Sinatra My Way-Andrew Heller with The One & Only Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

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Date(s) - Saturday, 01/30/2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


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Andrew Heller beautifully delivers great Sinatra classics “his way.”  The result is a wonderful tribute to Sinatra based on his original arrangements.  As a youth, Andrew placed first in the New York Young Artist Metropolitan Opera Auditions and was mentored by Leonard Bernstein and the director of The Long School of the Metropolitan Opera. As a soloist, Heller performed many lead roles in New York at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Marble Collegiate Church, and summer stock throughout the East Coast. He put his professional singing career aside to pursue advanced degrees in science and mathematics, and began a prolific scientific career at IBM.  Andrew Heller is likely the only entertainer working today who established a singing career after spending several decades at the highest echelons of the tech world. Since returning to the entertainment business in 2004, his popularity as a concert and recording artist has grown with each year. In addition to his concert calendar, he is a frequent guest of radio DJ’s nationwide, and was recently featured on Fox News Network’s Strategy Room.  Please visit www.heller.com to learn more about Mr. Heller.

In Big Band history, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is recognized as one of the best all-around dance bands. It could swing with the best of them, and no other band could come close to Tommy’s when it came to playing ballads. Tommy Dorsey, “The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing”, was a master at creating warm, sentimental, and always musical moods – at superb dancing and listening tempos.  Frank Sinatra’s career blossomed with Dorsey, and, with Sinatra’s vocals, the band became more successful than ever. Frank had often admitted that listening to Tommy helped him develop his phrasing and breathing, along with his musical taste and knowledge.  The music world lost Tommy at an early age, but his legacy of great music has transcended time. The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra still represents explosive and swinging Big Band entertainment at its very best.  Please visit www.buddymorrowproductions.com to learn more about the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.

Andrew Heller is a classically trained pop singer who appears with orchestras as varied the Austin Symphony, the Philadelphia Philharmonic, and the iconic Western Swing band The Texas Playboys. He performs American and European popular music across the U.S., and is a two-time nominee for Entertainer of the Year by the Inspirational Country Music Association (2009 and 2010). His recent concert appearances include the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Ball at The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Hofstra University’s Tribute to Songwriter Ervin Drake, the 39th Annual International Festival-Institute at Round Top, the Austin Sister Cities International Music Concert at the SXSW Music Festival, The Howard University Jazz Festival honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, The Acuff Theatre (Opryland), The Four Seasons Austin, UT Performing Arts Center in Austin, Carnival Cruise Lines, and the nationally syndicated live radio broadcast, The Dennis Bono Show, from Las Vegas. Andrew Heller has released six CD’s, and since 2008, he has landed on the national music charts with 4 different recordings: “I Believe”, “The Great I” and “Tell Me More” from his brand new CD, I Believe in Angels, and “Houston, Houston, Houston” from his CD Places. His other recordings include Christmas WonderMy BelovedEl Paso, and Broadway Love.

www.heller.com

In Big Band history, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is recognized as one of the best all-around dance bands. It could swing with the best of them, and no other band could come close to Tommy’s when it came to playing ballads. Tommy Dorsey, “The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing”, was a master at creating warm, sentimental, and always musical moods – at superb dancing and listening tempos. Tommy sustained these moods through the arrangements of the likes of Paul Weston, Axel Stordahl and Sy Oliver, and he showcased singers who could project them brilliantly.

Frank Sinatra’s career blossomed with Dorsey, and, with Sinatra’s vocals, the band became more successful than ever.

Jack Leonard sang with the band for about four years, recording such fine sides as “Dedicated To You”, “If It’s The Last Thing I do”, “Little White Lies”, “You Taught Me To Love Again”, “Once In A While”, and, probably the most famous of all, “Marie”. With the band singing vocal riffs as Jack sang the straight lyric, “Marie” was so successful that he recorded several more standard tunes with the same formula. They include “Who”, “Yearning”, and “East Of The Sun”. “Song Of India”, the other side of “Marie”, was also a huge Dorsey hit.

Frank Sinatra’s career blossomed with Dorsey, and, with Sinatra’s vocals, the band became more successful than ever. Frank had often admitted that listening to Tommy helped him develop his phrasing and breathing, along with his musical taste and knowledge.

www.buddymorrowproductions.com