It was great performing last night at Estival in Lugano, Switzerland. The Manhattan Transfer & New York Voices teamed up again to do an evening of Vocalese. Tim, Peter. Darmon and I did a swingin' version of The Mills Brothers's Caravan" while the gals, Janis, Cheryl, Lauren, and Kim did Lambert, Hendricks & Ross' Charleston Alley.
Day off in Lugano, Switzerland went to a costume party for my dear friend, Caterina Valente thrown by her son Eric Von Aro. TMT and new York Voices went to celebrate her. There really was no one that could come close to Caterina Valente's talent. She recorded in seven languages, was a consummate musician/guitarist, jazz singer, dancer, actress, comedian and holds the record for recording the most songs in the Guiness Book of World Records.
Manhattan Transfere Tour: Europe
07/12/11 Naples Castel Sant'Elmo Italy
Time: 9:30pm. Address: Piazza D'armi.
07/13/11 Bard Bard Fortress Italy
Time: 9:30pm. Address: Valle d'Aosta Forte di Bard.
07/15/11 Pescara Teatro-Monumento Gabriele d'annunzio" Italy
Time: 9:30pm. Address: Viale C. Colombo 122Pescara.
07/17/11 St. Moritz Dracula's Ghost Riders Club Switzerland
Time: 9:00pm. Address: Via Maistra 54, 7500 St. Moritz.
Manhattan Transfer Tour: North America
07/30/11 Boone, NC Farthing Auditorium United States
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Appalachian State University.
Venue phone: 800-841-ARTS.
Appalachian Summer Festival
09/10/11 Goshen, IN Goshen College Music Center United States
Time: 7:30pm. Address: Saunder Hall.
Venue phone: 574-535-7566.
09/17/11 Van Wert, OH Niswonger PAC of NW Ohio United States
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 10700 SR 118 South.
09/30/11 Newport Beach, CA Hyatt Regency United States
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 1107 Jamboree Road.
Venue phone: 949-729-1234. Summer Jazz Music Series
10/12/11 Medford, OR The Craterian United States
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 23 South Central.
Jazz Alley Seattle WA
10/13/11 through 10/16/11
Seattle, WA Jazz Alley United States
Time: 7:30pm. and 9:30pm
Address: 2033 6th Avenue. Venue phone: 206-441-9729.