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Sinatra Sounds, Big Band Style (Benefit for Sparrow's Nest)
Fri, June 16, 2017, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
On Father's Day weekend in June, the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center in Poughkeepsie will be the venue for a swinging "Sinatra Sounds, Big Band Style" show presented by The Big Band Sound 20-piece jazz orchestra, along with their vocalists and dancers, and it will benefit the Sparrow's Nest local charity. Performances are Friday, June 16th at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 17th at 8 p.m. and Father's Day Sunday, June 18th at 2 p.m.
"Sinatra Sounds, Big Band Style" will feature The Big Band Sound 20-piece jazz orchestra and their five vocalists, along with swing dance performers, in a show spotlighting the music of Frank Sinatra and his friends. This revue will showcase several songs from Frank Sinatra's early years travelling with the big bands, including "All Or Nothing At All" and "I'll Never Smile Again", as well as songs from his peak recording years, including "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "Fly Me To The Moon", and songs from his later years, including "My Way" and "Theme From New York, New York". Duets, like those on his albums from the 1990s, will include such classics as "Witchcraft", "Summer Wind" and "The Best Is Yet To Come".
The vocalists for "Sinatra Sounds, Big Band Style" will be Trish Agar, Leslie Bellini, Chris Propfe, Justin Stockslager and Scott Wenzel, who are all experienced big band singers and stage performers, having sung extensively with The Big Band Sound and in Hudson Valley community theater productions. The featured swing dancers will be Emily Vail and Nelson Rodriguez from Uptown Swing in Kingston and the Master of Cermonies will be local theater actor Paul Coleman.
General Admission is $20. Proceeds from this show will benefit the Sparrow's Nest local charity. Sparrow's Nest of the Hudson Valley provides meals to the families of caregivers diagnosed with cancer. More information about Sparrow's Nest can be found at sparrowsnestcharity.org.
Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center in Poughkeepsie is at 12 Vassar Street. Directions are available at cunneen-hackett.org/directions. For more information, visit thebigbandsound.com, email email@example.com or call 845-226-6072.