Shakin' At The SHORE | Ray Gelato & The City Rhythm Orchestra

VFW Post 1333

701 Lake Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Saturday October 6th 2012 SHAKiN' At The SHORE dance party VFW Hall Asbury Park A Great Italian/American Columbus Day Weekend Celebration Jump Swing from the 1950's makes a resurgence · Who's the guy Paul McCartney wanted performing music at his wedding? · Who's the dude who Brian Adams booked for his party? · Who's the chap who played for The QUEEN of England (twice)? It's Ray Gelato, Britain's main man when it comes to the cool Big Band sound of all things swing. Ray Gelato is a maestro of swing and jazz and an entertainer of the first degree. And for the First Time Ever he'll be performing in Asbury Park on the Jersey Shore backed by the City Rhythm Orchestra. That's Philadelphia's very own nationally acclaimed Swingin' Big Band. Come and join the one and only legendary Godfather of Swing when he plays right here in town. Ray Gelato is one of the last of his kind, a vocalist, and a First Class Saxophonist delivering swinging, Jumpin' music from a bygone era. Ray Gelato will perform amongst a crowd that will include talented dancers who specialize is the social dances of the Swing era. And the 4,000sq ft dance floor will be open to all! Saturday October 6th this band will join us in celebrating Swing and The early roots of Rock n' Roll. SHAKiN' At The Shore will include dance workshops in the late afternoon, where you can spice up your swing dance skills. Then the evening opens with a beginner dance lesson followed by Live music at 8pm with Ray Gelato. Full Details at You Tube Clips Bar Italia new video Jazzaldia 2012 History Ray's father was probably his first musical influence. A US airman, living in London, Ray's dad had brought over a huge collection of great records. Young Gelato remembers hearing Sammy Davis, Dean Martin, Bill Haley, and many more, being played around the home, while he was growing up. This Love of music developed further when Ray was a teenager. Most nights, Ray could be found at London's best Rock n Roll clubs, R n B venues and live gigs. Discovering the sounds of Louis Jordan and Louis Prima, among many other legendary entertainers, who would later be huge influences on Ray's music....... 1982 saw the birth of The Chevalier Brothers with Maurice Chevalier, and remained Ray's band until 1988. After winning a talent contest at London's Camden Palace (the first time Ray was featured as lead vocalist), the band became the "darlings of the London club scene." With the help of Ray's long-time buddy and bass player, who became known as Clark Kent, The Chevalier Brothers pioneered a revival of interest in the swinging music of the '40s and '50s. They were a huge hit in clubs across the U.K., toured Europe and Japan, and were featured on numerous TV shows. They also released three albums and several singles, and had the opportunity to work with such legendary performers as Slim Gaillard........ In 1988, Ray appeared playing and singing in the hit British film, Scandal. That same year, he formed Ray Gelato and the Giants of Jive. This bigger, seven-piece band was the prototype of the winning formula Ray uses today. Their extensive list of gigs included shows at Carnegie Hall, the Nice Jazz Festival, the Lugano Jazz Festival and many tours throughout the U.K. and Europe. The group also recorded three CDs before disbanding in 1994. In 1994, Ray found more film work, performing on the soundtrack for the BBC drama, No Bananas. That same year, he formed The Ray Gelato Giants, with whom he still performs today. This highly successful combination has played to critical acclaim wherever they have appeared, including the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy (four times), the Montreal Jazz Festival, San Sebastian Jazz Festival (Spain), and concerts in New York City, Philadelphia, Tampa, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles. The band has also enjoyed numerous Italian tours and television appearances, including a spot on the Mauritzio Costanzo show...... Ray gained many international fans in 1998 when he was featured in a commercial for Levis Dockers, distributed worldwide, performing the classic Renato Carosone song, "Tu Vuo' Fa L'Americano". The song is included on the band's studio album, The Men from Uncle, and their Live in Italy CD. In 2000, Ray found the time to make another celluloid cameo with his appearance in the Jude Law film, Enig ma , playing the sax - naturally!....... In 2002, The Ray Gelato Giants put on a fantastic show to a star-studded audience at Paul McCartney 's wedding, performed for HM the Queen at The Ritz Hotel in London, and also played at the home of music biz boss Richard Branson . 2003 was the best yet for Ray and his Giants as they played a 10 day residency at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy and continuing to build a very healthy fanbase in the US. Alongside the regular shows at the 100 Club and Dean St Pizza Express, Ray finished off the year with an acclaimed three week residency at the legendary Ronnie Scotts club........ Read More at TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW DOOR PRICE $18 general admission (dance party 7pm door) $15 additional per workshop (you must purchase general admission to take dance workshop) $45 if you buy full package at door (dance party and both workshops) ONLINE PRICE $15 general admission (dance party only 7pm door) $26 Includes One Workshop and general admission $36 Includes Both Workshops and general admission Alternative link to Brown Paper Tickets Shake, Rhythm & Roll Music and Dance Festivals Asbury Park, NJ USA Hotline 646-233-3338

Saturday - October 06, 2012


Paolo Pastalanna

Phone: 917-359-7990
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$15 in advance, $18 door

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