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Singer-pianist Tony DeSare to perform March 19 with John Pizzarelli in Sinatra tribute at Arsht Center

Tony DeSare - Radio Show CD Image 1 - Cover Image - ASinger-pianist Tony DeSare will perform Friday, March 19, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts in the latest installment of Larry Rosen’s Jazz Roots series.

DeSare, pictured right, subs for the originally announced star, Michael Feinstein, in A Tribute to Frank Sinatra. Feinstein can’t perform this month in Miami because he’s currently starring on Broadway with Dame Edna in All About Me.

Here are details about the Jazz Roots Sinatra show, which also stars jazz guitarist-singer John Pizzarelli:

JAZZ ROOTS: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Featuring Tony DeSare and John Pizzarelli

March 19 @ 8pm

Frank Sinatra forever changed both popular song and American pop culture. John Pizzarelli has had a multi-faceted career as a jazz guitarist and vocalist. The easy humor and prodigious technique he brings to his performances create the perfect mood for an evening celebrating the king of cool.

Tony DeSare has gained an international fan base with his infectious joy, wry playfulness, and robust musicality. With a sound that’s romantic, swinging, and sensual, DeSare was cast as the star of the long running Off-Broadway musical smash, Our Sinatra. A versatile performer, DeSare has headlined major jazz venues such as Birdland and the Blue Note; posh nightclubs including Café Carlyle and Feinstein’s at The Regency; and big band concert halls like Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Knight Concert Hall

DeSare also performs an evening of Johnny Mercer music, Moon River, Mercer & Me, 7:45 p.m. tonight at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Click here for ticket information.

Feinstein has rescheduled his performance at the Arsht: He’ll sing from the The Great American Songbook on Nov. 5 when Jazz Roots opens its third season.

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