Club Café, Boston’s drink, dine and dance club, presents Come Fly with Me – Brian De Lorenzo Celebrates Sinatra at 100 tribute concert with The Scott Nicholas Trio on Thursday, October 29, 7:30 pm, at 209 Columbus Avenue, Boston. The show’s tour continues with two performances in New York City in November and two performances in Puerto Vallarta in December.
Boston performing and cabaret artist Brian De Lorenzo, Talent America’s 2001 “Performer of the Year”, offers Come Fly With Me, an original tribute show hailing one of the greatest singers of the American Songbook, Frank Sinatra, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Sinatra’s birth. De Lorenzo whisks the audience through Sinatra’s Songbook with stops in Rome, Paris, and Bombay. Accompanied by the Scott Nicholas Trio, with Nicholas on piano, Steve Rose on drums and Matt Ambrose on bass, expect to hear a sly mix of swing and romance featuring fresh arrangements of ‘Old Blue Eyes’ best tunes including “Fools Rush In,” “The Best Is Yet to Come,” Luck Be a Lady,” and of course “Come Fly with Me”. De Lorenzo delivers heart-warming anecdotes about Sinatra, interwoven with commentary on how the Great American Songbook and Sinatra’s contributions inspired and touched his own life and musical career.
Chet Williamson of Worcester Magazine appreciates his gift, “When a singer has a voice like Brian De Lorenzo, musicians like to say, ‘He is a songwriter’s best friend.’ He has one of those rare voices that make first-time listeners stop and say, ‘Who is that?’”
Garnering admirable critical acclaim, De Lorenzo has been nominated three times for the “Best Cabaret Show” Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Award. He is frequently recognized for bringing to light wonderful but obscure songs and for his interpretations of standards from the Great American Songbook and musical theatre. Beverly Creasey of Cabaret Scenes: “…once in a blue moon you’re at a cabaret and you know something extraordinary is going on. De Lorenzo is at the top of his game.”
De Lorenzo is equally at home in cabaret rooms, concert halls, and theatres including venues in Boston (Scullers Jazz Club, Club Café), New York (The Metropolitan Room, The Iridium, 54 Below, Birdland, Eighty-Eight’s, Don’t Tell Mama), Provincetown (the Crown & Anchor), Chicago, San Francisco, and cruise ships in Alaska, the Mediterranean, and crossing the Atlantic. Brian has performed at the prestigious Mabel Mercer Cabaret Conventions in New York and Chicago and at three Boston Cabaret Festivals. He has appeared in IRNE and Elliot Norton Award-winning theatre productions in the Boston area including The Wild Party and On the Twentieth Century. Other theatre credits include leading roles in Next to Normal at Nextdoor Theater; A Christmas Carol at North Shore Music Theatre; Lend Me a Tenor; Assassins at Lyric Stage; Forever Plaid; and a tour of Esther in Europe. His CD “Found Treasures” was nominated for the 2000 “Recording of the Year” Award by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC).
Scott Nicholas is an accomplished pianist known as much for exceptional sensitivity to the performers he accompanies as for his technique. With a repertoire spanning the great American Songbook, musical theater, and classical, Scott has appeared throughout the U.S. and internationally. An experienced music director, he has served Central Square Theater, Emerson College, Franklin Performing Arts Company, Suffolk University, and the New England Conservatory Opera Workshop. He is on the faculty at Emerson College and is a senior lecturer at Suffolk University, where he teaches piano and coaches musical theater and opera. He is also a faculty member at Encore Music Academy, offering instruction in piano, theory, and vocal coaching.
Tickets for Come Fly with Me are $15 and can be purchased at http://www.clubcafe.com/events/come-fly-with-me/, or by calling 617-536-0966. Overnight parking is available at the 100 Clarendon Street Garage, about one block away from Club Café, for arrivals after 5 PM, details at 100clarendon.com. Club Café offers a 20% dining discount nightly from 5pm to 10pm, for patrons with tickets to any show in Boston. For more information or to hear recordings by Brian De Lorenzo, visit his website at briandelorenzo.com. For more information, dining discount details or directions to Club Café, visit clubcafe.com.