“There are good shows and there are
great shows, but once in a blue moon you're at a cabaret and you know something
extraordinary is going on. De Lorenzo is at the top of his game.”
- Beverly Creasy, Cabaret Scenes
Dear Music Lover,
That's a pretty good quote, don't you think?
We hope you'll join Brian and
the wonderful Bill Duffy Quartet for an unforgettable evening of the music of the
great Nat King Cole! Order your tickets HERE or by calling 617-562-4111.
Oh - and you might
want to check out these interviews in Wicked Local and EdgeBoston.
BOSTON, MA - Award-winning
singer Brian De Lorenzo swings into Scullers to celebrate the artistry and
remarkable career of one of America’s favorite singers, Nat King Cole.
De Lorenzo presents songs for which Mr. Cole is well known – songs such
as “Nature Boy,” “Mona Lisa,” and “Don't
Get Around Much Anymore” – plus stories and anecdotes about
Mr. Cole’s personal and professional lives. De Lorenzo will also interweave
memories and anecdotes from his own experiences of Nat King Cole’s music.
As we approach the 40th anniversary of
the passing of this wonderful entertainer, De Lorenzo feels that Mr. Cole deserves
to be honored for his talent as a singer and for his importance to entertainment
and race relations in the 20th Century. Cole also has connections to Massachusetts
and Boston as a performer and through family members. Boston-area audiences will
find those connections to be extremely interesting.
Talent America’s 2001 “Performer of the Year” Brian
De Lorenzo is equally at home in cabaret rooms, concert halls, and theatres
including venues in Boston (Scullers Jazz Club, Club Café), New York (Birdland,
Eighty-Eight’s, Don’t Tell Mama), Provincetown (the Crown & Anchor),
Chicago, San Francisco, and cruise ships in Alaska and the Mediterranean. Brian
has performed at the prestigious Mabel Mercer Cabaret Conventions
in New York and Chicago and at three Boston Cabaret Festivals. He has appeared in
IRNE- and Elliot Norton Award-winning theatre productions in the Boston area including
The Wild Party and On the Twentieth Century.
Other theatre credits include “Bob Cratchit” in A Christmas
Carol at North Shore Music Theatre; “Max” in Lend
Me a Tenor; “Zangara” in Assassins
at Lyric Stage (voted best theatre production of 1998 by The Boston Globe);
“Jinx” in Forever Plaid; and a tour of Esther
in Europe. His CD “Found Treasures” was nominated for
the 2000 “Recording of the Year” Award by the Manhattan
Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC). Brian can also be heard extensively on
the Original Cast Recording of Made in America: Vaudeville Songs.
He is also featured on the world premiere recording of the musical Smooth
Sailing. He has been nominated three times for an IRNE Award for “Best
Cabaret Show.” Brian is well known for finding wonderful songs that aren’t
so well known; and for his interpretations of standards from the Great American
Songbook and musical theatre.
has been entertaining audiences on both coasts and in Europe for 35 years. A gifted
multi-instrumentalist, Bill was house pianist at the Park Hyatt in San Francisco,
and later had a seven-year residency at the Four Seasons Boston. His recording career
began with the San Francisco-based Martini Brothers, and continued on CD’s
by Overall Junction, Krisanthi Pappas, and Dane Vannatter, among others. Bill has
toured nationally with Senegalese guitarist Pascal Bokar, and as a civilian player
in the U.S. Air Force “big band.” Especially noted for his warm and
supportive style, Bill accompanies singers throughout the Northeast, while maintaining
a busy schedule of jazz trio dates and private teaching. Bill was accompanist for
the critically acclaimed Brian De Lorenzo… & Friends, also at
WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING
“He has one of those rare voices that make
first-time listeners stop and say, “Who is that?’”
- Worcester Magazine
“Well worth a listen.”
- WVOX/WRTN Radio, New York
“His vocals place him among the best currently appearing on the
New York cabaret scene.”
- Cabaret Hotline Online
“Although the title of Brian De Lorenzo’s
Found Treasures CD refers to the songs it contains, the cabaret
singer is one himself.”
- Show Music
- Boston Herald
particularly accomplished singer.”
- Boston Phoenix