Tampa Florida (Top40 Charts/ Frankly Sinatra and Friends)
Celebrating the 95th Birthday year of Francis Albert Sinatra, Don Juceam aka "Tampa Bay's Frank Sinatra" will be producing his public show FRANKLY SINATRA & FRIENDS, a dinner, music and dancing gala on Friday July 29, 2011 at T Pepin's Hospitality Centre 4121 North 50th St. in Tampa. Fans of Ole' Blue Eyes will want to give this event their strong consideration for attendance as songs will be performed in their original style by Don and his 19pc Orchestra, not something you see every day. Guests will also be treated to an Italian Dinner Sinatra Style
along with access to a Cash Bar. Doors
will open at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased on line at http://www.donjuceam.com for $49.95 per person or $89.95 per couple. Tables of 8 can be reserved at no extra charge by calling 813-600-3134. Finally a free CD of Don's recordings of Rat Pack
favorites is also included in the ticket price but don't tell anyone yet, it's going to be a surprise ;)
Reflecting on the upcoming show Don notes that,"The music and arrangements of Mr. Sinatra made him the most popular entertainer of the 20th century. His interpretations of these songs influenced 3 generations of listeners to see their life experiences within the context of those lyrics. The sheer volume of his work is simply amazing- over 1500 songs. We can only scratch the surface of this vast repertoire in one evening so we'll be doing some of the 'favorite favorites' along with some lesser known but equally excellent tunes. With a vast music library to choose from we could do a new show each week throughout the year. We'll also play some songs made famous by Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, and Harrick Connick Jr. Other styles of recorded music will be played after the performance for the late night crowd and ballroom dancers. "
"Whether you're a dancer, listener, jazz fan or were fortunate enough to attend a Sinatra show in the past everyone will hear something they know and like. Performing at the Pepin Centre is a particular treat as it is the best venue in town for this type of event. The atmosphere is conducive to the old school night club environs of the past with all the modern conveniences and a beautiful stage and first class sound and lighting systems. Puff n Stuff Catering, the exclusive caterer at Pepin is designing the Sinatra Style Italian Dinner and it will be incredible as usual."
"The Orchestra is composed of musicians who are top shelf performers in their own rite. They are all familiar with the "Sinatra Book" and enjoy bringing this music to life. I'm not bashful about promoting this style of music to the public because it's always well received. We see the interest reflected in the continuing phone calls for wedding receptions, corporate events, private parties and the like. It keeps us employed and keeps our chops at a high level of ability. This is not easy music to perform correctly- it's in complex keys with wide ranging dynamics and tempo changes- all part of the successful delivery of the song."
Considering the long term performance possibilities, Don says, "New York is the Big Apple, Chicago's the Windy City, New Orleans' the Big Easy, let's make Tampa the City of Sinatra. It's a blessing to be able to do what you love and make a modest living at it to boot. We hope for strong support for this show so that we can produce more of them more frequently. As the man said, "Doo Bee Doo Bee Doo, baby."