Tony Cuda is a bassist and composer of progressive and jazz influenced music inspired by Weather Report, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Yes, King Crimson and so many other wonderful musicians.  Tony lives in Cleveland Hts, Ohio.  
Email:  tcuda@msn.com


 ProgNation (Late 60's / Early 70's Prog Rock) ProgNation from Cleveland, Ohio was formed to pay tribute to Yes, ELP, King Crimson, The Moody Blues, Genesis and several other pioneers of the golden era of prog rock.  ProgNation is:  Steve Kolesar (Vocals), Bruce Kowalski (Keyboards & Vocals), Marty Zlocki (Drums), Chris Cuda (Guitar & Vocals) and Tony Cuda (Bass & Vocals). WEBSITE:  http://www.prognationband.com/         https://www.facebook.com/prognation2016/

Tony Cuda’s Jazz Cats (Original Jazz Influenced Music) Tony Cuda’s Jazz Cats was formed in 2010 as a recording project. The idea was to create an outlet for my jazzier, bluesier compositions. We put out our first CD in 2014 called “Herding Jazz Cats” and played our first gigs that same year.  Our latest CD, "Broken Streams of Consciousness" was released in 2016 and features Jamey Haddad on percussion and a host of locally celebrated jazz musicians. The Jazz Cats are: Tony Cuda (bassist & composer), Dan Maier (keys & arranger), Jim Cirillo (saxes), Carlos Kincaid (drums), Chris Cuda (guitar).

CuDa, KrishNa & CuDa (Original Prog/Jazz/Rock Influenced Music) CuDa, KrishNa & CuDa was formed in 2006 originally with Steve Renko (now living in NYC) on drums. We wanted to do something fresh and get away from playing covers. We wanted to integrate all of our great musical influences and combine them with our own unique personalities and see what would happen. Our efforts resulted in 3 CD’s and concert performances with Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Alan Holdsworth, Carl Palmer, Project Object (Zappa Alum) and many others.  We have recently added 19 year old KrishNa on drums and are looking forward to new musical adventures.
City Heat (60’s-80’s Rock/Motown/Dance/Covers) Weddings, Country Clubs, Corporate Events & nightclubs:   City Heat was formed in 1984 and has been one of the most successful classic rock bands in NE Ohio. We have played over 2000 gigs during that time and are known for our ability to cover a wide variety of bands/artists including Led Zeppelin, Yes, 3 Dog Night, Joe Cocker, The Beatles, Elton John,The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Heart, Janis Joplin and host of others. We celebrated our 31st anniversary last year making us one of Cleveland’s longest running local bands. We have performed over 500 private events; mostly weddings and country clubs.


Previous events


ProgNation / Rick Ray Band

Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland

ProgNation 2019 will bring its classic prog show back to the Beachland Ballroom with some Yes, Moody Blues, Genesis, King Crimson and Julie Firestone on flute! Rick Ray Band will open the show. $10 tickets are available by typing in the promo code PROGFAN after you click on the ticket link on our website. Otherwise, tickets are $15 at the door.


City Heat 34 Yr Anniversary Show! / Kelly Richey

The Winchester, 12112 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107

City Heat will celebrate their 34 year anniversary with original members:

Larry Jester - Lead Vocals Chris Cuda - Guitar Tony Cuda - Bass Bruce Kowalski - Keys * Felicia Rosati - Lead Vocals * Marty Zlocki - Drums

You will hear Zeppelin, Yes, ELP, Heart, Joplin, Cocker, 3 Dog Nite. City Heat goes on at 8:00 pm. Kelly Richey plays at 9:30 pm. Admission is $5 at the door if you email your name & the number of tickets you want to tcuda@msn.com to get on the $5 ticket list. You will then pay $5 at the door. If you are not on the list, it's $10 at the door. Email: tcuda@msn.com with your info.


ProgNation / Shaker String Quartet

Music Box, 1148 Main Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

ProgNation debuts at the Music Box. We will be performing several tunes with the Shaker String Quartet as well as Julie Firestone on flute. The Music Box is located in the same area as Shooters on the west bank of the Flats. The concert hall holds about 300 people and the food is terrific! Tickets will be on sale soon. Discount tickets will be offered on the ProgNation website only. Stay tuned!



Brothers Lounge, 11609 Detroit Rd,, Cleveland, OH 44102

ProgNation makes its Brothers Lounge debut! We have discounted tickets for $8 (that is $2 off the door price). Simply email: tcuda@msn.com and let us know your name and how many tickets you want. Your tickets will be at the door under your name (cash only). Please put "Brothers Tickets" on the subject line.


CuDa, KrishNa & CuDa open for Project Object (Music of Zappa)

Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland

CuDa, KrishNa & CuDa will perform their original prog/jazz/rock compositions at the Beachland Ballroom on Weds, May 2.

Project Object will perform the music of Frank Zappa with original members of Zappa's band!

We have discount tickets! Simply email: tcuda@msn.com and get tickets for $17 that would otherwise cost you $25 at the door. Email your name, how many tickets you want and put "Beachland Tickets" on the subject line. Your tickets will be at will call the day of the show.....no extra charges!

https://www.beachlandballroom.com/ for more info on the show.


ProgNation / Shaker String Quartet

Bop Stop, 2920 Detroit Ave,, Cleveland, OH 44113

ProgNation salutes Rock Hall inductees, the Moody Blues as well as Yes, King Crimson, Genesis & ELP and our own original music. The Shaker String Quartet will open the show and join PN on "Nights In White Satin." We will also have special guest Julie Firestone from Time Traveler on flute. Tickets are $12 adv, $15 dos, however, you can get them from us for $10 via email: tcuda@msn.com Your name will be at the door; you pay $10 cash on the day of the show.

ProgNation @ Hard Rock Rocksino 2016