This week, Ira spoke with Tony Desare.
Singer-songwriter-pianist Tony DeSare, who will be performing March 25-26 in Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center, was named a Rising Star Male Vocalist in Downbeat Magazine. He has been winning 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 has brought his fresh take on old school class 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.
He is also an accomplished award-winning composer, having won first place in the USA Songwriting Contest, and writing the theme song for the motion picture, “My Date With Drew,” along with several broadcast commercials.
What sets DeSare apart is his ability to write original material that sounds fresh and contemporary, yet pays homage to the Great American Songbook. His compositions include a wide-range of romantic, funny, and soulful sounds that can be found on his top-selling recordings.
He releases new recordings, videos of standards and new originals every few weeks on his YouTube channel, iTunes and Spotify.