North Metro News
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Windjammers Jazz Orchestra (WJO) presents
The Rat Pack with Frank, Sammy and Dean
Saturday, July 5
(Littleton, CO) The Windjammers Jazz Orchestra (WJO) presents an evening of live Big Band and Ballroom Dancing, featuring vocalists Danny Wein as Frank Sinatra, Charles King as Dean Martin and Demarco as Sammy Davis, Jr., on Saturday, July 5 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Cir. in Littleton. Tickets are $10 per person ($8 District Rate). Tickets areavailable in advance by calling 303-708-3513.
Danny Wein grew up listening to Frank Sinatra songs. Always having a great appreciation of the performer's music and life, he discovered his unique talent for capturing the voice and styling of the master. His voice actually sounds like Sinatra's, and he has polished his act over the years with great success. His is not imitation…just great vocals in that recognizable style. The Denver Post refers to him as "Denver's best-known Sinatra crooner" and "a Frank Sinatra style vocalist you can't miss," and the RMN's Penny Parker says: "The sound-alike singer doesn't try to impersonate the Chairman of the Board with props or gestures. He packs 'em in purely with his voice."
Charles King, a versatile performer with extensive experience coast to coast singing with bands and as a solo artist, has joined the Windjammers Jazz Orchestra. In 1989, Charles King left "legitimate" theatre and ventured into a career that would take him from Las Vegas to Rome, Italy, to cruise ships and a private performance for the President of The United States. Drawing upon nearly 20 years of musical training, character development and a natural talent he is comfortable as Frank Sinatra, as Elvis, and of course, Dean Martin.
The Windjammers Jazz Orchestra has performed for 10th Mountain Division Reunion, Race for the Cure, Ft. Logan Memorial and Veterans Day Ceremonies, Littleton Firefighters Ball, Littleton Historical Museum, Denver Art Museum, Capitol Hill People's Fair, National Federation of the Blind, U.S. Air Force, American Diabetes Foundation, and many corporate and private functions.
Windjammers Jazz Orchestra performs under the umbrella of the Littleton Community Music Association (LCMA). LCMA provides performance opportunities for adults and youth in a supportive community setting. For more information or to see upcoming events visit the Littleton Community Music Association at www.littletonmusic.org.
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