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Gary Anthony & Ron King Big Band

    Genre : Jazz Vocal

    Perform on:
    Friday March 2, 2012
    C2 Brava Esquire Hall

    Website :
    http://www.majorep.com/


  

About This Act :



MY STORY As a child I remember being mezmorized by the music, performers, singers and bands of the earlier "GOLDEN ERA" as I called it, that was so intense for me that I literally missed the Beatle era of my generation. You see, my father was a director of big bands in the 50's & 60's. My father, a reed player during the end of WW2 then with Harry James, Jimmy Dorsey, etc. started me on this path of singing in my dad's band since I was 7. Who was my inspiration? Well, Frank Sinatra of course. I started listening to Frank from day one. Little did I know this would lead to a path of an unthinkable dream later in life. I remember as teenagers, my brother and I for hours would listen to Sinatra especially the album "Sinatra at the Sands" in which I thought was his best live performance and even thou I was temporarily distracted by being in my family band "The Allen's" (BELOW) in the 70's, keeping up with what was current at the time, I still remained in showbiz, on stage, off stage, in front of the scenes behind the scenes, went into other business but could not escape performing these songs, so, in the early 90s the thought occurred to me, I didn't want to be 80 years old and miss this passion that has been haunting me for years. I packed up my bags and moved to Las Vegas to fulfill a dream. The dream was to keep the spirit alive and pass it onto the generation of today