providing purpose and opportunity

through music.

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We believe that well-being begins with purpose, and that our ability to thrive as individuals depends on a reciprocal relationship with our community. We also believe that music is among the most powerful forms of human connection, and that we are all better off when we come together to listen, to dance, and to celebrate life. 

WHO WE ARE

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Pete is a behavioral therapist, a teacher,

and a percussionist.

His favorite bands are Radiohead, Wilco, and Louis Armstrong, and he loves to eat cereal. 

Pete Kozak 

founder

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Jon is a music teacher, and also plays piano and trumpet in several other bands.

Jon loves to go camping and always wears a pocket watch that he got from his grandfather. 

Jon Schmarak

musical director

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Nick is an information technology consultant at DRP Solutions, and our resident Elvis impersonator.

He loves to play golf  and eat fancy sushi.

Nick Carriero

director of development


Jewels has been playing the piano since he was 3 years old, and is currently a student at Lagond Music School in Elmsford, NY. 
He loves playing jazz music, and has built up quite a repertoire in pop and classical tunes as well.


When he is not playing music, Jewels loves to go swimming, ice skating, and to stay active outdoors. 

Jewels Harrison

piano / keyboards / vocals

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Sebastian has loved music his entire life, but it wasn't until a few years ago that his talent was truly discovered. After being given the opportunity to explore several instruments, Sebastian now studies bass, drums, and voice and loves to perform in front of an audience.

When he is not playing music, Sebastian loves to play video games in his mancave and ride the Peloton.

Sebastian Gomez
bass / drums / vocals

The Especially Everyone Ensemble is a collection of musicians that come together to facilitate human connection through music, and strive to make music accessible and inclusive to all.

The Especially Everyone Ensemble

WHAT WE DO

WHAT IS AN ESPECIALLY EVERYONE SHOW?

 

Our concert experience is designed to engage our audience, and to make live music more accessible to people that may find some elements of a traditional concert challenging, including people with special needs.

 

Our shows are earlier. Typically taking place on a weekend afternoon, we want you to be able to enjoy the whole show, and not worry about getting home too late.

 

We select our songs so that there is something for everybody, playing music across many genres and styles, while looking to promote a positive message through the music that is played. We regularly feature guests, and always try keep the show moving with high energy.

 

We want you to be part of the show! The audience will have a chance to be a part of the music at various points during the performance. You can also snap a picture at our photobooth, give a high five to our dancing robot, and sign your name on the board before you leave.

 

We make all efforts to keep the noise level at a moderate volume, but we also make noise canceling headphones and ear plugs available for anyone that is still having difficulty during the performance.

 

For anyone that may need to step away from the show, we have a designated “break area” where you can find a variety of sensory and relaxation items, as well as some free snacks and water.

 

Finally, our staff and volunteers are sure to be the friendliest people in the room. You will see us dancing around in bright red shirts, guaranteeing that YOU will not have to be the first on the dance floor! Let us know if you need anything at all – we want to make sure we are doing everything we can so that you can enjoy the show.