Guitar / Bass
Steve Delesdernier is lead guitarist for the band Paragon. Paragon is an all original edgy melodic modern rock band based out of the Hartford, CT area. Paragon was formed in 2012 by guitarist Steve Delesdernier and drummer Josh Ingraham. While growing up in Portland, CT, their talents crossed paths in their early teen years. Since their influences were practically identical, Josh and Steve started writing original material and recruiting other local musicians to form their band.
Eric Kuhn graduated from Wesleyan University in 1981 and has been an area musician ever since. He has been musical director for numerous Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater productions- everything from Hair to As You Like It- and composed original scores and lyrics for many of them. Currently he is musical director for the Middletown Children's Circus. In this role he arranges, teaches, and directs two hours of non-stop live music with a band of a dozen players, many of whom are young musicians. Eric has played with a number of area bands including China Doll, The Bus, and Jason Smith Quintet wedding band.
He has been the director of, and player/singer with the Eric Kuhn Group, an 8 piece ensemble devoted to his original music.
Albums produced : The Blues for You, 1988, original music, Eden@the Coffeehouse, 2010, original music, Lisa and the Electric Blanket, with The Bus trio (including Michael Cleary, and Paul Bozzi)
Eric plays bass, guitar, keyboards, sings, and composes. His major influences are the blues, American songbook (jazz standards), folk, rock, and reggae.
David attended Berklee College of Music and graduated from the Hartford Conservatory where he taught for 15 years. He was also taught at the Loomis Chaffe School and was a member of the adjunct faculty at Trinity College. David has toured the East Coast and has performed locally throughout the area for the last twenty-five years with his own group Jason Smith Quintet. David became the director of Connecticut Valley School of Music and Dance in 1983 David teaches Guitar and Bass.
Ed Misenti has been playing guitar for 50 years and has been teaching for the past 25 years. He has shared concert stages from Hartford CT to Hollywood CA. with: Joe Perry, Rick Derringer, Nazerath, and Michael Bolton. Ed has extensive studio experience having recorded CD's with Saddletramp, Alexis, Hedd and has been a guest artist on many other recordings. Ed is currently Musical Director at Mt. Olive Church, Middletown Ct. He has been a member of the Conn. Valley faculty since 1997 specializing in Rock, Blues, Funk R&B and Soul Jazz.