Wildest Band
About The Band
The Band’s Line Up Is:

Bob Ruggiero - Drums & Vocals
Greg Piccolo - Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Guitar and Vocals
Shinichi Otsu - Piano/Keyboards
Jason Maniscalo:
Lead Vocalist and Trumpet
Jason Maniscalo - Lead Vocalist & Trumpet
Stuart Guest - Vocalist & Lead Guitar
Chris Lawson - Lead Trumpet & Vocals
Mari Jose Estivariz - Bass Player
Roy Albert - Trombone & Vocals
Bobby Ruggiero
Robert Ruggiero has over 30 years Professional Experience in Touring, Recording, and Production as a Drummer/Musical Director. He has a Bachelor of music degree from Cal State University Northridge and won Best Drum Solo at the New Orleans Jazz Festival.

Bob has performed with many legendary entertainers including Van Morrison, Keely Smith , Sam Butera, Tom Jones, Don Rickles, Dean Martin & The Gold Diggers, The Beau Brummels, Natalie Wood, Lee Greenwood, Tony Orlando, George Burns, Allen & Rossi, Jimmy Smith and Al Hirt.
Mari Jose Estivariz
Mari Jose Estivariz:
Bass Player with The WIDEST Band.
 “MJ” we call her, is a Graduate of the Musicians Institute of Los Angeles. She has been an in demand session bass player in the LA area. Being able to cover many styles and first take sight reading has put her on the top of producers lists. The WILDEST Band’s choice after many bass player auditions. 

Mari Jose Estivariz:

Bass Player with The WIDEST Band.

 “MJ” we call her, is a Graduate of the Musicians Institute of Los Angeles. She has been an in demand session bass player in the LA area. Being able to cover many styles and first take sight reading has put her on the top of producers lists. The WILDEST Band’s choice after many bass player auditions. 


Greg Piccolo
Piccolo's credentials include 25 years with the Grammy nominated, world renowned, Roomful of Blues, where he served as bandleader, lead singer, and tenor sax man from 1978 until his departure in 1994.  His impressive catalog of more than fifty recordings includes sessions with Pat Benetar, Colin James, "Big" Joe Turner, the Fabulous Thunderbirds and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to mention a few.
Shinichi Otsu
Shinichi is a graduate of the Berkeley College of Music and has performed with the Temptations, Jean Carne, Kenwood Dennard, Gabrielle Goodman and others. He was also the pianist for the Tony prize winning musical Rent and the Disney radio band. Shinichi is also a staff pianist for the voice department of Berklee College of Music.

Shinichi’s credits include: Performance’s with the Temptations, Roomful of Blues, Joe Cocker, Prince and Roy Orbison.

Shinichi is also an in demand composer for television and radio.


Chris Lawson

Chris Lawson:

Lead Trumpet and Vocals with The WILDEST Band.

Chris is the epitome of Lead Trumpet Players. His list of credits include: Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Lou Rawls, and Linda Rondstadt. Chris is also a Guest soloist with the Colorado Symphony. Chris has toured all over the world playing on cruise ships as a featured soloist.


Roy Albert

Roy Albert:
Trombone and Vocals for the WILDEST Band.
Roy as a master’s degree in music composition from The Juilliard School of Music .
Roy has toured the world with Donna Summer, Engelbert Humperdink, The Righteous Brothers, George Benson and Al Jarreau. Roy has found his home with The WILDEST Band playing his trombone but also adding comedy with a real entertaining appeal.

Jason Maniscalo

Jason Maniscalo:
Lead Vocalist and Trumpet with The WILDEST Band
Jason is a seasoned theatre actor as well as a great musician and vocalist. Jason has performed with John Davidson at Radio City Music Hall in a Christmas Carol. Also on Broadway in Grease, Fame and the Odd Couple. Jason has recorded Trumpet and Vocals on many television and movie soundtracks.

Stuart Guest

Stuart Guest:
Vocalist and Lead Guitar with the WILDEST Band. Stuart has performed with the Temptations and the Drifters as well as the Tubes. Stuart has also been an in demand studio Vocalist for many top producers in the LA area. Stuart has written many compositions recorded by Boz Scaggs, Anita Baker and many more.