane’s book, The 21st Century Singer, based on her years training singers at the college level, has been called “A must-read for any emerging singer” by iCadenza Artists and is available on Amazon. Dr. Kane is now the Executive Director of Santosha Voice Group, LLC, a group dedicated to bringing happiness through singing.
Dave Askren, guitar
Dave Askren has performed with a variety of jazz/latin jazz/instrumental artists, including Bob Moses, Antonio Hart, Delfeayo Marsalis, Hendrik Muerkins, Stuart Hamm, Bruce Arnold, Bobby Shew, "Rhubumba", Sal Cracciolo, Jimmy Branly, Joey DeLeon Jr, David King and Reid Anderson (The Bad Plus), Ben Schacter, Gray Sargent, Kevin Eubanks, Gary Foster, Tony Rizzi's "Wire Choir" with Pete Christlieb; Mike Vax, as well as commercial recording artists including Marilyn McCoo, Latoya Jackson, Linda Hopkins, Little Anthony, The Coasters, The Platters, The Diamonds, The Drifters, The Marvelletes, Brenton Wood, Dato Shake, Kenny Hamber...
Alexandra Caselli, keyboard
Alexandra began classical training on the piano at the age of 6. She received a B.A. degree in liberal arts (Plan II) from the University of Texas at Austin and went on to study music as a graduate student at North Texas State University in Denton. She has been successfully freelancing in the Los Angeles area since 1991. As a member of bass player/KTLA traffic reporter Jennifer York’s jazz quartet for 12 or so years, she played in numerous festivals including the Long Beach, Catalina, Hyatt Newporter and Pasadena Playboy Jazz Festivals. The all-female quartet opened for Poncho Sanchez, Steve Cole, John Tesh and Boney James among others. Ms. Caselli has played many shows locally and throughout the world including Little Anthony (of the Imperials), “Jerry’s Girls” featuring Kay Starr, and Elton John’s AIDA. Currently Alexandra works for several agencies, as well as accompanies at Pasadena City College. For the last twenty years she has been music director and keyboardist for St. Stephen’s of the Valley Lutheran Church. Not only does Alexandra enjoy performing and teaching, but she has completed five albums featuring her own compositions, arrangements and keyboard playing with a jazz combo.