0 Christmas – Sinatra Style

The Sinatra songbook from its beginning in the swing era of the 1930’s to the definitive recordings of the “sing” era of the 40’s and 50’s are representative of Frank Sinatra’s impact on American Culture, and despite changing record formats, Sinatra continually made his mark singing and promoting the American popular song throughout a career that spanned 60 years.

With dinner and a show, The Joey Thomas Big Band will have you humming Sinatra standards including “The Christmas Waltz,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” and “White Christmas” long after the evening is over!

A perfect Christmas gift for grandparents, parents  .  .  .                                                                    or any American Songbook lover

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0 Celebrate Your Valentine’s Day at The State Room (Feb 13th & 14th • Albany, NY)

The Joey Thomas Big Band is returning to The State Room!

Over the last century, Frank Sinatra has been the icon of the Great American Songbook with songs of love and master of flirtation, and who else should showcase the sultry side of Sinatra on Valentine’s Day than The Joey Thomas Big Band. On this Valentine’s Day weekend you’ll have two chances to treat your special Valentine to a sumptuous four-course dinner, show, and dancing.

Here’s a sneak peak at the menu:

  • First Course: Mozzarella Tomato Napoleon – Balsamic Reduction
  • Second Course: Pear and Arugula Salad – Raspberry Vinaigrette
  • Entrée (Guest Choice of One):
    State Room Surf and Turf (shrimp & filet mignon) | Crab Stuffed Sole | Grilled Polenta and Vegetable Lasagna
  • Dessert: Trio of Crème Brule, Chocolate Mousse, & Chocolate Dipped Strawberries (shared), Coffee or Tea

And you know The Joey Thomas Big Band is the best dance band in the area, so come enjoy your Valentine’s Day Dinner with your honey and slide your jib and shim, sham, shimmy!

Treat your sweetie pie to a delightful dinner and show that you won’t find any where else! Reservations are required, so call The State Room at (518) 432-7773.

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0 Bravo Italiano Festival features The JTBB with Sinatra Show (Saturday, Sept 13th, 2014 • Watertown, NY)

The Joey Thomas Big Band helps Watertown and the Italian American Civic Associaion celebrate Italian heritage at the BRAVO ITALIANO FESTIVAL in Watertown. Vocalist Bob Father joins The JTBB in the big band’s signature Sinatra Show. The ultimate tribute to the Italian American heritage in us all and the Great American Songbook.

Arrive by 6:00 PM to have dinner as well as a show!

 

 

 

 

0 The JTBB performing “The Birth of the Blues”

We recently had the pleasure of performing for the wedding reception of Anthony and Rebecca at The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, NY. Quite a fun celebration! Courtesy of vocalist April Marie, we are able to share some video. So, here’s The Birth of the Blues featuring vocalist Bob Father with The Joey Thomas Big Band.

What a song! The Birth of the Blues music was written by Ray Henderson with the lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew Brown. Published in 1926, it was recorded in 1927 by “Whispering” Jack Smith, the Hamilton Sisters and Fordyce (Three X Sisters), and by Cab Calloway, in 1943 or 1944.

And, of course, the great song man himself, Mr. Frank Sinatra, had it as a hit later on. It was frequently performed by popular singers such as Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis, Jr., Shirley Bassey, Keely Smith, Jack Teagarden, Pearl Bailey, and Al Hirt.

0 Seeking Male Vocalist to Perform with The Joey Thomas Big Band

The Joey Thomas Big Band is seeking a Male Vocalist for selected performances.

Here’s an opportunity for a versatile male vocalist to stretch his abilities and refine a diverse range of repertoire in front of the premier modern big band of New York’s Capital Region (Albany-Troy- Schenectady-Saratoga-Amsterdam-Hudson) . If you …

  • are a well-read musician who can perform all styles … from swing to pop
  • can read music and have excellent sight reading skills
  • are flexible with availability for performance schedule
  • are able to attend regular rehearsals
  • can work well with ensemble

Please call Joey Thomas for more info/audition: (518) 843-5732

0 The JTBB Brings Diggin’ on Horns to Freedom Park!

Always a wonderful evening, The Joey Thomas Big Band is pleased to be returning to the Dennis Madden Diggin_horns_1Stage at Freedom Park in Scotia! The concert starts at 7:00 PM.

This year’s special show Diggin’ on Horns is one to get you off the lawn or out of your chair and dancing till the end of the night. Come prepared with your dancing shoes!

Don’t forget, you can get refreshments at Jumpin’ Jacks!

Click here for directions to Freedom Park in Scotia.

This evening’s performance is sponsored by Berkshire Bank.