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El Campanil Theatre Cabaret Series: Jonathan Poretz – Ol’ Blue Eyes and Friends- A Salute To Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack
September 11, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jonathan Poretz – Ol’ Blue Eyes and Friends
A Salute To Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack
Sunday September 11, 2016 3:00 pm
Youth: (under 18): Free with Paid Adult
Blending the swinging vocal stylings of Sinatra, Torme, Bennett and Darin, Jonathan is equally comfortable performing with a trio or a 17-piece big band, putting his own unique stamp on every song he sings and every story he tells through the great American standard songbook
Some say he was born with a microphone in his hand. That would explain why Pacific Coast Jazz artist Jonathan Poretz is so comfortable performing his brand of great American jazz standards to audiences large and small. Whether appearing in an intimate club or a large outdoor venue, Jonathan brings an electric energy to any stage he’s on, a talent he’s been cultivating since his early teens, when he sang professionally in bands that featured jazz greats including Charlie Shavers, Chuck Wayne and Joe Puma in his home town of New York City.
He is also a regular vocalist with the Harold Jones Boss Men big band, led by legendary drummer Harold Jones, the beat behind Count Basie in the ‘70s and Sarah Vaughan in the ‘80s, and currently on tour with Tony Bennett.