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Sex, Swagger & Swing: Sinatra vs. Darin

NEWS ALERT - Upcoming Performances

November 2-3, 2018 - Feinstein's at the Nikko, San Francisco

May 14, 2019 - Feinstein's/54 Below, New York City

"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

  • October 24, 2018
    Osteria Divino, Sausalito, CA
  • November 2, 2018
    Feinstein's at the Nikko, San Francisco, CA
  • November 3, 2018
    Feinstein's at the Nikko, San Francisco, 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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