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FRED TREGASKIS ' expertise in wine began with his working in vineyards while studying art at SUNY New Paltz.
He later had the opportunity to be invited to be on the tasting panel for Wine Enthusiast magazine where he tasted and critiqued wine.
Most recently he can be heard as the wine tasting host on National Public Radio’s weekly show “A Moment in Wine”, tasting and reviewing wines.
Fred was the founder of New England Wine Cellars, and later Summit Wine Cellars, building high end cellars around the world. Fred's wine cellar designs have graced the covers of books and been featured in magazines geared towards wine aficionados.
Fred has traveled to wine producing countries worldwide and enjoys sharing his passion with others in an all inclusive manner without pretension.
Louise Baranger was born in Hollywood, California and played with the bands of Harry James, Nelson Riddle, Bill Berry, Jack Wilson, and Ray Anthony.
She has played at the Playboy, Concord, Kansas City, Boston, and Monterey Jazz Festivals and has appeared in numerous television shows including The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, in addition to music videos with Joe Cocker, Bobby Womack and others.
Playing credits include The Temptations and Four Tops, BJ Thomas, Clark Terry, Helen Reddy, Sammy Davis, Jr. and many more. She has been a substitute player on numerous Broadway shows including Les Miserables, Carousel, Ragtime, and 42nd Street.
Louise’s 9 piece “little” big band has played at The Emmy Awards in Hollywood, California, Boston’s Symphony Hall, and numerous private events.
As a guest soloist she has performed with symphony orchestras and jazz bands in Germany, Japan, Argentina, Peru and throughout the U.S. Louise has performed for two US presidents including being a featured soloist at the 2001 Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC.
Her first solo album, Trumpeter’s Prayer, on Summit Records, features Arturo Sandoval, Steve Allen, Carl Fontana, and Frank Sinatra, Jr.
Her second album for Summit Records, Louise Baranger Plays the Great American Groove Book, held the #1 position on jazz radio stations across the country.
Louise was on the senior faculty at the Litchfield Jazz Camp and has given masterclasses around the world. Her students have achieved top spots in local and state honor bands in Connecticut and New York.
For more information and a complete bio please visit www.TrumpetDiva.com