Northwest crooner George A. Santino releases music video for title single “Come Fly With Me,” which reached the number one position on Amazon’s Hot New Releases in Swing Jazz and is being well received by jazz, swing and big band music fans and media alike, including the Jazz Music Examiner, Northwest Prime Time, Woodinville KOMO and Redmond KOMO.
The vintage-inspired music video for “Come Fly With Me” is directed by Erich Benedict for With an H Media, a Bothell-based music and video production company, and features local talents Tova Edwards and Adam Foster, as well as George A. Santino himself. It was recorded over four days and in various locations including the Bravern’s John Howie Steak and The Manor and Paine Field in Everett, WA.
Singing since a very young age, George A. Santino has taken a longer path to reach this point in his music career. “Santino shelved that dream to provide for his family. He couldn’t have picked a better profession than Microsoft, where he first started out as an entry-level lab engineer. In 20 years, Santino worked his way up to become a partner...and retire, with the kind of security most working jazz musicians could only dream of,” notes the Jazz Music Examiner.
About George A. Santino
George A. Santino is a Seattle-area singer, writer and motivational speaker who is making the most of his second career by embracing his passion for performing and storytelling. Recently retired from a fulfilling career at Microsoft, George has left the rat race for the Rat Pack. His debut album “Come Fly with Me” is a collection of crooner classics in the style of Frank Sinatra. In addition to music, George is working on his memoirs which tells his story of getting knocked down multiple times but always getting back up. Born in Philadelphia, PA to a family struggling to provide and growing up in a housing project where poverty and violence had a profound effect on his upbringing, George learned early on that he had to work hard to get ahead; he has a uniquely American story to tell.
Production Credits for “Come Fly With Me” Music Video Vocalist, Waiter, Florist: George A. Santino, Female Lead: Tova Edwards, Male Lead: Adam Foster, Pilot: John Newhoff, Bassist: Jeff Powell, Drummer: Ben St. John, Guitarist: Anessa Rene, Trumpeter: Joey Santino, Pianist: Laura West, Radio Family: Paul Haeck, Ursula Haeck, Katrina Haeck and Ethan Haeck, Fans: Allison Black, Nicole Black, Kelsey Johnson, Mandy Johnson, Julie Tomme, Suzie Santino, Maddie Santino, Andrew Flanders and Michelle Kelly, Writer, Director, Editor, 1rst Camera Unit: Erich Benedict for With an H Media, 2nd Camera Unit: Paul Haeck, 3rd Camera Unit & Stills: Dan Kirk, Wardrobe, Styling & Makeup Hair Styling: Anessa Benedict for benedict photo*art, Hair Styling: Mandy Johnson & Julie Tomme