Doug Ferony in Concert - Big Band Favorites
This concert will raise money for the Desmond-Fish Library and the Cold Spring Lions.
*About Doug Ferony*
"When Doug Ferony sings, his warm voice, high musicianship, enthusiasm, and sincerity make the music he performs infectious and joyful, even when he is interpreting a touching ballad. It is always obvious that he loves timeless standards and has the voice and phrasing to make them sound fresh and relevant. While he makes no secret of his love for the singing of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin and Bobby Darin, he does not feel compelled to merely copy his predecessors and instead displays a sound of his own within the tradition of first-class singing.
His career has included a variety of accomplishments. When I was very young, remembers Doug, my parents played Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin records around the house in addition to Rosemary Clooney and Ella Fitzgerald. I remember being very impressed by Frank Sinatra at an early age. While growing up, he played drums for a time, inspired by Buddy Rich. However by the time Doug was in high school, he knew that he wanted to pursue a career in singing.
In 1985, Doug Ferony moved to Los Angeles where he studied voice with Howard Austin and started gigging. He also went to acting school and began working in films. Through the years he has appeared in many major motion pictures including Back To School, GoodFellas, Spiderman II, and The Brave One in addition to such television series as Law & Order and The Sopranos. But singing before audiences has been his main love. Doug spent much of the 1990s in New York and fondly remembers performing three nights a week with a trio at the World Trade Center during 1995-96, singing regularly at the Supper Club with his big band, and with a piano duo at Tavern On The Green. Doug currently performs all over the country including at supper clubs, casinos, racetracks, cruises and concerts, and he recently worked a show at the Paramount Center for the Arts with veteran singer Al Martino. Some of Doug's performances include the Westchester Country Club, Empire City/Yonkers Raceway, the C-Note Jazz Club, The Arthur Ashe US Open, and on the Las Vegas Strip at the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino. (More venues and appearances)
Doug has many popular recordings such as I'm In Love With A Girl (title track featured in the film, "Mr. Vincent), This One's For You, Time After Time, It's Christmas, I Ain't Got You, and America's Greatest Songs. Lovers is intimate and thoughtful, says Doug. I wanted this to be a nice easy-listening candle-lit romantic CD. I've recorded a lot of uptempo swing in the past so this is a change of pace."
"What I enjoy most about standards and swing is that I can understand and relate to the lyrics. I pride myself in doing justice to lyrics and I try to bring a lot of passion and fun to the music". Doug Ferony succeeds on all levels throughout Lovers, making the classic songs and vintage lyrics sound as if they were written specifically for him to communicate to today's listeners.
~ Scott Yanow
Author of ten jazz books including The Jazz Singers, Swing, Trumpet Kings, Jazz On Film, and Jazz On Record 1917-76
*About Nadav Snir-Zelniker*
Born in Israel in 1974, Nadav started playing drums at the age of 16. Soon he became involved with the local Israeli music scene, playing and recording with different Rock & Jazz artists. Throughout these years Nadav has absorbed elements and flavors of the local Mediterranean-music traditions.
In 1999, after receiving several honorary scholarships, such as the Israel-America Cultural Foundation and the Ulledorff Foundation, Nadav was able to move to the US and got his BFA degree in music-performance from the Conservatory of Music at SUNY-Purchase College, studying under drumming legends Adam Nussbaum and John Riley. Soon after his arrival in New York, Nadav became highly involved with the local music scene. His versatility enabled him to perform & record with artists from different genres.
Amongst the many artists Nadav has worked with are: Jon Faddis, Stella Mars, Arthur Lipner, Adam Rogers, Gene Perla, Ted Rosenthal, KJ Denhert, James Cammack, Alan Eicher, Pete Malinvenri, Doug Munro, Tony Purrone, Francois Moutin, Cameron Brown, Shunzo Ono, Pete Malinverni, Heather Cornell & Manhattan Tap, Scott & Benson Big-Band, Machan Taylor, Dekel Bor Trio, MacTalla Mo'r, The Burr Johnson Band, Neil Alexander & NAIL, Herb Deutsch, and many more. Amongst the many Israeli/Jewish artists that Nadav collaborated with are: Alon Olearchik, Debbie Friedman, Shirona, Cantors Annie Bornstein, Paul Zim, Angela Buchdel, Jill Abramson, Magda Fishman, "Shir Chadash" and the Israeli-sing-along group "Shira NYC". Nadav has also collaborated with several modern dance companies, such as David Parsons Dance, Doug Varone and Dancers, José Limón and Nelly van Bommel's NØa Dance.
He has performed on major venues such as: Carnegie Hall Zenkel Hall, Symphony Space, Blue Note, Birdland, Iridium and many more.
In addition to his playing, Nadav has been a writer for the magazine www.jazzmusic.co.il.
His debut CD "Thinking Out Loud", featuring jazz veterans, pianist Ted Rosenthal and bassist Todd Coolman, was released in July 2010.
For the past 2 years Nadav has been co-leading the Israeli ensemble Trio Shalva, devoted to exploring Jazz and traditional music of the Mediterranean. In 2011 the group released its first album "Riding Alone".
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