The thing I enjoy most about making music is that there are so many styles & genres to play with, and each one is like a world unto itself. So instead of just focusing on one style, I pursued as many as I could, and created a different band/ensemble to highlight each one. That's why there are so many groups featured on our Music page- each has it's own function, and each gives me an opportunity to perform the music I love. Besides performing as leader, I also thrive as a freelance trumpet player, arranger, composer, and musical contractor.
Originally a trumpet player, I now perform on trumpet, percussion/cajon, vocals, ukelele and occasional others.
I believe that sustainable living is one of the most important issues our world faces today. I am currently working to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible in all aspects of my music and business practices. Additionally, each month I donate 5% of my adjusted income to a non-profit working to fight climate change, protect or clean-up the environment or make the world a better place in some way.
Each year, our Fulginiti Family Band performs and releases a holiday single to raise funds for a local charity. To date, we have raised about $6,000 for several different organizations.
For those in need of a more formal biographical statement:
Todd has earned praise for his work in a wide variety of styles including jazz, rock/funk, classical, theater and many others. In addition to performing with the groups featured at www.toddfulginiti.com, Todd is a freelance artist performing with dozens of groups and as a soloist. Career highlights include "single night" engagements with Ray Charles, Frankie Valli, and Maceo Parker. As a recording artist, Todd has contributed to over a dozen projects both with his own bands and as a guest artist. Across the airwaves and on stages, Todd's arrangements and compositions continue to be performed around the country and internationally by both professional and student groups. As a recently retired public school teacher, Todd spent 25 years teaching elementary general music class and chorus. He resides in Lititz, Pa with his wife. Outside of music, Todd writes a blog at www.fiveoclockshadow.life, is training for a marathon, and is a big Philadelphia Eagles fan.
Todd Fulginiti Trio
Jazz On King Volume 1
Fulginiti Family Band