Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Never too early for Christmas!

The Long Island, New York-based band “J” is in the studio now working on a Christmas album, the proceeds of which will benefit the Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Network. It will be the second Christmas album produced by the group to benefit those affected by this rare genetic syndrome.

The group made the announcement while performing at the 18th Annual Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Family Conference.

For the past nine years “J” has held a Christmas concert to raise money for the HPS Network. During that time, the band has raised more than $125,000 to benefit the Network. This Christmas the second Christmas CD titled “A Very Merry Christmas” will commemorate a decade of fundraising by “J”.

“J” is the brother and sister duo John DiGennaro and JoAnn Criblez. For this album (as well as many of their performances) “J” has recruited the help of the following musicians:

JoAnn Criblez (lead vocals)

John DiGennaro (lead vocals, guitar)

Sonny Mirabelli (keyboards)

Charlie Kulis (guitar, piano and vocals)

Thomas Criblez (drums)

Daniel Criblez (bass)

James Guarini (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals)

Johanna Guarini (violin, vocals)

Laura Zukowski (violin, vocals)

Belanne Ungarelli (flute, vocals)

Scott St. Denis (percussion, guitar, vocals)

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