TONY DESARE
THE PIANO SHOW FEATURING RHAPSODY IN BLUE

Saturday, March 1, 2025
7:30 PM | Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
Gary Lewis, Conductor 

The triple threat singer/pianist/songwriter, Tony DeSare, takes you on a journey that celebrates the timeless piano legends who  have become the cornerstone of pop music culminating with Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody In Blue. Musical stops along the way  highlight favorites sung by Tony with songs by Billy Joel, Elton John, Journey, Ray Charles and Jerry Lee Lewis.

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About Tony DeSare...                           

Named a Rising Star Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine, DeSare has lived up to this distinction by winning critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout North America and abroad. From jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to Las Vegas headlining with Don Rickles and major symphony orchestras, DeSare has brought his fresh take on old school class around the globe. DeSare has fourth top ten Billboard jazz albums under his belt and has been featured on the CBS Early Show, NPR, A Prairie Home Companion, the Today Show and his music has been posted by social media celebrity juggernaut, George Takei.
 DeSare has also collaborated with Youtube icons Postmodern Jukebox.
DeSare's Lush Life recording, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Traditional Jazz Chart and he released Song Diaries Vol. 2 in early 2022, now streaming on all platforms. DeSare's latest single "Paris Always Will Have You" was released in early 2024 and available on all streaming platforms.  

DeSare is an accomplished award-winning composer. He not only won first place in the USA Songwriting Contest, but has written the theme song for the motion picture, My Date With Drew, several broadcast commercials and has composed the full soundtracks for the Hallmark Channel's Love Always, Santa and Lifetime's new A Welcome Home Christmas.


DeSare’s forthcoming appearances include the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony, Artis-Naples/Naples Philharmonic, Grand Teton Music Festival, Chautauqua Institution and The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall.

DeSare releases new recordings, videos of standards and new originals regularly on his YouTube channel, Apple Music and Spotify. Follow Tony on Facebook, Instagram and subscribe on YouTube to stay connected.


Tony DeSare is a Yamaha Artist.


PROUDLY SPONSORED BY:
Gretchen Bell In Memory of Frank Bell
Dee Anna Arellano - EXP Realty
Steven Palma - Right At Home Midland