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From our sponsors:
Sixth Annual Sinatra Fest: Two Weeks of Sinatra Tributes
October 17-19, 23-26, 30-31, 2013
More info + Tickets: tonystarlight.com | Reservations are encouraged for all shows: 503-517-8584
3728 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232
In October 2013, Tony Starlight’s Supperclub and Lounge will be hosting two weeks of swingin’ evenings honoring the artistry of Frank Sinatra.
Frank Sinatra was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Seriously. Check out his Wikipedia page. Every October we pay homage.
He’s far from the only great singer from the golden age of the Great American Songbook, but he is the most important. He is a cultural icon as an actor, singer, performer and personality. Here we will focus on the music. He sang the best songs of the era by the greatest writers and arrangers. His take on a Standard is often the quintessential version. “Night and Day”, “Fly Me To The Moon”, “The Lady Is A Tramp” all come to mind. Songs like “It Was A Very Good Year”, “My Way” and “All The Way” were written for him to perform.
Sinatra is also a “gateway drug” for many people, in that he is a comfortable first step into the Great American Songbook and artists like Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Bobby Darin, Sarah Vaughan and Nat King Cole can enter your world and make it bright with melody and rhyme.
Frank Sinatra was born in December and that’s a lousy time for a two-week festival. He died in May and we hardly want to celebrate his death for two weeks. Frank’s favorite color was orange and a great deal of Frank’s recordings feel like autumn to me, so October just feels right.
None of us is Frank Sinatra, but it is our joy to share his songs and arrangements with audiences for these two weeks.
Thu Oct 17: Starlight Standard Time: A Live Music and Talk Show
SINATRA FEST 2013 KICKOFF EVENT
October guest artists: John Gilmore, Tony Moretti and Dan Murphy
Hosted by Tony Starlight & Warren Black, accompanied by Reece Marshburn at the piano
This month’s theme: “Fly Me to the Moon”
Fri Oct 18: Tony Morrettii Sinatra Tribute
Las Vegas lands at Tony Starlight’s!
The music of Count Basie performed by Rick Tippets and The Ray Sands Orchestra and the man is Tony Morrettii singing the music of Frank Sinatra
Sat Oct 19: Frank, Dino, and the Wham of Sam: “Alone Together” with the All-Star Horns
“Rat Pack Tribute”
Join Tony and an All-Star Swinging Septet as they sing for you the best of Frank, Dino and Sammy, all in one show
Wed Oct 23: Dan Murphy & Warren Black
“Frankie & Johnny: The Show That Never Was”
Thu Oct 24: John Gilmore Sings the Sinatra Songbook
“From The Inside Out”
In this special show, Portland vocalist and pianist John Gilmore interprets the greatest hits of the master vocalist known as the “Chairman of the Board” from a unique perspective: John’s dad, Voyle Gilmore, was Frank Sinatra’s record producer at Capitol Records from 1953 to 1958
Fri Oct 25: Sinatra by Starlight
This show will be very special
Sat Oct 26: The Bureau of Standards Big Band
Featuring Kat Cogswell and Warren Black and special guest Tony Moretti
Wed Oct 30: Piano Bar Sinatra Style
Join the “Frank Off!” Come sing your favorite Sinatra tune
Thu Oct 31: Tony Sings Sinatra & the Rat Pack by Request
Tony will sing from a list of some 90+ Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. songs with a swingin’ trio led by Bo Ayars. You can email your requests in advance to ensure we know them or take your chances the night of the show.