SINATRA! The Man and His Music ~ A Will Friedwald Presentation

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Wednesday, May 12 2021 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

What made Frank Sinatra — aka "Ol' Blue Eyes," "The Chairman of the Board," and "The Voice" — tick? This is the story of how one seemingly ordinary Italian kid from Hoboken, New Jersey learned to craft his raw musical talent and irrepressible to become one of the great musical icons of his generation, and of all time.

Join biographer and historian Will Friedwald (author of Sinatra! The Song Is You, the most essential book ever published about the singer) as we explore the life and music of legendary performer and 20th-century icon Frank Sinatra, and how his musicianship, unerring instinct, and New York chutzpah made him into "The King of the Hill, Top of the Heap."

  1. The origin story of Frank Sinatra, from his upbringing as an only child of Italian immigrants in Hoboken, to how a nobody from New Jersey made himself into the most celebrated entertainer in show business, and the most famous man in the world — more than once
  2. The evolution of the Sinatra sound, from the big band of the war years to the lushly romantic of later generations
  3. A discussion around Sinatra’s great colleagues and collaborators, including the legendary Nelson Riddle, Billy May, Gordon Jenkins, and others
  4. Behind-the-scenes stories of Sinatra in the recording studio gleaned from the musicians themselves
  5. Rare classic video clips of Sinatra singing his essential signature songs, most of which cannot be found online


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