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.
- I’ll Be Home for Christmas (Gannon, Kent, Ram) 3:56
- It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Wilson) 2:45
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – (Martin, Blane) 3:59
- Family Christmas Home – (DeSare) 3:14
- Oh Holy Night – (Adam) 4:08
- White Christmas – (Berlin) 3:13
- Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – (Tchaikovsky) 2:01
- The Christmas Song – (Wells, Torme) 3:26
- Silent Night – (Gruber, Mohr) 3:06
- Christmas For You and Me (DeSare) 4:35
- 18 Versions of Jingle Bells (Live) 7:35