Our Musicians

Allison Moore- Bass

Allison is a jazz and classical musician from Charlottesville. VA. She studied music education at St. Olaf College, and she now teaches in Charlottesville City Schools.

Leonard Grasso- Piano, Organ, Voice, Woodwinds

Leonard has two degrees from James Madison University in Music Education and has been professionally performing in the Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, and Staunton areas for five years. He is fluent in many styles of music, including Jazz, Classical, Baroque, and pop/electronic.

Maestra Strings

The Maestra String Ensembles are anchored by Laura Mulligan Thomas (cello) and Emily Thomas Waters (violin). Laura and Emily are professional string players, conductors, teachers, and also happen to be mother and daughter! Maestra Strings can be hired as soloists, duos, trios, and quartets. With decades of experience performing classical and modern music at weddings and other private events throughout the greater Charlottesville region, we are ready to provide exceptional music for your next event. 

Sentimental Journey

Sentimental Journey is a seasoned big band that focuses on repertoire from the thirties, forties, fifties, and beyond! Established in 1985, Sentimental Journey has been entertaining audiences throughout the state of Virginia, including performances at the Homestead, Keswick, the Downtown Pavilion, and Jazz In the Park in Staunton.