Deana Martin is a world-class entertainer equally comfortable with a celebrated symphony at a legendary concert hall or on an intimate cabaret stage with a swinging jazz quintet. She’s a New York Times best-selling author, a gifted actor, a vocalist of incredible depth and passion and a licensed pilot. When talent is part of the family pedigree, it can be difficult for an artist to forge an individual path, but Deana Martin has successfully navigated that tricky terrain. And on September 25th, she’s coming to the USCB Center for the Arts.
In “Deana Sings Dino,” Deana takes her audience on a musical journey, honoring her legendary father Dean Martin and other great performers who shaped American music and popular culture for over four decades. She sings the sound track of our lives, the classics made popular the world over by her father and his “pallies.”
“The most important part is to feel the song and to connect with the audience,” Deana says of her approach to performing. “There are a lot of incredible singers out there with beautiful voices, but you have to be able to grab the audience and make them feel it. Hopefully that’s something that I have. There’s that feeling you get on stage. It’s just so great when you are up there and the music is just right and the audience is just right and you are singing a great song with a fabulous arrangement. There’s nothing better.”
Deana performs many of her father’s greatest and most enduring hits, including: “Memories Are Made Of This,” “That’s Amore,” “Everybody Loves Somebody,” and many more of the world’s favorites. Her on stage performance treats the audience to an intimate repartee, sharing with them a look into Dean‘s life, by way of her personal anecdotes and a video montage, comprised of rare, never-before-seen home movies and private photos. You will relive with Deana some of the most treasured moments from Dean Martin’s long and illustrious career.
Deana sings the most famous hits of her musical family, including “Uncles” Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr., plus Rosemary Clooney, and many others. The show is a combination of musical treasures intertwined with personal reflections and private recollections, from a lady who grew up having a family-like relationship with the people to whom she is paying tribute.
Since the show’s inception eight years ago, Deana has enjoyed rave reviews and has been performing internationally to sold out audiences on three continents. Treat yourself and those you love to an evening of a lifetime. See and enjoy Deana Martin, live!
The concert proceeds will benefit The Junior Jazz Foundation, which strives to preserve American jazz music through education and performance.
The Junior Jazz Foundation provides young people with scholarships, instruments, jazz camps and master classes. The foundation raises awareness of jazz and funds the programs through outreach performances, donations, sponsorships and an annual golf tournament.
This series of USCB performances is designed to let audiences hear the very best jazz in the world and enjoy the only truly American art form live . . . JAZZ.
Tickets for this unique concert are $45 per person and are available from the USCB Center for the Arts box office, 843-521-4145 or online www.uscbcenterforthearts.com