Saturday, February 11th at 7:30PM
Sunday, February 12th at 7:30PM
"DeSare belongs to a group of neo-traditional upstarts stretching from Harry Connick Jr. to Michael Bublé and Jamie Cullum.”
Acclaimed vocalist/pianist/composer Tony DeSare presents a post-modern version of the New York nightclub shows of the 1950s. He'll explore some of the most hauntingly beautiful and memorable melodies ever written from Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Willie Nelson to name a few as well as some new DeSare originals. Join us for this swinging, sophisticated evening.
Named a Rising Star Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine, DeSare has lived up to this distinction by winning critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout North America and abroad. From jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to Las Vegas headlining with Don Rickles and major symphony orchestras, DeSare has brought his fresh take on old school class around the globe. DeSare has three top ten Billboard jazz albums under his belt and has been featured on the CBS Early Show, NPR, A Prairie Home Companion, the Today Show and his music has been posted by social media celebrity juggernaut, George Takei.
Notwithstanding his critically acclaimed turns as a singer/pianist, DeSare is also an accomplished award-winning composer. He not only won first place in the USA Songwriting Contest, but has written the theme song for the motion picture, My Date With Drew, along with several broadcast commercials.
DeSare’s forthcoming appearances include the Pittsburgh Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Arizona Music Festival, The Smith Center in Las Vegas and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. DeSare releases new recordings, videos of standards and new originals every few weeks on his YouTube channel, iTunes and Spotify. Follow Tony on Facebook, Twitter and subscribe on YouTube to stay connected. Tony DeSare is a Yamaha Artist. Click here to learn more about Tony.