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Vic Damone

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Vic Damone was an American traditional pop and big band singer, actor, radio and television presenter, and entertainer. He is best known for his performances of songs such as the number one hit "You're Breaking My Heart", and "On the Street Where You Live" (from My Fair Lady) and "My Heart Cries for You" which were both number four hits. Damone was born Vito Rocco Farinola in Brooklyn, New York, to Rocco and Mamie (Damone) Farinola, Italian emigrants from Bari, Italy. His father was an electrician and his mother taught piano. His cousin was the actress and singer Doretta Morrow. Inspired by his favorite singer, Frank Sinatra, Damone began taking voice lessons

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In Memoriam: Jazz Musicians Who Passed in 2018

Read "In Memoriam: Jazz Musicians Who Passed in 2018" reviewed by Maxim Micheliov


As 2018 comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to remember the extraordinarily gifted musicians who made an indelible mark on jazz. With sadness, we bid farewell to NEA Jazz Masters Bob Dorough, Nancy Wilson and Cecil Taylor as well as trumpeters Hugh Masekela, Tomasz Stanko, Jerry González and Roy Hargrove.

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Article: Album Review

Jay Leonhart: Don't You Wish

Read "Don't You Wish" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger


After experimenting with other instruments, a phase described in the title track, “Don't You Wish," Jay Leonhart locked onto the bass at the age of 13. Later inspired and mentored by the legendary Ray Brown, he began his stellar career which included playing with icons Duke Ellington, Judy Garland, Buddy Rich, Sarah Vaughan, Mel Torme, and ...

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Take Five With David Tughan

Read "Take Five With David Tughan" reviewed by David Tughan


Meet David Tughan: I was born and raised in Northern Ireland. My passion for jazz began at 13 when I encountered the Count Basie Orchestra while vacationing in Florida. Inspired by the swinging energy and joyful sounds of the big band, I began listening to many instrumentalists like Oscar Peterson, Stan Getz, Stephane Grappelli, and ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Tony Vitti

Read "Take Five With Tony Vitti" reviewed by Tony Vitti


Meet Tony Vitti: In 2008, I was a singer in a metal band, but I decided to play jazz and blues in 2012, after some tours, some scenes. Instrument(s): I'm a singer, even if I play guitar, I sing, sing and sing again. Teachers and/or influences?

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Article: Profile

Bill Henderson

Read "Bill Henderson" reviewed by Marcia Hillman


To quote Bill Henderson: “The one constant in my life has been singing." So, it is not surprising that in his 83rd year he is still recording and performing live. Born in Chicago, Henderson made his show business debut as a singer and dancer at the age of four, winning in Phil Baker's Artist and Models ...

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Golden Legends: Vic Damone

Label: Not On Label (Vic Vogel Self-released)
Released: 2006

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On The Swingin Side / Angela Mia

Label: Not On Label (Vic Vogel Self-released)
Released: 1998

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Vic Damone

Label: Not On Label (Vic Vogel Self-released)
Released: 1997

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Unforgettable (16 Golden Classics)

Label: Not On Label (Vic Vogel Self-released)
Released: 1986


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