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Jonathan Poretz: A Lot Of Livin' To Do

Read "A Lot Of Livin' To Do" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

In the category of young male vocalists like Michael Bublé and Peter Cincotti--and probably the role model for both, Harry Connick, Jr.--comes a new entry with his debut album. San Francisco-based vocalist Jonathan Poretz has also been linked more seriously in the press to Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett and Bobby Darin. These are some serious comparisons, and Poretz does have experience “being" Sinatra in a travelling tribute show to the Rat Pack. He has none of the bel ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Jonathan Poretz: A Lot of Livin' to Do

Read "A Lot of Livin' to Do" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Frank Sinatra's footwear makes for some tough shoes to fill. But judging by A Lot of Livin' to Do, San Francisco-based vocalist Jonathan Poretz has done an able job of rendering Old Blue Eyes in “Tribute to Frank, Sammy, Joey & Dean (The Rat Pack)," a show with performances in San Francisco, Las Vegas and Boston. Not that Poretz sounds like Sinatra on the recording. With a delivery that is closer to that of that of another Sinatra-influenced singer, Bobby ...


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