Time: July 27, 2011 from 7:30pm to 11pm
Location: Boca Raton Bridge Hotel
Street: 999 E Camino Real
City/Town: Boca Raton, FL
Website or Map: http://www.jazzbossablues.com
Event Type: jazz, music
Organized By: Jazz, Bossa & Blues Live
Latest Activity: Jul 22, 2011
Jay Traynor - "Frank, Bobby & Me"
The original lead singer of Jay & The Americans ("She Cried") performs the hits of Sinatra & Darin as well as his own. Enjoy an intimate evening with one of the... original legends of rock and roll featuring the Jazz, Swing & Pop hits of the 40's, 50's and 60's. (more on Jay below)
The Boca Raton Tribune presents... Jazz, Bossa & Blues Live!
Join us this and every Wednesday evening thereafter for the finest Jazz, Bossa & Blues with the most extraordinary views! Mix and mingle with other music lovers on the exclusive penthouse level of the Boca Raton Bridge Hotel, featuring a full bar, sumptuous small plates and a sweeping panorama of the Atlantic Ocean and Boca marinas. All attendees enjoy complimentary valet parking. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Thanks to our partners at LivingFLA.com!
More about the evening's featured entertainer...
While Jay Traynor is still best known as the original lead singer of rock & roll supergroup Jay & The Americans‘ "She Cried", his versatility has always shone through his 5-decade-plus body of work. Jay's career began with a brief stint fronting The Mystics on "The White Cliffs of Dover" which served as the follow-up to their #1 hit "Hush-A-Bye". The group's recording of "Over the Rainbow", with Jay's distinctive voice on lead, would later be featured in an episode of The Sopranos. Co-founding Jay & The Americans in 1961, Jay recorded with the legendary songwriting/production team of Lieber & Stoller and had hits with "Tonight" (from "West Side Story") and "She Cried" before leaving the group in 1963. During the time that followed, Jay engineered demonstration records for Bob Dylan, coordinated a #1 country hit for Marty Robbins, ran ticketing for Woodstock, acted as road manager for Leslie West & Mountain, fronted the 18-piece Joey Thomas Big Band and, most recently, found a home with The Tokens ("The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), with whom he is currently touring the country. Jay's love for the jazz, swing and pop music of the 40's, 50's and 60's led him to spend a good portion of post-Americans career performing his show "Frank, Bobby & Me" all over the country. The Grammy Awards even took note of Jay's flair for the swingin' side of pop when they nominated the album on which his recording of "Mack the Knife" was featured. On July 27, Jay and his quartet bring the music of Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin, as well his own signature songs, to the Top of the Bridge in Boca Raton.