Category: News

May 13, 2016 | Tony DeSare and James Maslow attend Frankie Moreno’s Show at Planet Hollywood

Renowned Musician Tony DeSare and Big Time Rush Star James Maslow attend “Frankie Moreno – Under The Influence” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

 

February 16, 2016 | Indianapolis Examiner Reviews Indianapolis Symphony Sinatra Centennial

A review from Tony’s performance with the Indianapolis Symphony this past weekend…

http://www.examiner.com/review/iso-pops-celebrates-ol-blue-eyes-100th

 

February 1, 2016 | Tony Performs on Fox 10 Phoenix and Arizona Music Fest

Tony performs today on Fox 10 Phoenix around 9:45am to promote his performance at Arizona Music Fest tonight!

December 1, 2015 | Spotify adds song from Christmas Home to “A Classic Christmas” Playlist

The world’s leading subscription music streaming company, Spotify, added I’ll Be Home For Christmas from Tony DeSare’s Christmas Home today.

Click on link below to listen to the playlist…

https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/7CG7k1hXjVmeYMdt8lQRa7

November 20, 2015 | Christmas Home Available

Tony DeSare, acclaimed singer/pianist and composer, has released his first Christmas album, Christmas Home, now available at Soundcloud, Spotify, and Apple music.

Inspired by America’s most popular mid-century vocalists like Frank Sinatra, DeSare set out to recreate a more intimate sound and spirit of the 1950s and channel it into a new, “old-fashioned” Christmas album. Writing for a small studio orchestra – as Sinatra used on his Close to You and More album – rather than a large big band, DeSare’s collaborators on the orchestrations were Fred Barton and Tedd Firth. The recording sessions were also captured on camera; each song on the album has a corresponding video that will be released on DeSare’s YouTube channel throughout the holiday season. DeSare produced and mixed the album entirely in his home studio in upstate New York.

Christmas Home features several of the most beloved Christmas classics, including “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” as well as two original compositions.

Named a Rising Star Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine, DeSare has won critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout North America and abroad. From jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to Las Vegas headlining with Don Rickles and major symphony orchestras, DeSare brings his fresh take on old school classics around the globe. DeSare has three top ten Billboard jazz albums under his belt and has been featured on the CBS Early Show, NPR, A Prairie Home Companion, and The Today Show.

Notwithstanding his critically acclaimed turns as a singer/pianist, DeSare is also an accomplished award-winning composer. He won first place in the USA Songwriting Contest, and has written the theme song for the motion picture, My Date with Drew, along with several broadcast commercials.

DeSare’s recent and upcoming appearances include the Pittsburgh Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Arizona Music Festival, The Smith Center in Las Vegas and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. DeSare releases new recordings, videos of standards and new originals every few weeks on his YouTube channel, iTunes and Spotify.

Tony DeSare is a Yamaha Artist.

 

Track Listing:

  1. I’ll Be Home for Christmas (Gannon, Kent, Ram) 3:56
  2. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Wilson) 2:45
  3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – (Martin, Blane) 3:59
  4. Family Christmas Home – (DeSare)                                                 3:14
  5. Oh Holy Night – (Adam) 4:08
  6. White Christmas – (Berlin) 3:13
  7. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – (Tchaikovsky) 2:01
  8. The Christmas Song – (Wells, Torme) 3:26
  9. Silent Night – (Gruber, Mohr) 3:06

Bonus Tracks

  1. Christmas For You and Me (DeSare)                                                       4:35
  2. 18 Versions of Jingle Bells (Live) 7:35

November 17, 2015 | Christmas Home available on Friday, November 20 – Pre-order available on iTunes

Tony DeSare, acclaimed singer/pianist and composer has released his first Christmas album, heavily inspired by the Frank Sinatra album from 1957 entitled Close To You & More.

Close to You and More is a rarity in that Sinatra always recorded with large big bands or orchestras and this one was with a small chamber group centered around the famed Hollywood String Quartet featuring Felix and Eleanor Aller Slatkin (parents of famous conductor, Leonard Slatkin).

DeSare set out to recreate the instrumentation and spirit of Close to You and channel it into an “old fashioned Christmas album”. After a few months of painstakingly working on arrangements with Fred Barton and Tedd Firth, the group recorded live in Tony’s home studio just north of New York City.  The sessions were also captured on camera and each song has a corresponding video to go with to be released on his YouTube channel throughout the holiday season. DeSare also produced and mixed the album entirely in his home studio in upstate New York.

Christmas Home features several of the most highly regarded Christmas classics including I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas as well as two originals.

PREORDER ON ITUNES HERE: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/christmas-home/id1053566463

November 7, 2015 | Tony’s new holiday CD, Christmas Home, now available for pre-order on iTunes

Pre-order and preview Tony’s new Christmas CD, Christmas Home, now on iTunes.  The iTunes version has been mastered for iTunes for the best digital sound possible.

Follow the link to hear the tracks and pre-order!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/christmas-home/id1053566463

 

November 3, 2015 | Review of Tony’s Houston Symphony Sinatra Centennial Performance

Follow the link to see the review from Tony’s show with the Houston Symphony…

http://thepeoplescritic.com/2015/11/03/houston-symphonys-sinatra-centennial-a-spectacular-success/

October 10, 2015 | Watch Tony sing the National Anthem at the Oct 1 Steelers v. Ravens Game

October 5, 2015 | Tony’s Pittsburgh Symphony Appearance Reviewed in Tribune

Click the link to go to the review…

http://triblive.com/aande/music/9198176-74/desare-sinatra-concert