Sinatra Birthday Bash
Sinatra Centennial Birthday Bash
Sunday, December 6th, 2015, 4:00pm
Count Basie Theatre
Click Here For Audition Information (Deadline: October 5, 2015)
Jazz Arts Project’s Annual Sinatra Birthday Bash celebrates the 100th birthday of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself. This annual gala performance is packed with tribute singers and celebrity guests performing authentic songs and sounds of Sinatra, backed by the all-pro 18-piece Red Bank Jazz Orchestra. Proceeds from this event help to fund Jazz Arts Project’s educational outreach programs for youth in at-risk and underserved communities. This original Sinatra celebration, a production of Jazz Arts Project, the Sinatra Birthday Bash takes place each year on or around Frank Sinatra’s birthday as a tribute performance to “Old Blue Eyes” himself. The finest available saloon singers, crooners and chanteuses all selected by audition specifically for this performance, take the Count Basie Theatre stage backed by the all-professional 18-piece Red Bank Jazz Orchestra. The event is a musical celebration of the life and artistry of the one and only Frank Sinatra. Under the musical direction of Joe Muccioli, who Jazzwise Magazine says works with “a maximum of authenticity,” the cast sings the great songs of the American Songbook and many of the tunes associated with Sinatra during his long career. The Sinatra Birthday Bash is not a costume and wig show, but a sincere, respectful tribute in music and song to one of New Jersey’s favorite and most famous sons, performed by the finest singers working in Jersey today. The cast represents a wide range of experience and styles from young singers just starting out through amateur, semi-pro and professional performers of all ages. This show is a perennial favorite that fills the house with die-hard Sinatra fans who appreciate authentic, world-class live entertainment from a very talented cast and professional jazz orchestra in the true tradition of the Count Basie / Frank Sinatra collaborations of years past. Proceeds from this event help to fund Jazz Arts Project’s educational outreach programs for kids from at-risk and underserved communities. Tickets are available at the Count Basie Theatre Box Office at (732) 842-9000, or online here. Save the date and join us to celebrate the music of Frank Sinatra!