The fabulous Fulginitis

By on August 5, 2015

Two weeks ago, Lititz’s Todd Fulginiti joined Second Sky at Tellus 360 in Lancaster for a great set of music, including several songs from their most recent release, “Touching The Surface.” Todd, on horn, added his own special touch to each composition, expertly accenting and bringing a power and rhythm to the audience. Todd records on the band’s records in a variety of ways: in studio, via Skype, Facetime, and even email.

In addition to playing with Second Sky, you can find Todd playing with a number of other bands, both big and small, and touring around Pennsylvania, New Jersey and other states. He also performs at community events here in town, most recently at the Taste of Lititz celebration of local food and libation.

Todd Fulginiti performs with Second Sky at Tellus 360. (Photos by Jeff Cofer)

Todd Fulginiti performs with Second Sky at Tellus 360. (Photos by Jeff Cofer)

The former borough councilman is committed to his art and his craft. His passion for music is complete, and you can sense a certain pride he takes with him wherever he goes that comes from being from Lititz. The growth of the music scene here is something he is also committed to, and he looks to his own family for help.

Bailey Fulginiti, his daughter, loves jazz. I know this because on July 26 I had the pleasure of hearing her sing a host of jazz standards for an intimate crowd on the cozy, comfortable patio at Black Forest Brewery in Ephrata, accompanied by Dave Winter on keyboard and digital arrangements. Let me correct myself, I heard her beautifully and happily sing jazz. She has a joyful confidence when she sings that pulls you in and lifts your spirits.

Her love of music was born out of growing up surrounded by music in the Fulginiti home. I submit she has definitely found her instrument in her voice, and she can fill up rooms in Lititz, Ephrata and beyond with her soulful singing.

Bailey Fulginiti sings at Black Forest Brewery in Ephrata

Bailey Fulginiti sings at Black Forest Brewery in Ephrata

So, we do, indeed, have a musical powerhouse born out of Lititz. And it is a family affair. While upcoming performances by both Fulginitis have not been publicized, expect to see them at a local venue or town event soon. Stay tuned!

Jeff Cofer, originally from Pittsburgh, holds a B.A. in journalism and is also a professional photographer. A self-taught musician, he has played professionally for several years. Also, Jeff is the head golf coach at Linden Hall in Lititz and is a Class-A Master Teaching Professional. He welcomes reader feedback at spotj@icloud.com.

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