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Sex, Swagger & Swing: Sinatra vs. Darin

NEWS ALERT - FRANK SINATRA WINS!!!

Nov 2-3, 2018 RESULTS

-Total Number of Votes: Frank Sinatra - 848, Bobby Darin – 655

-Total Number of Ballots Turned In – 130

November 2: 56 (47%)

November 3: 74 (57%)

 

Results For Friday, November 2, 2018

Category Wins – Sinatra:  7, Darin: 5, Tie 1

 

·        Battle of the Opening Numbers – Sinatra Wins

-         Sinatra – “I'm Gonna Live Til I Die” (30)

-         Darin – “As Long As I'm Singing” (19)

 

·        Battle of the Future  Tie

-         Sinatra – “The Best Is Yet To Come” (27)

-         Darin – “This Could Be The Start Of Something” (27)

 

·        Battle of the Songs Originally Written In ¾ Time – Sinatra Wins

-         Sinatra – “Fly Me To The Moon” (42)

-         Darin – “Charade” (12)

 

·        Battle of the Unforgettable Songs from Forgettable Movies - Darin Wins

-         Sinatra – “The Shadow of Your Smile” (19)

-         Darin – “As Long As I'm Singing” (36)

 

·        Battle of the Saloon Songs – Conceded To Sinatra

-         Sinatra – “One For My Baby” (56)

 

·        Battle of the Rock & Roll – Conceded To Darin

-         Darin – “Dream Lover/Splish Splash” (56)

 

·        Battle of the Broadway Flower Girls – Sinatra Wins

-         Sinatra – “Get Me To The Church On Time” (29)

-         Darin – “Artificial Flowers” (24)

 

·        Battle of The Babes – Sinatra Wins

-         Sinatra – “The Lady Is A Tramp” (28)

-         Darin – “Clementine” (22)

 

·        Battle on The River – Darin Wins

-         Sinatra – “River Stay Away From The Door” (25)

-         Darin – “(Up A) Lazy River” (33)

 

·        Battle of the Signature Songs – Darin Wins

-         Sinatra – “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” (24)

-         Darin – “Mack The Knife” (25)

 

·        Battle of Life – Sinatra Wins

-         Sinatra – “That’s Life” (38)

-         Darin – “Once In A Lifetime” (11)

 

·        Battle of the Formerly French Songs – Darin Wins

-         Sinatra – “My Way” (23)

-         Darin – “Beyond The Sea” (24)

 

·        Battle of the Closing Numbers – Sinatra Wins

-         Sinatra – “New York, New York” (27)

-         Darin – “The Curtain Falls” (18)

 

Results For Saturday, November 3, 2018

Category Wins – Sinatra: 8, Darin: 4

 

·        Battle of the Opening Numbers – Sinatra Wins

-         Sinatra – “I'm Gonna Live Til I Die” (54)

-         Darin – “As Long As I'm Singing” (17)

 

·        Battle of the Future – Sinatra Wins

-         Sinatra – “The Best Is Yet To Come” (40)

-         Darin – “This Could Be The Start Of Something” (33)

 

·        Battle of the Songs Originally Written In ¾ Time – Sinatra Wins

-         Sinatra – “Fly Me To The Moon” (48)

-         Darin – “Charade” (25)

 

·        Battle of the Unforgettable Songs from Forgettable Movies - Darin Wins

-         Sinatra – “The Shadow of Your Smile” (29)

-         Darin – “As Long As I'm Singing” (42)

 

·        Battle of the Saloon Songs – Conceded To Sinatra

-         Sinatra – “One For My Baby” (74)

 

·        Battle of the Rock & Roll – Conceded To Darin

-         Darin – “Dream Lover/Splish Splash” (74)

 

·        Battle of The Babes – Sinatra Wins

-         Sinatra – “The Lady Is A Tramp” (57)

-         Darin – “Clementine” (12)

 

·        Battle on The River – Darin Wins

-         Sinatra – “River Stay Away From The Door” (27)

-         Darin – “(Up A) Lazy River” (43)

 

·        Battle of the Signature Songs – Darin Wins

-         Sinatra – “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” (28)

-         Darin – “Mack The Knife” (43)

 

·        Battle of Life – Sinatra Wins

-         Sinatra – “That’s Life” (48)

-         Darin – “Once In A Lifetime” (22)

 

·        Battle of the Formerly French Songs – Sinatra Wins

-         Sinatra – “My Way” (40)

-         Darin – “Beyond The Sea” (21)

 

·        Battle of the Closing Numbers – Sinatra Wins

-         Sinatra – “New York, New York” (45)

-         Darin – “The Curtain Falls” (16)

 

"Sex, Swagger and Swing" illuminates the connections between "Fly Me To The Moon" and "Beyond The Sea" in an upbeat and quick-paced production, very much in the Las Vegas style -- right down to the band's matching black suits and the singer's perfectly coifed 'do, immaculately tailored tuxedo, and polished onstage persona... Poretz's re-creation of the two singers and the period they spanned is convincing and uncanny."

Barry Willis - Marin Independent Journal - March 28, 2013

 

Who Is Jonathan Poretz?

     Some say he was born with a microphone in his hand.  That would explain why Pacific Coast Jazz artist Jonathan Poretz is so comfortable performing his brand of great American jazz standards to audiences large and small. 

     He has written and starred in several highly acclaimed shows, including "Sex, Swagger & Swing: Sinatra and Darin in the Concert That Never Was," and "Sinatra, Dino, Darin and Davis -- When Vegas Was VEGAS!", which made its bi-coastal debut at Feinstein’s at the Nikko in San Francisco and Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City.

     His latest jazz CD, At Last… Songs For Elena, is scheduled for release on the Pacific Coast Jazz label in September 2018.

Sex, Swagger & Swing Promo

When Vegas Was VEGAS! Promo

Where He'll Be

  • December 26, 2018
    Osteria Divino, Sausalito, CA
     
  • February 2, 2019
    Lesher Center for the Arts - Hofmann Theatre, Walnut Creek, CA
     
  • May 14, 2019
    Feinstein's/54 Below, New York, NY
     

Where He's Been

    * Feinstein's at the Nikko, San Francisco

    * Feinstein's/54 Below, New York City

    * SFJazz, San Francisco

    * The Sound Room, Oakland, CA

    * Yoshi's, Oakland, CA

    * Yoshi's, San Francisco

    * 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

    * The Rrazz Room, San Francisco

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