Jazz Crooner Andy De Campos Performs at a Special Night of Dinner and Dance in Toronto
(Published: February 23, 2012)
Jazz Crooner Andy De Campos
Performs at a special night of dinner and dancing at
2261 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Saturday, March 31st - 8:00 PM
Performing with Canada's finest little band
Richard Whitehouse - piano
Tien Yeung - bass
Steve MacDonald - tenor sax and flute
Phil Skladowski - baritone sax and flute
Christopher Butcher - trombone
Howard Leathers - trumpet Anthony Terpstra - drums
"There is nothing false about Andy's performance. You clearly see and hear
that he loves every minute of what he's doing on stage - you will instantly be moved by him."
- Singer Chrys Page
TORONTO - February 24, 2012 - Toronto's own crooner Andy De Campos, has just announced his appearance at Toronto's famed Hugh's Room jazz club. Accompanied by Canada's finest little Big Band, The Seventet, he'll lead a night of dinner and dance featuring music from Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Big Crosby, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole and all the other classic jazz favourites! The evening of great jazz standards tunes gets into "full swing" on Saturday, March 31st at 8:00 PM and will include a special guest, Bruce Andrew Stewart, appearing as "The King".
Andy De Campos is very much in demand in the Toronto music scene, and his performances have been described as "Like sitting in one of those old supper clubs listening to Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett." Andy's vocal blend has varied roots. "I learned from the best guys," says De Campos. He attributes his clear phrasing to Sinatra, his warm resonance to Nat King Cole, his prolonged breath control to Matt Monro and a styled huskiness to Bobby Darin.
Although Andy's selection covers much of the great standard songs from the 1940s to 60s, he is not identified exclusively within that repertoire or style; nor is he purely a jazz, despite its influence on his career. He's just a crooner who loves the standards of Great American Songbook, diversifying his music styles to classic Rock and Latin and singing also in Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian.
As it so often happens to other singers such as Michael Bublé or Harry Connick Jr., Andy's love affair with the Great American Songbook began in his teens. His career actually began in Plymouth, England, where he was attending University; restaurants and jazz venues. He then moved back to his native Portugal and sang with one of the country's top swing bands for a few years.
In 2004 Andy moved back to Toronto (where he had grown up) and began appearing at local venues such as The Rex, Alleycatz, Montreal Bistro, the Old Mill Inn, Lula Lounge, Gate 403 and Hugh's Room - working with musicians such as: Robert Scott, Mark Kieswetter, Richard Whitehouse, Ross MacIntyre, George Koller, Steve MacDonald, Chris Butcher, Mark Kelso and Great Bob Scott.
After working with JazzFM's Jaymz Bee in his annual One Stop Vocal Jazz Safari, Bee told Andy that he "should teach singers microphone technique". The one rare attribute to Andy's delivery that makes him unique is that his sound is nostalgic and like that of the original crooners.
A common characteristic that listeners agree on when hearing Andy is the unique sound of his voice and quality of the phrasing. More specifically, his voice is uncannily sincere to the era within his music selection.
The Andy De Campos night of Dinner and Dance will take place at Hugh's Room on Saturday, March 31st at 8:00 PM. Hugh's Room, Toronto's premier live jazz music venue, is located at 2261 Dundas Street West. Ticket prices are $20.00 in advance, or $25.00 at the door, and are available online at www.hughsroom.com, or by calling 416 531-6604 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are strongly recommended.
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