Tanglewood’s Golden Gems, made up of residents from Tanglewood Manor, Tanglewood’s Memory Care Households, Memory Garden and the Frewsburg Rest Home are very excited to have a new director join the team this year. After we sadly bid farewell to our longtime music director, Mary Schmidt late last year, we welcomed Paul Hoeffler, well known local musician and entertainer as our new Music Director.
Paul is a third generation musician. Born and raised in Amherst, he moved to the Jamestown area 25 years ago. Paul travels the world as a piano entertainer working in the entertainment industry. He calls Jamestown home with his wife, Joann, has raised two daughters here and is also a proud grandfather.
Paul is off to a fantastic start, having recently directed an amazing holiday program for our family and friends here at Tanglewood Manor. The concert consisted of some of the traditional holiday songs by the Golden Gems, solo performances, a duet and quartet. Paul even wrote a special holiday song for the Gems to perform for the program, and it was just what everyone needed!
The Golden Gems have performed more than 100 concerts throughout the greater Jamestown and Chautauqua area over the years. As the group continues to grow we are able to provide a wide variety of performances from individual solos and instrumentals to large group concerts for local audiences.
Hoeffler is excited to begin the New Year with new performances at home as well as other venues in the community. The Tanglewood Group is pleased to have such a talented group of performers who can continue to do what they love under his direction. Our Golden Gems enjoy getting out in the community whenever they have the opportunity.
The Tanglewood Group’s Activities Department looks forward to hosting and performing for many more group and community events at each of our facilities. If you have any suggestions or recommendations for performers, or are interested in booking the Golden Gems to perform for your club or event, please contact Nicole Mucheck at 488-9434 ext. 2226.