Tuesday, May 24, 2016


                                      TONY DESARE LIVE AT THE KATE

The jazzy side of Broadway is coming to call at the Kate. For one night only, Saturday, May 28 at 8 p.m., the Kate will be rolling out the red carpet to welcome Tony DeSare, accomplished songwriter, pianist and jazz singer.  Whether he’s performing with symphonies from Phoenix to Pittsburgh, Cincinnati to Seattle, at Carnegie Hall or Las Vegas, opening for Don Rickles or winning first place in the USA Songwriting Contest, Tony DeSare calls up tunes from the Great American Songbook as well as his own original melodies.

Think nightclubs.  Think television spotlights.  Think commercials and even a movie theme song or three.  Named a “Rising Star” Male Vocalist in 2009 in a Downbeat Critics Poll, he has toured internationally from Hong Kong to Australia to Japan, being compared to a young Frank Sinatra.  He has worked extensively on a tribute to ‘Ol Blue Eyes entitled “The Best Is Yet To Come” and “Our Sinatra,” teaming up with Tom Santropietro along the way to produce “A Century of Sinatra” in honor of Frank’s 100th Birthday.

Known for his compelling stylings and extraordinary artistry, Tony DeSare will shine on stage at the Kate, with his winning personality, sparkling charm and smooth delivery.  His fingers will dance across the ivories as he regales the audience with song upon song, hand picked from one of his three top ten Billboard jazz albums.  First Niagara Foundation will bring this live performance to the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center as a grand way to add an explosive and suave spark to your Memorial Day weekend.

For tickets ($45-48), call the Kate, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook at 877-503-1286 or online at www.thekate.org.

Get in the mood for romance.  Celebrate all the Broadway tunes that you love.  Let Tony DeSare entertain you with a capital E.

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