NOUVEAU is a preeminent band, offering for your entertainment, a wide variety of R&B, Pop, Classic Rock, Funk, Country and Jazz music. We have upbeat music, including dance numbers that will have you moving, and grooving to some of your favorite tunes, from the past and present.
MITCH GOLDMAN’S infectious energy, and boundless talent, has caught the attention of The Doobie Brothers, Kenny Rogers, The Temptations, The English Beat, Rick Derringer, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Alagia, Tutu and the Pirates, Jack Mazzenga, and many other national performers, whom Mitch has played for, recorded with, or shared a stage within his career. A popular artist in the Chicago area, Mitch provides Nouveau with vocals, guitar, and trumpet.
IDA IVY’s timeless and sultry vocals have given her the opportunity to sit in with some of her major musical influences, including Count Basie’s Orchestra, and B.B. King. She has received offers to sing background with well-known, nationally acclaimed artists, however, she has chosen to spend time with her family, while sharing her phenomenal talent with local audiences.
LARRY THOMAS, aka Shugabear, is the newest member of the Nouveau family. Larry is a full-time musician, whom has performed with many popular bands throughout Illinois, and Wisconsin. Larry has opened for Cheap Trick, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Buddy Guy, and Morris Day and the Time, and others. Wait until you witness his personality, and showmanship, coming from his keyboard. It’s amazing to experience.
RICH MAGNINI is Nouveau’s bassist. He has played, and composed, in countless bands, with well-known musicians, from Chicago to LA. He studied his craft with Bunny Brunel, which helped nurture his exceptional talent with driving bass lines that cross all genres of music.
TONY DIVOZZO, aka Groove Merchant, is an experienced drum teacher, and has played professionally with multiple bands, covering a variety of musical styles. He keeps the beat going for our band, and for all those that are able to witness his outstanding skills.
MARK DUPIES is the lead guitarist and vocalist for Nouveau. Mark also provides sound for live performances for many national and local bands. He has engineered sound, and shared his impressive guitar abilities, within many bands, throughout the years. He puts the cool in Nouveau.
JEANINE RIESS has shared her vocal talent as lead singer, and harmonist in numerous bands. She has sung at vigils, weddings, charity functions, and other opportunities, showcasing her flexibility in music and venues. Jeanine also plays keyboard for Nouveau. During a Nouveau show, when not on stage, you will find her with the audience singing personally to, and with, everyone.
We love sharing the musical and personal energy with our audience; creating a fun-filled time for everyone that experiences the Nouveau difference.
Larry is our new Keyboard player, read more about Larry in the Bio tab.
Mitch Goldman Joins Nouveau
We are excited to announce that Mitch Goldman is joining Nouveau. Mitch's Trumpet expertise, stage presence and vocal ability will add a whole new dimension to this band. Please check out the Bio tab for more info about him.