KIM BONSANTI, Artist-in-Residence, majored in Trumpet Performance at Manhattan School of Music and studied trumpet with William Vacchiano, Vincent Penzarella, Stephen Burns and Laurie Frink. Ms. Bonsanti has worked extensively as a freelance musician in numerous Brass Quintets and wind ensembles. Her solo trumpet work can be heard on the original cast album of Swingtime Canteen, Burning by The Kit McClure Band, Quinn Lemley Is Rita Hayworth: The Heat is On! and Quinn Lemley Dance or Die! Ms. Bonsanti is the Official Bugler for the Port Authority of NY and NJ, and performs live annually on national television for the "reading of the names" 9/11 ceremonies. She recently was requested by the British Consulate to play for the inaugural voyage of the SS Daring. Ms. Bonsanti is listed in the book Madame Jazz: Contemporary Women Instrumentalists for her work with the DIVA Jazz Orchestra. She has played with The Bronx Opera and The Staten Island Philharmonic. She performed at Paul Newman's “Hole-In-The-Wall Gang” Camp, performing behind Carole King and Bernadette Peters. Other shows, off-Broadway, regional, Europe and Asia include: Swingtime Canteen, Aladdin, 42nd Street, Cabaret, Gypsy, Guys and Dolls and The Wizard of Oz. Kim is delighted to be this year's Artist In Residence with The Long Island Choral Society.


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