Sinatra & Basie at the Sands
A Tribute to the men and their Music
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A re-creation of Sinatra's first live album
Michael Berkowitz, conductor for Liza Minnelli, along with the 16 piece New Gene Krupa Orchestra, & Vocalist Tony Babino, present an incredible musical re-creation of Sinatra's first Live album, performed in April 1966 with Count Basie: "Sinatra at the Sands".

While the show contains the actual musical arrangements of Nelson Riddle, Billy Byers, Quincy Jones and others... it is NOT a Rat Pack show!
"Tony is not a Sinatra impersonator, but a wonderful performer who understands this music better than anyone else currently on the scene...
( I should know....I've worked with all of them )"...Mike Berkowitz

A Great, Classy, Exciting concert / show...filled with Basie Instrumentals like Makin' Whoopee, Splanky, I Can't Stop Lovin' You, and All Of Me.....plus....classic Sinatra tunes Luck Be A Lady, I've Got You Under My Skin, I've Got A Crush On You, Come Fly With Me, Street Of Dreams, One For My Baby, Fly Me To The Moon, My Kind Of Town, & many more.....

Michael Berkowitz - "Drummer Conductor Extraordinaire", is currently the conductor for Liza Minnelli. He has performed with Nelson Riddle, Henry Mancini, Michael Crawford, Billy Joel, Sting, Elton John, Bette Midler, Marvin Hamlisch, Roberta Flack, Maureen McGovern, Michael Feinstein, and Sarah Brightman. Michael has also lead the Boston Pops, London Symphony, Cincinnati Pops, Pittsburgh Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, National Symphony; and is featured on recordings with Steve Lawrence, Placido Domingo, Linda Eder and countless Original Cast Albums, Movies, Jingles and Television Performances including The Academy Awards, The Tonight Show, The Tony Awards, The Today Show, A Capitol Fourth, Great Performances, Live From Lincoln Center and Concerts at the White House.

Tony Babino ( Tony B ) - Recognized as one of today's premier vocalists, Tony B presents a high energy swingin' show that continually brings audiences to their feet. His credits include movies ("The Ice Harvest", & "The Crew"), television & radio commercials (ESPN, USA Network, Exxon, DOVE, Reisens, TUMS, QVC), CD's, & books. Selected by the family of Harold Arlen to represent the song 'I've Got The World On A String', and internationally acclaimed for his uncanny vocal impression of Al Jolson, he is also a frequently requested headliner for the Cruise Lines. Stage credits include Milton Berle, Connie Haines, Les Paul, Freddie Roman, Tex Beneke Orchestra, Artie Shaw Orchestra, New Gene Krupa Orchestra, Showboat Casino, Trump Taj Mahal, Trump Marina, Bally's Grand, Hilton Casino, Tropicana, Mohegan Sun, The Sands, and more...