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Following two previous sold-out engagements,Jonathan Poretz returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with his newest show, Sinatra, Dino, Darin & Davis - When Vegas Was VEGAS! for two performances only - Thursday, November 3 (8 p.m.) and Friday, November 4 (8 p.m.) Backed by the six-piece Fil Lorenz Orchestra, Poretz will recreate the heyday of a young Las Vegas, bringing a 60s vibe to the Feinstein's at the Nikko stage.

His authentic, big band arrangements of everyone's favorite songs from the vast catalogs ofFrank SinatraDean MartinBobby Darin and Sammy Davis, Jr, includes such celebrated songs as "I've Got You Under My Skin," "I've Got the World On a String," "Ain't That A Kick In The Head," "Everybody Loves Somebody,""Beyond The Sea," "Mack The Knife," "Mr. Bojangles," "Candy Man," "My Way," New York, New York," and many more. This show is a swingin' big band tribute to the icons of a generation and the men who transformed a desert's heat into an oasis of cool.

Tickets for Jonathan Poretz range in price from $35-$55 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com.

Blending the swinging vocal stylings of Sinatra, Torme, Bennett and Darin, New York nativeJonathan Poretz is equally comfortable performing his brand of great American jazz standards to audiences large and small.

He recently returned from a 52-city tour of Germany as Frank Sinatra in Happy Birthday Frank Sinatra - The Original Las Vegas Tribute Show. He also toured American cities as Ol' Blue Eyes in The Rat Pack in Back, and has headlined several of the Bay Area's top nightclubs, including Yoshi's Oakland and San Francisco.

Most recently, Poretz has been starring in his own highly acclaimed show, Sex, Swagger & Swing: Sinatra and Darin in the Concert That Never Was, which is touring performing arts centers throughout the Bay Area.

Poretz is also a regular vocalist with the Harold Jones Boss Men big band, led by legendary drummer Harold Jones, the beat behind Count Basie in the '70s and Sarah Vaughan in the '80s, and currently on tour with Tony Bennett.

Located within Hotel Nikko (222 Mason Street, San Francisco), Feinstein's at the Nikko presents a wide range of entertainers from stage and screen all within an intimate 140-seat cabaret setting. There is a $20 food and beverage minimum per person inside the showroom which guests can use towards cocktails as well as a variety of small plates crafted exclusively for Feinstein's at the Nikko, through Restaurant Anzu. Cheese and dessert platters will also be available in the showroom.

Guests of Feinstein's at the Nikko can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options before performances. Kanpai Lounge, located in Hotel Nikko's lobby, offers light cuisine, a full bar and specialty cocktails. Restaurant Anzu, Hotel Nikko's intimate restaurant located on the second floor, serves sustainable California cuisine enhanced with Asian flavors. Restaurant Anzu will also offer Feinstein's at the Nikko guests a special three-course prix-fixe dinner ($45 per person) prior to all performances. Reservations can be made by calling (415) 394-1100

For additional information on Jonathan Poretz, visit www.jonathanporetz.com. For additional information on Feinstein's at the Nikko, go to www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com.

What Is Sex, Swagger & Swing?

    Although Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin never shared a stage, Jonathan Poretz does the impossible, bringing these two musical giants together, in concert for the first time.

    Regardless of who you favor, prepare yourself for an exhilarating musical evening as Poretz and his Mini Basie-Styled Big Band pit Sinatra and Darin classics against each other in a true Clash of the Titans.

    Among the song battles that will be played out are: “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” vs. “Mack The Knife”, "The Shadow Of Your Smile" vs. "More", "Moon River" vs. "Lazy River", "My Way" vs. "Beyond The Sea", "Fly Me To The Moon” vs. “Charade”, “New York, New York" vs. “The Curtain Falls” and many more.

A Sex, Swagger & Swing Sampler

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Where We've Been

Since starring as Frank Sinatra in the San Francisco production of The Rat Pack is Back, Jonathan has toured the Bay Area with Sex, Swagger & Swing and Sinatra Tributes at the following Performing Arts Theaters:

 

    * Feinstein's, San Francisco, CA

    * The Rrazz Room, San Francisco, CA

    * Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley, CA

    * Lesher Center, Walnut Creek, CA

    * Bankhead Theater, Livermore, CA  

    * Firehouse Theater, Pleasanton, CA

    * Montgomery Theater, San Jose, CA

    * Grand Theater, Tracy, CA

    * The Arkley Theater, Eureka, CA