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Meet The Band

Jimi Milligan

A member of The Big House Band since it was created in 1997 - Jimi Milligan is our band leader, male lead vocalist and saxophonist!  

 

One the premier vocalists on the east coast for many years, Jimi was one of only 75 vocalists selected out of over 100,000 people who auditioned and was on NBC's "The Voice" where he earned high praise from all 4 celebrity coaches.

 

"You're a great singer" - Adam Levine - Maroon 5

"He's Obviously a great singer" - Gwen Stefani 

 

When he's not performing with Big House –  Jimi is a dedicated husband and father of 4!   He is working hard on his original music which can be purchased on iTunes or Amazon ! 

Stephanie Chiofalo

Combining stunning beauty and powerful vocals, Stephanie Chiofalo has been a member of The Big House Band since 2014 and is one of Philadelphia’s newest and most promising up and coming female vocalists.

 

After having studied with renowned vocal coach Sal Dupree, Stephanie was performing to sold out crowds in Atlantic City’s Tropicana Showroom at the age of 19!

 

She is a versatile musician who is a classically trained pianist as well as a vocalist.

 

When she’s not performing – Stephanie is a published model, motocross rider and a full time piano and voice teacher. 

 

Rachel Maya

From the time she was a little girl, riding in the car with her parents singing harmonies to her biggest influences like, The Beatles, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder, Rachel knew she wanted to be a musician. 

 

A graduate of Rowan University, a talented singer,  piano player and guitarist, Rachel has taveled the world making music in such places as Germany and Austria!  She brings an energy that will make you smile and an AMAZING voice that will leave you wanting to hear more! 

 

When she’s not performing with The Big House Band, Rachel loves going to concerts and can be found working on her original music. 

 

Jeff Kessler

A member of The Big House Band since 2004, Jeff Kessler is one of the very best and most versitile guitarists on The East Coast.

Whether it is jazz, funk, soul , pop or blues – Jeff Kessler sings and plays it to perfection.  Averaging over 200 dates per year with Big House and his duo partner Jimi Milligan, Jeff is also one of the most in demand entertainers in the Philadelphia area.

As of June 2019, Jeff will be a graduate of Drexel University with a Masters Degree in music therapy.

When he’s not performing with The Big House Band, Jeff enjoys recording original music and traveling throughout the world with his wife, Rosie.

  

Tim Kolber

Originally a member of The Big House Band from 1999-2003,  Tim Kolber, "Timmy K" reunited with Big House in 2013.  

 

He is one of the most versatile bassists on the scene, which has allowed him to play and record with some of the area’s best and most well known bands and musicians.

 

 He has recorded original music with, “Sunday’s Reason” , Raymond Ward and Justin  Guarini runner up on Season 1 of American Idol.

 

 When he is not performing – Tim enjoys traveling with his wife, Christine and recording other bands at his studios in Burlington NJ as well as the United Kingdom, Kolber Studios.

Dave Robinson

Although he is a trained jazz pianist, Dave Robinson’s musical versatility reaches FAR beyond just jazz.   

 

Dave is a seasoned veteran of the Philadelphia musical scene as well as the national scene, having toured with Rock n’ Roll legends, Danny and The Juniors and various Latin bands.

 

When he is not performing – Dave spends time with his wife and  3 children and is a professional independant piano tuner.  He can be found at Robinson Piano Service in Cinnaminson, NJ.  He has tuned the piano of many of the world’s most known musicians including Harry Connick Jr. 

Andrew Kruc

A graduate of The University Of The Arts, Andrew is well seasoned musician who has been performing professionally for over 15 years.

 

In addition to his role as the drummer in The Big House Band, Andrew performs annually in the Philadelphia Mummers Parade as a member of The Whoa Phat Brass Band.

 

Andrew’s passion for performing music is just as large as his love for teaching music. Andrew has been teaching full time for seven years – having recently been named a Phillies “All Star Teacher”.

 

Andrew is also a father of two sons, Andrew and Asher, and credits much of his success to his wife Kami!

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