Christmas CD of Original Music 2018 to benefit the Izzy Room at Hasbro Children's Hospital
Izzy Foundation, Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts (TAPA) & Phattones Studio

- The Backstory for the Original Christmas Music CD Project -

    Where did this Christmas CD Initiative come from?  Who is Jamie Lee Cores?  Click Here

8/08/2018     ANNOUNCEMENT  News Release
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         Christmas Music CD to Benefit Sick Children and Their Families

                       Local Musicians encouraged to submit original Christmas Music

High Resolution Downloadable Photos for any News Media/reporter use:

Patient Jamie Lee Cores at Hasbro with Moby the pet therapy dog July 2017 Jamie Lee Cores 2018 Jamie Lee performing with
TAPA Trio,
Ariel Cruz (left) and
Moises Smith (right)

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8-19-2018   FIRST NEWS CONFERENCE -  News Advisory (link - pdf format)  (link - doc format)  (link - html format)

(Mario Hilario interviews at the Izzy Room)

- Coffee Break with Frank Coletta

Erin Scott, Izzy Foundation Director interview with WJAR-TV10  Frank Coletta (August 20, 2018)

  -  News Release
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Gerry Granahan to consult on CD to Benefit Sick Children
Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts, Phattones Studio volunteer to benefit Izzy Foundation

GERRY GRANAHAN - Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame
Jerry Grant aka Gerry Granahan - more on Gerry HERE

- Valley Breeze
Local musicians encouraged to submit original Christmas music
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Valley Breeze

9/07/2018 - News Release (link - pdf format)  (link - doc format)  (link - html format)
Gerrianne Genga, Singer, Actress, Choreographer to assist with Christmas CD (to benefit Izzy Room at Hasbro Hospital)

Gerrianne Genga
Gerrianne Genga named Deputy Consultant on Christmas CD

  9/14/2018 - News Conference - RI House State Recognition Award - Presented by Rep Scott Slater

Rep Scott Slater presents State
              House Citation
State House Citation
From Left:  Jamie Lee Cores, Erin Scott, Eliza Bryant, Rep. Scott Slater, Tony Caramadre
             See Jamie Lee Cores citation HERE

News Conference Photos - Click here

News Conference Videos - (Youtube live video) Click Here

      Jan Schmidt Janafire
                 Jan Schmidt

9/18/2018  Singer/Performer/Voice Coach Jan Schmidt (Janafire) joins the Collaboration CD project to coach voice for TAPA Music Students
The CD of Original Christmas Music is to be used as a fundraiser to benefit kids at Izzy Foundation's Izzy Room at Hasbro Childrens Hospital

Karla Rodriguez  Bogaert
9/18/2018  TAPA Student, Karla Rodriguez Bogaert, has been selected to create the CD Cover image
The cover will be unveiled in late October

Charlie Quintal
  Charlie Quintal (from Fall River's Charlie Quintal and Talk of the Town) submitted his song, "Please Come Home for Christmas"

Avi David
        Avi David
10/22/2018  Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts (TAPA) students were recording with their Teaching Artist & Musician-in-Residence Avi David on Saturday at Phattones Studio in Warwick for the soon to be released CD "Hope for the Holidays."
(The students submitted their songs earlier, and to do them justice, Tony at Phattones Studio opted to have them come in and record professionally.)
Photos from this recording session are here:
tony desani jasmine
(Photos are by Avi David)

The songs are:  Christmas Alone (was Winter Snow)
Karla Rodriguez-Bogaert - vocals, percussion
Danna Gomez- ukulele
Janitza Padilla - piano

Let's Go Outside:
Jasmine Reyes- piano, vocals
Dasani Nuñez- vocals
Lexi Robbins- bass
Karla Rodriguez-Bogaert- drums

Time of Year:
Anelle Cooper- vocals
Juansell Luna- vocals, piano
(co-written by Jazelle Pimentel)

Gerry Granahan

10/29/2018   Our Consultant Gerry Granahan was at Phattones Studio on Monday 10/29 to finalize which songs will be included on the TAPA/Izzy Foundation CD.  
This was far more difficult than originally anticipated.   The songs to be included will be announced shortly.  This will be a single CD album.  We are still receiving songs which we'll hang onto for a possible sequel next year, but submissions closed on October 1st. 

11/30/2018  The TAPA honors breakfast featuring the Music CD "Hope for the Holidays" with food and coffee donated by McDonalds and over a hundred in attendance and with musician guests Joanne Lurgio, Jason Roseman, Gerrianne Genga, our consultant Gerry Granahan along with project visionary Jamie Lee Cores and other active project members.   See photos of the TAPA Honors Event HERE !

11/30/2018  TAPA and Jamie Lee Cores receive citations/commendations for their work on the CD Project to benefit the Izzy Foundation's Izzy Room at Hasbro Children's Hospital.  Citations were received from Governor Gina Raimondo, Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea and Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin.
(awaiting photos)


12/04/2018  Phattones Studio's Tony Caramadre was on WJAR-TV10's Coffee Break show with  Frank Coletta
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12/14/2018   Jamie Lee Cores interviews with WPRO-am Radio's Tara Granahan
Play Here ! 

Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts Students on the CD
"Hope for the Holidays"

L to R:  Lexi Robbins, Janitza Padilla, Karla Rodriguez-Bogaert, Juansell Luna
Jasmine Reyes, Anelle Cooper & Dasani Nuñez

12/16/2018  Meet the Artist/CD Release Event - Fete Music Hall, Sunday 12/16

December 17, 2018

Former patient brings joy to Hasbro Children’s Hospital

12/16/2018 - Fete Music Hall - The Release Party - Videos
Videos from CD Release Party are