06 Feb 2014

Peter Duchin Trio To Appear At Naples’ Voices For Kids Gala

Darlene Ann Grossman, Executive Director of Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida, announced today that the famed Peter Duchin Trio will star at their Signature Event Make the Night Bright for our abused, neglected and abandoned children. The event, celebrating the fabulous music of the Big Band era, is set for February 22 at 6 p.m. at the Naples Train Depot, 1051 5th Avenue South, in Naples.

The trio will be under the direction of Ron Amodea, a former New York band leader, guitarist and vocalist with the world-renowned Peter Duchin Orchestra. Amodea has earned four RIAA Certified Gold Records for hit recordings with artists such as Tony Orlando & Dawn and The Tokens.

The trio is part of a larger orchestra, represented by Peter Duchin Music of Naples, operated by Amodea and his wife, Jean. Since 1997, the local company has continued the tradition of presenting the repertoire, quality music and talent established by the world-renowned, New York based Peter Duchin entertainment complex, Duchin Entertainment.

From London to Paris, from Venice to Vancouver, from South Africa to Hong Kong, Peter and his orchestra have performed at some of the most exclusive celebrations including presidential inaugural balls, performances for kings and queens and heads of state to charity benefits, political conventions and corporate and private functions. They have performed with most of the top stars of musical show business such as Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli, Kenny G, Natalie Cole, Ray Charles and many others and was voted the top party band in the United States by Vanity Fair magazine.

In addition to entertainment, the event will include wine and food pairings along with silent and live auctions and unique experiences. Emcees are Stacey Deffenbaugh, NBC-2 Anchor and Mike Joyce of Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry. Tickets are $125 and two for $175 and can purchased online at or calling 239-252-8432.

VFK’s is a 501(c )(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that every abused, neglected, and abandoned child in Southwest Florida has a Guardian ad Litem volunteer (GAL) who becomes the child’s “voice” in court, school and the community and that every GAL has access to financial assistance and resources needed to meet the child’s health, educational and social needs, not provided by other sources.

Proceeds from this event will be used to fund:

  • Recruitment, training and retention of Guardian ad Litem volunteer advocates who become the child’s “voice” in court, in school and in the community;
  • Kids Being Kids Program which gives our community’s most vulnerable children a sense of normalcy by providing a cozy bed, emergency/supplemental clothing, happier birthdays, participation in sports, the arts and social clubs, academic tutoring, summer camps, medical needs…everything that helps them “fit in”!

For further information, contact Darlene Ann Grossman at 239-533-1435.