Tony DeSare Trio at Jazz Alley
March 24-25, 2009
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents pianist and vocalist Tony DeSare touring in support of his latest release Radio Show. Band members joining Mr. De Sare are Mike Klopp (drums) and Mike Lee (bass). Set times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm Tuesday and 5:30pm Wednesday.
“With his dark hair, bright brown eyes and toothpaste smile that rarely fades he exhibits the slicked-up charm of an early ’60s pop star with Rat Pack dreams” raved the New York Times. United Press International called him “the freshest face on the saloon circuit…” MSNBC praised him as “an engaging singer, with a warm, clear, mellifluous voice and some real stage charisma.”
The Tony DeSare Trio was one of the most popular bands in central New York State while DeSare attended Ithaca College. Shortly after moving to New York City in 1999, DeSare was cast as the star of the long running Off-Broadway musical, Our Sinatra. In the fall of 2002, DeSare performed at the Apollo Theater where he first met jazz guitar icon Bucky Pizarelli. Since then, Pizzarelli has continued to perform with DeSare’s band around the country.
DeSare’s latest recording, is entitled Radio Show and was recently released on January 20, 2009. The CD is a concept album that spans generations of pop music and all takes place in the realm of radio. Radio Show is an engaging affair because the smooth baritone singer-songwriter takes the old, mixes it with some new and offers a few originals for balance. The CD even features a duet with star jazz singer, Jane Monheit.