Caylee Marie a Remembrance
Alexander Ceruzzi, 'The Melody Man', was born in Port Chester, New York. His musical career started at the age of 4 with accordion lessons. Alex developed into a recognized jazz musician with a jazz accordion style similar to that of the great Art Van Damme. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Music Education and taught high school instrumental and vocal music in Illinois and Iowa. Born with a rare musicasl gift known as 'perfect pitch', Alex can identify notes, chords, key signatures, and so forth as he listens to a piece of music without seeing the actual notes. The reverse is also true-he can look at a musicasl score and automatically hear the notes. This gift has enabled him to write all kinds of music, including rhythm and blues, country, gambling themes, patriotic songs, Christian songs, and Christmas music. One of his songs, 'Dumpster Diving', received Song of the Year honors In 2010. His hobbies include cooking Italian food and playing the game of keno. In fact, he composed a keno song called 'Gonna Play Some Keno' on his 'All In (A Gamblers Song Collection) CD in honor of this game. Alex believes in living life fully, with enthusiasm, commitment, joy, and love, and strives to convey all this through his love of music.