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Senior Music Programs



From Hoagy Carmichael to Rodgers and Hammerstein; from Ellington to Motown; from Cole Porter to Jerome Kern; from Nat King Cole to Belafonte; from Sinatra to Hank Williams; from Ray Charles to Neil Diamond to John Denver, Azalea City Recordings artist Jesse Palidofsky performs toe-tapping music from the 1930's through the 1980's.  Jesse is a virtual one man band--accompanying his soulful vocals with exquisitely tasteful piano, guitar and harmonica arrangements.   He taps into many cultural veins, including songs from Israel, Russia, Ireland, Latin America and the Caribbean, and has a special gift for tailoring his shows to any audience.   Jesse's highly engaging performance is guaranteed to get your heart singing and to cure what ails you!   


Jesse has offered some 2000 multi-cultural musical performances for highly diverse audiences in the DC area, from the able-bodied to those with special needs.  For fourteen years he was a featured artist with Arts For The Aging.  Jesse has received twenty-five Visiting Artists and Scholars Grants from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County to provide multi-cultural music programs to under-served populations.




"What a tremendous performance you gave…Your selection of songs brought back so many wonderful memories of the performers and the songs that will live in our hearts forever."

Kay Dennison  Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center


"I don’t know whether to thank you with all my heart or tell you I never want to see you again because I have been hounded by phone calls and requests of when you are going to return.  Your group was “wonderful”, “great”, “phenomenal”.  “No one else could come in and do a better job for our diverse multi-cultural population."        

Margaret Stewart   Housing Opportunities Commission   Montgomery County, MD

"Thank you for a delightful program filled with memorable music and tidbits of time, perspective and personality related to the composers and song artists…Your musical renderings were right  on the mark…and your quality musicianship will appeal to any audience."       Carol Fuentevilla   Program Director   Holiday Park Senior Center


Thanks for putting out such a good CD!

Sonny Ochs WRPI-FM, Troy, NY

Arts For The Aging  has been very fortunate to have Jesse as part of its family of instructors."

        Janine Tursini, Arts For The Aging


"Jesse is personable, versatile, and enjoyable.  Jesse creates an environment that makes the residents smile and reminisce while tapping their toes to his musical classic and masterpieces."   Lorie Spears, Goodwin House Alexandria


"Jesse is a wonderful entertainer!  Our participants sing along, dance and are genuinely happier after they experience Jesse's show.  I highly recommend Jesse!  He is very professional and always a hit!"  Tammy Duell, Director Holy Cross Medical Adult Day Center


"Jesse brings a degree of enthusiasm and a spirit of understanding of the needs of our participants which is unusual.  We highly respect and appreciate the gifts he offers."     

        Brenda Hamlett R.N.  Laurel Adult Care Center


"Jesse is a talented, giving, compassionate man.  Our residents love his music, and they greatly look forward to his weekly visits."

            Louise Barrett  CTRS  Mariner Laurel Nursing Home


Jesse uses his music to transport people to a profound level of self and soul, which creates openings for people's deeper experience . . ."  

Margaret Kornfeld, President, American Association of Pastoral Counselors




Jesse has a true magic he works with children.  His music has been inspirational to staff, parents and especially our patients.   I highly recommend him

    Debbie Freiburg  Nurse Coordinator  Oncology Unit, Children’s National Medical Center


“Jesse Palidofsky sings…to delicate children with thin hair and intravenous needles in their arms.  When their days are filled with blood tests, nausea and fear, he strums his guitar and their ears hear joy.”   Patrice Gaines-Carter “Healing Music”  Washington Post 

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