Rocking Your House With the Very Best of Modern, Classic, Southern and Party Rock!


Rockin' All Night Long!​

     If you are you looking for a rock band that delivers awesome music and upbeat tempo's, look no further. JB and the Center Street Band is here to make people dance, sing along, and feel awesome with our music. We perform mostly popular and some B-side songs, revived with new flavors to audiences all over WNY and beyond.

     Were established in August of 2016 by Founders Jim Burdett and Mark Kielbasa. The band consists of a few well established members from various former local bands. Playing the BEST of Classic, Modern, Southern and Party ROCK.

       Contact us today for more information / bookings.

                           JB and the Center Street Band

Meet Our Members

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Jim (JB) Burdett: Front Man, Percussionist and Drummer.


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Jim (Beau) Burdett is a 40-year musical veteran who began his career as the bassist/singer for his high school rock band, the Midnight Warriors. After a 10-year hiatus from the music scene, he returned as a drummer/singer for the Batavia band Freefall and Fourplay. Shortly after that he returned to frontman duties for the band Chain Reaction and later, Bounty Hunter. He relocated to Jacksonville, Florida where he fronted an unnamed Skynyrd tribute group, and after that, for a local group called Mr. So And So. Upon returning to New York, he established a karaoke business named Jim Beau's Roadshow. After 5 years, he abandoned the karaoke circuit to spend more time with his family. And now, he's back!

Mark Kielbasa: Drummer and Backing Vocals​


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Mark Kielbasa is a self-taught drummer. Born and raised in Lackawanna, New York, Mark started playing professionally in the WNY musical circuit at the age of 14. He has been with a variety of bands thoughout these years both in the U.S.A. and Canada, with mixed genres but mostly classic rock bands. After realizing his niche is of the rock genre, he founded a classic and heavy rock band named Bad Attitude in the mid-80s and also co-founded the classic, heavy, alternative rock band, S.O.L. in 1999-2001. Since then he has worked with 4 Play and Frosted White (from St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, Canada playing a wide variety of genres), DoggHouse, briefly worked with such local acts as Passion Works and SKY just to name a few. Presently, Mark is working with a classic rock and Southern rock band, Second Chance and is the co-founder of his priority band, JB and The Center Street Band. Life doesn’t get any better than this. Carry on!Mark Kielbasa: Drummer and Backing Vocals

Tom Ricigliano: L/R Guitar and Backing Vocals

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Tom Ricigliano hails from Eden, New York and is a life-long resident of Western New York. Aside from being an everyday, ordinary, average family guy with a professional day job and personal taxi service to his sons, he is self-taught and a life-long student of electric guitar who is preoccupied by his craft. He is a long-time fan of guitarists such as EVH, Steve Vai, and Joe Satriani, and of Buffalo guitar legend, George Puleo (The Need, Gamalon). Tom has spent an inordinate amount of time in life just trying to be a good musician and a good player… and that quest lives on today. Back in his day, Tom had previously appeared in Buffalo area clubs as a guitarist for a local alternative cover band, Whippin' Skippy and the all-originals progressive rock band, Velvet Devil. He had made cameo appearances with other Buffalo area bands: Bread Gone Wry, Original Skin, and Wide Right, and has played in a variety of other settings before joining the project that would become JB and the Center Street Band.

Bill Gutschow: L/R Guitarist and Backing vocals

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Bill Gutschow is another WNY native who has played in various local bands throughout his 30 year-experience. Bill is an accomplished L/R guitarist and mandolin player, best known for his contribution of playing with the original project, Stross Fletcher. Shortly after that, Bill took some time off from the music circuit to take care of his family. However, a few years ago Bill has re-entered the WNY music scene working with a band called Turtleheads. After a 7-year run with them, Bill has decided to explore different local acts. Now, he is back at it with JB and The Center Street Band to bring the fun and entertainment to our audience.

Kenneth Ozzimo: Keyboards and Backing Vocals

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Kenneth Ozzimo’s keyboard experience began when he joined some high school buddies to form a contemporary Christian band in the 80s. Time passed and he joined Second Childhood, a classic rock group with a mixture of soft rock standards. He then co-founded the Niagara Falls based group, Tymelyne, a classic rock and B-side band with a song list that spanned the ages for 5 years! Then came the foray of band members that made up groups like Dogghouse, Bad Attitude, Off the Shelf, and Brain Freeze. Now being asked to join JB and The Center Street Band, he's come full circle!

Normand L. Provost: Bass and Backing Vocals

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Normand L. Provost

Bassist,  multi-instrumentalist with roots in R&B, jazz, blues, classic & southern rock, British Invasion,   Prog. Rock and original music.

Early influences to name some, John Mayhall, Eric Clapton and Cream, CCR, The Beatles, BB King, Robin Trower, Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clark, Duck Dunn & Steve Cropper. As time passed the Dixie Dregs, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Santana, The Who, Black Sabbath lead the way to modern artists that continue to redefine music.

Experiences in many local bands over 35 years, Nickel City Band, SpeedinGeezers, Tuesday's Gun, 30Aught6, The Frame, Shadow Play, all types of venues played and helped to form who I am today.

Listening to all forms of music opens new horizons and doorways. I like to channel my intensity through my instrument to make the best contribution and solid foundation for my band mates to stand on. I'm the rock bottom! Yeah. The one your mother warned you about!

Rocking Performances

View images of the rocking performances of JB and the Center Street Band. Our band has blown the roof off of these gigs in Western New York. Rock out with us and book our band for your next event. Many more pics will be added from out last show so please check back shortly. Thanks 

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