I remember as a kid growing up, sitting around the kitchen table listening to the swing music playing on the radio as my mother cooked dinner. It was there that I was introduced to all ” The Greats ” like Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, The Lennon Sisters, Frank Sinatra, and the list goes on. My mom and dad are gone now; the rest of the swing generation is not far behind, but I wanted to create something that would help keep their memories and their music alive. I’ve decided to focus on learning the songs performed by Frank Sinatra. He was truly a master vocalist . This presentation has been such an opportunity for me to study his voice, musical phrasing, and to perform these amazingly well crafted songs so audiences can continue to enjoy his magic . Click on the audio link below to hear a short review of…”Simply Sinatra”.
11/30/2014…Since I have written the above I have had the opportunity to perform this presentation at several senior communities. The response/feedback has been overwhelming and I am being invited back again and again as I joyfully explore and add new material. Seniors adore this music so much that it brings them to tears. It brings back so many life memories for them. I have also added various cuts to my live acoustic show with great success. In general, my audiences have responding extremely well to this prolific and sentimental swing music. I see the “Simply Sinatra”presentation being utilized for black tie fund raising dinner/dance type events as well. It also goes over great at wineries.