Frank Sinatra Jr. Big Band Review
Palm Beach, March 04, 2011
A 20-piece orchestra brought back the Big Band Era at Hard Rock Live for the Frank Sinatra Jr. Show on Thursday night.
With the band playing to a slightly older generation, the audience got to experience Big Band sounds and a stroll down memory lane covering an entire almanac of Frank Sinatra’s music.
Frank Sinatra Jr., who for many years was the musical conductor/director for his father, “Old Blue Eyes,” gave the concert attendees a glimpse into his father’s contagious melodies.
The younger Sinatra started out with his own “crooning songs”, like “That Face”, “Love Around The Corner” and “Friend Like Me” from the Disney movie Aladdin. He sang about slowing down and being “too old to worry and to mean to die”.
There was a lot of interaction with the audience as Sinatra began telling the story of his father’s music, which started back in the 1930’s. Sinatra Jr. mentioned musical greats like Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie and other legends of the big band era.
The evening got exciting when Junior began to go into his father’s classic collection of songs, with the audience’s full support and loud applause. Some of the favorites included “Strangers in The Night”, “World On A String”, “Summer Wind” and “Fly Me To The Moon.”
Like his father, Frank Sinatra Jr. charmed the crowd with stories and jokes and the old-fashioned charisma that is missing in today’s concert performances.
The music told stories that could be understood and the melodies mixed jazzy sounds with incredible sax solos from an amazing horn section.
This was a performance that in today’s fast-paced world slows you down and really makes you appreciate the classic music of days gone by.
Frank Sinatra Jr. will be playing the Lyric Theatre in Stuart on Monday and Tuesday.
- Laura Souto Laramee
Frank Sinatra Dance With Me Extended Through April 30!
SINATRA DANCE WITH ME EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 30!
LAS VEGAS, Mar. 07, 2011
—Wynn Las Vegas announced today that performances of the new hit show SINATRA Dance With Me
will be extended through April 30 in response to overwhelming audience demand. Additionally, Wynn is now offering the SINATRA Dine and Dance With Me package, which includes classic Italian fare from acclaimed Chef Theo Schoenegger at Sinatra restaurant and a ticket to SINATRA Dance with Me
for $145 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity).
The world class dancers of SINATRA Dance With Me
bring the lyrics of Frank Sinatra’s most alluring love songs to life on stage. Conceived, choreographed and directed by dance legend Twyla Tharp, the spectacle blends the electrifying energy of a live, 17-piece big band and the sultry sound of Sinatra’s vocals to sweep audiences off their feet. By special arrangement with Frank Sinatra Enterprises and The Sinatra Family, SINATRA Dance With Me
features original recorded masters of Frank Sinatra’s from the Sinatra catalog and archives along with signature Sinatra arrangements (Nelson Riddle, Billy May, Quincy Jones) and new orchestrations created exclusively for this innovative show.
SINATRA Dance With Me
features scenic design by James Youmans, costume design by Katherine Roth, lighting design by Donald Holder and sound design by Peter McBoyle. Music supervision is by Dave Pierce.
PLEASE NOTE NEW TICKET PRICE effective March 1, 2011, all tickets will be $95 plus tax and service charge. SINATRA Dance With Me
plays at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Show schedule varies. To reserve tickets please call 888-320-7110 or 702-770-9966, or visit www.wynnlasvegas.com
. Groups of 10 or more may contact 702-770-3724 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Lellie Capwell, Frank Sinatra Enterprises
Phone: 818-384-1180, e-mail: Lellie@sacksco.com