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For over 10 years, Andy Lalasis was the bassist who accompanied all the visiting headliners at the legendary Elaine’s lounge, within Atlantic City’s fondly-remembered Steve Wynn's Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. Those headliners included everyone from Ann Hampton Calloway, Keely Smith, Joanie Sommers, Billy Eckstine and Billy Daniels. Stars booked at Elaines often stayed in town another week just to record with Lalasis and the legendary house trio. And a frequent visitor to Elaines on his off nights? The one and only Francis Albert Sinatra!

Andy spent the next 11 years at Resorts Casino as a member of Merv Griffin's Coconut Ballroom Orchestra doing Merv's NY's Eve TV shows and playing for the biggest stars who appeared there. Lalasis has also toured the world with Jazz guitar genius Pat Martino and has backed up virtually every “Star Act” who ever performed in Atlantic City at one time or another. Andy has been a member of the famed Ed Vezhino & Jim Ward Big Band for 10 years.

In 2012 he released his first solo CD of original compositions titled Fret Not. Andy's unique sound on either upright or electric bass has been highly sought after internationally for years, He is the consummate bass player of choice for artists everywhere...

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Andy Lalasis Trio @ Collingswood New Jersey, Thursday Nov. 1st!

Andy Lalasis Trio @ Collingswood New Jersey, Thursday Nov. 1st!

Source: Jim Miller

Appearing at Jazz Bridge in Collingswood! at the Collingswood Community Center (30 Collings Avenue in Collingswood, New Jersey) on November 1st is jazz bassist Andy Lalasis and his trio. One show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are only available at the door. For info: 610-745-3011. Jazz Bridge, a 501C public charity that assists area jazz and blues musicians in crisis, is sponsoring this event and others in the Jazz Bridge in Collingswood! series. For nearly ...

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A Very Good Night

Dreamcastle Records. LLC.
2001

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